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Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office investigating possible homicide in DeQuincy

Lake Charles man dies in two-vehicle accident on Mark LeBleu Road Thursday

Severe storms roll through overnight with damage, flooding and power outages reported

SHERIFF: Bomb threat investigation leads to drug arrests

Suspect shoots victim, leads police on chase, crashes into tree on 22nd Street

Three men indicted in Javid Duhon shooting

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Diocese of Lafayette releases list of credibly accused clergy with connection to the Lake Area

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Photos and videos of April flooding

Shelter-in-place lifted following hydrochloric acid leak at Westlake Chemical

POLICE: Mooringsport man arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with Sulphur juvenile

WANTED: Beaumont Police and FBI searching for alleged kidnapper

  Car crashes into building at corner of 13th Street and Enterprise Blvd.

Authorities find body in Sabine River after searching for missing woman

Authorities from Newton and Jasper County as well as Vernon Parish were investigating a missing persons case when a body was discovered in the Sabine River

  Authorities searching for mother of newborn found in grass outside La. hospital

While there is a safe haven law in which parents can give up newborns up to 60 days old at a hospital, fire department or police department, the baby must be turned over to an employee.

  Lake Charles to host U.S. Boxing Olympic Trials and national championships in December

The United States boxing national championships and trials for the 2020 Olympics are coming to Lake Charles, December 10-15.

BREAKING: Vernon Sheriff’s Office captures escaped inmate

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have recaptured an escaped inmate tonight

  VIDEO: Mayor, police chief make statement on fatal officer-involved shooting

  Lake Charles City Council approves Mayor’s pick for Police Chief

Student accused of having gun in backpack at Iowa High arrested

Lake Charles teen arrested in connection with shooting, home invasion on McKinley Street

Honduras man arrested for alleged rape in Lake Charles

Sheriff: Rain likely stopped attempted burning of body found on road in Cameron Parish

Identity released of body found in Cameron Parish

Johnson says there is no word yet where or by whom she was last seen and it is unclear, at this point, where Galimidi died.

CPSO: Two students arrested for making threats against Lake Area schools

Detectives learned a 15-year-old student began making threats to ‘kill everyone at school’ after being kicked out of class for a disturbance.

CPSB responds to threats against several area schools

Several threats were posted to social media targeting the schools

Three booked for negligent homicide after suspected drug overdose at Coushatta

Three people are in custody after a body was found on Coushatta property, officials said.

California surgeon accused of sexual assault graduated from Lafayette High School

Robicheaux is a Louisiana State University graduate.

Police: 11 shots fired during drive-by shooting on Enterprise, no injuries reported

A home was struck 11 times but no one was injured during a drive-by shooting on Enterprise Boulevard early Tuesday morning authorities said.

LCPD: Motorcycle fatality reported in two-vehicle crash

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle according to Lt. Richard Harrell with LCPD.

LCPD: Around 45 brought to area hospitals since Friday after ingesting synthetic marijuana

Around 45 people have been brought to area hospitals since Friday after having reactions to synthetic marijuana, local authorities say.

BREAKING: DeRidder Schools on precautionary lockdown

The DeRidder High school campus is on lockdown at this time.  Officials at the school tell 7News that a wanted fugitive, identified as Jacob Maden, is suspected to be in the area. The DeRidder Jr. High, Sr. High, K.R. Hanchey, and Pinewood elementary campuses are in a precautionary lockdown at this time. DeRidder police are working to apprehend the suspect.   Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Four people hit by vehicle near Tiger Stadium

Five pedestrians have been struck by a vehicle near Tiger Stadium at LSU. WAFB reports that four of the pedestrians have been transported to the hospital with one in serious condition. We will have more information as this story develops. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Flare due to power failure at LyondellBasell

LyondellBassel Industries has a flare around the building due to a power failure, according to OHSEP.  The flare happened this morning around 8:20 a.m. Monday morning and an all-clear hasn't been given as of yet, says OHSEP.

  BPSO: DeRidder man arrested for second-degree murder

BPSO found a deceased person in a bedroom in a residence.

CPSO looking for driver of truck involved in hit and run

Authorities say they are searching for the driver of a white dodge pick-up that struck a pedestrian on a skateboard at around 10 pm on Wednesday, Jun 6. The victim of the hit and run was quickly brought to the hospital, treated for minor injuries,then was later released, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs office spokesperson.  Myers said based on evidence found at the scene, the truck may be missing the driver's side mirror, and ma...

Smoke tests being used to inspect sewer lines

The city of Lake Charles will begin performing smoke tests in the sewers in an attempt to discover any and all defects in the main sewer lines and service laterals that connect to residents. The tests will begin on Monday, June 11. The project area to be tested is generally described as: ·         North of Interstate 10: Between Guinn Street and Interstate 10, and between Highway 171 and Cathy Street

BREAKING NEWS: Austin bombing suspect confirmed as dead

Local media reports indicate police attempted to arrest a suspect in the Austin, TX, bombings early Wednesday and he is now reportedly dead. Four bombings have rocked the city of Austin this month killing three people. In a tweet at 5:30 a.m. ET, the Houston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said officials are at the scene with police and FBI agents. The Austin Police Department tweeted early Wednesday morning that they were working an off...

Cameron sheriff searching for man not seen since March 7

Authorities are searching for missing person Kasey Robert Welch, 44, according to Detective Randy Hunt of Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office. Welch's motorcycle was found damaged on March 8 on Ellis Moss Road, 5 miles west of Highway 27.   Welch is described as being 5'9" and 150 lbs with brown eyes, brown hair, and a tribal tattoo on his right arm. Police urge people to call (337) 775-5111 with any information they might have. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

No injuries from small fire at Barbe High

Authorities responded to a small fire at Barbe High School on Thursday morning. There were no reports of injuries and classes resumed quickly after the fire was put out.

Truck runs into Market Basket in Iowa, no injuries reported

A truck ran into the Market Basket in Iowa on Tuesday afternoon.

WATCH LIVE: White House briefing following Sean Spicer's resignation

The White House is holding a press briefing around 1 p.m. following the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

BREAKING: Two arrests made in N. Simmons St. homicide

Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide in the area of North Simmons Street and Opelousas Street.

Loud noise: officials identify two sources

Officials in Calcasieu Parish have identified two sources responsible for loud sounds heard throughout the area. Emergency Preparedness Director Dick Gremillion says a small fire in the power house at Axiall South led to a steam release.

Suspected killer leads authorities to body of missing Calcasieu man

The body of a missing Calcasieu Parish man has been found after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body, authorities said.

Fort Polk soldier arrested on bomb-making charges, bond set at $1.5 million

A Fort Polk man accused of making a bomb was arrested on Friday by the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Sam Craft.

Troopers investigating head-on collision on La. 3256, no serious injuries reported

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D are on the scene of a head-on collision on La. 3256, which is south and parallel to I-10, authorities said.

UPDATE: Kinder police's phone lines now working

The Kinder Police Department's main phone line is down while work is being done on the the phone system. To reach the police department, call 337-738-5682. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Anacoco man killed in Vernon Parish crash

A vehicle crash on U.S.171 killed a man from Anacoco Thursday, Louisiana State Police said.

Police: Overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 west near Enterprise

Lake Charles police report an overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 westbound and on the service road near the Road King Truck Stop. Police are asking that drivers avoid the area for the next several hours. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Lyft arrives in Lake Charles on Thursday

The ride-booking company, Lyft, is launching in 25 U.S. cities on Thursday - and Lake Charles is one of them.

UPDATE: Shots fired at Lake Charles mobile home park, no injuries

There were shots fired early Tuesday evening at Gulf Stream Manor mobile home park on Gulf Highway in Lake Charles.

UPDATE: State Police release name of suspect accused of shooting, killing Baton Rouge teen

A Baton Rouge teen was shot and killed on his birthday, and the suspect was arrested in Lake Charles on Monday afternoon.

Oakdale man dies from injuries suffered in house fire

A 25-year-old Oakdale man died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a residential fire on March 4.

SHOOTING UPDATE: Man found deceased in Vinton, two people detained

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating its first homicide this year.

NEW DETAILS: Man barricades self in mobile home while theft warrant being served

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said there is a standoff going on with a male resident in the Fairview Mobile Estates South on Tom Hebert Road.

Iowa police looking for teenager missing since last Friday

The Iowa Police Department is looking for a teenaged boy who has been missing since last Friday.

LCPD arrests man after string of indecent exposure complaints

The Lake Charles Police Department arrested a man Thursday morning after receiving more than 20 complaints that he "masturbated and exposed himself" to several female victims since Dec. 1.

LCPD: Juvenile shot in leg on 8th Avenue

A 16-year-old juvenile was shot in the leg in the 1800 block of 8th Avenue. Monday evening, authorities said.

Police looking for suspect in connection with Sunday shooting

The Lake Charles Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with a Sunday night shooting in the 3400 block of McKinley Street.

Four women accused of shooting, armed robbery of Westlake man

Three women have been arrested on shooting and armed robbery charges after an incident in Westlake, according to authorities.

LCPD: Three LC men arrested in connection with Feb. 1 armed robberies

Three Lake Charles men have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's armed robbery of a convenience store. Overy James Bigelow, 22; Delmond Davon Rich, 20; and Jamarcus Shaqun White, 21 were arrested on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. White has an additional charge of aggravated battery. The Lake Charles Department got a call after 2 a.m. on that day about the armed robbery of the Hop-In store on Gerstner Memorial Drive ...

OMV offers help for License 2 Drive students

Since the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) recently decided not to renew License 2 Drive Driving School's license because of administrative rule violations, the OMV is now offering some avenues to help students of the driving school.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on 2003 homicide suspect

Lake Charles police continue to search for 31-year-old McKartney Young.

APSO: Water on US 190 in Reeves, tree down on Topsy Bell Road

The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting water on US 190 on Lyles Street in Reeves. An officer is there directing traffic. Also, there's a tree down on Topsy Bell Road just north of Texas Eastern Road. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

LC man arrested in connection with Nov. 30 Opelousas Street shooting

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Nov. 30 shooting in the 3000 block of Opelousas Street.

McNeese president to retire in June

McNeese State University President Dr. Philip Williams will retire on June 30. He made the announcement via news release on Monday. Williams has served as president since July 1, 2010 and said he is not leaving McNeese for another university. “I will be turning 65 next month and I am hoping to resume my interests in writing as well as consulting in the fields of strategic planning and management,” he said. He said he has cherished his time serving as president. &...

Three suspects arrested in another LC armed robbery

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested three people in another armed robbery - this one at a U.S. 171 convenience store. Caylin J. Williams, 20, and Chad Levier, 18, of Lake Charles and Terry R. Shepherd, 22, of Iowa have been arrested on charges of armed robbery and armed robbery with the use of a firearm in the incident, which took place about 3 a.m. Monday.  "Deputies learned the three suspects entered the store armed, where there were two employees and three...

Lake Charles police confirm shooting at Sunset Manor apartments

There has been another shooting in Lake Charles.

Sheriff's Office: Inmate who walked off job may be driving white hearse

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for an inmate who walked off the job Tuesday afternoon. Jonathon B. Alexander, 26, may be driving a white Chrysler hearse bearing Louisiana license plate A584886, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Coroner IDs body dumped on La. 27, road workers kept moving carpet roll, not knowing body was inside

The body found dumped on La. 27 in Hackberry on Thursday has been identified as a woman who has been missing since June from Fannett, Texas, authorities said.

DeQuincy parade, fireworks, canceled for tonight

There are several Christmas events that have been canceled or moved due to this weekend's rainy weather forecast.

Body found dumped on La. 27 near Hackberry, authorities suspect foul play

A body has been found dumped on La. 27 in Hackberry, just south of Hog Island Gully, authorities said. Cameron Sheriff Ron Johnson said the body was found  around 11 a.m. Thursday.  The body is wrapped up and apparently, had been there awhile, he said. The coroner and other officials are currently processing the scene.

BREAKING: One dead following shooting in 3400 block of Opelousas Street

Lake Charles police are responding to a shooting on East Opelousas Street. KPLC's Candy Rodriguez is on the scene and will have more information as it develops. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Police release name of man who died in East Prien Lake Road crash

The man who died in a fiery crash on East Prien Lake Road last Saturday has been identified, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke positively identified the victim as Trent Mouton, 24, of Jennings, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus of the Lake Charles Police Department. The crash happened about 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 26 in the 4600 block of East Prien Lake Road. Mouton was traveling east when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a coulee, rolled and came to rest on ...

Jeff Davis coroner rules cause of death of body found floating in canal as homicide

The cause of death of the body found floating in the Grand Marias Canal last week has been ruled a homicide by the coroner's office, authorities said.

Man considered 'armed and dangerous' found hiding under bed in LC home

A man Lake Charles police described as "armed and dangerous" has been arrested.

Two arrested in connection with Leesville soldier's death

Two Leesville residents have been arrested in connection with the death of a Fort Polk soldier missing since August, authorities said.

LC police: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect back in custody

Malcolm Scott Guillory is back in custody, authorities said.

WATCH LIVE: News conference gives update on fatal shooting of San Antonio police officer

San Antonio police will hold a 5:15 p.m. news conference on the latest regarding the fatal shooting of an officer during a traffic stop over the weekend. Multiple sources say there has been an arrest. To watch, click HERE. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Police: Shooting at Southern University critically injures one man

The Southern University Police Department has confirmed a male victim was critically injured during a shooting on the Baton Rouge campus Thursday night, WAFB reports.