Washington-Marion students create powerful cyberbullying PSA

Cyberbullying continues to be a problem; new data shows cyberbullying is growing, especially for middle and high school students.

Unauthorized download contained virus that crippled La. government internet services, sources say

Student accused of threatening to blow LaGrange up, no bomb found

  First Alert Forecast: Warming trend continues ahead of cold front Friday

Sulphur police investigating early morning shooting on Elizabeth Street

Tony Chachere’s gumbo beer has hit the shelves

CPSB investigating ‘potentially threatening behavior’ toward LaGrange High School

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  Former Lake Charles police officer sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sheriff’s Office receives highway safety grant

Student with gardening shears arrested at Iowa High School

Local funeral home holding food drives next three days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coat needed briefly this morning; then near 80 later this week

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 18, 2019

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Real Time Crime Center

Sheriff Tony Mancuso calling it the future of law enforcement.

  Fear of falling: a growing issue for baby boomers

Falling is a growing problem for many as baby boomers get older. But there are ways to prevent falls and reprogram ourselves where we have deficits.

  Cameron Parish passes new school bond by 27 votes

Voters approved an 18-million dollar bond in Saturday’s election that will go to a wide range of school improvements including the construction of a new Hackberry High School.

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office holds graduation ceremony

The graduating class completed nearly 500 hours of training to pass.

Contractor selected to build new road at West Calcasieu Port

Man arrested for attempted murder following Sunday shooting on Swanee Street

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Authorities say woman killed near Cline, Holmes streets was pregnant

Division Street to be closed between Bilbo and Ryan streets on Friday

President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

First Alert Forecast: Temperatures warming into Friday

Temperatures warming into the end of the week

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, about the same as a Porsche 911 GTS.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

Authorities release identity of DeRidder shooter, victims in stable condition

DeRidder police have provided an update on Sunday's drive-by shooting

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer days ahead this week; eventually some rain as well

Today is certainly a day to dress in layers with a jacket or coat early followed by short sleeves later this morning and afternoon as the chill moves out early in the day.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 17, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 17, 2019.

'How sweet it is:’ Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisiana’s governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster.

  Sikhs in SWLA celebrate 550th birthday of Sikhism’s founder

Sikhs in our area gathered over the weekend to celebrate a the 550th anniversary of the founding of their religion.

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful ending to the weekend with more sunshine to start the week

A nice end to the weekend with a wonderful start to the new work week ahead.

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night standoff.

Authorities searching for suspect at large near Reeves

The suspect is believed to be at large in the Reeves area

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

Two injured, shooter dead in DeRidder drive-by shooting

The shooter appears to have shot himself

Deuce McAllister sees challenge for Saints at Tampa Bay

The Saints are heading into a road game coming off a loss for the second time this season and just like their September contest at Seattle, they’ll be without a star player. Marshon Lattimore has already been ruled out of the contest after leaving New Orleans’ loss to the Falcons with a hamstring in

No. 1 LSU survives scare from Ole Miss on historic night

Quarterback Joe Burrow broke the LSU single-season passing record, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase broke the single-season touchdown catches record, and Chase and fellow wide receiver Justin Jefferson became just the third pass-catching duo in SEC history with 1,000 yards receiving in the same season.

  Wilford Carter wins state rep seat

Wilford Carter wins state rep seat.

  Herford wins race to be next Beauregard sheriff

Beauregard voters have elected Mark Herford to be their next sheriff.

  Houston River fire district tax renewal passes, Moss Bluff school distict tax fails

We have the results of the taxes from today's election in Calcasieu

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Election

We have a list of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury results here

Two killed, two seriously injured in crash near Vinton

Two people have died in a vehicle crash near Vinton

ELECTION 2019: Election results

Results from the Nov. 16, 2019, election.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and cool for Saturday with more sunshine into Sunday

A cold night ahead with frost possible again, but the good news is we see warming temperatures into next week.

  Sulphur Police undergo active shooter training

It can happen anywhere: an active shooter situation. In those types of situations, we turn to first responders to keep us safe and eliminate the threat.

Lake Charles police investigating homicide in area of Cline and Holmes streets

Lake Charles police detectives are investigating a homicide in the area of Cline and Holmes streets.

  12 SWLA teams in second round of high school football playoffs

Twelve teams from Southwest Louisiana are in the second round of the high school football playoffs.

Man drives car into Calcasieu Ship Channel, body recovered

The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Calcasieu Parish Dive team have recovered a body after a subject drove their car into the Calcasieu Ship Channel, said Sheriff Ron Johnson.

  PACK THE TENT 2019: Abraham’s Tent receives a year’s worth of donations

At the Pack the Tent 2019 food drive Friday, Abraham’s Tent received enough donations to feed the community for a year.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: First round of the playoffs

We have a list of tonight's games here.

  Two lawsuits filed against Beauregard Sheriff’s Office in Federal District Court

Two lawsuits have been filed in Federal Court over the conduct of Beauregard Sheriff's Deputies and a former deputy.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold Friday evening with a beautiful weekend ahead

A much nicer end to the work than the beginning when we started out with clouds and rain. Your Friday has been beautiful with sunshine and warmer temperatures as we have reached the upper fifties across the region.

  World Prematurity Awareness Day this Sunday

Two-year-old Bryson Milburn is all smiles.

  Cynthia’s Holiday Kitchen: Crawfish Pie

For this first segment, I’m cooking crawfish pie.

Pellet gun found at Sam Houston High School

A pellet gun was confiscated from a student at Sam Houston High School, according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish School Board Facebook page.

Five indicted in connection with 5th Avenue homicide

Five people have been indicted with an October homicide at Fairview Crossing Apartments on 5th Avenue.

Community activist, Larry Profit, found dead in Port Allen

A Port Allen man has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound at his home on Avenue A.

Boil advisory issued for Vinton

The town of Vinton has issued a boil advisory

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny days return but the weekend starts off a little frosty

The best part about our forecast is the return of sunny days through the upcoming weekend, but we’ll be dealing with some cold mornings both Saturday and Sunday with widespread frost expected and even a brief stint of 32 degree lows across our northern viewing area both mornings.

  PACK THE TENT 2019: Food drive for Abraham’s Tent today

Come help us Pack the Tent! KPLC is holding a one-day food drive for Abraham's Tent, from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 14, 2019.

  New Lake-Charles based app to provide same-day delivery in Southwest Louisiana

A new Lake Charles-born app, Gophr, will soon be offering same-day delivery on a variety of items — all from local brick and mortar businesses.

  Some residents believe it’s a ‘tale of two cities’ in Lake Charles

“I feel sad," Randy Thibodeaux said. "I feel like our leaders have let us down.”

President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic political parties hosted rallies for their prospective candidates in northwest Louisiana on Nov. 14, two days before the Nov. 16 runoff election for governor.

Family offering $1,000 reward in search for Welton ‘Wick’ Pierce

The family of a missing man with dementia are offering a reward for tips that lead to his safe return.

  Beauregard Parish voters decide their next sheriff on Saturday

On Saturday voters settle the contest between sheriff candidates John Gott and Mark Herford.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain clearing leading to a cold evening across Southwest Louisiana

It’s been a dreary and chilly Thursday as we have seen off and on rain showers during the day and through the rest of the evening will become more isolated in nature.

Local immigration attorney discusses Supreme Court DACA hearing

Nearly 700,000 people are awaiting a decision that will change their lives.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

The state's licensing director said 'everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents.'

APSO believes body found on I-10 E near Prairieville is that of missing woman

Authorities with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a body found off of I-10 E near Prairieville.

  Friday deadline for Calcasieu Police Jury’s citizen survey

This is the second time the police jury is administering a resident satisfaction survey.

Man arrested after posing as handicapped brother, asking for diaper changes, police say

Following a complaint of online fraud and sexual battery, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit have arrested 29-year-old New Orleans resident Rutledge “Rory” Deas.

Home Depot employees volunteer to rebuild home of Baton Rouge veteran damaged in 2016 flood

The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge to renovate a veteran’s home that was damaged in the August 2016 flood.

Parents captured in the Washington Parish kidnapping case

Joshua Abelseth and Jennifer Abelseth, who lost custody of their children through a court order, took the children from their grandparents’ home in Washington Parish.

  FDA approves tri-focal lenses for cataract patients

“With the cataract with night time vision, there was a lot of glare from oncoming headlights, any lights made it difficult to see,” patient Steve McNeal said. “and of course I’ve been wearing reading glasses for close to 20 years now.”

Leader of Texas motorcycle gang arrested in connection with ATM thefts in Westlake

Michael L. Cupp, 44, of Dayton, Texas, was arrested on Nov. 12 by VCIO detectives from the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office, along with members of FBI Beaumont and the Dayton Police Department. He was booked into the Liberty County Jail on a count of racketeering. Judge Sharon Wilson set bond at $15,000.