Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. The whole country is in mourning over the mass killings at an elementary school in Connecticut. Reporter Theresa Schmidt is working on a story on how to talk to your young children about such tragedy and violence. We'll have that story and the latest on the suspect in the killings, a 20 year old man who is among the dead.
In other news, Governor Bobby Jindal has slowly but surely brought on the privatization of many institutions in the state that were once run by the government. And now that privatization is spilling over into the charity hospital system. The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to turn over operations of its public hospitals in New Orleans, Houma and Lafayette to nonprofit corporations that run private hospitals in the cities.
And why are more oil slicks popping up in the Gulf of Mexico? Could it be from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill? Officials believe several thousand barrels of oil could still be trapped in the wreckage. Join us for these stories and more today on Live At Five and 7News At Six.
Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon.More >>
A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.More >>
Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22.More >>
Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings.More >>