Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on tonight.
The big story today was the big inconvenience for SNAP (food stamp) card recipients after a power outage affected more than 15 states, including Louisiana. KPLC's Monica Grimaldo talked with one card holder and a store about the problems they were experiencing and when they expect to resume service.
Plus, a missed opportunity to end the government shutdown and avoid default. Brian Mooar will have a complete wrap from Washington.
And it's started raining in parts of Southwest Louisiana since the last time we checked in… Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is in tonight for Cedric and will tell you how much more we can expect.
Also a WIN for LSU! Rebecca Cade is on the Sports desk tonight and will have the latest, plus a look at other college matchups around the region.
We'll see you tonight at Ten. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.
Calcasieu Parish schools will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 18 due to ice, water, and heat issues. All central office locations will open at 11 a.m. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
A burned body has been discovered on Elm St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
The City of Lake Charles is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water over the next two days in order to help rebuild water pressure. Water usage is high because of burst pipes and dripping faucets. “When temperatures are above freezing, all running faucets should be turned off. Doing this will help rebuild water pressure in our system," said City Administrator John Cardonne. Faucets only need to run a steady drip to avoid freezing. Copyright 2018&...More >>
The City of Crowley will host an Arbor Day event this Friday. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at Mobley Field by the West 10th Street entrance. This is the third year for the memorial tree planting. Any person, business or organization is welcome to participate. For more information contact the tourism coordinator at Crowley City Hall, 337-783-0824, EXT 301 Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>