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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
CPSO asking for help identifying hit & run driver
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged hit-and-run driver, according to Kim Myers with CPSO. The incident happened on Choupique Road in Sulphur around 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. The victim, an 84-year-old man, was checking his mail
Sulphur city council votes to provide funds for SWLA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The southwest Louisiana Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program (SANE) spreads awareness about sexual assault and provides the necessary medical attention victims may need when reporting the incident.
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.
Legal Corner: Can I have Christmas displays in my classroom?
Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: Is it true that there are there days legally designated as days of rest? If so, please let me know when they are!
Crawfish prices said to be on an incline
WESTLAKE/SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Sandra McCormick has owned Crawfish 2 Go in Westlake for the past 15 years, going into her 16th season, she says she has seen the market for crawfish grow.
Dementia patients receive baby dolls and stuffed dogs for Christmas
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Christmas came early for residents at Stonebridge Assisted Living Facility in Sulphur. “We’re really hoping this gives them a little sense of stability,” said President of Serve Outdoors Bayou State, Robert Hewitt. “They live in their own little world and they may not know
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
Mailbox full for 8-year-old Vinton boy
Last week, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux of Vinton made a simple request for Christmas cards. His request was met with more than 5,000 cards and packages from people across the nation — including country singer Tim McGraw.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Sulphur man charged with felony hit and run
Lake Charles – On November 19 at approximately 8:00 p.m. a hit and run occurred on Koonce Rd. near St. Theresa Lane in north Sulphur. A 15 year old girl was struck while riding her bicycle and left in the ditch with a head injury.
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.
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
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
Sulphur man attempts to create tallest Christmas tree in Louisiana
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Brad Broussard is a Sulphur resident who decided to turn his 46 foot cypress tree into a holiday attraction here at the last house on Earth Street. “As it grew, I said, ‘This looks more like a Christmas tree than a cypress tree’,” Broussard said.
Louisiana beekeepers say honey bee population is dwindling
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Their work affects so much of the food we eat, but their numbers are dwindling. “80 percent of the food we eat is dependent on insects for pollinating, Most of it is done by honey bees,” Randy Fair, President of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association said.