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Sulphur officials take traffic matters into their own hands in Maplewood

Sulphur city officials are unified when it comes to traffic issues in the Maplewood section of town - they've had just about enough. "To put it bluntly ... we are fed up and it's time to take matters into our own hands," Mayor Chris Duncan said Wednesday afternoon as members of the Sulphur Police De

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 16:30:00

One dead, one injured after car crashes into Beaumont Talbots

A car has struck a column on the front of front of the Talbots store near the intersection of Phelan and Dowlen. Police on scene said an elderly couple came from Lexington drive, crossing 4 lanes of traffic on Dowlen and struck the structure on the outside of the Store. The passenger died on impact

12NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 04:38:00

Lake Charles Regional Airport opens new restaurant

Travelers flying in and out of Lake Charles Regional Airport now have something to look forward to...food. The first restaurant opened at the airport Friday. By the size of the crowd, it looks like Jenn & Jean's Creole Cafe has been here forever. But Friday the creole restaurant opened for the fi

KPLC TV - 2018-03-24 03:03:28

Suspect in Charles Raymond Talen murder case arrested again

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's detectives arrested an individual, Wednesday March 21st on 1 count of Illegal possession of stolen things. Detectives investigating the theft of lawn equipment traveled to a residence at 6415 Hwy 1126 Jennings, LA on February 19th, 2018. Detectives recovered a Stihl trimm

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-03-22 15:35:00

Debris smashes woman's windshield

This week a Sulphur woman driving on I-10 says she was startled to have a board slam into her windshield. She managed to maintain control of the car and pull off to the side. Her daughter, Sedonary Bouillion, says she's just grateful her mom didn't crash. My initial reaction was, I was very emotion

KPLC TV - 2018-03-23 23:10:19

Sulphur man accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

A Sulphur man is in jail on a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Last month, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Deputies responded to a complaint that a juvenile had been inappropriately touched by a family friend, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey. The 13-year-old female victim reported to detectiv


TIME TO VOTE: Council candidates believe unity is key to Sulphur's future

Eight of the candidates running for city council in Sulphur Saturday made a final public appearance together at the Sulphur Kiwanis Club's weekly meeting Wednesday. If there is one theme to this election, it has to be unity. To a person, the candidates mentioned a need for the city administration to

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 15:35:00

Barbe High students hit while crossing street, suffer non-life-threatening injuries

Two Barbe students suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a driver failed to yield to pedestrians, according to authorities. One student suffered moderate injuries, said Sgt. Jeff Keenum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Another student was hit in the hand by the car. Keenum said the s

KPLC TV - 2018-03-22 15:07:58

4-year-old accidentally shoots 7-month-old baby

Tonight, will not be as cool with our temperatures. It will only cool down to the mid 50s. I do not expect anyone, including Oakdale, to reach the 30s. It will still be mostly clear with no rain. The difference that is keeping us warmer, is the wind. Tonight, the winds will be blowing out of the sou

KPLC TV - 2018-03-22 20:20:02

Two people injured in 3-vehicle accident

LUMBERTON - Two people were injured and taken to a Beaumont hospital after they were involved in a threevehicle accident on March 15 on U.S. 96/69 near the Keith Road exit south of Lumberton. According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Davis, DPS received a report of a


KeKe Palmer visits Lake Charles

Actress and singer Keke Palmer stopped by a Lake Charles radio station yesterday to promote her single and TV show, which airs on Fox 29. The show is called "Star" and Palmer plays the role of Gigi, a talented but hotheaded singer. Palmer's new song is called "Bossy". 107 JAMZ's DJ Big Boy Chill and


City of Lake Charles looking for Summer Food Program sites

The City of Lake Charles Summer Food Service Program is accepting applications from eligible organizations to serve as program sites for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program. The program runs June 4 - July 27. It provides healthy meals to children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, du

KPLC TV - 2018-03-22 14:30:48

CPSO arrests man for home invasion & violation of protection order

Lake Charles - On February 22 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Shellie Lane in Moss Bluff in reference to a violation of a protective order. Upon arrival, deputies were informed by the complainant that Lawrence Q. Malveaux, 32, 1009


Boil advisory issued for some residents along N. Perkins Ferry Road

Calcasieu Parish Water Works District One has issued a boil advisory for residents in Moss Bluff. North Perkins Ferry Road and all intersecting roads from La. 378 to Heard Road are affected, according to Water Works District 1 Foreman Grant Avery. Calcasieu Parish Water Works District One has issued

KPLC TV - 2018-03-22 17:57:59

Students at Our Lady Queen of Heaven raise money for the American Heart Association

Students at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Lake Charles jump roped today to raise money for the American Heart Association. The name of the event is called "Jump Rope for Heart". The purpose of the program is to educate children how to live heart healthy. Kids enjoyed working out and learning how to ju


Man dies in Caddo Parish fire - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fire Marshal deputies were at the scene of a residential structure fire on Adams Road in Caddo Parish where an elderly man died. (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via Facebook) KEITHVILLE, LA (KSLA) - The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that claimed an e


Police shut down TWO more counterfeit operations

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two men for counterfeit money use. This is the third reported arrest this week. The second complaint happened on Feb. 22, 2018. According to CPSO Public Relations Spokesperson Kim Myers, CPSO was contacted by a local restaurant owner in Lake Charles. A


Sulphur teen hit by car still recovering

13-year-old Alyssa Jones was hit by a car when she tried to cross the street to board her school bus Friday morning. She was airlifted to a Lafayette General Hospital in critical condition. Monday her family said she is starting to feel better, but the past weekend has been a difficult one for Aly


Sulphur launches new effort to ease traffic issues in Maplewood

Sulphur city officials on Wednesday announced a new effort to reduce traffic problems in the Maplewood area associated with the I-10 construction. Beginning today, employees of the Sulphur Police Department, Sulphur Fire Department, and Public Works Department will direct traffic in the Maplewood a


You asked, we answered: Where is the smoke covering Lake Charles coming from?

We've received several questions asking why there is so much smoke in the air. Smoke is being reported in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, Westlake. KPLC Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton says satellite images show the smoke moving into the area from Texas. He says it is originating from what appea