Old School Mardi Gras returns to Vinton - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Old School Mardi Gras returns to Vinton

Good Evening,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for 7 News at Six.

A big rig overturns causing some delays on Interstate 10 westbound. Only minor injuries were reported but it was a big mess.

Plus, old school Mardi Gras returned to Vinton with a chicken run and gumbo cookoff. We talk to organizers about the origins behind the tradition.

And mini Mardi Gras floats are on display at the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. We'll hear from some of the winners behind the glitzy creations.

Also the biggest sporting event of the year is just one day away… we'll have more from New Orleans as the city prepares for the Super Bowl.

And we couldn't ask for better weather. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your forecast.

We hope you'll join us for all this and much more tonight on 7 News at Six. Remember we're always online at kplctv.com.    

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Topsy homicide suspect captured in Texas

    Topsy homicide suspect captured in Texas

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:46:44 GMT
    Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)

    The suspect in a homicide in Topsy has been captured by authorities in Jefferson County, Texas, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey.  David Wade Clark, 28, was the main suspect in the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office investigation into the death of Devin Marc Sanders on August 10, 2018, in Topsy, Louisiana. Just before noon on Aug. 14, the Lake Charles Police Department found Clark's truck in the Big Lots parking lot on Highway 14, said Ivey.  ...

    More >>

    The suspect in a homicide in Topsy has been captured by authorities in Jefferson County, Texas, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey.  David Wade Clark, 28, was the main suspect in the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office investigation into the death of Devin Marc Sanders on August 10, 2018, in Topsy, Louisiana. Just before noon on Aug. 14, the Lake Charles Police Department found Clark's truck in the Big Lots parking lot on Highway 14, said Ivey.  ...

    More >>
  • LCPD investigating shooting on Prejean Drive

    LCPD investigating shooting on Prejean Drive

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:06:17 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Place Vendome Apartments, according to Lt. Harrell. Harrell says there is one victim. There is no word of any arrests at this time. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Place Vendome Apartments, according to Lt. Harrell. Harrell says there is one victim. There is no word of any arrests at this time. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Residents off Gauthier Road complain of delayed or no mail delivery

    Residents off Gauthier Road complain of delayed or no mail delivery

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:22:21 GMT

    it seems as though there's always a neighborhood in the lake area complaining they are not getting their mail... This week the complaints come from off of Gauthier road. each day please and Barbara Laster walk together to the road, to check for mail.  it's partly for exercise for pleaze who has Parkinson's disease.  but some days they are waiting for something important. "We have correspondence, I'm waiting for some very important correspondence and it's just, other ...

    More >>

    it seems as though there's always a neighborhood in the lake area complaining they are not getting their mail... This week the complaints come from off of Gauthier road. each day please and Barbara Laster walk together to the road, to check for mail.  it's partly for exercise for pleaze who has Parkinson's disease.  but some days they are waiting for something important. "We have correspondence, I'm waiting for some very important correspondence and it's just, other ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly