Good afternoon. I'm Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. After a day and a half of discussion, meditation, and prayer, the 115 voting cardinals reached agreement today on the man they believe should lead the Catholic Church. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now the Pope. The name chosen for him.... Pope Francis the First... A fitting name since he is the first Latin American pope ever and the first Jesuit to serve. As bells echoed across Rome, thousands rushed into an already packed St. Peter's Square to be a part of history.
Bond has been set at 350 thousand dollars for 23 year old murder suspect Jordan Davis of Lake Charles. Davis was captured in Texas yesterday. He's the suspect in the murder of 33 year old Quinton Lede who was shot and killed outside a Lake Charles nightclub off of Highway 90 early Sunday morning.
And Governor Bobby Jindal may have decided Louisiana won't expand its medicaid program... But state lawmakers aren't convinced it's the right thing to do... turning down billions of dollars that could help the poor with medical costs. State Senator Dan "Blade" Morrish and other lawmakers are asking for more details about the costs and benefits of an expansion. Morrish says the people of Louisiana deserve to know whether state leaders are making the right decision refusing billions of dollars in federal health care funding. Join today at Five and Six for these stories, and Wade Hampton's pinpoint forecast.
Many Sulphur residents were reporting a stench in the air Sunday afternoon. They were smelling gas released from the CITGO refinery. The gas emissions were caused by a unit upset at the site off Highway 108, said CITGO spokeswoman Dana Keel.More >>
A recent graduate of F. K. White Middle School in Lake Charles just came back from a once-in-a-lifetime experience, proving that dedication and hard work pays off.More >>
Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon.More >>