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The 15th World War II Heroes Flight is May 28-30, departing from Lafayette, Louisiana. (Source: Brookshire Grocery Co.) The 15th World War II Heroes Flight is May 28-30, departing from Lafayette, Louisiana. (Source: Brookshire Grocery Co.)

Applications open for World War II Heroes Flight

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The 15th World War II Heroes Flight will happen May 28-30, departing from Lafayette. Veterans will see the World War II Memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C., during the all-expenses-paid trip

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Crawfish rush as Lent begins Video included

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Every crawfish vendor in the area is scrambling to handle the crowds today as thousands of families get into the Lenten season the SWLA way.   Around 2 in the afternoon is a usually less busy time. Steamboat Bill's ran out of these little red guys. But don't worry they have more. "It is our tradition crawfish season does start to get big around Lent around the first Friday of Lent but right now it's been a little different for us because the weather has been... More>>

Man wanted for failure to appear in court in Abbeville

(Source Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office)
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The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a subject for failure to appear in court.  Jermaine Devon Guidry, 24, was sentenced for two Counts of Assault by Drive-by Shooting, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and Attempted Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felony. Officials say that he may drive two vehicles; a 2008 Black Nissan Altima and a 2009 Silver Pontiac. The suspect has been entered into NCIC. Anyone with information re...

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You ready for some Crawfish?

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Crawfish prices around the lake area.

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Boil advisory lifted for some areas of DeRidder

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
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The boil advisory has been lifted for customers in DeRidder. Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish announced the lift for those who live on 5689 and 5657 La. 171 and the West side of La. 171 from address 5590 La. 171 to the corner of Lee Eason Rd.  Refer any questions to WWD3 of Beauregard Parish at 337-725-3000.

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Maplewood schools given all clear after brief lockdown

CPSB logo (Source: CPSB) CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)
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Two school lockdowns were reported Friday by the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  According to a post on the CPSB Facebook page, Maplewood Middle and Elementary schools were placed on lockdown "out of an abundance of caution" due to a campus visitor.  Once the situation was investigated and ruled a non-threat the lockdown was lifted.  Calcasieu Parish School Board Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

Craft stores invaded by photographers for the #HobbyLobbyChallenge

(Source: Aminah McKenzie Photography via Twitter) (Source: Aminah McKenzie Photography via Twitter)
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Here's an internet challenge that maybe we can all get behind. People are headed to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and other craft stores across the country to take amazing photos.  It's dubbed the #HobbyLobbyChallenge and is simple - head down the floral aisles at your favorite craft store and snap gorgeous portraits. Check out some of the images people have been able to capture: spent forty minutes in hobby lobby and made magic ? #hobbylobbychallenge pic.twitter.com/PvC6AQAnf...

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School safety in SWLA

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
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Following the school shooting in Florida, many people are still asking why this happens.

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Gov. Edwards orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Florida shooting victims

(Source History.com) (Source History.com)
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Gov. Jon Bel Edwards had ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana to be flown over Louisiana. The flags will appear at half-staff over all public buildings and grounds in remembrance of the 17 students and teachers murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this past Wednesday. Gov. Edwards states, "My heart is heavy for those who have lost children and loved ones, and I am hopeful that they may find peace during this time of grief. I pray that th...

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Deadliest shootings in American history

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The shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.

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17 die in Florida high school shooting Video included

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The 17 who were killed were both students and adults. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student who was expelled.

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Invasive snail discovered in Louisiana crawfish pond

An apple snail from a crawfish pond near Rayne An apple snail from a crawfish pond near Rayne
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An invasive species of snail has forced a farmer near Rayne to shut down his crawfish harvest.  According to the LSU AgCenter, the pest, called the apple snail, clogs crawfish trap openings and makes harvesting difficult.  LSU AgCenter rice specialist Dustin Harrell says the Acadia Parish farmer was collecting six to 12 crates of snails each day. According to a news release, Harrell said it's suspected the snails entered the field when it was flooded with water from a bayo...

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