Shelby Trahan joined KPLC in September 2018 as a multimedia journalist. The native Houstonian began her career at KLTV, KPLC's sister station in Tyler, Texas.
Shelby graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism News in December 2017. During her time at UNT, she helped volunteer at North Texas Television, the 26-time Emmy Award-winning student-run news station. There, she gained experience in the field, the studio and working behind the scenes. Throughout her three years at UNT, she also joined the university chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association and the Professional Women’s Council.
Prior to making the move to East Texas, Shelby completed an internship in the digital department at ABC affiliate, KTRK, in Houston, Texas. There she learned not only the importance of social media in the journalism field but had the chance to study under some of the reporters and anchors who inspired her to enter this field.
In her free time, she likes to binge watch good TV dramas, especially shows written by Shonda Rhimes. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Outside of the special permission granted to Harrah’s Casino to gamble on state land, in December 2019, the Isle of Capri became the first riverboat in the state to gain approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to move inland.
Trooper Derek Senegal with LSP says they were called to a single vehicle crash on I-10 westbound near Iowa around 10 p.m. Upon arrival, troopers found an 18-wheeler that had jack-knifed and ruptured its fuel tanks.
“With the cataract with night time vision, there was a lot of glare from oncoming headlights, any lights made it difficult to see,” patient Steve McNeal said. “and of course I’ve been wearing reading glasses for close to 20 years now.”
A recent Facebook post by the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers and School Employees sparked conversation about why teachers are leaving Calcasieu Parish and whether there is a shortage of certified teachers.
When she was about two-years-old, her parents started noticing a decline in Ella’s health. She was misdiagnosis with Autism, but another doctor told her parents Ella had Rett Syndrome -- a genetic mutation.
Serve others, it’s just one of the core values of Prayer 7 or P7, a Sulphur High School club run completely by the students. Co-founder Fayth Hickingbottom says she wanted a place where students could be themselves while embracing the Word of God.
DeRidder Police Department officials say they are seeing arise in counterfeit money - usually $100 bills that are purchased online as “movie money” or that have a Chinese/Japanese stamp on the front, back or both sides of the bill.
While there are many benefits to living in a world where we can be connected to each other with the help our electronics, the addiction to screens is causing us to stop recognizing the signs of over exposure.
Since then, an eight-phase master plan that began in 1985 has become the Moody Gardens that we see today. With million dollar renovations that help keep the property up to date and provide an immersive look into the worlds wonders.
Fifty-five cadets representing 17 agencies in the five-parish area graduated from the 121st Basic Academy Tuesday. The officers completed 509 hours of instruction and passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam. They are now certified as Basic Peace Officers