Hello... Cynthia Arceneaux here from the KPLC Newsroom. Hope your day is going well and you're managing to stay out of the rainy weather! And the precipitation is going to continue well into the night. We've got crews out checking on the flooding situation. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will update you on all the latest information at Five O'Clock.
And in other news, Chicago police investigating the mysterious cyanide death of a lottery winner have questioned his wife for more than four hours and executed a search warrant on their home. Police haven't said if she's considered a suspect. Her husband died just days before he was to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings.
And it's a sign of the times... People are out of work. And they desperately need jobs. So today hundreds of people braved the bad weather in Lake Charles to line up to attend a jobs fair at the Business and Career Solutions Center. The fair allows job seekers to meet with participating employers such as Sasol, where there's a lot of optimism about more jobs coming to that company with future expansion plans. Those stories and more coming your way today on Live At Five and 7news At Six. Hope you'll join us.
Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week.More >>
Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab. It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...More >>
A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth? A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week. An event at a local church site might ...More >>
The upcoming school year is fast approaching. Here is a list of back-to-school dates:More >>
The following back-to-school dates are those that KPLC has received: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes Aug. 15 First day of school for Pre-K classes Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 grade Aug. 11 First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten Aug. 15 Allen Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 9 Beauregard Parish ...More >>