Lee Peck from the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on today.
Mardi Gras is in full swing in Southwest Louisiana. The Krewe of Omega Parade rolled through downtown Lake Charles. We're there as parade goers lined the streets begging for shiny beads.
And the party went to the dogs behind the Civic Center. The annual Krewe of Barkas had costumed pooches of all sizes parading down Bord du Lac Drive.
We'll also show you the sights and sounds from Mamou as more than 1,000 people helped kick off festivities with a street party before Fat Tuesday's traditional chicken run.
But the big question is will it rain on the Children's Parade Sunday? SWLA Mardi Gras officials tell us they are closely monitoring the weather and will alert us of any changes to the schedule of events. – Meteorologist Cedric Haynes is here with the forecast.
We hope you'll join us tonight at six for these stories and more. Until then log on to kplctv.com for news, sports and weather updates 24 hours a day.
Two more people have been arrested in connection with a homicide on N. Simmons Street early Monday morning, authorities said. But charges are being withdrawn against one of the people first arrested for the crime. Gary Obrien, 31, was shot when he refused to comply with a demand made by one of a group of males who were robbing the home, authorities said. Lake Charles men Devonta Deywane Orphey, 23, and Devin Jalmal Holefield, 25, were arrested Thursday afternoon in Waco, Texas, ...More >>
The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...More >>
The White House is holding a press briefing around 1 p.m. following the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.More >>
A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.More >>
The Lake Charles Police Department is hosting a recruitment event to help fill the 17 open positions in the force.More >>