Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. Some Lake Charles residents found themselves cleaning up today in the aftermath of last night's severe storms that rolled through the area. Thousands of people were without power. But most are back on today. Entergy officials say there are still about 400 customers without power. And they could be without electricity until Monday. The good news is... We don't expect a repeat of the bad weather tonight.
After battering Florida yesterday, Tropical Storm Andrea is now quickly making its way up the east coast. And while her winds may be dying down, it's the amount of rain the storm is dumping that has triggered flash flood warnings in several states.
And the legislative session has ended in Baton Rouge with a welcome surprise for teachers! Apparently, the last minute addition of a 69 million dollar increase to Louisiana's public school funding formula in next year's budget includes money for teacher pay raises. Each certified classroom teacher in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year can expect a 578 dollar raise. Join us for these stories and more coming up today on Live at Five and 7news at Six.
Calcasieu parish has seen 13 sleep-related infant deaths this year so far, according to the coroner's office. One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants. "Kaden had been put down for a nap and that when she went to check on him, he wasn't breathing," Reed said. "He had gotten wedged between the mattress and the wall after being...More >>
A long-time recycling company in Sulphur has reopened its doors after being out of business for nearly 2 years. The Aluminum Recycling Center located in Sulphur has played a vital role in the community for more than 35 years. President and owner, Walter Moseley along with his son and co-owner Clint Moseley decided to close up shop after he fell ill back in 2016. He says during that time changes in the economy with the metal business also played a factor as to why the bus...More >>
Louisiana is among the first few states in the nation to take steps toward adopting digital identification. The creators/developers of the app called "LA Wallet" intend to make carrying around identification safer and simpler, both for the residents and for law enforcement. "Our digital representation on your phone is a live, interactive representation. So every time you pull it up, that app phones home and gets a live update... We're working, and have actively been wo...More >>
The annual Kicker Kutie Summer Dance Camp will be held July 16-20 at McNeese State University. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.¬-4 p.m. in the McNeese Recreational Complex. This summer camp offers instruction in various dance styles, tumbling, etiquette, modeling and crafts. All classes are taught by current and former members of the Cowgirl Kickers Dance Team. On the final day of camp, family and friends are invited to attend a showcase where campers wil...More >>
A Lake Charles man has been arrested after a fatal crash in Sulphur early Sunday morning, according to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Coats says at approximately 2:30 a.m., a head-on collision occurred on Beglis Parkway. A man was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Christian McCoy, 24, Lake Charles, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and careless operation. Coats says he was released after posting an $11,000 bond. 7News will update ...More >>