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.
There's a growing move to educate young people on issues of personal finance before it's too late and they are saddled with the burden of high interest credit card debt and student loans that will take decades to pay off.
A proposed bill would have created a tolling authority in Calcasieu Parish. The idea was to help pursue innovative ideas to fund a new I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. But since President Trump says he will get the area a new bridge, if re-elected, the lawmaker has withdrawn the tolling bill for now.
Workers laid off from Juniper Specialty Products last week say they are still waiting to get the tools they left in the plant. Workers say the tools were in the plant because they didn't get word of the layoff until they had already gone home for the night.
A local business owner was paying attention when she received a scam alert from the manufacturer of expensive kayaks she sells in her store. She managed to avert what would likely have been a theft of at least $8000 in merchandise.
A proposed bill would allow voters to decide if local governments can negotiate PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreements with big industries. PILOT deals allow industry to pay some property taxes up front, allowing dollars to be used for immediate needs and saving companies money down the road.
Five hundred baby Florida bass were released into the Mermentau River. The restocking program is to help provide more and bigger fish, since saltwater intrusion destroyed so many during the hurricanes.
Over recent months, residents have complained about noise, light and possible pollution from the Indorama plant, which has been in startup phase. Now the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has sent its air monitoring lab to test air in the vicinity of the flare.