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.
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."
"By...allowing those inmates to roam, walk around on the compound, interacting with staff and other inmates, some are asymptomatic, they are still able to spread the virus to staff and inmates," said Ronald Morris, who is union president of Local 1007.
"Holy Communion sustains me and gives me nourishment to fight the evil in the world that goes through our minds and we're confronted with and helps me with my virtues, to stay virtuous," says Andree Daugereaux, a devout Catholic.
Economist Loren Scott says the demand for oil has dropped about a third since the coronavirus shelter-in-place hit the economy. And he says the unemployment rate, approaching 29% in the Lake area, has never been seen before.
A letter between the Idaho Attorney General's Office and a local prosecutor indicate the AG's office will investigate and decide if there is evidence to support charges against Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Daybell....charges of conspiracy, attempted murder and/or murder.
Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh says the hardest questions at this point in the fight against COVID-19 is determining the path forward, but she and other Calcasieu officials say it's too soon to let up on staying at home and social distancing.
Louisiana highest risk for COVID-19 death: "We are tracking all the deaths within Louisiana. Right now, the biggest risk factor that we've pulled from that is that diabetes is the number one risk factor," said Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh at a Calcasieu briefing.
The sister of an inmate at the Federal prison in Oakdale expresses concern about conditions for those incarcerated and whether they are being adequately protected from COVID-19, especially now that two inmates have died.