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.
Prosecutors call Lafleur, 42, a serial rapist. He is standing trial in Calcasieu Parish on three counts of first-degree rape, one count of sexual battery, two counts of carjacking, one count of simple robbery and one count of simple burglary. If convicted, Lafleur could spend life in prison.
So, what are people to do if they are fed up with both of the major political parties in America. Many switch to independent or no party, but the American Solidarity Party offers an alternative they consider the best of both.
The Brothers East or B*EAST are a relatively new motorcycle gang which sheriff's deputies characterize as an "outlaw" gang. Seven men arrested this week for alleged ATM thefts are said to be members of the Brothers East gang.
It's been six years since Pastor Ronald Harris was gunned down as he preached a revival. The man who shot him was found not guilty, having testified he felt Harris was a threat to himself and his wife. Harris's wife, Frances, tells her story in a book, "Hope Makes Me Not Ashamed."
Between flooding in the spring and the drawdown underway now, those whose livelihood rely on tourism at Bundick Lake say they have made little money this year. They are trying to create interest in better management of the water level.
New appointees on the Lake Charles Port Board appear to be flexing their muscles. A lawsuit alleging violation of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law was resolved with both sides admitting there was a violation.
Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the deadline for concerned citizens to ask for a public hearing or submit comments on a draft permit for Pelican Refinery off Highway 3059. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality decides if a public hearing should be held.