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Police: Attempted rapist broke into woman’s apartment through bathroom window

A Lake Charles man is behind bars today, accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and sexually assaulting ...

Opinion

Scotter Hobbs column: Playing nice with the new guys for now

Any thrill seekers hoping to see instant bloodshed with the addition of Texas and Oklahoma into the Southeastern ...

weather

Daily showers, thunderstorms expected over next week

An upper-level trough will remain in place over Southwest Louisiana for the next several days, helping to aid ...

Crime

BREAKING: Police investigating early morning homicide

Lake Charles Police are investigating an early morning homicide that occurred on West Prien Lake Road. Deputy Chief ...

Local News

Council defers vote on potential Ernest and W. Claude development

The City Council has unanimously voted to defer the vote on a request to build duplexes on the ...

Local News

Somber moment in community as Sacred Heart High School Gym demolished

The bucket of the large yellow excavator tore away at the brick walls of the Sacred Heart High ...

National News

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold ...

National News

Trump has given no official info about his medical care for days since an assassination attempt

Four days after a gunman’s attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania rally, the public is still in the ...

Local News

Lake Charles Police Department to host free National Night Out community event

The Lake Charles Police Department and city of Lake Charles will host a free National Night Out Community Event ...

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Cajun Music and Food Festival introduces inaugural accordion contest

Get ready to two-step. The 37th annual Cajun Music and Food Festival is returning this Saturday, July 20. ...

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Crime

7/18: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kevin Brian Hastings, 31, 203 White Oak, Ragley — ...

Business

BREAKING: Smoke from Calcasieu Refinery blamed on flare

The column of smoke that could be seen from Calcasieu Refinery was from a flare, according to Jared ...

Local News

Jim Gazzolo column: Goff ready to turn the page on 2023

Gary Goff’s longest offseason is just about over. After suffering through a rough 2023 campaign, the McNeese State ...

Local News

Toddler dies after shooting himself in the face, sheriff says

A Louisiana toddler has died after accidentally shooting himself in the face, authorities said. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s ...

McNeese Sports

Early work for Cowboys

The Cowboys are getting an early start on their training camp this year. By moving its opener at ...

weather

WEATHER WATCH: Torrential downpours in forecast

Southwest Louisiana will be experiencing a wet pattern through the weekend with the possibility of torrential downpours that ...

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Chicken Fest: See plenty of poultry in motion Saturday at West Cal Arena

Plan to leave the nest Saturday, July 20. This year marks the second annual Chicken Fest at the ...

Local News

Enterprise Boulevard project goal: Strengthen connection between north, south LC

The first open house on the Enterprise Boulevard Extension project was held at the Martin Luther King Junior ...

McNeese Sports

PHOTO GALLERY: Victory Day at Cowboy Stadium

Special needs football fans participate in McNeese Victory Day at Cowboy Stadium on Wednesday. (Photos by Kirk Meche)

McNeese Sports

Victory Day: McNeese players create field of smiles for special needs fans

Storms that delayed the start of Victory Day at McNeese didn’t put a damper on the smiles the ...