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Sulphur homeowner attacked on her own back porch, authorities still searching for suspect

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Sulphur police responded to a call on the 200 block of Vine Street around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Chief Lewis Coats with the Sulphur Police Department said a woman stepped onto her back porch and came face-to-face with a man wearing a hoodie.


Louisiana man’s truck struck by lightning while he was driving

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Morehouse Parish man is counting his blessings after lightning his his pickup truck Tuesday morning. The man’s truck was struck while he was driving it.


Sulphur woman stabbed while running away, suspect flees on foot

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A Sulphur woman was stabbed outside of her residence, according to Chief Lewis Coats, with the Sulphur Police Department. The woman was home alone on Feb. 17 when she heard a noise outside, said Coats. Thinking it was her husband, she went to the back porch/carport area of her h


Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson dies of cancer

Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson died of Stage 4 cancer earlier today, after months of unsuccessful treatment. The rappers friends and associates took to social media to confirm Johnson’s death and express their condolences.


LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Baton Rouge Man Indicted For Wire and Tax Fraud

Louisiana Department of Justice issued the following announcement on Feb. 15. U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that WAYNE TRICHE, age 75, of Baton Rouge, was charged in a 38-count Indictment with wire fraud and tax fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343 a


Sulphur dog takes home ‘Best in Hounds’ prize from Westminster Dog Show

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Kim Vidrine is a Sulphur resident who is the owner and breeder of Burns, the long-haired dachshund from this year’s Westminster dog show. She says she has been showing dogs her whole life.


Man getting 40-year sentence in Louisiana apartment shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. News outlets reported that 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Of


Residents complain about noise and bright light from Indorama startup

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -The chemical plant known as Indorama continues to emit noise and bright light at night as it works to start up, and people are complaining. The company says it’s sorry. So far, the situation does not appear to violate any noise or nuisance ordinances,


Unclaimed Louisiana Lotto Ticket Expires Thursday

Someone our great state could be sitting on a million dollars, and they don't even know it. A few weeks ago we told you about a million dollar unclaimed lotto ticket in our state. Now, the clock is ticking as the ticket is set to expire on Thursday. One-million dollar Powerball ticket bought at the


Sasol chemical plant opens operations in southwest Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The first of Sasol's seven chemical product manufacturing plants is up and running in southwest Louisiana. The American Press reports a second plant is set to start up later this year at Sasol's Westlake site, with the remaining manufacturing units to begin operations later


Border Patrol arrests previously deported sex offender

Lake Charles Border Patrol Station agents responded to a call for assistance from the Calcasieu Parish, La., Sheriff’s Office on a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Sulphur Springs, La. Upon arrival, agents determined that one of the three passengers, Heber Obed Hernandez-Martinez was a convicted s


FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning fog as rain quickly exits only to return Thursday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The good news today is that the rain we’ve already seen overnight will likely be the last of the day, but the bad news is that fog is developed on the heels of a slightly warmer start to parts of the area with temperatures split from north to south, ranging from the upper 4


Colorado lawyer reciprocally disbarred in Louisiana after role in client funds conversions

NEW ORLEANS — Colorado Springs attorney Philip Martin Kleinsmith has been reciprocally disbarred following a Feb. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after a similar discipline in the other state for alleged conversion of client funds.


Serial Killer Confesses To 3 Louisiana Murders [Video]

Samuel Little is a convicted murderer. The 78-year-old former boxer is serving three consecutive life sentences without parole. He's confessed to 93 murders, including three in Louisiana, according to onlyinyourstate.com. 34 of Little's confessions have been verified. The FBI is seeking to confirm t


Lake Charles Mardi Gras parade route

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lisa Moye is the owner of Cajun Gypsy Corner Store in downtown Lake Charles, which is on the parade route. She says this will be the second year her business is open for the parade.


Bond set at $2M for Texas father accused of killing 2-year-old daughter with hammer

ORANGE, Texas — The 26-year-old father charged in the "violent death" of his 2-year-old daughter in Orange made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning where his bond was set at $2 million.


Convicted murderer in 2011 drive-by-shooting gets favorable ruling from State Supreme Court

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was a case that stunned the community when fourteen-year-old Alexus Rankins was wounded in a drive by shooting near Dixie Drive and Creole Street. The teen was an innocent bystander, in a crowd of people when she was hit. She died soon after. Ultimately Sean Newton was c


Blue Dog Cafe Location Closing In Lake Charles

The Lake Charles location of the Blue Dog Cafe is now closed. Jacques Rodrigue, owner of Blue Dog Cafe, told KPLC:. Blue Dog Café can confirm that we recently shut the doors to our Lake Charles location. Our team is incredibly grateful to the many patrons who supported us over the last three years.


As heavy rain, winds moves in to Southeast Louisiana Tuesday, hail and tornadoes possible

Southeastern Louisiana will see heavy rain, damaging winds and possibly hail or an isolated tornado or two on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A warm front will move north across the area, creating conditions for a marginal risk of severe weather, according to the National Weather Service.


3-year-old Louisiana boy rocks Luke Combs song in adorable video with his overalls, guitar

NEW ORLEANS — Y’all, we’re CRYING!. This Louisiana boy, Cooper Schackai, just turned 3 years old at the end of December. December 29 to be exact. Well, Cooper got a guitar for Christmas. His mother posted a video of him on Facebook saying he chooses his songs that he’s obsessed with and currently he