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Wildfire breaks out near Jasper/Orange County line
JASPER COUNTY/ORANGE COUNTY — First responders are battling a wildfire consuming several dozen acres near the Jasper/Orange County line. Orange County Sheriff Jimmy Lane Mooney tells KFDM/Fox 4, a fire estimated at about 50 acres broke out around 2:30 p.m. Monday near Gist Road, not far from where a previous fire broke out last month, burning several hundred acres.
Small wildfire contained near West Burton Street
SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - A small brush fire off West Burton Street in Sulphur is contained as of 5 p.m. today, according to Houston River Fire Chief Dean Lappe. The fire, which was near Sulphur Mines and began around 2:30 p.m., burned less than an acre. Though it is contained,...
One person arrested following high-speed chase through Sulphur
SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - One person has been arrested following a high-speed chase that traveled through the City of Sulphur, according to Louisiana State Police Troop D. Trooper Derek Senegal says a state trooper was attempting to stop a vehicle on Carlyss Dr. in Sulphur this morning, Oct. 2, to cite them for reckless driving when the driver refused to stop. Troopers say the driver then accelerated to high speeds as troopers pursued through the city.
Child struck by vehicle in Sulphur
SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - A child was struck by a vehicle in Sulphur this afternoon, Major Jason Gully confirmed. Gully said the accident happened around 3:15 p.m. on Sherwood Drive near E.K. Key Elementary School. The child was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries,
Red Flag warning means fire danger remains high; area responders battle blaze
WEST ORANGE — Local firefighters have been busy battling drought-related blazes and are now dealing with containing fire weather conditions. The National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office noted Monday’s low humidity and wind speeds in the 8 to12 mpg range with gusts of up to 20 mph. As a result of those conditions, Southeast Texas is […] The post Red Flag warning means fire danger remains high; area responders battle blaze appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Deweyville Honor Roll
A.J. Arpin, Clayton Bickham, Weston Broussard, Colton Buentello, Megan Cheatwood, Jolene Coleman, Kolby Collins, Alizabeth Davidson, Victoria Evans, Casen Gantt, Millie Gibson, Scarlett Hankins, Allie Hensley, Kolton Hillman, Hunter Hogan, Scarlett Miranda, Vanessa Pickles, Blake Richard, Cheyanne Sowell, Everleigh Strickland, and Adaline Tolbert. 2nd Grade All A Honor Roll. Archer...
West Orange experiences multiple flare ups of grass fire, prompting response from multiple fire departments
Witness the swift response of multiple fire departments as they tackle flare-ups from a grass fire in West Orange. Captured on video, this intense operation unfolds around 3 p.m. on a Sunday. Experience the bravery and dedication of these firefighters in action.
UPDATE: Three juveniles, one adult have been charged with terrorizing since start of school year
A Calcasieu Parish student was charged with menacing on Wednesday night. During the school day on Wednesday, an 11-year old boy who attends Moss Bluff Middle School told another student to not attend class the following day because “he was going to blow up the school,” according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. At 8 […]
Identity of motorcyclist killed in Beaumont Highway 90 crash revealed
Discover the tragic story of a motorcyclist's fatal accident on Highway 90 in Beaumont. The victim, Terry Champeaux II of West Orange, has been identified by local police. Tune in for more details about this heartbreaking incident.
Orange County marriage licenses issued: Sept. 25 – Sept. 29, 2023
Marriage License Issued from the office of Orange County Clerk Brandy Robertson for the week of Sept. 25, 2023, through Sept. 29, 2023: Jonathan Garza and Audrey Priscella Odell Lyndon Kyle Stevenson and Amy Leeanne Laughlin Derek Bruce Staudenmier and Nichole Mae Bean Christopher Brady Bukowsky and Callie Linn Cormier Taylor Kent Dutschmann and Brooke […] The post Orange County marriage licenses issued: Sept. 25 – Sept. 29, 2023 appeared first on Orange Leader.
Motorcycle Accident Claims Life
Friday afternoon an Orange man lost control of his motorcycle in Beaumont on College Street and died from his injuries. Terry Champeaux, 22, of Orange, was traveling west on Hwy. 90 in Jefferson County when he lost control and crashed. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities said he was not wearing a helmet.
3 people shot in Orange Mound
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men and a woman were shot near a night club in Orange Mound Friday night, according to Memphis Police. Officers responded to the shooting at 3026 Park Avenue at 11:40 p.m. Police say a 25-year-old man was transported to Regional One in critical condition. A...
Area students volunteer to get Orangetober Festival prepared; community
Orangefield High School FCCLA recently paired with Community Service to volunteer in advance of the 3rd Annual Orangetober Festival. This event is planned Oct. 6-8 at Riverside Pavilion in Orange. The students set up pumpkin displays and organized photo opportunities. Pumpkin eating Those ready for a challenge need to sign up for the Orangetober Festival Pumpkin […] The post Area students volunteer to get Orangetober Festival prepared; community appeared first on Orange Leader.
LC man gets two years on federal firearms charge
Gregory Dewayne McCummings, 34, of Lake Charles, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, with credit for time served. McCummings was involved in a traffic stop with deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. During the encounter, McCummings was searched, and deputies found a clear plastic baggie […]
Run game powers Bobcats
ERATH — When Erath’s passing game stalled after a hot start, the Bobcats reverted to a power run game to propel them to a 35-20 win over the Vinton Lions on homecoming night at Robert J. Segura Sr. Memorial Stadium. Behind 120 yards and two touchdowns from Blake...
Dewyville teen charged with making threat at school
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a teenage student for threatening comments he made at Deweyville High School, according to information Sheriff Robert Burby. Sheriff Burby says at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies took Julian Alejandro Garcia, 17, into custody on a charge of Terroristic Threat. The sheriff wouldn't...
11-year-old Calcasieu Parish boy arrested for school bomb threat
An 11-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to blow up his school has been arrested, authorities said.
State officials say protecting drinking water at heart of Sulphur salt dome investigation
SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - The state commissioner of conservation visited the Lake Area this week to discuss concerns about the Sulphur salt dome. One concern is the potential for contamination of underground water supplies. The Lake Charles area gets its drinking water from a tremendous natural underground water source known...
Five straight wins have Lady Bears in second place in volleyball standings
The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears have won five straight games in district volleyball. The win streak has put the Lady Bears in sole possession of second place in the district at the half way point. The Lady Bears won two games last week. Both matches were decided in three...
Egan man sentenced to 30 years for second-degree rape
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Byron J. LeJeune, 35, of Egan, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2021 rape case, according to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office. Judge Kendrick Guidry sentenced LeJeune on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for a case in which LeJeune was accused...