Monday, May 20 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:05:55 GMT
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police investigated an oil tanker tractor fire on I-10 westbound near mile marker 25 on Sunday afternoon which caused major traffic delays.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:55:55 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave usMore >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
Local News, Weather, Traffic, Sports, Stocks, Movies on your Cell PhoneMore >>
Get local news, weather, sports, and video on your mobile device.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
A farm in Roanoke will set the backdrop for a fundraising – and hair-raising – zombie run called "End of the Human Race" on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The first race is at 9 a.m., but people can arrive as early as 8 a.m. The final race is at 11 a.m.
The event is being organized by Fusion Five, or "F5." Fusion Five is Southwest Louisiana's young professionals organization. All funds raised will go toward providing better speakers and bigger events to the group's membership.
The fee for runners to enter is $55. The fee for those wanting to enter as "zombies" is $25.
Runners will wear flag football belts. The zombies will grab at the belts.
The runners will have to get across the finish line with at least one "life" on their belt to qualify for prizes. "Kills" will be counted for zombies.
Ashli Waldrep, Fusion Five board member, said participants should be at least 18 years of age.
"It will very much be like a scene out of The Walking Dead," Waldrep said.
The location will be the Tietje Farm in Roanoke.
"It's a great atmosphere for a zombie run," Waldrep said.
The event will be the first of its kind in the area though similar runs have been held throughout the state and beyond.
After the run, there will be an awards ceremony for those participating, including a "Brain Bash" with food, beer and a performance by the Lochness Mobsters, a local band.
Waldrep said awards will be given to first, second and third finishers in various categories. There will also be prizes for zombies with the most kills and best dressed zombies.
"We're still gathering prizes. We have had a lot of donations from people and businesses," Waldrep said.