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New charges for Leesville man who chained fiancé in bedroom

A Leesville man charged with handcuffing and chaining his mentally impaired fiancé in a bedroom for days against ...

high-school Sports

Family tradition Ardoin learns from backyard games

For most, a game of baseball in the backyard is all fun and games, but for Sam Houston’s ...

McNeese Sports

UIW’s presence bolsters schedule quality

July 1 has come and Incarnate Word is officially staying in the Southland, making the conference much tougher. ...

crime

Vernon Parish searching for shooting suspect

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they believe is responsible for shooting another man ...

life

SW La. nightlife calendar: There’s always something to do

Nightlife Crying Eagle Brewing, 1165 E. McNeese St. — Dead Matadors, 7-10 p.m. Friday; Bluesiana Red, 7-11 p.m. ...

scene

Red, White & Boom: An evening of outdoor family fun

By Emily Burleigh The 3rd annual “Red, White and Boom” Fourth of July celebration will be hosted by ...

crime

LC man charged with attempted sexual exploitation

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A Lake Charles man has been charged with attempted first-degree sexual exploitation of a ...

Opinion

Scooter Hobbs column: Wolff of golf’s poor street

Thank you, Matthew Wolff. That explains a lot. Glad you could clear things up for us. If you’re ...

Business

Coushatta Tribe to get high-speed internet

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana has received a nearly $366,000 federal grant to help bring high-speed internet to ...

Road to Recovery

Television station will remain downtown

By Emily Burleigh KPLC will continue to operate in downtown Lake Charles after sustaining  severe damage during Hurricane ...

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Mosquitoes in Jeff Davis test positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes in Jeff Davis Parish near the Lacassine area have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to ...

Weather Watch

Elevated chance of rain, street flooding through Saturday

A tropical disturbance off the coast of Texas will slowly move north/northwest through the next couple of days, ...

high-school Sports

Time in weight room bulks up Smith’s profile for new season

Two months have passed since Jake Smith helped lead Rosepine to its second consecutive Class 2A baseball state ...

Teacher of the Week

Sonja Davis: Doing her part for next generation

By Emily Burleigh Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher Sonja Davis aims to turn her students into well-rounded citizens. ...

Jim Gazzolo Column

Jim Gazzolo column: Hold off on Arch’s coronation

So for now Arch Manning is headed to Texas. In the past I would say his verbal commitment ...

education

Head Start program gives children a boost in learning

By Emily Burleigh The Calcasieu Parish School Board offers six Early Childhood Development grant-funded programs for children who ...

local

Summer staple: McNeese’s newest farm-to-table program incorporates local youth

By Ranna Hebert Everyone’s favorite tasty and thirst-quenching fruit is being sold by the agricultural sciences graduate students ...

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column: Court rulings are complicated

During my long newspaper career, I can’t remember a time like this one when the courts were involved ...

Fourth Festivities

Red, White & Blue & You to include concert, fireworks extravaganza

By Sudan Britton The city of Lake Charles is hosting its 30th annual Red, White, Blue & You ...

crime

CPSO searching for Westlake burglary suspect

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary believed to have taken place between June 10 and ...