Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at today's top stories:
*The Port of Lake Charles greenlights a dredging project. Key waterways need dredging at the port or ships will not be able to carry a full payload. We'll take you inside last night's emergency meeting on this problem.
*More options for the shoppers who walk through the doors of Prien Lake Mall every year. Within the last year, a dozen stores have opened up shop in the mall. What's behind the surge? Hear from the mall staff about what is leading to this growth and the outlook for the future of the mall.
*The website at the forefront of the Affordable Care Act has the Obama administration doing damage control. We'll find out where that stands today and why more people are demanding that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius step down from her job.
*Legendary local pirate Jean Lafitte is the subject of a three-part learning series at a local library. You'll hear what's in store and how you can take part.
*A restaurant in Minden comes under fire over a racially insensitive comment on a receipt. Find out what led to the firing of an employee.
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A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.More >>
It's not unusual to hear complaints about the U.S. Postal Service in our area. The latest comes from a neighborhood off Nelson Road where residents say they no longer get daily delivery. "Whether snow, sleet or rain or whatever it should be delivered," said Terry Bellard, who lives at Smith Village mobile home community. Residents say their mail is no longer delivered regularly.More >>
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...More >>
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.More >>