With the opening of the Cove Lane Interchange in Lake Charles on Wednesday, more people than ever will be using traffic circles.Traffic circles, or roundabouts, can be confusing to some drivers, especially those who have never used it before.The Alberta Motor Association published an information video on roundabouts in April.
Every heard of Kratom? It's a herbal drug derived from the leaves of a tree from Southeast Asia. Users claim Kratom, which looks similar to dried tea leaves, can be stimulating, sedating and euphoric depending on the strain and dose.
Four teams from Southwest Louisiana got the call when the playoff pairings for Classes 5A and 4A were released. The postseason begins Monday and ends with the state tournament, which is scheduled for May 14-16 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
Sasol officials said the company plans to move two large pieces of equipment to its ethane cracker and derivatives project construction site on Monday, April 20, and Friday, April 24. The moves will impact traffic on Evergreen Road and Houston River Road.
A Lake Charles man accused of sexually abusing multiple children has been indicted. Marlin Dewary Demouchet, 37, was indicted Thursday on two counts of sexually battery and one count of aggravated rape.
Officials said on Thursday Lake Charles will get get an interim VA clinic within the next six months. The facility will replace the current mobile clinic and serve more than triple the amount of veterans each year. The interim clinic will be around 5,000 square feet and serve 3,500 veterans per year.
A Lacassine man is being held without bail after his arrest on drug and theft charges, authorities said. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Office spokesman Chris Ivey said John Kevin Derouen, 53, was arrested on charges of manufacturing/cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen things, obstruction of justice, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia.
First Lady Michelle Obama was on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" again Thursday night. In honor of the five-year anniversary of Let's Move!, Fallon and Obama performed the second part of "The Evolution of Mom Dancing."
Spring has arrived at Prien Lake Park and that means it's time to gather friends and family for a picnic at Movies Under the Stars. According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, this year's lineup includes daring rescues, a witty detective, rascally penguins and a hero of the "biggest" kind!
An Alexandria man is in custody after authorities said they found 800 ecstasy tablets hidden in his vehicle. The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force said Keith D. Plaxco, 41, was pulled over for a traffic violation while traveling east on Interstate 10 near Iowa early Saturday morning.
A Starks man is facing numerous charges after crashing his vehicle late Friday night, authorities said. Commander James McGee, spokesman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, said Jeremy Dale Brummett was arrested on charges of fourth-offense DWI, running a stop sign and driving without a license.
A Jennings man died following a shooting at a Rayne convenience store early Saturday morning, authorities said. The Rayne Police Department said Christopher Trent, 32, was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital.
Authorities are searching for the suspect from an attempted robbery at Market Basket in DeQuincy. A spokesperson with the DeQuincy Police Department said a man walked into the grocery store Wednesday morning.
A Lake Charles man is facing charges after stealing $22,000 in copper wire from his employer, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Michael L. Tyree Jr., 26, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft $5,000 to $25,000.
There's a new high school sports program in Southwest Louisiana and it's already making news. Lake Charles College Prep, the area's only charter high school, is fielding a track team and will add basketball and football later this year.
An indictment has been handed down in a February shooting a home in the 4400 block of Fisher Street in Westlake. Abraham Handy Jr., 58, was indicted Thursday on one count of attempted second-degree murder.
An Arkansas man was indicted Thursday on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile. Evan Tyler Bebee, 17, was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in January. Bebee, who is being held on a $5,000 bond, has been accused of hitting a 1-year-old in the face.
There are approximately 1,000 registered sex offenders living in Southwest Louisiana, with nearly 500 in Calcasieu Parish alone. Once released from prison, a person convicted of a sex crime is required to register with authorities for a set amount of time, depending on the severity of their crimes.
The City of DeQuincy has again become the target of a fake news story. First, it was on bath salts and zombies. Then, there was supposedly a ban on twerking. Now, it's about the legalization of polygamy.