Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chandler is excited to be in Lake Charles covering the news that matters to you. Chandler graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in December 2017 after studying broadcast journalism and public relations. She worked for the student-run news station, News 6, as a reporter, anchor, and even news director! In her free time, you can find Chandler exploring Southwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out all the amazing Cajun food.
University of Central Arkansas, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, 2017
63 people from across Louisiana have been arrested on child exploitation charges as part of Operation Broken Heart, the Attorney General’s Office announced Monday, June 24. 8 of those arrested were in Southwest Louisiana.
With Colonel Jarrett Thomas II leaving soon for Afghanistan to serve as a Senior Adviser for the Ministry of Defense, it was a homecoming of sorts for the new Garrison Commander, Colonel Ryan Roseberry.
It’s been almost a month since three Lake Area officers were injured while escorting President Trump through the area. Wednesday morning, the Sulphur Police Department honored several Acadian Ambulance EMTs and Paramedics who responded to the scene.
The Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed legislation giving state teachers a $1,000 pay raise and school support workers a $500 raise. Local teachers say they’re happy with the raise that will take effect next school year.
According to the National Safety Council, on average, 38 children die each year after being left alone in a hot car, but in 2018 alone, 52 children died, making it the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years.
“In the fire service, the nature of the fire creates a lot of carcinogens, which can be related to cancer," DeRidder Fire Chief Kenneth Harlow said. "With that said, the exposure the firefighters receive during fighting these fires have a tendency to be increased.”
Three motorcycle officers - two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies and one Sulphur Police Department captain - who were injured escorting President Trump’s motorcade Tuesday have each received presidential challenge coins and a set of cuff links.
Motorcycle crashes are 28 times more likely to be fatal compared to vehicle crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration., which is why they have designated May as ‘Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.'
Well visits are beneficial at any age. When you see your doctor regularly, they are able to spot potential health issues before they become a problem. These routine well visits should start as soon as 2 to 5 days after birth according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.