FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fantastic start to the weekend; showers begin to arrive by Sunday

Waking up to a very pleasant start to our Saturday although we will begin to see an increase in southerly breezes through the day. This will not only warm temperatures up a bit more but also begin to increase humidity levels through the afternoon.

NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight.
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Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

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KPLC’s 2021 Crawfish Price Check

  Biden visit highlights infrastructure needs in Southwest Louisiana

Upcoming DOTD projects in Southwest Louisana

CPPJ president delivers resolution to Pres. Biden

  Congressman Higgins addresses not being in attendance for president’s visit

Elected officials like Mayor Hunter and Gov. Edwards were in attendance for President Biden’s visit Thursday, but one elected official not in attendance for the president’s visit was Third District Congressman Clay Higgins, though he was in the Lake Area on other business.
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  US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.

COVID-19 in SWLA: May 7, 2021

Mae’s Mission offering grant for nonprofit organizations

UPDATE: Dogs severely injure Sulphur man visiting family

  Spring Art Walk making its way back to Lake Area Saturday

SWLA Arrest Report - May 6, 2021

Lake Charles man accused of attempting to solicit Houston minor

Board of Supervisors names Dr. William Tate IV as next LSU president, first African American at LSU & in SEC to hold position

  Advocates ask for hurricane relief during Pres. Biden’s visit to Lake Charles

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Summer of the road trip: Vacations are back

The U.S. Travel Association says 72% of Americans will make at least one trip this summer.

SPORTS

  LHSAA baseball: quarterfinal round recap

McNeese Splits Doubleheader at Nicholls

Cowboys split DH at NSU on Friday

LSU QB TJ Finley enters his name in the NCAA transfer portal

Finley logged five starts for LSU in 2020

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  Air Force One touches down in Lake Charles

  Pres. Biden speaks in front of I-10 bridge over Calcasieu River

Mayor Hunter: ‘I pray that my pleas did not fall on deaf ears’

  Police: Baby allegedly kidnapped from Baker area home dies; new video shows shootout

COVID-19 in SWLA: May 6, 2021

COVID-19 in Southwest Louisiana.
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Pfizer aims for full FDA approval of vaccine

That gives Pfizer and German partner BioNTech a shot at winning the first full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

President Biden visits New Orleans promoting infrastructure plan

Elton man dies after train strikes vehicle on Hwy 190

American Exchange Project offers free summer travel program for high school seniors

BB gun confiscated from student at F.K. White Middle School

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Arch Manning receives 5-star ranking from Rivals

Newman QB Arch Manning film room