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Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday

4:03 PM

BATON ROUGE -- The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end.

Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal jobs.

Turnout at early voting sites has been light, falling far below November's early voting for the presidential race.

Top of the ballot is the competition for a U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility re ...

UPDATE: Third suspect, female companion arrested in Moss Bluff shooting; more arrests expected

2:06 PM

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection to the Wednesday shooting and burglary in Moss Bluff, said authorities.

Christopher W. Jones II, 22, of Tulip St., was arrested at a Lake Charles motel Thursday night and charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery and armed robbery wi ...

BREAKING: Third suspect in Moss Bluff shooting arrested at local hotel

11:28 AM

BREAKING: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Christopher W. Jones II — who is accused in the shooting on N. Perkins Ferry Road in Moss Bluff on Wednesday — early this morning at a local hotel.

CPSO spokeswoman Kim Myers said others were arrested who were with Jones at ...

Weather forecast prompts changes to weekend events

9:58 AM

The wet weather expected this weekend is causing several changes in Christmas-related events scheduled Saturday in Southwest Louisiana.Light up the Lake activities in Lake Charles will continue as scheduled except for the street and lighted boat parades and fireworks, which will not take place.

Sant ...


Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts

LANSING, Mich. -- President-elect Donald Trump's supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

The legal actions se ...


Still adapting to a new offense, McNeese looks to up assist numbers

Kalob Ledoux is taken aback when told the statistic. “Bruh,” the freshman says with incredulity, “that’s crazy. That’s terrible. That’s definitely something we need to fix, soon.” McNeese State, which averaged 11.4 assists per game in its old offensive system last season, ave ...


Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

DETROIT -- Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.

Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy ...

More than cookie sellers, Girl Scouts enter music industry

NEW YORK -- The Girl Scouts of the USA are used to making you smile with sweet cookies, but now they're hoping to soothe your ears with sweet music.

The organization announced Thursday that they've recorded an original song for the first time, featuring backup vocals from actual Girl Scouts.

"Watch Me Shine" was written by ...


Maplewood Middle School deserves congratulations

Maplewood Middle School is the top-performing middle school in Calcasieu Parish and their students deserve to be commended for their stellar testing results.

Out of 11 middle schools in Calcasieu Parish, Maplewood is the only one that achieved a letter grade of A on the state Department of Education’s recently release ...

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