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.
How much you pay in property taxes depends on what your property is worth. Those homes severely damaged or destroyed lost value, until they are repaired or rebuild. So, Calcasieu tax assessor Wendy Aguillard says they are adjusting the property values which will reduce people's taxes.
A federal judge's order seeks to streamline the process hurricane lawsuits will go through, for example, requiring each side to share information more readily than usual. The process will also require settlement conferences and then mediation if no settlement is reached.
People all over the area are angry, upset and frustrated about what they are going through with the insurance companies they have paid for homeowners’ insurance. Next week a legislative committee will try to help.
The well-known animal rescuer is getting a free roof, thanks to two Dallas area contractors who heard about her needs. Dana Frye has helped rescue abandoned dogs and cats for decades. Yet the 76-year-old has not had a safe, secure house since the hurricanes. She says insurance came up short.
Marion "Butch" Fox, a legend in Louisiana tourism and economic development died Sunday. Said La. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser: "They'll be talking about her love and passion and her drive for marketing her state...for decades. It's a sad day for Louisiana to lose such an ambassador."
Lake Charles and Sulphur offices that provide Louisiana Motor Vehicle services are still closed due to hurricane damage. But, with COVID, has come expanded online services. And there are offices open in DeQuincy, Kinder and Jennings.
It's the fourth Thanksgiving members of the Citgo 6 and their families remain apart. The six Citgo executives were ambushed and jailed by the government in Venezuela. Family members say they are held on bogus charges and the U.S. State Department says they are unlawfully detained.
"We're so excited that Luke was able to serve us as a community in need. He's definitely walking in the shoes of Christ," said the St. Margaret School Principal Wendy Wicke, in response to a Texas teen bearing school supplies for those recovering from hurricanes.
"Obviously we have taken a devastating hit to our facilities here. Until we can bring inmates here and house them safely, and what I mean by safely is that the roof doesn't leak, the door are working properly, the fences are all up around the jail," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
"Realizing that insurance can cover only a portion of what you need, I,,.send out a memo to all the people and staff with LDWF because we are a family and family comes first. And during these trying times we have to work together as a family to help one another," said Jack Montoucet, Secretary.
"Thank God the homeowner didn't shoot back at us. A lot of things went through our minds. We get a call that somebody's been shot, We're trying to render aid to that person," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso, explaining a heart stopping incident triggered by a hacker who called in a fake report.
"I know he didn't do it alone. There's no doubt in my mind there were at least two people. And I base that on number one, to control three people in a store is difficult enough, but number two, an eyewitness, Virginia Johnson, saw two people," said former District Attorney Rick Bryant.