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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:37:03 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:35:29 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:34:30 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic.   Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic.   Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Team Coverage on Monday

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Team Coverage on Monday

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:25:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...
    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...
  • Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:12:21 GMT
    (Source: State of Louisiana)(Source: State of Louisiana)

    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

  • KPLC/FOX29 livestream

    KPLC/FOX29 livestream

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:04:38 GMT
    KPLC Logo (Source: KPLC)KPLC Logo (Source: KPLC)

    KPLC/FOX29 Livestream. 

    KPLC/FOX29 Livestream. 

  • How does the weather impact your mood?

    How does the weather impact your mood?

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:49:37 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

  • UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with Oakdale church burglaries

    UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with Oakdale church burglaries

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:02:47 GMT
    Justin Townley (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Justin Townley (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with the recent church burglaries in Oakdale, Sheriff Doug Hebert said Friday. Last week someone burglarized Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cross Memorial Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, making off with property including sound equipment and musical instruments.

    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with the recent church burglaries in Oakdale, Sheriff Doug Hebert said Friday. Last week someone burglarized Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cross Memorial Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, making off with property including sound equipment and musical instruments.

  • BREAKING

    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shootings arrested

    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shootings arrested

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:48:37 GMT
    Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)

    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a pair of drive-by shootings that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 15. On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman.

    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a pair of drive-by shootings that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 15. On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman.

  • Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:22:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • BREAKING

    Judge denies motion for continuance in Daigle trial

    Judge denies motion for continuance in Daigle trial

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-08-18 15:51:46 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    A judge in state district court has denied a motion for a continuance for Kevin Daigle's first-degree murder trial. Daigle is facing the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent. Daigle's defense team asked for the continuance after his lead attorney, David Price, died on July 27. Daigle is set for trial on Sept. 18. Daigle is accused of shooting Vincent to death during a traffic stop in August 2015. In denying the continuance, Jud...

    A judge in state district court has denied a motion for a continuance for Kevin Daigle's first-degree murder trial. Daigle is facing the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent. Daigle's defense team asked for the continuance after his lead attorney, David Price, died on July 27. Daigle is set for trial on Sept. 18. Daigle is accused of shooting Vincent to death during a traffic stop in August 2015. In denying the continuance, Jud...

  • Lake Charles Beach Sweep planned for Sept. 16

    Lake Charles Beach Sweep planned for Sept. 16

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-08-18 12:50:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

    The Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

  • BREAKING

    Rep. Mark Abraham speaks from Barcelona

    Rep. Mark Abraham speaks from Barcelona

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:19:40 GMT
    Mark Abraham (Source: Facebook)Mark Abraham (Source: Facebook)

    Representative Mark Abraham is currently in Barcelona, site of today's deadly terror attack.

    KPLC's Candy Rodriguez spoke with Abraham, who was in Barcelona on vacation. 

    Representative Mark Abraham is currently in Barcelona, site of today's deadly terror attack.

    KPLC's Candy Rodriguez spoke with Abraham, who was in Barcelona on vacation. 

  • 10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life

    10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:44:38 GMT
    Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)

    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

  • Plans announced for Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Plans announced for Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:24:10 GMT
    Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration (Source: City of Lake Charles)Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. On Friday, September 29, from 5-9 p.m., an exhibit opening will be held at 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan Street). The exhibit, titled 150 Years of Lake Charles, is a 16-panel, multimedia display that covers the storied history of Lake Charles from its early years through present day....

    The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. On Friday, September 29, from 5-9 p.m., an exhibit opening will be held at 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan Street). The exhibit, titled 150 Years of Lake Charles, is a 16-panel, multimedia display that covers the storied history of Lake Charles from its early years through present day....

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    Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:16:54 GMT
    Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

  • Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:54:36 GMT
    (Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

  • Boil advisory issued for parts of Beauregard Parish

    Boil advisory issued for parts of Beauregard Parish

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:47:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory for customers located on the following roads in the Ragley area: Hunt Road, Gimnick Road, Pascal LeBleu Road, Bill LeBleu Road, George Smart Road, Ray Sanders Road, Elroy Sittig Road, Craft Road, Sophie Craft Road, Atwood Daniels Road, and Louis Burnett Road. For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

    Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory for customers located on the following roads in the Ragley area: Hunt Road, Gimnick Road, Pascal LeBleu Road, Bill LeBleu Road, George Smart Road, Ray Sanders Road, Elroy Sittig Road, Craft Road, Sophie Craft Road, Atwood Daniels Road, and Louis Burnett Road. For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

  • Indictment returned against man accused of beating woman unconscious

    Indictment returned against man accused of beating woman unconscious

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:40:49 GMT
    John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Sulphur man has been indicted for allegedly beating a woman until she was unconscious, then beating her again after she regained consciousness.  John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was indicted on one count of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of "forcefully and repeatedly" choking, punching, and slamming the victims head into a concrete roadway with the intent to kill the victim.  Read the original story HERE: Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unco...

    A Sulphur man has been indicted for allegedly beating a woman until she was unconscious, then beating her again after she regained consciousness.  John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was indicted on one count of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of "forcefully and repeatedly" choking, punching, and slamming the victims head into a concrete roadway with the intent to kill the victim.  Read the original story HERE: Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unco...

  • CPSO: Sex offender charged with indecent behavior with juvenile

    CPSO: Sex offender charged with indecent behavior with juvenile

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:36:31 GMT
    Otis R. Jackson (Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Otis R. Jackson (Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A registered sex offender has been charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and failure to register as a sex offender, authorities say. In July the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl, who was a family member, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman. 

    A registered sex offender has been charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and failure to register as a sex offender, authorities say. In July the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl, who was a family member, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman. 

  • Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:21:39 GMT
    Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

  • Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:22:55 GMT
    (Source: Progressive Waste)(Source: Progressive Waste)

    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

  • Safety Seat Check event being held in Sulphur

    Safety Seat Check event being held in Sulphur

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:06:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Sulphur Police Department will be hosting a free child safety seat check event this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, according to Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman. The event will be held at the West Cal Event Center from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents will be able to speak with a technician or law enforcement officer who will demonstrate how to correctly use the safety seat, and make sure the child is in the right seat for his/her height and ...

    Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Sulphur Police Department will be hosting a free child safety seat check event this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, according to Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman. The event will be held at the West Cal Event Center from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents will be able to speak with a technician or law enforcement officer who will demonstrate how to correctly use the safety seat, and make sure the child is in the right seat for his/her height and ...

  • Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:58:20 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

  • Groundbreaking for $200 million housing development

    Groundbreaking for $200 million housing development

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:16:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Groundbreaking for a huge housing Development in Iowa. The Sugarcane Townes development will cost about $200 million, making it one of the largest developments ever in Southwest Louisiana.

    Groundbreaking for a huge housing Development in Iowa. The Sugarcane Townes development will cost about $200 million, making it one of the largest developments ever in Southwest Louisiana.

  • Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

    Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:02:59 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The much-anticipated solar eclipse happens Monday.  We'll see about a 70-percent eclipse here, weather permitting. To view the eclipse safely, you'll need special glasses. However, if you picked up eclipse glasses from any Calcasieu Parish Library location, you're asked to throw them away. There has been a lot of talk about knock-off Solar Eclipse glasses. Amazon has been experiencing some issues with phony glasses forcing them to give customer refunds. Calcasieu Parish Libra...

    The much-anticipated solar eclipse happens Monday.  We'll see about a 70-percent eclipse here, weather permitting. To view the eclipse safely, you'll need special glasses. However, if you picked up eclipse glasses from any Calcasieu Parish Library location, you're asked to throw them away. There has been a lot of talk about knock-off Solar Eclipse glasses. Amazon has been experiencing some issues with phony glasses forcing them to give customer refunds. Calcasieu Parish Libra...

  • Sheriff's Office: Texas man wanted for trespassing on residential property

    Sheriff's Office: Texas man wanted for trespassing on residential property

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:37:13 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Texas man is wanted for trespassing on a residential property in Starks, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  James F. Connolly, 47, of Vidor, Texas, was caught on surveillance video approaching the front door to the home, walking around the property, and eventually entering a shop on the property. The footage also showed Connolly was armed with a gun, said Myers.  A warrant has been issued for Connolly and he is being...

    A Texas man is wanted for trespassing on a residential property in Starks, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  James F. Connolly, 47, of Vidor, Texas, was caught on surveillance video approaching the front door to the home, walking around the property, and eventually entering a shop on the property. The footage also showed Connolly was armed with a gun, said Myers.  A warrant has been issued for Connolly and he is being...

  • RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 05:14:42 GMT
    (Source: RoyOMartin)(Source: RoyOMartin)

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

  • What the solar eclipse means for Louisiana

    What the solar eclipse means for Louisiana

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:00:08 GMT
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)

    On August 21, millions of Americans will be looking to the sky to see the Solar Eclipse.  The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the continental U.S. was in 1979, and next Monday, it'll finally happen again.  

    On August 21, millions of Americans will be looking to the sky to see the Solar Eclipse.  The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the continental U.S. was in 1979, and next Monday, it'll finally happen again.  

  • Sheriff's Office: 145 doses of Ecstasy found in Welsh home

    Sheriff's Office: 145 doses of Ecstasy found in Welsh home

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:38:50 GMT
    (Ashley Duhon Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)(Ashley Duhon Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Welsh woman was arrested today after 145 dosage units of Ecstasy, 1 pint of Promethazine, 195 Alprazolam tablets, and synthetic marijuana were found in her home, according to Chris Ivey, spokesman for the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's department.  Ashley Duhon, 31, of Welsh is charged with possession of CDS I with intent to distribute after the drugs were discovered in the home, said Ivey.  JDPSO Narcotics detectives, Calcasieu Anti-Drug Task Force, Homeland Secu...

    A Welsh woman was arrested today after 145 dosage units of Ecstasy, 1 pint of Promethazine, 195 Alprazolam tablets, and synthetic marijuana were found in her home, according to Chris Ivey, spokesman for the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's department.  Ashley Duhon, 31, of Welsh is charged with possession of CDS I with intent to distribute after the drugs were discovered in the home, said Ivey.  JDPSO Narcotics detectives, Calcasieu Anti-Drug Task Force, Homeland Secu...

  • New bus routes cause problems on first day of school

    New bus routes cause problems on first day of school

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:34:26 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The school board warned parent's yesterday its new software would call for more stops and there would be some split routes due to a shortage of drivers.  However, some parents, no matter how early and prepared, were left in a bind after some buses never showed up.  Ollie Thigpen has twin boys in second grade and a nephew in kindergarten she had to see off on the bus this morning. She knew since it was the first day there would be some issues, so she was prepared. "I...

    The school board warned parent's yesterday its new software would call for more stops and there would be some split routes due to a shortage of drivers.  However, some parents, no matter how early and prepared, were left in a bind after some buses never showed up.  Ollie Thigpen has twin boys in second grade and a nephew in kindergarten she had to see off on the bus this morning. She knew since it was the first day there would be some issues, so she was prepared. "I...

  • Defense asks for continuance after Kevin Daigle's lead attorney dies

    Defense asks for continuance after Kevin Daigle's lead attorney dies

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:32:00 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    The lead attorney defending Kevin Daigle has died.  Daigle is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of State Trooper Steven Vincent and the state is seeking the death penalty. Vincent was shot to death two years ago this August, so the state says that despite the death of Daigle's attorney David Price, the defense has had enough time to prepare.  The defense disagrees and has asked Judge Guy Bradberry to delay the trial which is set for September 18th. Bradberry ...

    The lead attorney defending Kevin Daigle has died.  Daigle is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of State Trooper Steven Vincent and the state is seeking the death penalty. Vincent was shot to death two years ago this August, so the state says that despite the death of Daigle's attorney David Price, the defense has had enough time to prepare.  The defense disagrees and has asked Judge Guy Bradberry to delay the trial which is set for September 18th. Bradberry ...

  • Sheriff's Office: Hayes man arrested for oral sexual battery of 3-year-old

    Sheriff's Office: Hayes man arrested for oral sexual battery of 3-year-old

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:20:30 GMT
    (Derrick Hayes Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Derrick Hayes Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Hayes man was arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old boy, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Derrick A. Hayes, 33, is charged with one count of oral sexual battery after allegedly biting the boy on the genitals, said Myers. Detectives were called to the home in Hayes and the 3-year-old told them Hayes had bitten him while he was in Hayes' care. Detectives examined the boy and his injuries were consistent...

    A Hayes man was arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old boy, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Derrick A. Hayes, 33, is charged with one count of oral sexual battery after allegedly biting the boy on the genitals, said Myers. Detectives were called to the home in Hayes and the 3-year-old told them Hayes had bitten him while he was in Hayes' care. Detectives examined the boy and his injuries were consistent...

  • BREAKING

    Calcasieu library officials warn public not to use eclipse glasses picked up at area branches

    Calcasieu library officials warn public not to use eclipse glasses picked up at area branches

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:59:18 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Calcasieu Public Library officials are warning residents not to use the eclipse glasses distributed at library branches. Residents are asked to throw the glasses away because "they may not be suitable for use during the eclipse." “Due to a possible manufacturing error, and for the safety of our patrons, we are asking that if anyone picked up a pair of eclipse glasses at any of our branches to please not use them," said Christy Comeaux, public information officer...

    Calcasieu Public Library officials are warning residents not to use the eclipse glasses distributed at library branches. Residents are asked to throw the glasses away because "they may not be suitable for use during the eclipse." “Due to a possible manufacturing error, and for the safety of our patrons, we are asking that if anyone picked up a pair of eclipse glasses at any of our branches to please not use them," said Christy Comeaux, public information officer...

  • SWLA community gathers to discuss future of health care

    SWLA community gathers to discuss future of health care

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:26:34 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    There was a packed house at the SWLA Center for Health Services, where National Health Centers Week was being celebrated.

    There was a packed house at the SWLA Center for Health Services, where National Health Centers Week was being celebrated.

  • BREAKING

    Texas man arrested in connection with May robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Texas man arrested in connection with May robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:09:29 GMT
    Ray J. McAllister (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Ray J. McAllister (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

      The suspect who robbed a local credit union back in May has been apprehended, according to authorities.

      The suspect who robbed a local credit union back in May has been apprehended, according to authorities.

  • BREAKING

    Sheriff announces two arrests in connection with body found near Starks

    Sheriff announces two arrests in connection with body found near Starks

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:04:59 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Hammons' death is believed to be drug related, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.

    Hammons' death is believed to be drug related, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.

  • School zone safety awareness

    School zone safety awareness

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-08-15 01:19:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Calcasieu Parish law enforcement agencies are raising school zone safety awareness for the beginning of the school year. The first day of school for Calcasieu Parish is Tuesday, Aug. 15 and officials want to remind drivers to be aware of all school zones and their speed limits, school crossings, and to watch out for kids. Most school zones have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. The normal posted spe...
    Calcasieu Parish law enforcement agencies are raising school zone safety awareness for the beginning of the school year. The first day of school for Calcasieu Parish is Tuesday, Aug. 15 and officials want to remind drivers to be aware of all school zones and their speed limits, school crossings, and to watch out for kids. Most school zones have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. The normal posted spe...
  • Drop-off, pick-up at Prien Lake Elementary has changed

    Drop-off, pick-up at Prien Lake Elementary has changed

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:57:20 GMT

    The road safety project taking place at Prien Lake Elementary is going to be finished in time for the first day of school, which is Aug. 15, said Holly Holland, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  The project's goal is to aid in traffic congestion on Nelson Road during the beginning and end of the school day. The drop-off and pick-up protocol has changed as well. That's because you can turn into the new drive from either direction on Nelson Road but you MUST exi...

    The road safety project taking place at Prien Lake Elementary is going to be finished in time for the first day of school, which is Aug. 15, said Holly Holland, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  The project's goal is to aid in traffic congestion on Nelson Road during the beginning and end of the school day. The drop-off and pick-up protocol has changed as well. That's because you can turn into the new drive from either direction on Nelson Road but you MUST exi...

  • SLIDESHOW: Back-to-school photos

    SLIDESHOW: Back-to-school photos

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:53:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewers)(Source: KPLC viewers)

    School returned to session in Allen and Vernon parishes today. We want to see those cute back-to-school photos! Send them to newmedia@kplctv.com and we'll add them to our slideshow. Here is a list of back-to-school dates: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes - Aug. 15  First day of school for Pre-K classes - Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school - Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 gra...

    School returned to session in Allen and Vernon parishes today. We want to see those cute back-to-school photos! Send them to newmedia@kplctv.com and we'll add them to our slideshow. Here is a list of back-to-school dates: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes - Aug. 15  First day of school for Pre-K classes - Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school - Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 gra...

  • Lacassine girl named 2016 La. Female Youth Hunter of the Year

    Lacassine girl named 2016 La. Female Youth Hunter of the Year

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:44:33 GMT
    2016 Youth Hunters of the Year Seth Gottardi (left) and Kindal Tonn (middle), with Barney Callahan, Louisiana Wildlife Federation board member, who presented their awards. Source: LDWF)2016 Youth Hunters of the Year Seth Gottardi (left) and Kindal Tonn (middle), with Barney Callahan, Louisiana Wildlife Federation board member, who presented their awards. Source: LDWF)

    A Lacassine girl has been named the Louisiana Female Youth Hunter of the Year for 2016 by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 13-year-old Kindal Tonn won the award for a spike deer hunt in Texas during the February 2016 hunting season. Tonn was one of 10 youth on the hunt and the only female, according to LDWF.  The award was presented over the weekend at the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association banquet in Natchitoches. The Youth Hunter of the Year P...

    A Lacassine girl has been named the Louisiana Female Youth Hunter of the Year for 2016 by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 13-year-old Kindal Tonn won the award for a spike deer hunt in Texas during the February 2016 hunting season. Tonn was one of 10 youth on the hunt and the only female, according to LDWF.  The award was presented over the weekend at the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association banquet in Natchitoches. The Youth Hunter of the Year P...

  • Oakdale Police Department looking for man connected to church robberies

    Oakdale Police Department looking for man connected to church robberies

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:12:34 GMT
    (Source: First Baptist Church Oakdale)(Source: First Baptist Church Oakdale)

    Three churches in Oakdale have been burglarized since last Thursday, according to the Oakdale police department.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cross Memorial Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church have had things like their amplifiers, guitars, drums, and microphones stolen, said Chief Joseph Lockett.  Surveillance footage from First Baptist Church shows the alleged thief. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakdale Police Department at 318-335-02...

    Three churches in Oakdale have been burglarized since last Thursday, according to the Oakdale police department.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cross Memorial Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church have had things like their amplifiers, guitars, drums, and microphones stolen, said Chief Joseph Lockett.  Surveillance footage from First Baptist Church shows the alleged thief. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakdale Police Department at 318-335-02...

  • Charges dropped against man arrested in connection with Barlow death

    Charges dropped against man arrested in connection with Barlow death

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:21:23 GMT
    Two counts of accessory after the fact against Phillip Lane have been dropped. (Source: Phillip Lane)Two counts of accessory after the fact against Phillip Lane have been dropped. (Source: Phillip Lane)

    All charges have been dropped against Phillip Lane, who was arrested in September 2015 in connection with the death of Jody Barlow in Starks.  Lane was arrested in September 2015 and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact. He spent eight months in Calcasieu Correctional Center. The Calcasieu District Attorney's Office has confirmed that both counts have been dropped. Zachary Bench was found guilty of second-degree murder in Barlow's death. Copyright 2017 KPL...

    All charges have been dropped against Phillip Lane, who was arrested in September 2015 in connection with the death of Jody Barlow in Starks.  Lane was arrested in September 2015 and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact. He spent eight months in Calcasieu Correctional Center. The Calcasieu District Attorney's Office has confirmed that both counts have been dropped. Zachary Bench was found guilty of second-degree murder in Barlow's death. Copyright 2017 KPL...

  • BREAKING

    Authorities apprehend 'armed and dangerous' suspect in E. Greenway St. homicide

    Authorities apprehend 'armed and dangerous' suspect in E. Greenway St. homicide

    Monday, August 14 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-08-14 18:59:04 GMT
    Rolando Anthony Massingill (Source: La. Department of Transportation)Rolando Anthony Massingill (Source: La. Department of Transportation)

    An "armed and dangerous" suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in the 100 block of E. Greenway Street has been apprehended, authorities said.

    An "armed and dangerous" suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in the 100 block of E. Greenway Street has been apprehended, authorities said.

  • BREAKING

    Sulphur PD: Man shot after kicking in door on W. Verdine St.

    Sulphur PD: Man shot after kicking in door on W. Verdine St.

    Monday, August 14 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-08-14 18:04:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A shooting on W. Verdine Street Sunday evening happened after the door to the home was kicked in, authorities said. Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said that Kade Demeritt kicked in the door and entered the residence, where he was shot. He remains hospitalized, in stable condition. The shooting happened at 8:19 p.m. Sunday. No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    A shooting on W. Verdine Street Sunday evening happened after the door to the home was kicked in, authorities said. Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said that Kade Demeritt kicked in the door and entered the residence, where he was shot. He remains hospitalized, in stable condition. The shooting happened at 8:19 p.m. Sunday. No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • FULL VIDEO: President Trump condemns white supremacists in Charlottesville statement

    FULL VIDEO: President Trump condemns white supremacists in Charlottesville statement

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:11:50 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    President Donald Trump is expected to speak on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  KPLC will be livestreaming his statement. Mobile users click HERE to watch the stream.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    President Donald Trump is expected to speak on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  KPLC will be livestreaming his statement. Mobile users click HERE to watch the stream.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • BREAKING

    Kaplan man killed in Sunday evening motorcycle accident

    Kaplan man killed in Sunday evening motorcycle accident

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-08-14 15:27:29 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    A Kaplan man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Broad Street and Goodman Road around 6 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. Ronnie Lege, who was riding a motorcycle, was transported to a hospital, where he died, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Kraus said Kaplan was traveling south on Goodman Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling west on Broad Street. The driver of the ...

    A Kaplan man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Broad Street and Goodman Road around 6 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. Ronnie Lege, who was riding a motorcycle, was transported to a hospital, where he died, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Kraus said Kaplan was traveling south on Goodman Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling west on Broad Street. The driver of the ...

  • A conversation with Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese's new president

    A conversation with Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese's new president

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-08-14 09:38:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)

    Aug. 21 is the first day of fall semester at McNeese State University, the first semester under a new president.

    Back in April, Dr. Daryl Burckel was named president in a unanimous vote. Burckel, a longtime accounting professor at the university, said he plans to continue teaching and interacting with the student body.  

  • Fatal vehicle crash at Broad and Goodman Sunday evening

    Fatal vehicle crash at Broad and Goodman Sunday evening

    Sunday, August 13 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-08-14 01:16:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has confirmed that one person has died as the result of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad Street and Goodman Road Sunday evening.

    LCPD responded to the call about the crash at 6 p.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

    The Lake Charles Police Department has confirmed that one person has died as the result of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad Street and Goodman Road Sunday evening.

    LCPD responded to the call about the crash at 6 p.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

  • LCPD investigating homicide on East Greenway Street

    LCPD investigating homicide on East Greenway Street

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:50:48 GMT
    113 East Greenway Street (Source: KPLC)113 East Greenway Street (Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a homicide at 113 East Greenway Street. LCPD responded to the location around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. 

    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a homicide at 113 East Greenway Street. LCPD responded to the location around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. 

  • Oakdale church burglarized Saturday night; third church burglary in Oakdale this week

    Oakdale church burglarized Saturday night; third church burglary in Oakdale this week

    Sunday, August 13 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-08-13 16:58:11 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The First Baptist Church in Oakdale was broken into and burglarized Saturday evening, the third burglary of a church in Oakdale this week. Sound equipment and musical instruments were taken, said Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett.

    The First Baptist Church in Oakdale was broken into and burglarized Saturday evening, the third burglary of a church in Oakdale this week. Sound equipment and musical instruments were taken, said Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett.

  • Westlake Boy Scouts build wheelchair ramp for horse therapy program

    Westlake Boy Scouts build wheelchair ramp for horse therapy program

    Sunday, August 13 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-08-13 15:06:48 GMT

    Therapy using horses? It's a program available at the Stables at Le Bocage here in Lake Charles. However, not everyone is able to receive lessons because of certain circumstances. It's why a Westlake Boy Scouts troop went through the trouble to build a wheelchair ramp for those who weren't able to ride because of restrictions. 

    Therapy using horses? It's a program available at the Stables at Le Bocage here in Lake Charles. However, not everyone is able to receive lessons because of certain circumstances. It's why a Westlake Boy Scouts troop went through the trouble to build a wheelchair ramp for those who weren't able to ride because of restrictions. 

  • CPSO investigating motorcycle fatality in Westlake

    CPSO investigating motorcycle fatality in Westlake

    Sunday, August 13 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-08-13 13:46:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Westlake Saturday night. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, CPSO responded to a call at the intersection of Miller Avenue and Pine Ridge Drive in Westlake in reference to a motorcycle accident, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Westlake Saturday night. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, CPSO responded to a call at the intersection of Miller Avenue and Pine Ridge Drive in Westlake in reference to a motorcycle accident, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman.

  • Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high

    Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-08-12 02:19:50 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Feeling lucky? If so, you might want to cash that luck in. Mega millions is inching towards a $400 million dollar jack pot; Power Ball is just over $350 million. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars. But, don't quit your job just yet. Your chances of winning both jack pots are One in 75 quadrillion (that's fifteen zeros). You have a higher chance of receiving an Oscar, winning an Olympic gold medal or seeing two albino dolphins ...

    Feeling lucky? If so, you might want to cash that luck in. Mega millions is inching towards a $400 million dollar jack pot; Power Ball is just over $350 million. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars. But, don't quit your job just yet. Your chances of winning both jack pots are One in 75 quadrillion (that's fifteen zeros). You have a higher chance of receiving an Oscar, winning an Olympic gold medal or seeing two albino dolphins ...

  • BREAKING

    Former Avoyelles warden, wife indicted on federal fraud charges

    Former Avoyelles warden, wife indicted on federal fraud charges

    Friday, August 11 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-08-12 00:28:56 GMT
    Tonia Cain (Source: Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office)Tonia Cain (Source: Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The former warden of Avoyelles Correctional Center and his wife are accused of using Louisiana Department of Corrections credit cards for personal use. Nathan "Nate" Burl Cain II, 50, and his wife, Tonia Bandy Cain, 42, both of Moreauville, each face 17 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Nate Cain is the son of famed former Angola State Penitentiary, Burl Cain, who was himself accused of wrongdoing. Burl Cain resigned in 2015 amid a...

    The former warden of Avoyelles Correctional Center and his wife are accused of using Louisiana Department of Corrections credit cards for personal use. Nathan "Nate" Burl Cain II, 50, and his wife, Tonia Bandy Cain, 42, both of Moreauville, each face 17 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Nate Cain is the son of famed former Angola State Penitentiary, Burl Cain, who was himself accused of wrongdoing. Burl Cain resigned in 2015 amid a...

  • Ham Reid and Nelson Road roundabout to open Monday

    Ham Reid and Nelson Road roundabout to open Monday

    Friday, August 11 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-11 22:18:26 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    The Ham Reid and Nelson Road roundabout is set to open to traffic starting Monday, Aug. 14 starting at 5 p.m.  The paving is almost complete, and some other construction such as curbs, sidewalks, and road striping also need to be finished according to Cliff Brouhard, Calcasieu Parish Traffic Engineer.  The roundabout has been under construction since July 2016, and cost $2.6 million.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    The Ham Reid and Nelson Road roundabout is set to open to traffic starting Monday, Aug. 14 starting at 5 p.m.  The paving is almost complete, and some other construction such as curbs, sidewalks, and road striping also need to be finished according to Cliff Brouhard, Calcasieu Parish Traffic Engineer.  The roundabout has been under construction since July 2016, and cost $2.6 million.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • Fort Polk soldier facing child porn charges

    Fort Polk soldier facing child porn charges

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:54:24 GMT
    (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A soldier stationed at Fort Polk was arrested on child pornography charges according to Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office, and the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department.  Christopher Duverge, age 22, of Bronx, New York is charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse images and videos of children under the age of 13, and one count of pornography involving juveniles. Duverge is an active member of the US Army and was stationed in Louisiana when the alleged crimes occurred. D...

    A soldier stationed at Fort Polk was arrested on child pornography charges according to Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office, and the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department.  Christopher Duverge, age 22, of Bronx, New York is charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse images and videos of children under the age of 13, and one count of pornography involving juveniles. Duverge is an active member of the US Army and was stationed in Louisiana when the alleged crimes occurred. D...

  • BREAKING

    Mother of Vernon Parish 2-year-old found dead in 2016 pleads guilty to child desertion

    Mother of Vernon Parish 2-year-old found dead in 2016 pleads guilty to child desertion

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:31:09 GMT
    Vanessa Renteria-Molina (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Vanessa Renteria-Molina (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
    The mother of a Vernon Parish girl found dead in May 2016 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child desertion. Vanessa Renteria-Molina, 35, also pleaded guilty to possession of meth. Renteria-Molina reported her 2-year-old daughter Willow missing when she came home from work on May 5, 2016. Willow's body was found in the woods in Beauregard Parish the following day, but the Calcasieu Parish coroner found her date of death to be May 4 - a day before she was repor...
    The mother of a Vernon Parish girl found dead in May 2016 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child desertion. Vanessa Renteria-Molina, 35, also pleaded guilty to possession of meth. Renteria-Molina reported her 2-year-old daughter Willow missing when she came home from work on May 5, 2016. Willow's body was found in the woods in Beauregard Parish the following day, but the Calcasieu Parish coroner found her date of death to be May 4 - a day before she was repor...
  • Beauregard Sheriff's Office searching for wanted man

    Beauregard Sheriff's Office searching for wanted man

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:30:44 GMT
    Jeffrey Cooley (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)Jeffrey Cooley (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a man who is wanted for armed robbery, kidnapping, and battery, according to Mark Herford with BPSO. Jeffrey Lynn Cooley, 43, is wanted for an event that happened at Cooley's home on Aug. 6, said Herford. Cooley is wanted for armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, and aggravated battery, one count each.  A reward is being offered for information on Cooley's whereabouts by Crime Stoppers. Mark Her...

    The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a man who is wanted for armed robbery, kidnapping, and battery, according to Mark Herford with BPSO. Jeffrey Lynn Cooley, 43, is wanted for an event that happened at Cooley's home on Aug. 6, said Herford. Cooley is wanted for armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, and aggravated battery, one count each.  A reward is being offered for information on Cooley's whereabouts by Crime Stoppers. Mark Her...

  • Louisiana's budget gap for next year projected to be $1.5B

    Louisiana's budget gap for next year projected to be $1.5B

    Seal of Louisiana (Source: State of Louisiana)Seal of Louisiana (Source: State of Louisiana)

    Louisiana's looming mid-2018 budget gap is projected to be $1.5 billion.

    Louisiana's looming mid-2018 budget gap is projected to be $1.5 billion.

  • breaking

    CPSO: Topsy man struck and killed by vehicle early Friday morning

    CPSO: Topsy man struck and killed by vehicle early Friday morning

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-11 17:14:43 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal car/pedestrian accident that occurred near the intersection of Topsy Road and Welcome Road Friday morning.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal car/pedestrian accident that occurred near the intersection of Topsy Road and Welcome Road Friday morning.

  • Calcasieu responders spreading school zone awareness Friday and Monday

    Calcasieu responders spreading school zone awareness Friday and Monday

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-08-11 17:00:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Law enforcement officers serving Calcasieu Parish will be out Friday and Monday reminding motorists to be aware of school zones, in anticipation of the 2017-2018 public school year beginning Tuesday, August 15.

    Law enforcement officers serving Calcasieu Parish will be out Friday and Monday reminding motorists to be aware of school zones, in anticipation of the 2017-2018 public school year beginning Tuesday, August 15.

  • Friendships sets up camp in Syria

    Friendships sets up camp in Syria

    Friday, August 11 2017 7:12 AM EDT2017-08-11 11:12:30 GMT
    (Source: Friendships)(Source: Friendships)

    Civil war and armed conflict has consumed the country of Syria for more than four years. 

    Civil war and armed conflict has consumed the country of Syria for more than four years. 

  • Potential sanctions on Venezuela could hit close to home

    Potential sanctions on Venezuela could hit close to home

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:18:00 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Venezuela is in a state of chaos. President Nicolas Maduro installed a legislative body of loyalists; some now calling Maduro more of a dictator and less of a president. The Trump Administration responded swiftly, placing sanction on over a dozen Venezuelan government officials linked to Maduro. But, the commander-in-chief is contemplating making those sanctions even more robust. "So the questions is for the United States, what's the best way to proceed?" said Louisia...

    Venezuela is in a state of chaos. President Nicolas Maduro installed a legislative body of loyalists; some now calling Maduro more of a dictator and less of a president. The Trump Administration responded swiftly, placing sanction on over a dozen Venezuelan government officials linked to Maduro. But, the commander-in-chief is contemplating making those sanctions even more robust. "So the questions is for the United States, what's the best way to proceed?" said Louisia...

  • Job fair held for local electricians

    Job fair held for local electricians

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:14:19 GMT
    (Source: Laura Heller/KPLC)(Source: Laura Heller/KPLC)

    When a new business moves to the Lake Charles area to begin operations, they often bring along contract workers from Texas and other states. However, there are trained and qualified workers already here. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW, held a job fair Thursday night at their union hall. The union is actively recruiting men and women interested in in a career as an electrician. The IBEW offers a 5-year training program at a cost of about $700...

    When a new business moves to the Lake Charles area to begin operations, they often bring along contract workers from Texas and other states. However, there are trained and qualified workers already here. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW, held a job fair Thursday night at their union hall. The union is actively recruiting men and women interested in in a career as an electrician. The IBEW offers a 5-year training program at a cost of about $700...

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Are your smart devices spying on you?

    SPECIAL REPORT: Are your smart devices spying on you?

    Thursday, August 10 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-08-11 01:06:33 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Technology has come a long way since the days of dial-up. Back then, you had to decide whether you wanted to make a phone call or browse the World Wide Web. Now, many couldn't see themselves without their personal virtual assistants like Apple's Siri. The artificial intelligence, or A.I., made its debut in late 2011, and since then several companies have followed suit with Amazon's Alexa, Windows' Cortana and Google’s Google Assistant.

    Technology has come a long way since the days of dial-up. Back then, you had to decide whether you wanted to make a phone call or browse the World Wide Web. Now, many couldn't see themselves without their personal virtual assistants like Apple's Siri. The artificial intelligence, or A.I., made its debut in late 2011, and since then several companies have followed suit with Amazon's Alexa, Windows' Cortana and Google’s Google Assistant.

  • "Pinky" the dolphin making waves far and wide

    "Pinky" the dolphin making waves far and wide

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:07:22 GMT
    Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux).Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux).

    It started off as a cruise down the Calcasieu ship channel for Bridget Boudreaux and friends, but as soon as they got to Hackberry, something very few people get to witness popped out of the water. “I said to my husband, Scott, stop the boat! That was a pink dolphin,” said Bordeaux. Almost everyone in the area knows that was “Pinky”, a rare albino dolphin, first spotted as a calf with its mother in 2007. “We noticed there was not only one pink dolphin,...

    It started off as a cruise down the Calcasieu ship channel for Bridget Boudreaux and friends, but as soon as they got to Hackberry, something very few people get to witness popped out of the water. “I said to my husband, Scott, stop the boat! That was a pink dolphin,” said Bordeaux. Almost everyone in the area knows that was “Pinky”, a rare albino dolphin, first spotted as a calf with its mother in 2007. “We noticed there was not only one pink dolphin,...

  • BREAKING

    Sheriff: Welsh man threatens farmer, off-duty officer with firearm

    Sheriff: Welsh man threatens farmer, off-duty officer with firearm

    Thursday, August 10 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-08-10 21:02:44 GMT
    Chantler Fruge (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Chantler Fruge (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A convicted felon was arrested in Calcasieu Parish Wednesday on charges of threatening people with a firearm.

    The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office obtained warrants for Chantler Kane Fruge, 22, of Welsh, on charges related to two incidents occurring in Welsh on July 26, said Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesman for the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office.

    A convicted felon was arrested in Calcasieu Parish Wednesday on charges of threatening people with a firearm.

    The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office obtained warrants for Chantler Kane Fruge, 22, of Welsh, on charges related to two incidents occurring in Welsh on July 26, said Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesman for the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office.

  • BREAKING

    Man captured after briefly escaping Oakdale City Jail

    Man captured after briefly escaping Oakdale City Jail

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:54:19 GMT
    (Source: Oakdale Police Department)(Source: Oakdale Police Department)

    An Oakdale City Jail inmate escaped earlier today but was recaptured within half an hour, according to the Oakdale Police Department Facebook page.

    An Oakdale City Jail inmate escaped earlier today but was recaptured within half an hour, according to the Oakdale Police Department Facebook page.

  • La. Department of Education releases 2016-17 ACT scores

    La. Department of Education releases 2016-17 ACT scores

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-08-10 16:17:35 GMT
    (Source: Google Images)(Source: Google Images)

    In SWLA the number of seniors who scored higher than an 18 on the ACT has gone up by 442 students from last year.

    In SWLA the number of seniors who scored higher than an 18 on the ACT has gone up by 442 students from last year.

  • Village of Elizabeth under boil advisory: Horseshoe Drive ONLY

    Village of Elizabeth under boil advisory: Horseshoe Drive ONLY

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-08-10 15:50:55 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Village of Elizabeth's water had to be shut off this afternoon for all customers. A water line was damaged during the village's ongoing water improvement construction project. The water was shut off for immediate repair. When water is restored, customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    The Village of Elizabeth's water had to be shut off this afternoon for all customers. A water line was damaged during the village's ongoing water improvement construction project. The water was shut off for immediate repair. When water is restored, customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • Oakdale Elementary begins school year following devastating fire

    Oakdale Elementary begins school year following devastating fire

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-08-10 04:43:49 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Just four months ago, on May 31, close to 80 percent of Oakdale Elementary burned down in a massive fire. Now, the school year is back. "Everything has gone so smoothly today, we are so grateful," said Tabitha Moffett, a second grade Oakdale teacher. "We are so excited about this year." Over 18 classrooms were lost in the blaze, including the library and 13-thousand books. For Moffett, hearing the news for the first time was surreal. "When we got the call, ...

    Just four months ago, on May 31, close to 80 percent of Oakdale Elementary burned down in a massive fire. Now, the school year is back. "Everything has gone so smoothly today, we are so grateful," said Tabitha Moffett, a second grade Oakdale teacher. "We are so excited about this year." Over 18 classrooms were lost in the blaze, including the library and 13-thousand books. For Moffett, hearing the news for the first time was surreal. "When we got the call, ...

  • BREAKING

    Man dies following altercation at Sulphur hotel

    Man dies following altercation at Sulphur hotel

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-08-09 20:35:56 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    A death following an altercation at a Sulphur hotel has been ruled a homicide, authorities with the Sulphur Police Department said.

    A death following an altercation at a Sulphur hotel has been ruled a homicide, authorities with the Sulphur Police Department said.

  • Diocese of Lafayette: TB scare at soup kitchen in Crowley a misdiagnosis

    Diocese of Lafayette: TB scare at soup kitchen in Crowley a misdiagnosis

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:49:38 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The CDC says a volunteer from a soup kitchen in Crowley that was suspected to be infected with Tuberculosis actually has a mild strain of pneumonia, according to a statement from the Diocese of Lafayette Office of Communications. "The CDC has confirmed that a suspected case of tuberculosis in Acadia Parish was the result of a misdiagnosis.  As was reported yesterday, the CDC had begun testing those who may have come into contact with the patient, a volunteer at a...

    The CDC says a volunteer from a soup kitchen in Crowley that was suspected to be infected with Tuberculosis actually has a mild strain of pneumonia, according to a statement from the Diocese of Lafayette Office of Communications. "The CDC has confirmed that a suspected case of tuberculosis in Acadia Parish was the result of a misdiagnosis.  As was reported yesterday, the CDC had begun testing those who may have come into contact with the patient, a volunteer at a...

  • POLICE: Pedestrian hit on Nelson Road

    POLICE: Pedestrian hit on Nelson Road

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-08 20:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)
    A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Nelson and Country Club Roads around noon today according to Chief Deputy Mark Kraus with the Lake Charles Police Department. KPLC is working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.
    A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Nelson and Country Club Roads around noon today according to Chief Deputy Mark Kraus with the Lake Charles Police Department. KPLC is working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.
  • 2017 Mad Hot Ballroom Dancing Gala

    2017 Mad Hot Ballroom Dancing Gala

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-08-08 15:38:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Some of the most notable names in the Lake Area participated in a dancing competition that raises money for Dancing Classrooms and DanceSport programs in area schools.

    Southwest Louisiana's version of dancing with the stars took center stage Saturday night at L'Auberge.

  • Mayor Nic Hunter introduces Mayor's Office staff

    Mayor Nic Hunter introduces Mayor's Office staff

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-08-08 15:18:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Mayor Nic Hunter will hold a press conference at City Hall to announce the new Assistant City Administrator and introduce other Mayor's Office staff today at 1:15 p.m.  

    Mayor Nic Hunter will hold a press conference at City Hall to announce the new Assistant City Administrator and introduce other Mayor's Office staff today at 1:15 p.m.  

  • Mayor Hunter meets with residents from District C

    Mayor Hunter meets with residents from District C

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-08 03:19:57 GMT

    From time to time, we'd all like give political leaders a piece of our minds, and Monday night, Lake Charles residents in District C were able to sound off.

    From time to time, we'd all like give political leaders a piece of our minds, and Monday night, Lake Charles residents in District C were able to sound off.

  • Mayor Nic Hunter introduces new staff, talks new initiatives for Lake Charles

    Mayor Nic Hunter introduces new staff, talks new initiatives for Lake Charles

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-08 03:19:25 GMT

    Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter held a news conference to announce the new Assistant City Administrator and introduce other Mayor's Office staff. The new employees will fill vacancies created by recent retirements of essential personnel. Kimberly Dellafosse will be assistant to City Administrator John Cardone, and Karen Hardy is taking the position as a project specialist. Both are ready to get the ball rolling and bridge the gap between the administration and community.  "I...

    Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter held a news conference to announce the new Assistant City Administrator and introduce other Mayor's Office staff. The new employees will fill vacancies created by recent retirements of essential personnel. Kimberly Dellafosse will be assistant to City Administrator John Cardone, and Karen Hardy is taking the position as a project specialist. Both are ready to get the ball rolling and bridge the gap between the administration and community.  "I...

  • Rayne man sentenced in case involving child pornography

    Rayne man sentenced in case involving child pornography

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:16:30 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    A Rayne man is sentenced to over 17 years in prison for taking pictures and recording video of a juvenile girl, then downloading them onto his laptop.  Raylin Richard, 37, of Rayne was charged with one count of transportation of child pornography using any means or facility in interstate commerce.  Richard is also sentenced to 15 years of supervised release, has a fine of $20,000, and is required to register as a sex offender.  According to Richard's guilty plea, the...
    A Rayne man is sentenced to over 17 years in prison for taking pictures and recording video of a juvenile girl, then downloading them onto his laptop.  Raylin Richard, 37, of Rayne was charged with one count of transportation of child pornography using any means or facility in interstate commerce.  Richard is also sentenced to 15 years of supervised release, has a fine of $20,000, and is required to register as a sex offender.  According to Richard's guilty plea, the...
  • Westlake police may finally get a new station

    Westlake police may finally get a new station

    Monday, August 7 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-08-08 00:13:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's a project 16 years in the making. The Mayor says Westlake police may finally get a much needed new building after the state government has finally approved funding. In a building over 70 years old Westlake police Chief Chris Wilrye and his force have had to deal with a lot of issues. But according to the Chief... “It’s well worth the wait.” Now, the city has finally secured $990,000 of funding from the state. A significant chunk of the $1.4 to $1.6 million e...

    It's a project 16 years in the making. The Mayor says Westlake police may finally get a much needed new building after the state government has finally approved funding. In a building over 70 years old Westlake police Chief Chris Wilrye and his force have had to deal with a lot of issues. But according to the Chief... “It’s well worth the wait.” Now, the city has finally secured $990,000 of funding from the state. A significant chunk of the $1.4 to $1.6 million e...

  • New plans for Sam Houston Jones State Park

    New plans for Sam Houston Jones State Park

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:49:30 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Nestled just northwest of Lake Charles' downtown, the 1,087-acre Sam Houston Jone State Park is filled with wildlife, a forest, and tree-filled lagoons. For campers, like Texas native Richard Griffin and his family, it's an escape from the daily hustle and bustle.   "It's just that time of year before everyone goes back to school for us to get that family vacation in," he said.  However, lately, several visitors of the park have noticed something different. One ...

    Nestled just northwest of Lake Charles' downtown, the 1,087-acre Sam Houston Jone State Park is filled with wildlife, a forest, and tree-filled lagoons. For campers, like Texas native Richard Griffin and his family, it's an escape from the daily hustle and bustle.   "It's just that time of year before everyone goes back to school for us to get that family vacation in," he said.  However, lately, several visitors of the park have noticed something different. One ...

  • Another 'Pinky' sighting in Cameron Parish Saturday

    Another 'Pinky' sighting in Cameron Parish Saturday

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:34:05 GMT
    Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux).Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux).

    On Saturday there was another sighting of "Pinky," the rare albino dolphin sometimes spotted in Cameron Parish. And maybe there's more than one "Pinky" swimming around Cameron. Bridget A. Boudreaux said she saw two pink dolphins playing together in the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry on Saturday, August 5 at around 4 p.m.

    On Saturday there was another sighting of "Pinky," the rare albino dolphin sometimes spotted in Cameron Parish. And maybe there's more than one "Pinky" swimming around Cameron. Bridget A. Boudreaux said she saw two pink dolphins playing together in the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry on Saturday, August 5 at around 4 p.m.

  • Vinton men accused of stealing boat, breaking into vehicles

    Vinton men accused of stealing boat, breaking into vehicles

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:31:01 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Two Vinton men were arrested for being in possession of a stolen boat, boat motor, and breaking into two vehicles at a Sulphur industrial plant according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The CPSO Vehicle Crimes Unit was informed about a man, Dalton J. Jaquillard, 23, of Vinton, allegedly pulling the stolen boat behind his vehicle, along with passenger Kyle M. Moore, 24, also of Vinton...

    Two Vinton men were arrested for being in possession of a stolen boat, boat motor, and breaking into two vehicles at a Sulphur industrial plant according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The CPSO Vehicle Crimes Unit was informed about a man, Dalton J. Jaquillard, 23, of Vinton, allegedly pulling the stolen boat behind his vehicle, along with passenger Kyle M. Moore, 24, also of Vinton...

  • Sulphur woman accused of hoarding more than 40 cats

    Sulphur woman accused of hoarding more than 40 cats

    Monday, August 7 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-08-07 20:16:21 GMT

    A Sulphur woman was arrested for trapping 44 cats in her mobile home according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Rebecca L. Cole, 56, was under investigation by Calcasieu Parish Animal Services in August of 2016 for allegedly hoarding and collecting animals inside her home. CPAS contacted a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty detective and took them to an abandoned mobile home in Westlake that was owned by Cole, which is where t...

    A Sulphur woman was arrested for trapping 44 cats in her mobile home according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Rebecca L. Cole, 56, was under investigation by Calcasieu Parish Animal Services in August of 2016 for allegedly hoarding and collecting animals inside her home. CPAS contacted a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty detective and took them to an abandoned mobile home in Westlake that was owned by Cole, which is where t...

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