Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Nightcast.
Lake Arthur is still watching the water rise. Parts of the levee system there breached overnight causing flooding in some parts of the town. Tonight, they are still under a mandatory curfew. KPLC's Gerron Jordan rode along with officials there as they surveyed the damage. We'll also have the latest school closures.
The cooler weather has arrived. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes tells us about that and how much rain we can expect coming up this week.
Southwest Louisiana crowned this year's Mardi Gras Royalty this weekend. See the young ladies who will represent you in 2013.
Also an interesting story out of Florida where hunters from across the country are hunting pythons for prize money. We'll tell you why they're doing it and the dangers involved.
We'll see you tonight at ten following the Golden Globe Awards. Until then we're always on kplctv.com.
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 >>