Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Nightcast.
Louisiana State Police Troop D conducted an overnight DWI checkpoint. We'll have the results.
And more water problems in the town of Oberlin. A boil order remains in effect after crews had to repair a water main break.
Also, February is "Early Childhood Awareness Month" in Calcasieu Parish. KPLC's Haley Rush explains what that means and how state education officials are trying to reach students before they even reach Pre-K programs.
Plus, Allen Parish educators and the Allen Parish Court system are taking a fun approach to teaching students about the litigation process. KPLC's Gerron Jordan was there for "Mock Trial Day" and has this story.
And, it's something you don't see every day – big hairy hogs… and lots of them. We were there for a hog hunting tournament and the weigh in that determined the winners.
We saw more of the same today as we ended the weekend on a cloudy note. Meteorologist Zack Fradella has a look at the forecast and what this means for our work week.
We hope you're enjoying the Winter Olympics. Nightcast is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock tonight. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.
One 12-year-old in Sulphur never made it to school Friday. Instead she was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The girl was hit by a car in Sulphur as she tried to cross the street and board her school bus. Casey Hantz is used to seeing children waiting for their school bus near East Burton Street in Sulphur. But Friday morning she wasn't prepared for what would happen to one of those students. A 12-year-old girl who was crossing the street to get onto her bus ...More >>
It was a packed house at the parra ballroom on McNeese State University's campus Friday. Students and faculty looked on as representatives from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office gave a presentation on what to do in case of an active shooter situation. McNeese spokesperson Candace Townsend said it's best to prepare now for those 'what if' moments. "You have to have a game plan," Townsend said. "You have to have some situational awareness." Commander James Mc...More >>
Construction on the I-10 bridge began March 3, but drivers are saying they aren't seeing any work getting done. According to Rodney Mallett with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, that's because workers are underneath the bridge. They are replacing bearing and joints, among other things, across a 5-mile stretch of the interstate. That is also the reason the eastbound inside lane is blocked off, for the safety of the workers underneath the bridge as w...More >>
Police are issuing tickets to trucks cutting through back roads to get around traffic, Since construction began on the I-10 bridge, the Sulphur Police Department and many residents have noticed the city's traffic has gotten worse. Chief Coats claims, "Traffic in Sulphur is probably the worst I've seen it since Hurricane Rita evacuation." 18-wheelers are trying to find an alternate route to avoid the traffic.More >>