Crystal Stevenson, Author at American Press

Weather Watch

Cool, dry forecast through weekend

Southwest Louisiana can expect a cool and dry forecast throughout the upcoming weekend. Andrew Tingler of the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office said rain ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:41 pm

Shelter in place

BREAKING: Chemical plant explosion in Sulphur

An explosion at Westlake Chemical South, the former PPG plant in Sulphur, has left a cloud of black smoke over the area and a shelter ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:07 am

election

Qualifying underway for March 26 election

Qualifying for the March 26 municipal primary election began today and will extend through Friday. In Calcasieu Parish, Sulphur voters will be choosing their next ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:43 am

crime

1/25: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Overy James Bigelow, 27, 2529 Common St. — simple burglary; theft less than $1,000. Bond: $5,000. ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:19 pm

local

SW La. school lunch menus Jan. 24-28

The following menus for Jan. 24-28 for area schools have been submitted by supervisors of food services. Menus are subject to change. Allen Lunch MONDAY: ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 6:07 pm

Student face masks

informer

Informer: No new mask mandate from governor

Now that the omicron variant is picking up stream, is Gov. John Bel Edwards going to make kids start wearing masks again at school?  Louisiana ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:47 am

crime

1/21: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Joesph Britt, 33, 426 Jefferson Drive — direct contempt of court; two counts drug possession; ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:09 pm

scene

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. — Ashton Dupre, 6-9 p.m. Friday. Golden ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:03 pm

Weather Watch

Severe storms headed to area Wednesday night

A line of strong to severe storms will move through Southwest Louisiana Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Isolated tornadoes and damaging winds will be ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:55 pm

crime

1/17: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justin Cory Jennings, 37, 911 John Stine, Westlake — theft from $5,000 but less than $25,000; ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Monday, January 17, 2022 5:09 pm

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