Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Nightcast.
Allen Parish officials say action taken by the cities of Lake Charles and Sulphur has resulted in an influx of sex offenders moving into their parish. Tonight, KPLC's Gerron Jordan tells you what they're doing to level the playing field.
We'll also hear more from former Governor Edwin Edwards. The four-time Louisiana Governor was in Lake Charles to honor Senator Jim and Marilyn Cox and talked about the future of the Democratic Party.
Plus, a new study says Facebook is causing people to be depressed. KPLC's Haley Rush takes a look at the study and asks McNeese students what they think.
And a huge sigh of relief along the Gulf coast as what was once Tropical Storm Karen is now a slow moving rain event. And how do you like these cooler temperatures? - Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has our forecast.
Rebecca Cade is on the Sports desk tonight. She'll have recaps from McNeese and LSU.
We'll see you tonight following NFL's matchup between the Texans and Giants. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.
A shooting on 12th Street leaves a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A victim was shot multiple times but doesn't have any injuries, said Harrell. The suspect has not been apprehended, according to Harrell. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
It was a great day for graduating students at Barbe High School yesterday. However,its the families of some of those students that missed out on the enjoyment that a graduation brings; some driving near and far to watch their loved ones walk across the stage, yet never gaining entry into the building. Each year, Barbe holds its commencement exercises at Burton Coliseum. A facility that is run by the state, which requires the enforcement of strict safety codes mandated by the Louisia...More >>
Jury selection began Monday in the first degree murder trial of Johnnie Paul Hardman, Jr. Hardman is accused of the shooting death of Joshua Touchet, 23, on July 22, 2017 at the Twelve Palms RV Park in Lake Charles. Two other people were also charge in Touchet's death. Desmond Orphey was indicted on one count of principal to first-degree murder, one count of principal to armed robbery with a firearm, and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm in 2017. O...More >>
Your feedback on traffic, drainage and even quality of life issues is what the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is currently looking for. The police jury has launched a strategic planning effort that will allow them to set plans and goals for the parish that would last for three to five years. Parish administrator, Bryan Beam, is hoping the public will give their feedback so that they can work to improve issues and concerns throughout the parish. "People fe...More >>
You just can't stop Justify. The fan favorite edges closer to glory, but there's something you may not know about this young stunner. One of his owners found her love for racing right here in SWLA. DeRidder native, Laurie Wolf is a co-managing partner with Starlight Racing, one of the four companies to own a part of the horse. Wolf says she never doubted Justify, who broke "Apollo's Curse" and becoming the first two year-old to win the derby in over 100 years....More >>