Marcello Cuadra is a member of the KPLC news team in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as a morning anchor and MMJ reporter for KPLC-TV / FOX29. In December 2020, Marcello graduated from the University of Florida having majored in Telecommunication News with a concentration in Business.
Before transferring to UF, Marcello attended Miami Dade College, where he began his passion for journalism. While at MDC, Marcello wrote for the college newspaper, The Reporter, and decided he had found his future career. He transferred to UF in 2019 and joined WUFT News, where he went on to write, edit, and produce his packages to air on television. Marcello was able to showcase his Hispanic heritage while working for Noticias WUFT and participating in Telemundo University, learning how to effectively bring the news to Spanish speaking audiences throughout the area. He also worked for NPR’s radio show “All Things Considered,” broadcasting current events and breaking headlines over WUFT 89.1/90.1 FM.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Marcello is excited to start telling the stories of those in Southwest Louisiana. If you have any story tips, feel free to contact him.
But as the tax season returns to its normal schedule, residents in Southwest Louisiana are still trying to regain their sense of normalcy. And while many still find themselves picking up the pieces from the storms, Jicks says you can deduct hurricane expenses from your taxes.
For regular gas, the average price in Calcasieu Parish currently stands at $2.42 per gallon, 22 cents more expensive than last month’s average. The cause for this price hike? Last week’s winter weather.
With a pandemic, two major hurricanes, and now a historic winter storm, it’s hard to believe that Louisiana is now in its fourth federally declared disaster in a single year following last week’s winter storms.
La vacuna de COVID-19 se está administrando en todo el país, con el objetivo de volver a la normalidad. Pero para una enfermera, su cita para coger la vacuna se sintió como un regreso al salón de clases.
El subjefe Gary Guillory dice que la Oficina del Sheriff de la parroquia de Calcasieu ha comenzado a usar la aplicación, Close Watch Calcasieu, para permitir que los usuarios anuncian consejos anónimas a la policía.
En el Aeropuerto Regional de Lake Charles, los trabajadores estan tomando la pandemia en serio, limpiando asientos y superficies todos los dias. Pero además de desinfectar superficies, el aeropuerto va aún más lejos para proteger a los viajeros.
En promedio, Best dice que la reparación estándar de una llanta demora entre 15 y 20 minutos. Multiplique eso por la cantidad de neumáticos que deben repararse o reemplazarse y los clientes pueden esperar más de una hora.