Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. We've had some close calls with the bad weather... But thankfully, so far no one has been hurt. As in the case this morning of an 89 year old man whose car was swept away along North Perkins Ferry Road. He was headed through a flooded area of the road, when food waters swept him into a ditch. Rescue crews were able to get him out safely. But it's another reminder of why it's best to stay off the streets in these conditions. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will provide an update on when the weather will clear up.
In other news, The Louisiana Department of Revenue is joining the IRS with a January 30th start day to begin accepting state income tax returns. As always, they remind taxpayers, that you'll get a quicker refund if you file electronically.
And the great divide over gun control isn't getting any narrower. Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with members of the National Rifle Association to try and bring the two sides together on a proposal to deal with the epidemic violence that's gripping the nation. But White House officials concede the National Rifle Association isn't likely to support the gun control measures that President Barack Obama is pushing. These stories coming up today at Five, Six, and Ten. Hope you'll join us then.
For 17 years Lake Charles has been under the guidance of Mayor Randy Roach, but his time as mayor is slowly coming to a close. Tuesday night Roach worked his last city council meeting, and members from the community made sure it was a night he wouldn’t forget. “I’ll make it short and sweet you’re going to go down as one of the best mayors this city has ever had,” said one Southwest Louisiana Delegation member. One by one, past and prese...More >>
It's estimated between four and five hundred people perished in Hurricane Audrey which crept on shore earlier than expected about 3 a.m. June 27th in 1957. The loss and heartbreak unimaginable for so many. The late Rodney Guilbeaux lost seven family members including his mother. "At a quarter to seven a humongous wave hit. They could see it coming," he said in an interview around the year 2000. "They knew that that was the end. ...More >>
A Lake Charles man who beat his girlfriend repeatedly with an aluminum bat was convicted of attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. The jury took less than an hour to unanimously convict Paul Walling in the February 2016 beating. Walling struck her in the head and her upper body repeatedly, authorities said at the time. Prosecutor Charles Robinson said Walling left her to die at their trailer in LeBleu Settlement on Feb. 24, 2016. The only reason she didn't die that day is t...More >>
Instead of checking out books, residents in Southwest Louisiana had the chance to check out people Tuesday. The way the Human Library works, instead of actually reading, you have real people sharing real their life stories.to share their real life stories. In a time where the country sees division on political and social issues, the human library allows everyone to share their perspectives and experiences. Chyenne Bertrand is one of the Librarians, and it was her idea to b...More >>