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Traffic nightmare: Daily frustrations for area residents

Construction has proven a major headache for area residents, and the problems are expected to continue for about four months.Rick Hickman The proliferation of traffic jams that are being caused by work on multiple overpasses along Interstate 10 have led some locals to come up with ways to cope with

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-03-19 14:06:00

Lafourche murder suspects enter insanity pleas

Two Lafourche Parish men accused of killing their neighbors last year have pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Kai Williams, 41, of Thibodaux, is charged with the second-degree murder of Grace Owens, 75. Police said he shot Owens on Nov. 24 outside her Midland Drive home and also tried to burn

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-18 23:05:26

Toys R Us closing LC store

Toys R Us will soon shutter its Lake Charles store after 22 years in business, leaving few options for local shopping in a market increasingly dominated by online sales. The decision came after corporate leaders pulled the plug this week on all remaining U.S. locations following a disappointing holi

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-03-18 19:05:00

Court of Appeal upholds Derrick Stafford's conviction and sentence

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KALB) - The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles has upheld the conviction and sentence of Derrick Stafford for the November 2015 shooting death of Jeremy Mardis, 6, and the shooting of his father, Chris Few. Stafford was convicted in March 2017 of manslaughter and attempte

KALB.COM - 2018-03-19 19:01:00

Shooting at Dequincy RV Park leaves one dead

One man is dead after a shooting that took place at a mobile home park in DeQuincy this morning according to the calcareous parish sheriff's office. At approximately 4:00 a.m., CPSO deputies responded to the Woodlake Park Estates RV park in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located the

KPLC TV - 2018-03-19 04:02:03

Armed robbery overnight at Orange County store

Orange County Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that took place Saturday night at a convenience store. Investigators say two robbers entered Lakeview Grocery and displayed a weapon before taking cash from a register. If you have any information on the crime, call the Orange County Sheriff'

KFDM-TV - 2018-03-18 11:53:10

Domestic Tour Operators Visit Lake Charles as part of Travel South Domestic Showcase Familiarization Tour

LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 19, 2018)- 13 domestic tour operators as well as a receptive tour operator who specializes in the South will take part in a Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (LC/SWLA CVB) familiarization (fam) tour of our area after Travel South Showcase in Bilox

STYLEMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-03-19 22:08:00

Man from Orange is homeless after home catches on fire

A homeowner in Orange said incense and candles were the reason his home caught on fire this afternoon. The Orange fire department responded to the 2000 block of Monterrey Dr. around 3:30 p.m. The home received major damage from the fire according to a fire official on the scene. No one was injured

12NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-18 06:47:00

Sulphur girl hit by car Friday morning listed in critical condition

A 12-year-old Sulphur girl is in critical condition this morning after being hit by a car attempting to cross a street to board a school bus Friday morning. At approximately 6:40 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call on East Burton Street near Evans Road in Sulphur in refere



Lake Charles - This morning at approximately 6:40 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call on East Burton Street near Evans Road in Sulphur in reference to a pedestrian being hit by a car. It appears a 12 year old girl was crossing the street to board a school bus when a car t


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Lake Charles City bus crash under investigation

A Lake Charles City bus appeared to have crashed into a tree Friday afternoon on Bilbo Street according to Sgt. Jeff Keenum, spokesman for LCPD. The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating the crash. Three people were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries. A Lake Charles City bus appea


Lake Charles couple indicted after baby suffers broken leg

A Lake Charles couple has been indicted after allegedly injuring their two-month-old child. Terry J. Pellegrin, Jr., 32, and Deborah Pellegrin, 20, were arrested in January after a local hospital reported that the baby suffered from a fracture to the right leg, as well as older injuries to the skull


Another Lake Charles laundromat robbed

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested another man for taking money out of a laundry machine. CPSO Public Relations Spokesperson Kim Meyers reported that on Mar. 8, dispatch was called to an apartment on W. McNeese St. regarding a theft. When deputies arrived, a surveillance camera caught B


CHRISTUS St. Patrick celebrates 110 years in Lake Charles

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System in Southwest Louisiana celebrated 110 years on Friday. A mass, blessing and brick dedication was celebrated by the Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles. The anniversary celebration continues this Saturday with the Green Hat Charit


Caught on Camera: Sky lights up from Westlake Chemical decompression

(Soure: KPLC) Last night many residents in the Lake Charles area were jolted out of their sleep after hearing a loud boom. Westlake Chemical confirmed that the boom was a controlled decomposition at its polymers facility. No injuries have been reported. Many residents saw the sky light up and some


Lake Charles man was part of the Normandy Invasion in WWII

It was known as Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy during World War 2. Philip Krausman arrived a few days after the initial invasion, helping to unload trucks and tanks onto the beach. "We took off the vehicles off the barges in about six feet of water," said Krausman. "I had to stand on


LOUD BOOM: Pressure release at Westlake Chemical Polymer unit shakes SWLA

Joe Andrepont with Westlake Chemical confirms Wednesday night's loud boom was caused by a process called "decomp" at its polymers facility. He tells 7News it was an emergency pressure release of ethylene. "On side of the reactors are discs that are set at a certain pressure. If the pressure of the g


New Aspen Dental Office Opening in Lake Charles Makes Access to Care Easier in Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Appointments are now available at the new Aspen Dental-branded practice in Suite 100 at 3411 Nelson Road scheduled to open on Thursday, March 22. Office hours will be Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and F