It may be wet and overcast... But that's not stopping the crowds from lining up for the Krewe of Krewes parade in Lake Charles.
Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom, We'll bring you the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras from all over Southwest Louisiana.
In other news, The White House is getting ready for the President's State of the Union address. Tonight's State of the Union address will reflect President Obama's focus on nation-building at home.
He will use the speech to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing. And he will also announce the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a year.
And here's an update on that stranded Carnival cruise ship. It will take a couple days before a disabled cruise ship makes it back to port. The Carnival Cruise ship "triumph" lost power Sunday after an engine room fire crippled the ship's water and plumbing system. Passengers on board the ship are reportedly getting sick. Two tug boats are towing the cruise ship to Mobile, Alabama. Those stories and more coming up on Live At Five and 7News At Six.
When soldiers deploy to a dangerous country overseas, being prepared for the worst is often the only line of defense. That vital and irreplaceable training is happening right here in Southwest Louisiana. "It's a culminating and crucible event," said Lt. Col. Ethan Divens, squadron commander. "It requires all 400 of us to be operating on all six cylinders." Better known by the United States Army as the Joint Readiness Training Center, or J.R.T.C. for short, t...More >>
It's a time of transition for the city of Lake Charles as a new leader will sit in the mayor's office for the first time in 17 years. Ahead of his inauguration Saturday, Mayor-elect Nic Hunter was honored by the city at a celebration at Calcasieu Marine National Bank. "I really would hope that this is a time not for me but for the Lake Charles," said Hunter, "It's exciting to have a new chapter for the city and it's exciting tonight just to invite everyone...More >>
Mayor Randy Roach will forever be a major part of Lake Charles' history. Those who know him best say he's a very humble man who doesn't seek recognition.
But his Administrator John Cardone expects Roach to be remembered as one of the city’s greatest leaders.More >>
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a new bill into law that drone operators say will have a positive impact for both commercial use and for those flying them just for fun.
There are many questions that arise in the conversation about drone usage since it’s a fairly new topic. There are many concerns over privacy, but also over where and when drones can be used.More >>
The 87-year-old transplant from Wisconsin was known across the Lake Area for handing out free Bibles to anyone and everyone who wanted one.More >>