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Moving day: Chance for 4-3A district leaders to break from pack

The early front-runner in District 4-3A could emerge tonight when Iowa’s veteran squad hosts an up-and-coming Lake Charles ...

Meet Your Neighbor

Hurst-Trahan: Job lets her focus on her passion – helping people

Velika Hurst-Trahan has spent the last 15 years in Lake Charles working to help people and improve the ...

education

Jeff Davis School Board declares critical shortage for several positions

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish School Board is having a hard time finding qualified teachers and support ...

Weather Watch

Below-freezing temperatures expected throughout weekend

Below-freezing temperatures are expected to move into the area Friday and persist throughout the weekend. Despite the freezing ...

Drivers Needed

Learn to Drive the Bus class scheduled for next week

The Calcasieu Parish School Board will host a preservice training and behind-the-wheel training for substitute school bus drivers beginning ...

Weather Watch

Jeff Davis school campuses closed Friday

Jeff Davis Parish schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. according to Superintendent Kirk Credeur. Students ...

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Tire fire at shuttered facility leads to prison evacuation

A tire fire burning at a shuttered waste tire processing facility since Sunday in Cottonport has prompted the ...

Redistricting

Redistricting plan would cost Jeff Davis minority district

JENNINGS — A new redistricting plan for the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury would do away with one ...

Traffic fatality

Fiery crash leaves two dead in Sulphur

Sulphur police are investigating an early Saturday morning traffic accident that left two dead. Major Jason Gully said ...

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

Nightlife BeauxDines’, 3013 Ryan St. — Doc Wilder, 6-9 p.m. tonight; Crying Eagle Brewery, 1165 E. McNeese St. ...

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Teacher of the Week

Tanika Randle: Bringing technology to life for her students

Tanika Randle, head STEM teacher at Lake Charles Charter Academy, brings technology to life each day with her ...

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Expect dissension at session

Black spokespersons at nine public hearings on the redrawing of election lines for six Louisiana public bodies have ...

hurricane laura

Port of LC director to House subcommittee: More disaster relief needed

Richert Self, Port of Lake Charles executive director, told a U.S. House subcommittee Wednesday that the port needs ...

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Dougherty Davis celebrating her 100th birthday today

Ruby Dougherty Davis of Lake Charles is celebrating her 100th birthday today. She was born Jan. 20, 1922, ...

Weather Watch

Area braces for blast of cold

Frigid weather is expected to move into the region late Thursday night and into Friday morning. Currently there ...

Weather Watch

Hotel rooms available during course of freezing temperatures

Ahead of below-freezing temperatures over the weekend, a limited number of hotel rooms in the Lake Charles and ...

crime

Vernon high-speed pursuit ends in airborne crash

A New Llano man was arrested on Tuesday following a pursuit through Leesville that reached 100 miles per ...

business

New businesses coming to Westlake in 2022

A new convenience store, a new hair salon with a Christian boutique and an Ace Hardware Store are ...

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Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

Bank FNBD  promotions DERIDDER — Bank FNBD (First National Bank DeRidder) has welcomed the new year with the ...

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George Swift column: Takeaway from Chamber banquet is that area in good hands

By George Swift The Chamber SWLA held its 118th annual banquet Jan. 13 at Golden Nugget Casino Resort. ...