Marsh Restoration Project in Cameron Parish Nears Completion
A 400-acre marsh creation and restoration project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, is nearing completion. The initiative, designed to provide wildlife habitat and storm surge protection, uses sediment dredged from a nearby ship channel. The project, funded partly by Citgo's oil spill settlement, is expected to benefit future generations.
Weekly Safety Report: Multiple Arrests and Incidents Highlight the Need for Vigilance in Lake Charles, Louisiana
This week in Lake Charles, Louisiana, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include obstruction of justice, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, encouraging child delinquency, illegal possession of stolen items, issuing worthless checks, drug possession, domestic abuse battery, criminal trespass, theft, operating while intoxicated, hit and run driving, failure to register as a sex offender, and probation detainer. These incidents highlight the importance of maintaining safety and security in the community.
See Inside Of The Outlet Mall In Iowa, Louisiana [VIDEO]
If you are from Southwest Louisiana then you know about the outlet mall in Iowa, Louisiana. Some call it the VF Factory outlet mall but when it first opened back in 1988, it was called Factory Stores Of America Outlet Mall. When it open in the late 80s, it was...
Here’s What’s Going On This Weekend In Lake Charles & SWLA Dec 8-10
The weekend is finally here and it's time to get out and have some fun. Time to leave behind all the work stress, the day-to-day hustle and bustle, and just do something fun for once, right?. We have looked around and searched for things to do this weekend in Lake...
New Movies This Weekend In Lake Charles, Louisiana Theaters
LAKE CHARLES, LA: There's no need to look up every movie individually anymore, we have all the trailers in one nice, neat package for you that are showing in theaters this weekend. I can smell the buttered popcorn now and taste the Jujubes as I mentally lean back in the...
Cameron deputies pull over driver with gunshot wound
CAMERON PARISH, La. (KPLC) - A driver suffering from a gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital after Cameron Parish deputies noticed the injuries during a traffic stop. A deputy attempted to pull over the driver northbound on Hwy. 27 south of Hackberry. The driver did not pull over...
Cyclist injured in crash on Ryan Street
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A person is hospitalized with serious injuries after they collided with a car while riding their bike Friday evening, according to police. It happened in the 3400 block of Ryan Street just before 8 p.m., Sgt. Brenda Treadway of the Lake Charles Police Department said.
Organization working to preserve Cajun music traditions as interest dwindles
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Keeping French music and culture alive one step at a time – that’s exactly what Miss Cajun Music 2023, Summer Parker Blanchard, is teaching 13-year-old Phoenix Sims, Junior Miss Cajun Music 2023. “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler, it’s something that everyone says but...
Local Tragedy: CPSO Probes Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Claude Hebert Road
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) is currently investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian that took place last night near Claude Hebert Road in Lake Charles. An 11-year-old boy was struck by a small SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene. The details of the accident, such as whether the boy was walking in the lane of travel, are still under investigation.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday’s front to bring showers with a few storms possible too
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Even warmer weather is ahead Saturday before we track the next cold front by the evening hours. More warm and muggy conditions will start the day, with a fair amount of clouds that will be around. This could be enough to provide a spark for a few scattered showers during the day. The good news is that any rain at first should be isolated, and there should opportunities to spend time outdoors until the mid afternoon. After that is when we watch the arrival of the front.
PHOTO GALLERY: Hall of Trees
The Lake Arthur Town Hall, 102 Arthur Ave., has been transformed into a winter wonderland scene featuring Santa’s Workshop for its annual Hall of Trees. The North Pole themed exhibit features a whimsical scene with Santa and his mischievous elves surrounded by toys, wrapped gifts and reindeer. A variety of decorated trees, wreaths, stuffed animals […]
Suspect sought in pedestrian hit-and-run
Lake Charles Police are on the lookout for a suspect involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run at the intersection of Common and 15th streets. Lt. Brenda Treadway said the car — possible a Toyota Corolla that is blue in color — hit the pedestrian at about 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. She said the car […]
Authorities looking for car involved pedestrian hit-and-run
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department is looking for a blue car involved in a hit-and-run around 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Common and 15th streets. The investigation and evidence from the scene show the vehicle is possibly a blue Toyota Corolla that may have damage to its front right side, Lt. Brenda Treadway said. The pedestrian remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Body of missing boater found in Cameron Parish
CAMERON PARISH, La. (KPLC) - The body of a man who vanished while boating on the Mermentau River has been found. Steven Iguess, 49, of Welsh, did not return home from a deer hunt on Thanksgiving Day. Since then, family members, wildlife and fisheries officials, and sheriff’s deputies had been searching the river near where he was last seen in his aluminum boat.
Don’t Miss The Lake Charles Action Children’s Business Fair
Come and show your support for the 4th annual Lake Charles Acton Children’s Business Fair, presented by Peppermint Sage Dental Wellness. This year's event is a showcase of the entrepreneurial genius of 60+ kids! It all will take place at the Burton Coliseum Complex (7001 Gulf Hwy) on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10 am - 2 pm.
Two Sulphur women arrested in connection with car robberies
MOSS BLUFF, La. (KPLC) - Two Sulphur women were arrested in connection with several vehicle burglaries in Moss Bluff. On Monday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call of a stolen vehicle from a home off Gold Finch Way in Moss Bluff. According to Kayla Vincent, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, deputies were told a gun and a debit card had been stolen, in addition to the car.
Sheriff’s deputies unknowingly drive escaped inmate to Texas border after multi-parish manhunt
BATON ROUGE — Ryan Young, 28, the man accused of escaping custody during a transport from court back to prison in Mississippi, was apprehended in Port Arthur, Texas, on Monday, Dec. 4, with the assistance of Cameron Parish Sheriff’s deputies, who had inadvertently dropped him off near the Texas border.
2 Special Lake Charles Hole-in-the-wall Restaurants
Get ready to ditch the mainstream eats and dive into the delicious secrets of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tucked away from the touristy-trodden paths, these two hole-in-the-wall wonders are where the locals go to satisfy their flavor cravings. Read this savory blurb to unveil offbeat culinary treasures that’ll have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Join the quest for 2 Lake Charles hole-in-the-wall restaurants, where the real Louisiana flavor is served with a side of local charm and a pinch of eccentricity.
2024 Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival Announces Entertainment Lineup
We know it's only December but before you know it, the Louisiana Festival season will be getting underway not to mention Mardi Gras. One of the first festivals that comes your way in Southwest Louisiana is the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival which takes place in January every year. Louisiana...
Hey Lake Charles, Look What Restaurant Building Is Going Up In Town
As we took a ride around town yesterday, we were in South Lake Charles and decided to drive down Country Club Road to see if any progress had been made on a certain restaurant that was supposed to be built in South Lake Charles. The popular restaurant already had one...