SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 22, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 22, 2020.

Saints defense dominates in 24-9 win over Falcons

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A slightly cooler start to the week, rain chances return Tuesday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slightly cooler for Monday but dry, rain chances increase late Tuesday

COVID-19: 199 new cases and 2 new deaths confirmed in SWLA

  Texas organizations provided 500 families with holiday spirit

Taysom Hill will start against the Falcons

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Taysom Hill will start against the Falcons

Body discovered in burned vehicle in DeQuincy

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and warm for Sunday, rain chances increase Tuesday evening

Mercy Chefs delivering 4,000 holiday meals in Lake Charles

Cricket Wireless to provide 300 Thanksgiving meals in Lake Area

HURRICANE RECOVERY: What you need to know Tuesday, November 17 - Sunday, November 22

  Port of Lake Charles still working to make repairs post-hurricane

The Port of Lake Charles is working to make repairs, which could take up to 2 years to complete

  Calcasieu inmates still housed in other facilities around the state

"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.

  TDL Week 8: Scores and highlights

TDL’s Week 8 game of the week is a Class 1A battle as the Basile Bearcats travel to Oberlin to face-off with the 3rd ranked Tigers.

  Acadian Ambulance warns against coronavirus surge this holiday season

As new coronavirus cases rise across the state, local first responders are doing what they can to keep themselves safe.

  State of Downtown Lake Charles: Mama Reta’s Kitchen

Three new confirmed COVID-19 deaths in SWLA

First Alert Forecast: Temperatures will remain above normal through the weekend

Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

Gov. Edwin Edwards released from hospital after bout with double pneumonia

Police identify victim in fatal knife fight

Police identify victim in fatal knife fight

Authorities are investigating a knife fight between two people that resulted in a fatal stabbing

LSU Arkansas game is still on for Saturday

The LSU vs. Arkansas game scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 is still scheduled to be played according to multiple reports.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 19, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 19, 2020.

Texas man dies following single-vehicle crash near DeRidder

A Texas man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 394 near DeRidder

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon ahead, staying dry and mild for our weekend

Patchy fog is developing across portions of Southwest Louisiana as we are seeing a warmer start to the day thanks to an increase in moisture. We see a mixture of sun and clouds as we move into the afternoon as we look to see slight warmer temperatures, but rain chances hold off until next week.

  Hillcrest Park Improvement Project holds groundbreaking ceremony

Hillcrest Park Improvement Project holds groundbreaking ceremony

  St. Jude scientists make breakthrough and discover possible COVID-19 treatment

Scientists at St. Jude may have figured out how COVID-19 kills, and more importantly, how to stop it.

New park to be built in Lake Charles

A new park set to be built in Lake Charles honoring renowned singer Nellie Lutcher

  ‘Louisiana is in the third surge of this pandemic’: Gov. Edwards gives stern warning to residents one week before Thanksgiving holiday

Gov. John Bel Edwards gave a stern warning to Louisiana residents about the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the state and urged them to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines during a news conference Thursday, Nov. 19.

’Words can’t express how deeply troubling it is’: LSU interim president addresses report that university mishandled sexual misconduct claims

LSU Interim President Tom Galligan issued a letter to the campus Thursday, Nov. 19 addressing a USA Today investigative report published Monday, Nov. 16 claiming, in recent years, the university mishandled several sexual misconduct allegations against students, including several top athletes.

John Ware named GM of the Year

KPLC’s John Ware has been named one of Broadcasting+Cable’s General Managers of the Year for his leadership and hard work in the wake of hurricanes Laura and Delta.

  Local tourism outlook following Hurricanes Laura & Delta

The local tourism industry took a big hit thanks to the pandemic and hurricanes. We took a look at what it will take to get tourists back as well as the role hotels are currently playing.

  DA-elect Stephen Dwight announces executive staff

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney-elect Stephen Dwight has announced his executive staff of First Assistant District Attorney Jacob Johnson, Chief of Litigation Bobby Holmes, Chief of Staff James McGee, Bureau Chief Ross Murray, and Bureau Chief Charles Robinson.

Lakeside Bank announces ‘One Coat Drive’ for SWLA

Lakeside Bank has announced that they are launching a community coat drive to help those in need this winter. They are accepting donations of new and gently used winter coats and sweaters of all sizes through December 4.

FEMA: Deadline to register for Hurricane Laura assistance one week away

Renters and homeowners in parishes designated for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Laura have until Nov. 27 to register for help.

COVID hospitalizations continue to rise across state

One new death and 127 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Region 5 Thursday.

Lake Charles water division offers update on billing

The City of Lake Charles water division has given an update on what customers can expect in the coming months on their water bills.

Early voting opens Nov. 20 for Dec. 5 election

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that early voting begins Friday, Nov. 20, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 28.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The warming trend continues into the weekend, rain chances return next week

Another nice afternoon across the region as temperatures have climbed back into the lower and middle 70′s thanks to a mixture of clouds and sunshine. The one difference we have seen this afternoon is the mugginess has returned as winds have turned more out of the southeast and that continues to brin

Dolphins rescued after being trapped near Grand Chenier

The dolphins were likely displaced due to flooding from Hurricane Laura.

American Press to be sold to Carpenter Newsmedia

Shearman Company, LLC has announced a preliminary agreement to sell the American Press.

LIVE at 10 a.m.: LegisGator Luncheon

The 15th LegisGator Luncheon is today.

LIVE at 10 a.m.: LegisGator Luncheon

The 15th LegisGator Luncheon is today.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 18, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 18, 2020.

  Hometown Heroes - Hermann Wygoda

"In the Shadow of the Swastika"

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer days ahead will make for great weather through the upcoming weekend

Morning temperatures in the 40s for most of the area will mean you might that jacket as you head out this morning but only briefly, as temperatures warm up quickly into the 50s and 60s by mid-morning and into the middle to upper 70s by this afternoon.

  Lake Charles City Council approves funding to improve intersection at Sale Road and Ryan Street

Lake Charles City Council approves funding to improve intersection at Sale Road and Ryan Street

  Regional Medical Director Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh explains COVID-19 percent positivity rates for Region 5

Regional Medical Director Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh explains COVID-19 percent positivity rates for Region 5

Oakdale woman killed in Rapides Parish crash

Oakdale woman killed in Rapides Parish crash

  St. Jude Dream Home winner tours home for the first time

For Mildred Jack, buying a ticket for the giveaway was never really about the prize. She said the support for the hospital makes the situation a win-win.

  La. Wildlife & Fisheries employees donate to coworkers recovering from hurricanes

"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.

Armed robbery suspect arrested in Katy, Texas

A suspect in the armed robbery of a Ryan Street convenience store has been arrested.

McNeese: Inappropriate image shown during online class leads to arrest of faculty member

A McNeese State University faculty member is under arrest after an inappropriate image appeared in the background during an online class, according to university officials.Steven Stinnett, 48, was arrested late Tuesday on four counts of pornography involving juveniles.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A gorgeous afternoon with plenty of sunshine, warmer weather for the weekend

An absolutely picture perfect afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we are seeing plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. High pressure will continue to provide us with nice weather to end the week as well as the first half of the weekend, but temperatures as well as the mugginess will b

Region 5 COVID-19 positivity rate above 10 percent for the first time since early August.

Percent positivity rates of COVID-19 tests are above 10 percent for the first time since early August, according to new numbers released by the Louisiana Department of Health Wednesday.

  COVID-19 and school buses

The school board has put safety measures in place for school buses as COVID-19 numbers rise

Lake Arthur water temporarily turned off for emergency repair

Water in the Town of Lake Arthur is being turned off so that an emergency repair to the water system can be made

  Authorities searching for Sulphur hit-and-run suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect who struck a garbage truck in Sulphur

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another beautiful day; chilliest nights come to an end after tonight

Morning temperatures again start off very cool but just like the past few days will warm up quickly after the sun rises. Winds will be a little breezy at times again today out of the ENE 10 to 15 with occasionally higher gusts, keeping humidity low and the great feel in place.

  FEMA begins substantial damage assessments in Lake Charles

FEMA begins substantial damage assessments in Lake Charles

Reaction from Lake Charles residents to cancelled Mardi Gras parade plans in New Orleans

Mardi Gras plans still underway for city of Lake Charles

  First Alert Forecast: Another cool night, but a warming trend begins later this week

Temperatures will drop quickly tonight with lows by Wednesday morning only a few degrees warmer than the past few days! With clear skies and light winds, temperatures will drop rapidly tonight with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the upper 30s north of I-10 to the mid 50s at the coast.

  I-10 to be widened to six lanes from Texas border ten miles eastward

A project to widen I-10 from the Texas border to east of Cities Service Hwy. in Sulphur is underway.

Five new deaths from COVID-19 reported in Region 5 over past week

Five new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Region 5 over the past week.

FEMA substantial damage assessments begin

FEMA contractors will be in Lake Charles for the next two weeks to perform assessments on residential and non-residential buildings that received substantial damage.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 16, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 16, 2020.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Our sunny stretch continues with a couple more nights in the 40s

We’ll see another beautiful day to enjoy here in Southwest Louisiana as breezes and low humidity keep the very pleasant feeling air in place through the day. Highs top out in the lower 70s this afternoon under an abundance of sunshine.

  Operation Christmas Child collects donations in Southwest Louisiana

Operation Christmas Child collects donations in Southwest Louisiana

Cajun Navy teams up with Gophr app to deliver supplies to hurricane victims

The Cajun Navy teams up with local delivery business Gophr to deliver supplies to hurricane victims in need.

Temporary welcome center design approved for USS Orleck in Jacksonville, Fl

Temporary welcome center design approved for USS Orleck in Jacksonville, Fl

  Hacker makes false report of shooting, causing deputies to force entry into home

"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.

Cricket wireless donating 300 Thanksgiving meals

Cricket Wireless is donating 300 Thanksgiving meals to those in need, but residents must sign up a one of two Cricket locations by Nov. 19.

  First Alert Forecast: Cool for the next few days, warming trend begins later this week

If you like cool temperatures, then you will love the forecast for the next few days! With clear skies and calm winds, temperatures will drop rapidly tonight with lows by Tuesday morning ranging from the lower 30s north of I-10 to the upper 40s at the coast.

Calcasieu homestead continuation may be available for those unable to live in hurricane-damaged homes

Those temporarily unable to live in homes damaged by hurricanes Laura and Delta may be eligible for a Disaster Homestead Continuation, according to information from the Calcasieu Tax Assessor’s Office.

State schedules sales tax holiday for Friday, Saturday

A state sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21.

  Hackberry celebrates groundbreaking for new high school

After a year that got off to a rocky start with COVID-19 and then two back to back hurricanes, officials in Hackberry say this is a great way to finish off the year.

Quawan Charles' disappearance didn’t meet Amber Alert criteria, source says; drowning possible factor in death

An independent autopsy ordered by the family of 15-year-old Quawan Charles list drowning as a possible factor in his death, a family attorney confirms.

Vincent Settlement reopening, leaving only one Calcasieu school closed

Vincent Settlement Elementary will reopen on Thursday, leaving only one Calcasieu School closed.