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This Beautiful Hike In Louisiana Has A Mouthwatering Restaurant Right Along The Trail
Hiking can sure work up an appetite. This particular trail in southeastern Louisiana not only has some incredible views and will take you on an epic journey, but there are several places to stop off and grab a bite to eat along the way. Let’s take a closer look.
Court upholds sentence of drug trafficker
The Third Circuit Court of Appeal upheld this week the conviction and sentencing of a New Mexico man for his role in a methamphetamine operation brought down in Vernon Parish. Christopher Granado, 35, of Artisia N.M., will continue to serve his original 40-year sentence handed down in February for r
Louisiana law enforcement increasing patrols to reduce DWI crashes
(WWL.com) - The holidays can be a dangerous time on the roadways so law enforcement is stepping up patrols as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Deputy Director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Dortha Cummins says in the last five years, 139 people have died during the Ch
Tulane vs. Louisiana, Cure Bowl score: Green Wave notches first bowl win since 2002
The first bowl game of the 2018 college football postseason was a monumental one for Tulane. The Green Wave leaned on their run game and aggressive third- and fourth-down play-calling to stave off a second-half comeback from Louisiana to win the Cure Bowl 41-24. It's the first postseason victory for
Smiley: Have a Louisiana Christmas
Consider this my Christmas gift to you. This holiday greeting was written in Houston years ago by Jaime Bourgeois to his brother Dr. George Bourgeois, of Opelousas. It's in my book "Best of Smiley," and I like to bring it out this time of year:
With eyes on the budget, Louisiana lawmakers toil away on review of statutory dedications
Louisiana legislators have been quietly toiling away for more than a year on an exhaustive review of funds in the state budget that are locked up by law. The review of the state's nearly 400 statutory dedications, often referred to as "stat deds" in discussions at the State Capitol, ultimately will
#BlackExcellence: 83-Year-Old Earns Ph.D. From Louisiana State University
An 83-year-old man is living proof that it’s never too late to bring your goals to fruition. After dropping out of school in the sixth grade, Vietnam War veteran Johnnie Jones received his doctorate degree on Friday from Louisiana State University, WFAB reported.
OHP identifies victim in double-fatality collision
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified one of two victims from Thursday’s double-fatality collision on US Highway 77, south of Ardmore. According to trooper reports, John M. Carroll, male, 41, of Florien, La. and a second individual, whose name is being withheld pending notification of the next of k
School Board asks military families to submit Impact Aid forms
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Vernon and Beauregard Parish School Boards are asking parents of students in military families attending their schools to complete and submit Impact Aid forms that have been sent home with their children.
Short walk from home produces Beauregard Parish 10-point
For Keith Suire, it’s only a short walk from his home in Beauregard Parish to his deer stand on the 35 acres of land he manages near Deridder. And on the afternoon of Nov. 7, that short walked paid big dividends when the buck he’d been watching closely for three years finally gave him a shot.
DeRidder mother, boyfriend arrested for murder after 11-month-old child dies from severe burns
DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - A DeRidder mother and her boyfriend were both arrested for murder after an 11-month-old died after being brought to the hospital with severe burns. The burns appeared to have occurred two weeks ago and the boy “succumbed to his injuries due to a lack of care,” Deputy Chief Chri
Digital Drivers License Available in Louisiana
Imagine this scenario: you and your friends are all headed to Downtown Lafayette. Maybe you're headed to the Greenroom, Jefferson Street Pub, or Grant Street Dance Hall. You want to dance and have a few drinks, but you HATE carrying your purse or having a wallet in your pocket.
Louisiana ranked #50 in national health rankings
(WWL.com) - For the 13th time since 1990, Louisiana has been ranked 50th in America’s health rankings. The state has never been higher than 47. Thirty-five different areas of health are factored in to determine the overall ranking. Dr. Rhonda Randall with the United Health Foundation said among the
Wounded Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Returns Home
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Elite Louisiana high school coach forced to resign over sideline pass dispute
Drey Trosclair has made the Ascension Catholic High Bulldogs a force in the Louisiana 1A football world, leading the team to two-straight state title games. However, he was forced to resign this week after a spat with school administration over sideline passes for program boosters for the recent sta
Allen and Vernon Parish election results
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - We have the results of Allen and Vernon Parishes elections today. Results are complete but unofficial from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
Matthew Anderson's Nebraska Visit 'One of Coolest Experiences'
Over the weekend, Nebraska hosted a handful of official visitors including some that are already committed to the team. Offensive tackle commit Matthew Anderson from Leesville, Louisiana, was one of those visitors. He was in town with his family.
LSU’s Grant Delpit named unanimous All-American
BATON ROUGE (lsusports.net) – LSU placed four players on the 2018 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Teams, including safety Grant Delpit, who became only the ninth unanimous All-American in school history.
Mother charged in death of infant who had severe burns
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - A Louisiana mother and her boyfriend have been arrested in the death of an 11-month-old who died after being brought to a hospital with severe burns. KPLC-TV reports that 24-year-old Shamira Kimbrough and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Christian Coutee, were charged with second-degr
Pitkin man killed in fatal accident with dump truck
PITKIN, LA (KPLC) - A Pitkin man has died as a result of a fatal accident in Beauregard Parish, according to Trooper Derek Senegal, with Louisiana State Police. LSP was responding to a two-vehicle crash on LA 113 near Kingrey Road on Nov. 6 around 6:30 p.m., said Senegal. After investigating, LSP fo