Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she accepted a reporting job at KPLC. That was April 12, 1978. Over the years Theresa has covered nearly every news beat. Over recent years she has covered the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the environment and general assignment and many high profile court cases. She often covers issues related to aging and seniors enjoying their golden years. Theresa's on-air work over the years has ranged from investigative reports to a three-week series on quitting smoking. Her work has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. Theresa is a widow whose life revolves primarily around her four children and her career. She also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She attributes her success in life to her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.
A resident of Nobie Lane expresses concern the ditch that runs in front of his house always seems to be clogged. Property owner Russell Moreau worries if the ditches are not properly cleaned out ahead of hurricane season, residents could suffer flooding.
For J.J.’s grandparents, Larry and Kay Woodcock of Lake Charles, adapting to the loss of J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan is long and painful. Larry says it's hard to describe the love and closeness he felt for seven-year-old J.J. who had autism and was such an important part of their lives.
Some women who receive mammograms shortly after getting the Covid vaccine may have potential findings that can be confused with cancer. That's why doctors recommend women get mammograms before the vaccine.
Calcasieu jail inmates remain scattered across the state as sheriff's officials work though insurance and bidding issues. The Correctional Center and Sheriff's Prison were severely damaged as were most buildings at the complex on east Broad Street.
"Here we go again, it's going to happen again. I wake up in the morning when I heard the rain. I looked out in the back, seen the water was full to the top and just prayed that it wouldn't come in," said Michael Johnson, who lives just south of Contraband Bayou off Kirkman Street.
"We do think it's time for the third branch of government to start reflecting the other two branches in terms of transparency and financial accountability and what we hear from the judiciary is many of them understand that," said Stephen Waguespack, CEO and president of LABI
"I’m standing here in Lake Charles, area most devastated by storms last season, as proof of the resiliency of the people and our way of life,” said Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag, as they cut the ribbon on their new operations center in Lake Charles..
Another inmate has died at Federal Prison facilities in Oakdale. The death is the first this year, though there were seven last year. Family members of inmates still fear not enough is being done to protect inmates.