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CPSO arrests Sulphur man for indecent behavior with juvenile

LAKE CHARLES—On March 20, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Chad R. Leblanc, 23, 3347 Red Maple Lane, Sulphur, exchanging inappropriate messages with a 12-year-old girl on Snapchat.


First Alert Forecast: Heavy rain and storms likely Thursday morning

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Through the rest of the day, it will be cloudy with limited sunshine. It is really an overcast looking day. The humidity is rising with the southeasterly winds. That is also helping the temperatures warm up. Highs today will be in the upper 70s. It may get warm enough to re


Lady K's fall in quarters

Brusly ended South Beauregard's season one game short of a trip to Sulphur, knocking off the Lady K's 6-2 on Saturday afternoon. "I'm proud of my team," South Beauregard head coach Brandon Bushnell said. "I told them before the game that no matter the outcome, I'll be proud of you.


Footage fuels controversy around Louisiana police shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Body camera footage shows a white Louisiana police officer fatally shooting an African American man who threatened a store clerk with a lethal-looking BB gun, prompting the man's family to renew calls for legal action against the officer.


LHSAA releases 2019 baseball playoff brackets

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The LHSAA released its 2019 baseball playoff brackets Sunday. The semifinal and championship rounds for each class will be held May 8-11 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.


One killed in overnight accident on Enterprise Boulevard

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 40-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Enterprise Boulevard in the early hours of Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, authorities said. Antonio Tezeno, of Lake Charles, was traveling southbound on Enterprise Boulevard around 1:14 a.m. when lost control of his ve


Suspect allegedly breaks into Louisiana governor's mansion, falls asleep on couch: report

The governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, La., experienced an extraordinary security breach last week after a man trespassed into the property before damaging a table and falling asleep on a couch, state police revealed Monday.


Louisiana man arrested and charged with contractor fraud

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (KLFY) - A Lafayette man was arrested and charged with contractor fraud. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says his department "arrested 37-year-old Ellis St. Pierre on residential contractor fraud" last week.


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Officials: Two arrested after officer stopping to help them finds drugs in their vehicle

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two people were arrested after an officer found chemicals used for making meth in the bed of their truck, the chief of the Westlake Police Department said.


Louisiana man seeks new trial amid questions about jury pool

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a Louisiana man convicted in the beating death of his roommate. The Advocate reports attorneys for 21-year-old David Bueso wrote Monday that he "was denied a trial before a fair cross-section of the community." The request follows a decis


Police: Louisiana man took Mississippi girl he met online

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they will bring charges against a 24-year-old man who met a 13-year-old Mississippi girl online and then picked her up and took her to Louisiana.


CPSO Searching for Identity of Men Responsible for Burglary & Theft

Lake Charles –Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a theft that occurred on March 8 at approximately 11 p.m. at a store on Highway 171 in Moss Bluff.


Gov. Edwards, LSP tight-lipped on mansion security breach

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Reynard Toby Green has a home just three miles from the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. But last week, in an embarrassing moment for Louisiana State Police, he was apparently able to sneak into the mansion undetected, with a small amount of synthetic marijuana in his pocket, a


Louisiana sports betting clears first hurdle

Legal sports betting has cleared its first hurdle in Louisiana. The state Senate Judiciary C Committee voted 3-1 Tuesday (April 23) to approve legislation to permit sports betting in the state.


FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: 210 bridge EB reopens following six-vehicle crash

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Eastbound on the I-210 bridge has reopened following a six-vehicle crash, state police officials say. Five cars and an 18-wheeler were involved in the crash, according to Derek Senegal with Louisiana State Police.


Preserving LC’s historic oaks

The City of Lake Charles announced its newest public/private philanthropic partnership Monday as part of its Earth Day news conference. The Chad Thielen Central School Oak Tree Endowment was created between the City of Lake Charles, Friends of Central School, the Coastal Plains Conservancy and the C


APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov's office break-in, arrest

The Louisiana State Police on Monday revealed an extraordinary security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the building and damaged property before falling asleep on a couch.


Food labeling restrictions win Louisiana Senate support

BATON ROUGE, La. — Food manufacturers selling products such as "cauliflower rice" could face new labeling restrictions in Louisiana, under a bill in the Legislature. The Senate voted 34-0 Monday for a "truth in labeling" measure that adds protections for meat, rice and sugar producers.


Study Shows Louisiana School Voucher Program Hurt Math Scores

Participating in the state’s school voucher program leads to worse performance on state tests in math, according to the latest study on the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The Louisiana Scholarship Program gives lower-income families vouchers to attend private schools. About 7,000 students are in the