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Calcasieu, federal officials form task force to combat trafficking

Several law enforcement agencies announced at a press conference Thursday the formation of the Southwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:45 pm

sports betting

Online sports betting begins Friday in La.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns announced Wednesday that six mobile sports betting apps will go live at 8 a.m. Friday. Johns could not ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:35 pm

Westlake Chemical

UPDATE: Honoré: Explosion proof EPA inspection team needed at every plant

Officials confirmed an explosion and fire at an empty ethylene dichloride storage tank at the Westlake Chemical South plant shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. A ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:13 pm

Shelter in place

UPDATE: Six injured in plant explosion

Officials confirmed an explosion and fire at an empty ethylene dichloride storage tank at the Westlake Chemical South plant shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Joe ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:56 am

i-10 bridge

Task force chairman: Edwards’ proposed budget doesn’t offer enough funding for I-10 bridge

Keith DuRousseau, chairman of the Interstate 10 bridge Task Force, said Tuesday that the state budget plan’s proposed infrastructure funding doesn’t provide enough to help ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:20 am

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‘We can do better’: Residents say not enough coastal protection in SW La.

At a public hearing Monday, local residents and officials mentioned the lack of coastal protection projects in Southwest Louisiana, compared to the state’s central and ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, January 24, 2022 8:28 pm

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Calcasieu cleanup: Debris in drainage laterals being cleared

A shipping truck parked near Indian Bayou in Moss Bluff uses a crane to pick up a pile of vegetative debris from a barge. It ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:35 am

Economic development

SW La. has been fostering budding entrepreneurs for decade

Budding entrepreneurs in Southwest Louisiana can showcase their best business ideas at the 10th annual Business Pitch competition, set for 6 p.m. April 28 on ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Saturday, January 22, 2022 4:26 am

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Calcasieu Police Jury votes on zoning requests

Calcasieu Parish police jurors on Thursday took action on several rezoning requests, including the approval of an RV park expansion, an apartment complex and mini ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, January 21, 2022 9:09 pm

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 community by serving on boards of several ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, January 21, 2022 8:23 am

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