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.
"I find that there is probable or sufficient cause to believe that the defendant Chad Daybell committed the offenses counts one through four, as designated in the criminal complaint," said Judge Faren Eddins in Idaho.
The wheels of justice are already notorious for turning slowly, and the pandemic has only made things worse. It's been months since there has been a jury trial in state district court in Calcasieu, but judges and prosecutors are trying to get things moving again.
Attorney Richard Bourke, with the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, confirms that he and attorney Elliott Brown have been assigned to represent Neil Patrick Broussard, because of the possibility he will be charged with capital murder and face the death penalty if convicted.
"The court actually said that this company trampled on the rights of these landowners, they used that word. And that it eviscerated the protections in the law there for landowners," said Pam Spees, attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights.
"We're asking all candidates to call in beforehand, to set up an appointment. Due to the COVID situation, we are trying to limit the number of people in the building, and so we're asking the candidates, call in," said Clerk Lynn Jones.
The plan gives families the option for students to return to school Monday through Friday with enhanced safety measures or to attend school virtually through the district’s Connected Classrooms program.
"What we want to do here at the alliance is to encourage businesses to be operating properly, wearing masks and urging that the customers wear a mask so that we can continue to remain open," said George Swift, president and CEO of the SWLA Economic Development Alliance.
"Families are not kept in the loop when their loved one is sick, is being transported to the hospital and is sometimes transported back to the nursing home and the families have never been notified," said Denise Bottcher, director of Louisiana AARP.
“The numbers are very clear. Our medical community’s concerns are real. We all need to do better. We still have a chance to get back on track, but everyone must do their part,” said Tony Guillory, president of the Calcasieu Police Jury .
Some people eligible to vote by mail are hesitant, because they are afraid their ballot will get lost and not be counted. But there is a way to verify the state received your ballot and if it didn't arrive, you can go ahead and vote at your precinct on election day.
Judge Clayton Davis refused to dismiss second-degree murder charges against Dennis Jerome Bartie after passionate arguments from defense attorneys that throwing out the case was the only remedy after misconduct by police and prosecutors, including a confession the defense calls forced and false.
A laptop, some free meals, and a painting of a unicorn are some of the things given to an alleged victim or witnesses in a criminal case in Cameron Parish which have led to the District Attorney being recused.
Beauregard Health System has started using UV light to destroy germs, including the coronavirus at its hospital in DeRidder. The device is rolled from room to room and takes about 30 minutes at each stop.
It's hurricane season, already. And this year emergency officials say people need to consider the coronavirus as they plan. The Calcasieu emergency planning director urges as much self-sufficiency as possible.
Retiring LC Port Director Bill Rase: "This community rolls on the Calcasieu River. So, if you don't have the Calcasieu River, so that industry can come here, we really slow down the economics of the area."