Good evening. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. The horror that allegedly started with a Los angeles police officer may be over tonight. CNN sources are reporting that a body found in a California cabin may be that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner. The cabin went up in flames this evening after a gun battle in which another police officer was killed. We'll have the latest tonight at ten.
And President Barack Obama is urging a divided Congress to boost job creation and strengthen the middle class through a package of government-backed proposals. It was all part of his State of the Union address. The President is also calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
And of course, we'll bring you the sights and sounds from Mardi Gras here in Southwest Louisiana. It went off without a hitch, despite the threat of rain for most of the day. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will tell us what the rest of the week will look like, as temperatures cool down. Hope you'll join us tonight on 7news Nightcast.
Jurors heard from a man who was robbed at the Twelve Palms RV Park the day that Joshua Touchet was shot and died.
Witness Clinton Curtice told how there were three men and that one approached him with a handgun and demanded money. Curtice identified that man as Johnnie Hardman. Hardman is on trial on a charge of first degree-murder.More >>
The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.More >>
Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210. Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...More >>
Make sure to pack your bags and some patience if you plan to fly this summer. According to trade group Airlines of America, a record, 246 million passengers will be taking flight this summer. That would be nearly a four percent increase from last summer. According to Airlines of America, a stronger economy and historically low airfares are helping to put more people in the seats. In Lake Charles, the regional airport will be adding more seats to accommodate for more travelers this...More >>