Preparing your home for the storm

Preparing your home for a storm.

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Rhonda Kitchens

Mandesha Thornton

Shelby Trahan

Gabe McDonald

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Ben Terry

Wade Hampton

Lee Zurik

Dave McNamara

Agnes DeRouen

Olivia Vidal

Taylor Verrico

Taylor Verrico is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bethany College in 2014, where she played four years of basketball while earning her BA in Communications.

Ashley Joseph

Ashley Joseph is excited to report the news in her hometown of Lake Charles, La.

Luke Burdsall

Originally from Philadelphia, Luke Burdsall joined KPLC in June of 2018.

Drew Marine

Drew Marine joined KPLC in June 2018 as a reporter. She is from southern California and went to Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

Robin Richardson

Dakota Watson

Chandler Watkins

Theresa Schmidt

John Bridges

Brady Renard

Jillian Corder

Jillian Corder anchors 7News First at Four and 7 News at Six alongside Cynthia Arceneaux. She joined KPLC in July 2015 as a reporter and was promoted less than a year later.

Cynthia Arceneaux

A native of Louisiana's Bayou Country, Cynthia was born and raised just down the road in Franklin.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Edwards unveils new initiative to bolster McNeese enrollment

The collaborative initiative was created to expand the university's programs and enrollment. Waste management will introduce a new Thermal Desorption Unit as an environmentally friendly materials handling option at its Chemical Waste Management facility in Carlyss.

Experts predict rice industry to improve in 2017

2016 was a rough year for rice producers throughout the country and the state, and especially here in Southwest Louisiana, with major flooding crippling farms. "We've had depressed prices. Add to that the flood we had in 2016. So the last couple of years have been a challenge and a struggle for our rice producers," said Kurt Guidry, an economist with the LSU AgCenter.

UPDATE: Closure of flooded Calcasieu River, from Saltwater Barrier to Parish line

Starting Saturday evening, the Calcasieu River will be closed to boat traffic north of the Saltwater Barrier, up to the Parish line, said Dick Gremillion, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Calcasieu Parish.  The Calcasieu Police Jury is closing the river - flooded after recent storms in Southwest Louisiana -  after receiving numerous complaints from property owners worried that passing boats could

Logan Weiss explains why Disc Golf is the sport for you

What do you get when you combine a nice leisurely day out on the golf course with ultimate frisbee? You get Disc Golf. 17 year old professional disc golfer Logan Weiss has been playing Disc Golf for 11

CPSO to host firearm safety workshop for women

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office to host, "SAFE & SECURE: A Ladies Firearm Safety and Self-Defense Workshop."

Authorities searching for attempted smash and grab suspect

Authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help in locating a man who attempted to steal an ATM from a business on Highway 171 early Tuesday morning.

Nike Announces Recall

A popular sneaker is being recalled after a defect is discovered that could cause serious injury. Nike USA Incorporated is recalling close to 425-thousand pairs of its "Jordan Trunner," cross-training shoes.