Robbery suspect escapes in stolen vehicle - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Robbery suspect escapes in stolen vehicle

(Source: DeQuincy Police Department) (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)
Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7 News at Noon.
 
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a robbery suspect. On Wednesday afternoon, a white man robbed the USA Super Stop located at 2701 South Beglis Parkway in Sulphur. Maybe you recognize the suspect from THESE surveillance pictures. 
 
Did the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight intentionally put the aircraft into a fatal dive? Tuesday's crash in the French Alps killed 150 people. At noon, we'll have the latest from the investigation, and you can read more HERE.
 
We'll also tell you what higher education leaders are considering as a possible long-term financing source for Louisiana colleges.       
 
One city experiments with a program allowing businesses to register their security cameras with the police in an effort to deter crime and identify hot spots for crime.
   
Plus, a library book, missing for nearly 50 years is finally returned. The book was last checked out in 1966. Now the question is, where has it been all these years?
 
In weather, we can expect showers and thunderstorms to develop ahead of a strong cold front. Severe weather isn't anticipated, but a few storms will be capable of strong wind gusts, heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning. How long will it all last, and what can we expect for the weekend?  Meteorologist Ben Terry will let you know during his live, local forecast at noon. You can also access weather 24/7 HERE.

Remember, if you're away from the TV, watch us live at http://bit.ly/1lCk0p5 or through the KPLC News and Weather Apps for Apple or Android devices.

Have a great day!
  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:37:43 GMT
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)

    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

    More >>

    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

    More >>
  • Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:11:32 GMT
    (Source: JDPSO)(Source: JDPSO)

    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

    More >>

    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

    More >>
  • Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:09:14 GMT
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)

    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

    More >>

    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly