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Lake Charles: A Diamond in the Rough
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The north part of Lake Charles is a diamond in the rough. It’s an area that many feel is often times forgotten about, and behind when it comes to development. But to some residents, it’s all about perception, and many are ready to change that.
SOWELA’s Accounting Technology program
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - SOWELA offers an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology to prepare students for bookkeeping careers or transfer to a four-year university. Accounting Technology is also a high-demand, high-wage field. Enrollment into the 2019 Spring semester has began, this i
First Alert Forecast: Warming trend underway before the rain returns Thursday
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It is another beautiful day with limited clouds and plenty of sunshine. Those clouds will remain limited throughout the day. There will not be any rain today, but the winds are starting to turn more out of the east. They will soon turn out of the south by Wednesday. That wi
LCPD seeking information on vehicle burglary in which $1,000 worth of items stolen
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department is seeking information on a vehicle burglary at a local pawn shop in which approximately $1,000 worth of items was stolen.
Convicted sex offender accused of another sex crime with minor
IOWA, LA (KPLC) - A man has been arrested for the second time for his alleged involvement with a minor, according to the Iowa Police Department. John Baker McKay, 35, faces aggravated crime against nature charges in connection with a 13-year-old girl, said Iowa Police. McKay is a convicted sex offen
Lake Charles residents get prison time for kidnapping Texas man after drug deal
Two Lake Charles defendants were sentenced this week for kidnapping a Texas man after a failed drug deal, according to U.S. Attorney David Joseph's office. Justin Fry, 35, was sentenced to 292 months in prison, and James Coleman, 34, was sentenced to 242 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Donal
Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - CTI Foods, LLC. has recalled Jimmy Dean’s Ready-To-Eat Pork and Sausage products due to foreign matter contamination, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Offensive signs spark controversy in Hayes
HAYES, LA (KPLC) - A property on La. 14 and 101 has been posting signs voicing profanity and distaste for community members. Cindy Demaskey is the mother of the man who has been making the signs and says he is greatly upsetting the community.
CDC: 1 and 4 people still exposed to secondhand smoke
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - For the past three decades, secondhand smoke was on the decline, said the Center for Disease Control. This year, nonsmoker’s exposure has stalled. CDC said nearly 58 million American nonsmokers, or 1 and 4, are still being exposed to secondhand smoke from cigarettes and oth
These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Louisiana In For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Louisiana are whiter than wonder bread. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Louisiana.
Lane closures on La. 27 in Hackberry
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - There will be alternating lane closures on La. 27 from Dec. 10 to Jan. 6 in Hackberry due to roadway improvements. The closures are located 2.2 miles south of Ellender Bridge. They will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Sulphur man arrested after leading police on motorcycle chase
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A Sulphur man has been arrested following a motorcycle chase, according to Chief of Police Lewis Coats with the Sulphur Police Department. Coats says around 10:40 p.m. on Dec. 1, officers with SPD tried to stop a man riding a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle near the intersection of Hun
DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says he is retiring
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says he is retiring on Dec. 31. Gott made the announcement at the DeRidder City Council meeting Monday evening. Gott has been DeRidder police chief since 2009. In 33 years of law enforcement, he also worked for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s O
Meet Emily J, The ‘New’ Girl on 99.9 KTDY [Video]
We have a "new" co host on the 99.9 KTDY. Morning show, sort of. Emily J is new, but she isn't. Emily has been heard on Townsquare Media stations in Lafayette and Lake Charles for the past 4 years. She's talented, smart, beautiful, and well traveled...
Gas tax increase long overdue
Louisiana legislators at their 2019 fiscal session should increase the state’s 20-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax, but the odds of that happening are slim to none. Those taxes haven’t been increased since 1989, and that 20 cents is worth only about 7 cents in today’s money.
Senior center writing Christmas cards for terminally ill kids
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It's the season of giving back, and that is exactly what residents at one senior living center in Sulphur is doing. Social media can be a powerful tool.
Town of Iowa under boil advisory
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The mayor's office for the Town of Iowa reports that the town is currently under a boil advisory. The mayor’s office says that this is due to repairs to the town’s water tower because of a recent loss in water pressure. The exact length of the advisory will not be known unt
Jennings Police looking for suspect in vehicle burglaries
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Jennings Police are requesting the public’s assistance in solving a rash of vehicle burglaries within city limits. Police have received a surveillance image of the suspect but are asking anyone with a surveillance system near any of the burglaries to check their footage. Th
Saints take on the Buccaneers
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - New Orleans finally has the opportunity to get some revenge for a big Week 1 upset against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon today. If the Saints win here they could lock up their playoffs berth and win the NFC South outright. Tampa Bay, however, needs this win just to keep
Lake Charles Zydeco musician nominated for two Grammys
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Zydeco musician Sean Ardoin is nominated for two Grammy Awards. The Grammy’s revealed their nominees on Nov. 7 at 7:30 a.m. Ardoin is nominated in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category for his album Kreole Rock and Soul and also in the Best American Root