With schools being out and the walls closing in at home during this period of social distancing, parents may be more lax when it comes to their children spending time online. But troopers from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit said parents actually need to be more aware than ever. Read more
Merryville, LA. – On April 5, 2020, at approximately 7:38 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle, fatal crash on LA Hwy 109 at Bill Doyle Road in Beauregard Parish. The crash claimed the life of 65-year-old Garland Royce Dailey of Sulphur. Read more
Social distancing and stay-at-home mandates have not stopped churches across Southwest Louisiana. Churches, Bible studies, staff and members have become experts at previously underutilized technologies like Facebook Live, Zoom and even traditional means of communication like television and s… Read more
MOSS BLUFF — Cathy Kurth, owner of Cathy Kurth Dance Academy, and her team of instructors said they have been really, really missing their students since having to close their doors a few weeks ago due to the COVID-19 crisis. So much so, in fact, the staff decided to host a "drive-thru" of s… Read more
Print media still has power and relevance in the 21st century as evidenced by a recent partnership between the Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana and large and small businesses in Cameron Parish. Read more
The Calcasieu Parish School Board saw a drastically higher participation in its COVID-19 school closure feeding program when it resumed Wednesday. The two sites in Lake Charles and Sulphur ran out of food, leaving some families empty handed after the 1,200 pre-packaged meals were distributed… Read more
Reeves, LA. – On April 2, 2020, at approximately 12:22 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 113 about 4 miles north of US Hwy 190 in Allen Parish. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old Brendan Lee Pecanty of St. Amant. Read more
Since the beginning of the coronavirus public health emergency in the Lake Area, one sentiment has been repeated over and over again by the general public and public officials alike, and it is that the people of Southwest Louisiana always come together to help each other in times of need. Read more
Times have not been easy as of late in Louisiana or across the globe, but together people are working to find the silver linings and hope on the horizon. One such parent is Janet Woodard, the graduation coach at Washington-Marion Magnet School. Read more
Lake Charles College Prep is finding that the mandated COVID-19 closure is bringing out the best in its specialized charter system. Shanice Williams, director of curriculum and instruction, said while Gov. John Bel Edward’s mandate came down on a Friday, the school’s staff began making plans… Read more
Despite school shutdowns, educators across the parish said they are committed to ensuring their students receive a proper education. Kierra Malveaux, a fourth-grade teacher at Oak Park Elementary, said she was in such shock regarding the COVID-19 closures that she thought it must have been a… Read more
With stay-at-home orders limiting church gatherings, Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, 1225 Second St., is in dire need of donated canned goods for its food pantry. Traditionally, church parishes host food drives for the charity during Lent, but without public Masses the pantry is r… Read more
Ridge and Amy Druilhet were two travelers from Iowa, La., who thought their trip outside the country would bring nothing but good memories. Now, they’re hoping to serve as an example of adhering to the governor’s recommendations for social distancing to keep everyone safe around them. Read more
Online learning was not mandated by Calcasieu Parish School Board leadership during COVID-19 school closures, but teachers are finding creative ways to stay in touch with students despite the distance. Read more
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