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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

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-13 16:49:17

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

THERECORDLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 03:22:34

Father of Dallas Cowboys' quarterback arrested in Orange County

At approximately 4 p.m., the Trooper stopped a Cadillac Escalade and discovered marijuana in the driver side door pocket. The driver was identified as Nathaniel Prescott, 57, of Pflugerville.

12NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-08-14 01:17:09

2 Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects

Sowela Chancellor Neil Aspinwall tells the American Press that the center will offer new two-year degree programs and shorter programs including surveillance, computer networking, hotel management and casino dealing.

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-08-13 17:29:26

1 killed in Evangeline Parish crash

Evangeline Parish– Yesterday evening, shortly after 10:30 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 104 at Beacon Road. The crash claimed the life of 18-year-old McKenzie Dupre of Washington, LA.

KADN.COM - 2018-08-13 13:15:09

Parishwide incarceration raises crucial questions

Those are two questions that are now concerning parish officials as Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, the District Attorney’s Office, four state district judges and the parish council explore options that have arisen recently in connection with the issue of parishwide incarceration.

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2018-08-14 21:08:00

A closer look at inner workings of the Civic Center

The Lake Charles Civic Center is the city’s downtown destination for entertainment, hosting formal Mardi Gras balls, monster truck shows, weddings, festivals, concerts, banquets and other festivities.The three-level complex includes the 8,000-seat coliseum, 2,000-seat Rosa Hart Theatre, Exhibition H


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

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

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

Eunice Elementary closed today after fire broke in classroom

EUNICE, La. (KLFY) - Officials from Eunice Elementary school say the school will be closed today after a fire broke in one of the classrooms.Few details are available at this time, but officials are saying that 12 month employees must report to work.News 10 will continue to follow this developing st

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-14 12:10:24

Apartment complex damaged by fire

“There are two units that suffered a significant amount of damage, two units that had light smoke and water damage and three units that didn’t have any damage at all,” he said.


Metal detectors installed at all schools in Evangeline Parish

VILLE PLATTE, La. - Last year, Evangeline Parish schools saw a number of lockdowns and some canceled days due to shooting threats.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-13 23:00:55

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


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.


Sabbath: It is refreshing - Orange Leader

There was a time in my life where I was in a stalemate. I wanted to buy a car but I had no driver’s license, in fact, I could not pass the vision part of the driver’s test. So I worried.

ORANGE LEADER - 2018-08-13 17:28:13

Homeless dilemma cause for concern

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, District C Councilman Rodney Geyen said several residents — mainly in the Greinwich Village and Greenwich Terrace neighborhoods — have called him about an influx of homeless people. He said some homeless people are asking for money, robbing residents and living


Lake Charles man dies after vehicle strikes tree

One man was killed and another seriously injured after the vehicle they were in ran off the road and struck a tree, authorities said.One man was killed and another seriously injured after the vehicle they were in ran off the road and struck a tree in Calcasieu Parish, reports@LAStatePolice— Crystal


Man charged with rape and false imprisonment

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Lake Charles man is charged with rape and false imprisonment.Authorities say the victim told them she was held against her will and raped. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies investigated the claims and found evidence linking the suspect to the rape.Deputies arrested John Ledo


CPSO Searching For ID of Man Responsible For Unauthorized Use Of Access Card

Unauthorized Use Of Access Card — contact CPSO lead Detectives Shelli Fontenot at (337) 494-4537Lake Charles – On May 11 a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detective received a report in reference to an unauthorized use of an access card. During the investigation the detective obtained video surve