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LC man arrested for fourth DWI

A 40-year-old man has been arrested for his fourth DWI after being stopped by deputies for a traffic violation on U.S. 171 in Moss Bluff.Barry D. Handy, 1579 Georgia Road, has a bond of $110,250 that was set by Judge David Ritchie.During the traffic stop by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-08-15 18:00:00

CPSO arrests woman for 10 counts of carnal knowledge of juvenile

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KLFY)– On July 26 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to Jacqueline D. Peet, 32, of Lake Charles, having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-15 21:06:08

Forest Hill man in child, domestic abuse case pleads not guilty

Here are mugshots received from Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies for the week of Aug. 6, 2018. A criminal charge is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. All those pictured are innocent until proven guilty. To view those held in Rapides Parish detention facilities, go to

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2018-08-15 17:35:00

Police arrest man for fleeing on a motorcycle

Peyton James Fontenot, 20, of Lake Charles, La. was spotted by Patrolman Tanner Collins, who noticed two blue dirt bikes on Elias Street near the Cleveland Bridge and attempted to pull them over, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. The bikes went “wide

THE RECORDDELTA - 2018-08-15 18:02:22

Registered sex offender arrested for rape

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Lake Charles man is behind bars on charges of First Degree Rape.Authorities arrested 41-year old Jeremy Laird. Deputies say Laird had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14 year old girl on two separate occasions. According to investigators, the victim says the two incidents


Buckcherry rocks Lake Charles - TheRecordLive

Buckcherryreturned to Southwest Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, to headline the Gen X Summer Tour, presented by Loudwire, and delivered a energetic and all-to-brief of hit songs at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La. The band’s set included hit songs “Ridin’,” “Lit Up,” “Too drunk…,” a


CTK: Leesville in seek of senior leadership

LEESVILLE, La (KALB Sports) --In 2017 the Leesville football team claimed the district 3-4A championship with a record of 10-2, both losses coming to Rayne in the regular and post-season. Graduating 11 starters the Wampus Cats have to replenish key leadership.


Sowela’s latest project will cater to gaming, hospitality industry

SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall spoke at the West Cal Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday about the $10.2 million culinary, gaming and hospitality center planned for its main campus in Lake Charles.The news was announced last week by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Work is scheduled to begin

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-14 18:00:00

2 Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects.Delgado Community College in New Orleans says it will build an advanced technology building on its Algiers campus and an allied health, nursing and culinary arts building in downtown New Orleans.Sowela Technical Commun


Bass tourney to benefit Norbert’s family

Bass club members from the Teche Area, Lake Charles and Houston-Dallas, as well as Hawg Fight enthusiasts, are planning to compete in a benefit bass tournament Saturday to raise money for the family of Leonard “T-Clyde” Norbert of New Iberia, who died this past weekend while on a bass fishing trip i

DAILY IBERIAN - 2018-08-15 05:30:00

Burckel wants to target five-parish area to recruit future Cowboys

A little over a year after ascending to the position of McNeese State University President, Dr. Daryl Burckel is rolling up his sleeves and going to work with one goal in mind — make McNeese … “Your McNeese.”It’s the university’s new campaign to bring the local masses back to the Lake Charles campus

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-14 16:00:00

Dec. 8 election called for bond issue for school improvements in Kinder

OBERLIN — The Allen Parish School Board called a Dec. 8 election Monday for a bond issue for school improvements for schools in Kinder.The bond issue would be for $9.2 million in 20-year general obligation bonds for renovations, improvements and new facilities at Kinder elementary, middle and high s

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-08-14 14:51:00

I-210 bridge repair could affect tourism

The upcoming repair work on the Interstate 210 bridge will certainly cause some traffic issues around town. However, drivers won’t be the only ones affected.A study released in January stated that peak-hour commutes could be an average of 10 to 15 minutes longer during construction, with some routes


Welsh officials: Volunteers needed if Lagniappe to continue

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No injuries in Vernon school bus fire

FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) -A Vernon Parish school bus caught fire the morning of August 9 near Parkway Elementary School on La. Hwy. 467.Fort Polk is reporting that there were no injuries with all children having been removed from the bus.JRTC and Fort PolkCopyrightKPLC2018. All rights reserved.


SASOL tests to produce some noise this evening

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -Sasol says that they will be performing tests the evening of August 12, 2018.Loud noises are expected to come from their plant during this time.Copyright 2018KPLC. All rights reserved.


Arrest made in L'Acadie home invasion, LCPD and CPSO to hold news conference Wednesday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie Drive home invasion, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum.On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in ahome invasionthat was caught on surveillance video.The Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will


Entergy projects designed to improve reliability, support growth

Pictured is a 500/230kV auto transformer. Installed in April of 2015, at the Nelson Switchyard in Lake Charles, it is identical to the one set in place at the Patton Substation, west of the West Cal Event Center, in June of 2017.

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-14 14:45:00

Basile native LeJeune wins prestigious Outstanding Alumnus award

For the better part of the past six decades, the Up With People (UWP) educational and performance program has been reaching individuals around the world through its music, message, and service.


McNeese Athletics Partners with Under Armour and BSN Sports

–McNeese Athletics, BSN Sports and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) announced a new partnership agreement. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will became the official outfitter of McNeese Athletics beginning July 1, 2018.

MCNEESESPORTS.COM - 2018-08-14 10:00:00