Don’t become a victim a third time is the message Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Stephen Dwight wants Southwest Louisiana families to take to heart.
Southwest Louisiana restaurants are among 1,300 businesses in the state that received $393 million in federal grants through the Restaurant Revitalization program.Nine of the 10 largest grants went to New Orleans-area businesses, according to The Advocate of Baton Rouge. Nationwide, $28.6 bi… Read more
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said the DNA of Joe Constance, who is responsible for the 2011 murder of his estranged wife, Mary “Jeannette” Duhon, was sent to a company that has the ability to create an aged picture from the suspect’s DNA. Read more
DERIDDER — Beauregard Parish law enforcement agencies are inviting the public to join them in “a night out against crime” Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the annual National Night Out campaign event. Read more
“Larry Schuh: Retrospective” opens at Historic City Hall this Saturday. Schuh, a local artist and McNeese State University professor, will display nearly 100 works from his private and museum collection. Read more
A 16-year-old has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting at Huber Park. Read more
The Calcasieu Parish School Board is now at a one-to-one ratio between students and electronic devices. Traditionally, families are required to pay a $20 device fee to access a CPSB device, but due to ongoing hardships the fee will be waived this school year. Read more
The American Press presented the Lake Charles Insurance Claim Town Hall Thursday at Eastwood Pentecostal Church. About a third of the nearly 170-person crowd raised their hands to indicate they are still not back in their homes as the year anniversary of Hurricane Laura approaches. Residenti… Read more
Leave the winter gowns and men’s vests in the closet. This Mardi Gras carnival event is going tropical. It may not be the season of purple, gold and green, but the Southwest Louisiana lady of everything Mardi Gras, Anne Monlezun, is on a mission to make good on a promise. Read more
Faculty and staff at Lake Charles Charter Schools will return to campuses next month with face masks, according to a recent statement by Henry Mancuso, superintendent. The statewide surge in COVID-19 infection and the ineligibility of most students for vaccination led to the decision, Mancu… Read more
Thirty-nine million families will benefit from the new Child Tax Credit. Half of the child tax credit-eligible taxpayers will be paid monthly in an early payment program. Direct deposits hit accounts in mid-July and some households have received their first checks by now. Payments are receiv… Read more
Community leaders from across Southwest Louisiana announced the launch of the “Help Southwest Louisiana Now” campaign during a news conference on Tuesday. During the conference, moderated by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, it was declared that Help Southwest Louisiana Now is an effort to brin… Read more
JENNINGS — After navigating their way through the pandemic, back-to-back hurricanes and an ice storm, students of Sowela Morgan Smith’s surgical technology program in Jennings marked their milestone Tuesday with a pinning ceremony.“I am so proud of these students,” Surgical Technology Progra… Read more
Today as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Louisiana both hit records, the Louisiana Department of Health and Governor Edwards both urge individuals in Louisiana to take immediate precautions for their own and others’ safety. Read more
The Internal Revenue Service announced will conduct a Community Assistance Visit in Lake Charles 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. The IRS is partnering with the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneur and Economic Development Center SWLA at McNeese State University to host the visit. Read more
Rachael Gary, a 31-year-old Lake Charles resident, finds joy in spending time with the elderly. She began volunteering with nursing home residents prior to COVID-19 and looks forward to the day when the facilities fully reopen to volunteers. Read more
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