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Suspect in June 2018 Guy Street shooting arrested

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police have arrested a suspect for attempted first-degree murder in connection with the Guy Street shooting in June 2018, according to Sgt. Brenda Desormeaux, department spokesperson for LCPD.


Sulphur police make arrest of suspicious person in black costume

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 officers of the Sulphur Police Department were dispatched to the area of East Lyons Street and Irwin Street in Sulphur in reference of a suspicious person wearing an all-black costume walking the streets and going in and out of yards.


First Alert Forecast: Limited rain chances Friday but increase again Saturday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Through the rest of the day, it will be very cloudy with no breaks in the clouds. We will not see any sunshine today. Most of the rain is gone, but we will still likely see a few showers over the next couple hours. Through the afternoon, it would not be a bad idea to have y


Boyfriend, mother arrested after her child brought to ER with ‘deep bruising’ from whipping

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two people have been arrested after a 4-year-old child was brought to an emergency room with ‘deep bruising’ from a whipping, according to Allen Parish officials.


Lake Charles city council approves Nellie Lutcher Cultural District expansion

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - In a unanimous vote tonight, Lake Charles city council approved the expansion of the Nellie Lutcher cultural district. The expansion would include the property that will house a future food hall, right off of I-10 on Ryan Street.


Texas man pleads guilty to escaping from Lake Charles halfway house

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Texas man pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody while at a federal detention area in Lake Charles, according to U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph.


Facelift continues along Division, Mill streets

Beautification work in Lake Charles' downtown district will continue along sections of Division and Mill streets, city officials said. The City Council on Wednesday approved a low bid of $439,450 by McManus Construction to improve the streetscapes along the roadways just off Ryan Street.


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa


Louisiana cannabis crop on brink; dispute may end up in court

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/21/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, Louisiana's Department of Agriculture this week denied the LSU AgCenter's request to "immediately" begin full production of medical marijuana, saying the AgCenter's private partner GB Sciences remains in arrears prov


Police: Louisiana man caught burglarizing homes in gorilla suit

SULPHUR - Police in Sulphur arrested a man for burglarizing people's homes while wearing a gorilla costume. Officers were dispatched to the area of East Lyons Street and Irwin Street Wednesday in reference to a suspicious person in a black costume walking the streets and going in and out of yards, K


Former LC attorney among 7 convicted of securities fraud

Two of the seven defendants convicted in a $40 million securities "pump and dump" conspiracy in Houston are formerly of Lake Charles, including a long-time local attorney. Eddie Douglas Austin Jr., 68, who had a law practice here, and Carolyn Price Austin, 64, both of Houston, had previously entered


Louisiana mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety’: cops

A Louisiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fistfight — though it’s unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the


ATV, log truck collide, killing 13-year-old Louisiana boy

JENA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old boy died when his ATV moved from the shoulder of a state highway into the path of an empty log truck. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says in a news release that the trucker was unable to avoid hitting the ATV driven by Wayden Savell of Jena.


Quinton Tellis faces grand jury for Louisiana murder

MONROE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing women in Louisiana and Mississippi is back in northeast Louisiana, where a prosecutor says a grand jury will consider charges in a Taiwanese woman's death.


Lake Charles Mardi Gras parade route

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lisa Moye is the owner of Cajun Gypsy Corner Store in downtown Lake Charles, which is on the parade route. She says this will be the second year her business is open for the parade.


Search is on for Mossville Heroes

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - WIth much of the community taken over now by the new Sasol facility, efforts continue to document the history of Mossville. Now, former Mossville residents are being asked to nominate outstanding leaders in the community. The history of Mossville has been preserved in sever


Convicted murderer in 2011 drive-by-shooting gets favorable ruling from State Supreme Court

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was a case that stunned the community when fourteen-year-old Alexus Rankins was wounded in a drive by shooting near Dixie Drive and Creole Street. The teen was an innocent bystander, in a crowd of people when she was hit. She died soon after. Ultimately Sean Newton was c


Appeal over ‘too lenient’ sentence rejected

Due to a technicality, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal has denied an appeal by the state that said a Lake Charles man's sentence as a habitual offender was "illegally too lenient."


2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison

Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.


Blue Dog Cafe Location Closing In Lake Charles

The Lake Charles location of the Blue Dog Cafe is now closed. Jacques Rodrigue, owner of Blue Dog Cafe, told KPLC:. Blue Dog Café can confirm that we recently shut the doors to our Lake Charles location. Our team is incredibly grateful to the many patrons who supported us over the last three years.