Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. We've got breaking news from a crime investigation underway right now in Lake Charles. Eyewitnesses tell 7News a white van exited from I-10 about an hour ago and hit a utility pole at the Wendy's next to the mall. They say a man then jumped out of the van and ran down West Prien Lake Road as police were chasing him. Our news crew is at the scene. We don't know just yet why the man was running from police. We'll have more on the story coming up on Live At Five.
The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.More >>
The Louisiana Department of Education recently released district and school graduation outcomes for the class of 2016.More >>
Country music star Garth Brooks continues his three-year world tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood tonight in Lafayette, the first of five shows in the city.More >>
The trial of Roderick Cawthorne Junior was abruptly recessed in the afternoon. That’s after the defense objected to a DNA expert for the state, who was to testify long distance via Skype. Cawthorne is charged with second degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Charles Raymond Talen Senior. Talen was found dead in his Lake Arthur home February 21, 2015. As in all such cases, an attempt was made to find evidence to be tested to determine who may ha...More >>
It's a war all too many of us have fought and likely lost at one point or another - dealing with fire ants. Jimmy Meaux, extension agent for the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles, said fighting fire ants is a non-stop battle. "These big mounds you see are constantly moving," Meaux said. "They're here to stay in Southwest Louisiana." Meaux said one of the most effective ways to kill fire ants is with insecticide and bait. But if a neighborhood collectively has a...More >>