Lee Peck in tonight for Cynthia… here's a look at what we're working on for Nightcast.
The Cove Lane Interchange project is moving forward. It's expected to alleviate traffic in and around the new casino. Officials expect a portion of it to be finished by July of next year with the entire project complete boy October or November. Tonight, the City of Lake Charles gets the bill for what it will cost to light up the project. KPLC's Olivia Vidal has the details.
Plus, a dozen Lake Charles Fire Fighters are honored tonight for their response to an accident back in May.
Also a Michigan woman is arrested after police say she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband… only thing is the "hit man" was an undercover cop. You'll see the murder for hire unfold as it was all caught on tape.
And it's prime time mosquito season in Southwest Louisiana. As we focus to protect ourselves and families… In tonight's Healthcast KPLC's Britney Glaser says you'll want to remember every family member, including your pets. She takes a closer look at how to prevent heartworms.
I can't recall a cooler July… if you were outside this evening you probably noticed the nice breeze. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton has a look at the forecast and if we can expect any more scattered showers. He's also still tracking Tropical Storm Chantal.
And Tiger Stadium is about to get a little bigger. We'll tell you about the latest expansion in sports.
We'll see you tonight at ten. Until then we're always on at kplctv.com.
A meeting centered on the issue of Pre-k eligibility and access in Calcasieu Parish public schools will be held tonight.More >>
Authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating after receiving a tip that a body of a person missing for more than a decade may be buried in a field behind the EZ Mart on La. 12 in Starks. However, Sheriff Tony Mancuso stressed that the investigation has revealed nothing thus far. "There is nothing concrete that tells us there is something or there isn't something," he said. Mancuso also put to bed social media rumors that multiple bodies have be...More >>
A Lake Charles mother claims her 7 year-old son was kicked off his school bus more than a mile away from home. Now, she's left looking for answers. Toni Thomas says her son, Joseph, didn't get off the bus one day. "People were calling and knocking on the door, kids were running," said Thomas. "They came in and they were said Joe got put off the bus and I thought they were talking about at the school because he gotten in trouble or something, but they s...More >>
Time is running out for Louisiana lawmakers to find a way to handle the fiscal cliff. Right now, the state is staring down a 1-billion dollar shortfall, which could mean more cuts to higher education and healthcare. Governor John Bel Edwards said there needs to be a special session in February to fix the fiscal cliff. "Without fixing the cliff first, I guarantee you they won't pass a budget." said Edwards. "We would be limited to a 3 week window at ...More >>