Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. If you're like most parents, you constantly worry about the dangers that are lurking on the internet. But it looks like local law enforcement nabbed a man all the way in the state of Pennsylvania who was up to no good on Facebook. It appears the man was allegedly engaging in inappropriate conversations with a 13 year old girl here in Calcasieu Parish. Calcasieu deputies were able to track the man down in pennsylvania and he's now behind bars. Authorities are in the process of extraditing here to Lake Charles.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded "not guilty" today to charges that he accepted bribes, free trips, and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work after Hurricane Katrina. Nagin's bond was set at 100-thousand dollars during his arraignment today.
And the U.S. Coast guard is investigating the collison of two tankers today in the Gulf of Mexico. The ships were both headed to Houston when the accident happened about 70 miles south of Galveston. The collision caused internal damage to one of the vessels. The ship sustained a fuel leak in its engine room, but crews were able to patch the leak and pump the remaining fuel into an auxillary tank.
And Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is watching the skies as the threat of severe weather is heading our way for tomorrow. Join us for these stories and more today at Five and on 7news at Six.
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 >>