Congressional races top the ballot throughout Southwest Louisiana.
In Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parishes, voters choose between incumbent Charles Boustany (Republican) and Mike Stagg (Democrat) to represent them as U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District. Voters in parts or all of Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Landry and Vermilion Parishes also cast votes in the 7th District race.
Meanwhile, In Beauregard Parish, voters choose between Artis Cash, Sr. (Democrat), Patti Cox (Democrat), Chester Kelly (Republican) or incumbent "Jim" McCrery (Republican) to represent them in the 4th Congressional District. Some voters in Allen Parish, 12 precincts, also vote in 4th District Congress. Beauregard voters also decide two school board elections in Districts 2 & 4 B, and a 1% sales tax renewal put on the ballot by the police jury.
Allen Parish voters in 17 precincts will decide from four candidates in the 5th Congressional District. Those on the ballot are incumbent U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander (R), Gloria Williams Hearn (D), Brent Sanders (L) or John Watts (I). Allen Parish residents have two school board elections in Districts 4 & 6; the Mayor's race in Oberlin between Phil Beard (D) and "Rick" Smith (D), and Fire Protection and Hospital Sevice District tax and millage issues.
In Calcasieu Parish, Iowa voters decide the race for mayor: It's between incumbent "Margo" Racca (R) and challenger C.J. Scheufens (D). Calcasieu voters will decide on the Sugarcane Bay proposal, the Lake Charles Bond Issue, and Ward 5 Waterworks Bond and Proposition.
In Jeff Davis Parish, voters are asked to vote on the road sales tax for District 1.
Eliminating hunger for thousands of our senior citizens and keeping their minds at ease-- that's the mission of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury's Food for Seniors service. Every third Friday of the month, senior residents of Calcasieu parish can sign up to receive a box of food, but it's a lot more than that. “A lot of people if they didn't have this they couldn't make it and I know some of them wouldn't have anything to eat,” said Betty Landry a recipient of the Food ...More >>
Multiple agencies worked to knock out a structure fire in Vinton Sunday. Around 3:30 p.m., the Vinton Fire Department responded to a call on Center Street. Fire was showing through the roof of the burning house in two locations when firefighters arrived, said Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Merchant.More >>
The center and right lanes of I-10 westbound near Ruth Street are blocked due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Congestion is approaching South Beglis Parkway, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
The suspect in a deadly Saturday afternoon shooting in Sulphur has been arrested. At 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, officers were called to the 1300 block of South Post Oak Road in reference to a shooting, said Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Upon arriving, officers found that David Reed III, 24, of Sulphur, had been shot and that the suspect had fled the scene.More >>