Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom.
PPG Industries expects the cost from equipment damage and lost sales will be between five and eight million dollars this year due to that Christmas Eve fire that shut down its vinyl chloride monomer production unit. And today the company declared a "force majeure" so that the company is free from liability or obligation. One worker was injured in that fire and is still in a local hospital.
And the city of Westlake may soon get a new Police Department. That's because Mayor Dan Cupit says the current station is "falling apart" with termites and roof problems. City officials plan to find the money to build a new one.
And we all think the "fiscal cliff" is an issue that needs to be resolved quickly. But have you heard about the other big problem that's in need of a quick solution? This one concerns the federal farm bill. Without action from congress, we could see higher milk prices. How does eight dollars a gallon milk sound to you? These stories and more today at five and six.
This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.More >>
The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area. It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all. The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too. It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.More >>
One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana.More >>
Saturday was a nostalgic moment for many at Washington-Marion High School. The event, 100 for 100, pairs 100 community leaders with 100 student scholars at Washington-Marion, all part of an effort to bring awareness to academic progression in the school's learning environment.More >>