Fire at Entergy's downtown substation; Mardi Gras arrives in SWL - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fire at Entergy's downtown substation; Mardi Gras arrives in SWLA

Good Evening,

Lee Peck from the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working for Nightcast.

A loud boom and billowing smoke in downtown Lake Charles led fire fighters to Entergy's substation on Mill and Ann Street. Entergy reports they don't expect any outages as a result of the fire. Tonight you'll hear from an eyewitness who saw it all unfold from his nearby apartment.

Plus, a change of command for the 3rd Battalion 156th Infantry Regiment of the Louisiana National Guard. KPLC's Gerron Jordan was there as new commander took over the post.

And let the good times roll! Southwest Louisiana ushers in a new Mardi Gras season but not before bidding farewell to last year's royal courts. We have you covered for 12th Night.

Also many of us have stress on the job but how many of us have the "most stressful?" A new report lists the most stressful jobs and the factors that put them there… find out if your occupation is on the list.

And more LSU players are declared for the NFL draft. The newest member of the 7 Sports Team – Seth Lewis – has all the details.

The sun returns to Southwest Louisiana this weekend, but will it stick around as we begin the work week? Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your complete forecast.

We'll see you tonight at ten for 7 News Nightcast. Until then for news, sports and weather updates anytime log on to kplctv.com.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Former DeRidder resident accused of double homicide in New Mexico previously convicted of manslaughter

    Former DeRidder resident accused of double homicide in New Mexico previously convicted of manslaughter

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:39:12 GMT
    Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
    Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
    A former DeRidder resident accused of a double homicide in New Mexico was previously convicted of manslaughter in Texas. Dustin Brian Montano, 31, is accused of killing Deborah Martinez and her 17-year-old daughter at an apartment complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday. Montano was shot at a Walmart in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Montano was 18 years old when he stabbed Barton Jeffrey Woodard August 2005. Montano was involved in a fight that involved up to six men at a home in S...More >>
    A former DeRidder resident accused of a double homicide in New Mexico was previously convicted of manslaughter in Texas. Dustin Brian Montano, 31, is accused of killing Deborah Martinez and her 17-year-old daughter at an apartment complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday. Montano was shot at a Walmart in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Montano was 18 years old when he stabbed Barton Jeffrey Woodard August 2005. Montano was involved in a fight that involved up to six men at a home in S...More >>
  • Crashes causing traffic backup on I-10 throughout SWLA

    Crashes causing traffic backup on I-10 throughout SWLA

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:47:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Multiple crashes throughout Southwest Louisiana are causing heavy traffic backup all along I-10. Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police said they are currently investigating two crashes on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish. Google Traffic is showing that traffic is especially slow near the Iowa exit. Anderson also said traffic going into Texas is backed up due to an earlier crash near Vinton. Additionally, traffic volume is up due to the Memorial Day weekend, Anderson said. If p...More >>
    Multiple crashes throughout Southwest Louisiana are causing heavy traffic backup all along I-10. Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police said they are currently investigating two crashes on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish. Google Traffic is showing that traffic is especially slow near the Iowa exit. Anderson also said traffic going into Texas is backed up due to an earlier crash near Vinton. Additionally, traffic volume is up due to the Memorial Day weekend, Anderson said. If p...More >>
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the NW Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the NW Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the NW Caribbean

    Friday, May 25 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-25 20:59:38 GMT
    Alberto's trackAlberto's track

    The National Hurricane Center has upgraded a tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean Sea to Alberto with the designation as a sub-tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, with the center of circulation located about 85 miles from south of Cozumel, Mexico.

    More >>

    The National Hurricane Center has upgraded a tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean Sea to Alberto with the designation as a sub-tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, with the center of circulation located about 85 miles from south of Cozumel, Mexico.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly