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The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Tuesday, May 21 is Gail Fitzgerald from Grand Lake. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:35:15 GMT
It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4-million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:21:05 GMT
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at last six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, Craft said. Accused in the case is 31-year-old JamesMore >>
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, however.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:29:42 GMT
34-year-old Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested. "In this case, in incident to an arrest, he was broughtMore >>
Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:45:12 GMT
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial. Mark Thibodeaux is accused in the deaths of Bridget Tillman Pryor and Carla Yvette LeDoux whose bodies were found on North Prater Street lastMore >>
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial.More >>
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
The deadline for the extension for the buy-sell agreement for the old Sears retail site in downtown Lake Charles is Monday.
In January, the Lake Charles City Council agreed on the extension. Lake Charles City Attorney Billy Loftin said it was for "environmental due diligence."
Loftin said on that date, developer Roger Landry has the opportunity to accept the deal on the property or to reject it. Should Landry accept, he has 15 days from Monday to close on the deal.
Loftin, however, said based on his recent conversation with Landry, Landry intends to accept it. Loftin said Landry ultimately has until midnight Monday to decide.
Landry wants to buy the property for a little over a million dollars and develop a $20 million luxury apartment complex. The apartment complex would be 225,000-square-feet of one, two and three bedroom apartments, including 22,000-square-feet of retail space.
Loftin said should Landry reject the deal, the city does have a backup contract with Donnie Jarreau Development LLC. Jarreau wants to build a similar development on the property.
In January, Lake Charles city council members said they did not expect to be asked for another extension regarding the proposal. Members called Landry's extension request "reasonable."
"The extension is fair, but we don't want to keep going through this," said Luvertha August, vice president of the panel.