Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:48 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:48:24 GMT
When temperatures soar, you hear the warnings about staying hydrated and cool to prevent heat illnesses. Just as people are at risk, so are our pets. For the VanGossen family in Lake Charles, Boomer,More >>
When temperatures soar, you hear the warnings about staying hydrated and cool to prevent heat illnesses. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a local vet about the precautions to take for pets and signs of heat illness in animals. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:34 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:34:43 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, June 19 is Charlotte Manuel. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave usMore >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, June 19 is Charlotte Manuel. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:15 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:15:04 GMT
The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:20:40 GMT
Lake Charles police are assisting in the search of a missing elderly man from Lake Charles. Leroy Stewart Sr., 85, has been missing since 10 a.m. Monday from Moss Regional Hospital. Family members ofMore >>
Lake Charles police are assisting in the search of a missing elderly man from Lake Charles.More >>
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BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -
Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill, D-Dry Creek, has filed a bill for the upcoming Legislative session in Baton Rouge that if approved, would authorize any mayor's court within certain municipalities to increase court costs.
Half of the additional costs collected would go to the 14th Judicial District's Indigent Defender Fund, under the bill.
House Bill 112, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Danahay, D-Sulphur, would apply to the municipalities of DeQuincy, Iowa, Vinton and Westlake.
It would provide for additional court costs for violations of municipal ordinances and traffic violations in the mayor's courts, according to the proposal. The additional costs would not exceed $20 for each offense.
Present law authorizes a mayor to impose courts costs, not to exceed $30 for each offense on any defendant convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance. If passed, the law would become "null and void" on Aug. 1, 2016, under the proposal.