Crystal Stevenson, Author at American Press

weather

Mayor: Majority of power has been restored after tornado struck city

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter said the EF-2 tornado that struck a portion of the city Wednesday morning was akin to what the city has ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, April 11, 2024 3:57 pm

arrests

4/11: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Bryce Calandrelli, 22, 520 E. LaGrange St. — theft of a motor vehicle from $1,000 but ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, April 11, 2024 1:31 pm

arrests

4/10: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Marcus Wayne Thurman Jr., 21, 1600 Commercial St. — illegal possession of stolen firearms, first offense. ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 5:39 pm

weather

Nearly 118,000 left powerless across Louisiana

Severe thunderstorms — and one confirmed tornado — pounded communities across Louisiana early Wednesday, leaving nearly 118,000 powerless, roadways shuttered and multiple schools closed. Entergy ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 3:42 pm

weather

Library Riot bears the wrath of Mother Nature

Library Riot — as well as neighboring Runte Cleaners — are picking up the pieces after severe storms ripped through their shopping plaza on Ryan ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 1:17 pm

weather

PHOTO GALLERY: Weather destruction

High winds and heavy rainfall Wednesday morning led to school closures, power outages, and downed trees across Southwest Louisiana. Several businesses — including Library Riot ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 10:44 am

weather

Sowela’s Leesville, Oakdale campuses closed

Sowela Technical Community Colkege’s Oakdale and Leesville sites will be closed today due to weather. Classes and operations will resume on Thursday, April 11. Classes, ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:25 am

Weather closures

Calcasieu closing all schools in 20 minutes

The Calcasieu Parish School Board said it will be conducting dismissal at 8:30 a.m. at all schools today due to power outages. Normal dismissal procedures ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:12 am

weather

UPDATES: Major flash flooding overnight

Major flash flooding has occurred overnight in Southwest Louisiana as storms continue to develop and move across the state. The risk for tornadoes, damaging winds ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 6:06 am

Weather closures

UPDATES: School, office closures, tornado warnings

As of 6:54 am the City Transit Services are temporarily suspended due to unsafe weather conditions. • Severe Thunderstorm Warning have been issued through 8 ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 8:55 pm

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