Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. Get ready for a wet next couple of days. We're under a flash flood watch. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will give us the latest on the rainy weather system we're facing, and how long it's going to linger on. In the meantime, Calcasieu parish is making sandbags available to residents just in case there is flooding.
Looks like there won't be a trial after all, in the case of the man who was set to go on trial for allegedly killing his own grandmother. Just as opening statements were set to begin today, Carl Webb pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his grandmother, 75 year old Helen Webb of Topsy. We'll tell you what his sentence was.
And a bombshell in the case of the man convicted and serving time for the killing of U.L. Lafayette student, Mickey Shunick. It appears Brandon Scott Lavergne now wants to take back his guilty plea. Lavergne is asking a judge to void the guilty plea because he says he was pressured into pleading guilty in August to two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Shunick and Lisa Pate.
Those stories and more coming up today on Live At Five and 7news At Six.
Services will be limited at Calcasieu Parish Division of Planning and Development office as the department undergoes a system upgrade this week.More >>
A warning in this week's What's Going Around: snakes are on the move in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a snake bite brought a patient to an area emergency room over the weekend.More >>
Roscoe, the Crowley police K-9 officer who was shot and killed during an overnight shooting last week, was honored on Wednesday in a special procession.More >>
Today will start out with mostly cloudy skies. The rain has moved out and skies will be clearing throughout the morning and by the afternoon, we should have sunny skies. We could see quick line of some light showers come through around sunrise, but will quickly move out and sunny skies will quickly follow behind. It will be less humid today as well! Highs will be in the upper 70s. Friday will be another beautiful day with sunny skies and lower humidity!More >>
Several streets are flooded in Westlake. Police Chief Chris Wilrye said some roads are impassable. There are reports of stalled vehicles and police say barricades are being set up. Here is a list of flooded streets: Parts of Samson Street McKinley Street Mulberry Street Krause Street Wehrt Street Miller Avenue Jones Street Garden Street West side of Guillory Street Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>