Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Nightcast.
Nearly six years after a fatal hit and run on Ryan Street, the case remains unsolved. It happened on Halloween night 2007 in front of OB's Bar & Grill. Tonight, we take a look at the cold case.
Plus, a Shreveport man is in custody after shooting a Waffle House employee. We'll have that story from our sister station in Shreveport.
Also, a Calcasieu District judge ruled last week in one of three claims in the lawsuit the Lake Charles Stevedores have filed against the Port of Lake Charles. Tonight, we're learning that attorneys for the Stevedores have taken the next steps in their next claim. KPLC Gerron Jordan has this story.
And one Calcasieu school is changing things up in the cafeteria. As KPLC's Haley Rush explains, school administrators hope the healthier choices will follow students home.
It's just four days until Halloween. And if you're looking for a SCARE - there's a whole host of events going on around Southwest Louisiana. We took our cameras to "The Lost Hollows" and survived to tell the story you'll see tonight.
We enjoyed some great weekend weather. The rain returned today, but will it follow us into our work week? Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your forecast.
Rebecca Cade is on the Sports desk tonight and will have more highlights and post game reaction of McNeese's victory over Nicholls State.
Nightcast starts following NFL Football. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.
It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers. Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st. During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play. Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...More >>
Imagine lying helplessly on the floor in your home for days, waiting and hoping that someone will find you before it's too late. It happened to 80 year old Maggie Arcement who will never forget the ones who came to her rescue. Arcement sits on the side of the bed a few minutes after waking up in the morning. "Saying my prayers and my meditation and then I stand up and go on my way. I do this so I don't get dizzy," she explains. But last Monday her le...More >>
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 >>