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Lagrange High School class of 1961’s veterans honored  KPLC

Today some of the veterans from that class came back to accept a plaque dedicated in their honor.

DeWanna’s Closet asking for water donations for kids on buses  KPLC

Typically DeWanna's Closet asks for back to school supplies, like binders and pencils. But now, they are asking for something different: water for the kids ...

Student apprehended after threats made on social media against LaGrange High School  KPLC

A 16-year-old student has been apprehended after threats were made against LaGrange High School on social media, authorities said.

LaGrange puts trust in system | High School  American Press

A summer together helped produced a memorable winter for head coach Jason Wilson and his LaGrange High basketball team, which won the District 3-5A title ...

LaGrange student arrested after gun and drugs found in backpack  KPLC

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a LaGrange High School student after a gun and drugs were found in his backpack.

Gun confiscated from LaGrange student  KPLC

A gun was confiscated from a student at LaGrange High School today, according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish School Board's Facebook page.

Gun confiscated from student at LaGrange  KPLC

A gun was confiscated from a student at LaGrange High School without incident.

Girls' Basketball | LaGrange v. HL Bourgeois | Sports  American Press

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LaGrange teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student  KPLC-TV

A LaGrange High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. James Gaharan Jr., 54, of Lake Charles, was indicted in ...

LaGrange High opens theatre participation to other Calcasieu Parish schools  KPLC-TV

The LaGrange High School Performing Arts program is branching out. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the department will open its curtains to more ...

Washington Marion and LaGrange university programs could move to Lake Charles Boston Academy  KPLC-TV

The university programs were designed to help Washington Marion and LaGrange High schools brightest students excel, but the programs are showing a low ...

CPSB: Precautionary lockdown lifted at LaGrange High School  KPLC-TV

A precautionary lockdown has been lifted at LaGrange High School, Calcasieu Parish School Board spokeswoman Holly Holland said.

CALCASIEU PARISH: Teenager brings gun to summer school  KLFY

LAKE CHARLES, La.– Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were called out to LaGrange High School today in Lake Charles when a loaded handgun was ...

Calcasieu School Board denies ITEP application | Local  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish School Board voted six to five Tuesday to deny an Industrial Tax Exemption Program application filed by Instrument and Valve Services ...

Here's LaGrange High School Homecoming Parade route  KPLC-TV

The LaGrange High School Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Parade lineup will be at 1 p.m., at LaGrange Football Stadium.

CPSO: Two students arrested for making threats against Lake Area schools  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has made two arrests related to threats made against several area schools last week.

LC woman with Down syndrome, dementia hopes to receive 100 birthday cards in mail  American Press

Ken and Toby Lowry of Lake Charles are hoping to make their daughter's upcoming birthday extra-special. When asked what she wanted for her birthday, her ...

LaGrange teacher arrested for carnal knowledge of juvenile  American Press

Indicted by a Calcasieu Parish grand jury on Thursday, a local high school teacher was arrested later the same day by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office on ...

Mardi Gras 2019: Will a Mardi Gras staple return to Lake Charles this year?  KPLC

So, why don't we have more parades during the season? Will we see a key part of these celebrations brought back this year?

SPIRIT SCHOOL: LaGrange High School  KPLC-TV

This week marks week six and our spirit school is LaGrange High School in Calcasieu Parish. 'Spirit School' is an opportunity to showcase our high schools ...

CPSB Responds to Threatening Messges | Local  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish School Board has responded via the district's Facebook page to several "potentially threatening" social media posts directed towards ...

Former teacher rearrested | Crime and Courts  American Press

A former LaGrange High School teacher arrested in May for carnal knowledge of a juvenile has been arrested again for possession of pornography involving ...

Going above and beyond | Local  American Press

Countless youth in Calcasieu Parish will finish 2018 with plenty of accomplishments, but three have gone above and beyond in pursuing academic and artistic ...

Emergency declaration issued for Calcasieu waterways | Local  American Press

More than 20 inches of rain fell in southeastern Beauregard Parish and portions of Allen Parish as Tropical Depression Barry slowly made its way inland over ...

St. Louis Catholic High School on precautionary lockdown  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. UPDATE - Lt. Jeff Keenum with the Lake Charles Police Department states that St. Louis Catholic High School has lifted its ...

210 bridge now open in both directions following four-vehicle accident  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The 210 bridge is now open in both directions. Both directions were closed following a four-vehicle accident in the westbound ...

Boil advisory issued for Broad Street in Lake Charles  KPLC

A boil advisory has been issued for an area in Lake Charles along Broad Street.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 13, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 13, 2019.

Exploring Civil Rights history in SW La. | Local  American Press

More than a dozen residents gathered at the SEED Center on Wednesday to discuss the Civil Rights movement in Southwest Louisiana, along with other ...

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in Sunday night accident on La. 14  KPLC

A 63-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident on La. 14 Sunday night.

IN THEIR WORDS: Ward 3 City Marshal  KPLC

With the Nov. 6 election looming, we asked the candidates Ward 3, Lake Charles City Marshal why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

CPSO and CPSB partner to install on-campus kiosks to increase safety measures  KPLC

A new addition to some Calcasieu parish high schools is on the way in an effort to increase security measures across the district.

CPSO arrests Moss Bluff man for 2nd degree rape  American Press

Lake Charles, LA — On February 1 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Joseph H. Constance, 24, 790 Birdnest ...

Lake Charles man fatally shot; investigation ongoing | Crime Briefs  American Press

On Friday, December 21, 2018, at approximately 12:43 am, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Polk Street in reference to a ...

Lawyers in Calcasieu weigh in on ITEP | Local  American Press

Decisions regarding Calcasieu's industrial tax exemption applications are made with the advisory assistance of members of the Calcasieu Parish Taxing ...

CPSO arrests Sulphur man for indecent behavior with juvenile  American Press

LAKE CHARLES—On March 20, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding Chad R. Leblanc, 23, 3347 Red Maple Lane, Sulphur, ...

Over 500 high school students in SOWELA dual enrollment program  KPLC

Nearly 31000 high school students across Louisiana are currently signed up in dual enrollment programs. The programs allow them to look at what full-time ...

SWLA Arrest Report - June 2, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 2, 2019.

Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. The annual Gingerbread House Contest winners were announced this weekend at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana ...

Calcasieu River, English Bayou closed to recreational boat traffic  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu River and English Bayou have been closed to recreational boat traffic due to recent heavy rains. An emergency ...

Troubled bridge over LC waters | Local  American Press

The Calcasieu River Bridge on Interstate 10 rates 6.6 out of a possible 100 points in the National Bridge Inventory database compiled by the Federal Highway ...

Jump Start convention focuses on youth following graduation  American Press

Louisiana needs to ensure more high school graduates have either a full-time job or are enrolled in college, State Education Superintendent John White said on ...

LaGrange promotes Marrico Wilson to head football coach  KPLC-TV

LaGrange High School didn't have to search far to find its next head football coach as the Gators elected to promote assistant coach Marrico Wilson. While he's ...

Man guilty in high-speed chase trial | Crime and Courts  American Press

A man who led police on a high-speed chase down Sale and Ryan streets in April — at times reportedly exceeding 85 mph — was found guilty by a jury.

Fireworks laws in SWLA: Illegal to pop fireworks within city limits of Lake Charles, Sulphur  KPLC

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Fireworks are a popular item on everyone's Fourth of July list. Fireworks laws vary from state to state, but in many areas of ...

Lake Charles police searching for three suspected of stealing two four-wheelers  KPLC

The Lake Charles Police Department is working to identify three people suspected of stealing two four-wheelers from a business on 2nd Street.

Oakdale High School floods during Barry  KPLC

After the flooding, comes the drying. With the recent heavy rain, Allen Parish saw a lot of flooding. In Oakdale, the high school took on the most water; the most ...

State, area graduation rates continue to rise  KPLC

Louisiana high schools had a graduation rate of 81.4 in 2018, a 16.6 percent increase since 2006, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Louisiana ...

Man allegedly forces his way in to home and sexually assaults woman  KPLC

A man has been arrested for allegedly forcing his way into a woman's home and sexually assaulting her.

Former teacher seeking fresh start after charges rejected  KPLC-TV

It's been nearly a year since a young teacher at Lagrange High School was arrested under suspicion of inappropriately touching a student. Charges have since ...

Local organizations raise awareness on National HIV Testing Day  KPLC

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center teamed up with the Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council to offer ...

Police Jury announces 2019 summer food service program  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department has announced that its Summer Food *Service* Program will begin ...

Authorities searching for suspects in drive by shooting  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the identity of the individuals responsible for a drive by shooting on 3rd ...

Frank, Gators take over in third quarter | High School  American Press

LaGrange scored on all three possessions of the third quarter Friday night to run away from a scrappy Lafayette, 24-7, in a District 3-5A battle at John J. Mims ...

Multiple car burglaries over the weekend at Barbe High School  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Barbe High School soccer posted to their Facebook asking the public's help to figure out why 7 of the player's cars had been ...

Charity: Water | News  American Press

Fifth-grade students at Rosepine Elementary School raised more than $500 in 24 hours for Charity: Water, a non-profit that builds sustainable, ...

SWLA Arrest Report - May 23, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 23, 2019.

Kiwanis Club 100th Anniversary Birthday Bash unveiling | Local  American Press

When Logan and Mason Crommelin turned 7 a few weeks ago, the twins did the same thing they've been doing for each one of their birthdays. They brought ...

Lake Area officials discuss safety of local refineries in wake of Philadelphia accident  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Just a matter of weeks ago, Philadelphia saw an enormous explosion after one of it's refineries erupted over night. In recent ...

210 bridge, I-10 WB near Lacassine now open  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Both directions of the 210 bridge and I-10 westbound near Lacassine are now open. Both were closed following an accident.

New dean of student services named at McNeese State University  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Kedrick Nicholas has been named dean of student services at McNeese State University, according to news release from the ...

City of Lake Charles and Tellurian partner to provide upgrades to McMillan Park  KPLC

Now, a $100000 investment from Tellurian and a match from the city transformed the once empty, grass field, to a colorful playground.

Drainage decision | Local  American Press

Some of the current gravity drainage district board presidents in Calcasieu Parish said they're not in favor of consolidating the districts from seven to two ...

18 wheeler overturns on Cities Service EB entrance ramp to I-10  KPLC

An 18-wheeler overturned on the Cities *Service* entrance ramp to I-10 Monday morning.

Diocese of Lake Charles list of credibly accused clergy  KPLC

The Diocese of Lake Charles has released a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Calcasieu Parish drainage districts will now have more members  KPLC

Changes to drainage districts in Calcasieu Parish continue — the latest is an effort to help residents. Now, more members will serve each district.

Mardi Gras holiday trash changes  KPLC

Changes for city trash pickup during the Mardi Gras weekend.

North Lake Charles: A Diamond in the Rough  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The north part of Lake Charles is a diamond in the rough. It's an area that many feel is often times forgotten about, and behind, ...

SWLA Arrest Report - May 15, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 15, 2019.

LaFleur Beach closed due to upgrades  KPLC

The closure is due to work on upgrades to the beach and the facilities and not due to health reasons.

Former mayors discuss past presidential visits to SWLA  KPLC

President Trump is set to visit Southwest Louisiana Tuesday, but it isn't the first presidential visit our area has seen.

One killed in overnight accident on Enterprise Boulevard  KPLC

A 40-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Enterprise Boulevard in the early hours of Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, authorities said.

Third patrolman involved in motorcade crash released from hospital  KPLC

The third patrolman involved in the crash escorting Pres. Donald Trump's motorcade Tuesday has been released from the hospital, authorities say.

List of School Closures  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Several schools in Southwest Louisiana closed Nov. 1, 2018, due to damage and power outages. Here is a list of schools affected ...

The battle over teacher pay raises  KPLC

You hear it all the time, our children are the future, and who do we entrust with their care the most? Teachers.

CyPhaCon returns to Lake Charles today  KPLC

CyPhaCon returns to the Lake Charles Civic Center today.

Law enforcement incident may delay release of Brentwood Elementary students  KPLC

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is delaying the release of Brentwood Elementary School students this afternoon.

Calcasieu Parish’s Movies Under the Stars begins Friday  KPLC

Calcasieu Parish's Movies Under the Stars series is scheduled to begin Friday at Prien Lake Park with a showing of “Smallfoot.”

SWLA Arrest Report - June 20, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 20, 2019.

Tips to keep your energy bill low during the summer  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Summer officially starts today with the summer solstice but most people have already been feeling the heat both outside and ...

Calcasieu DA's office donates $100000 toward expansion of advocacy center  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office recently donated $100000 to help fund an expansion of the Children's Advocacy Center at the Family and Youth ...

SWLA Arrest Report - May 5, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 5, 2019.

UPDATE: Authorities investigate department store 'Peeping Tom' | Crime Briefs  American Press

On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at approximately 10:39 A.M., officers with the Lake Charles Police Department received a complaint in reference to a ...

SWLA Arrest Report - June 9, 2019  KPLC

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 9, 2019.

Hurricane evacuation drill a reminder for individuals to ‘get a plan’  KPLC

Calcasieu emergency officials and volunteers participated in an emergency evacuation drill. They want the public to prepare for a hurricane too.

House bill aims to create a tolling authority for Calcasieu Parish  KPLC

Proposed House Bill 561, authored by Lake Charles Rep. Mark Abraham, would create a toll authority in Calcasieu Parish.

Convicted killer could soon be put on parole after 1983 murder  KPLC

A man convicted of second-degree murder in 1983 could soon be put on parole.

4th of July: by the numbers  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Hot dogs, fireworks, traveling across the country... it's no secret Americans go all out for the 4th of July, but do you really realize ...

I-210 Westbound reopens near Nelson Road exit  KPLC

I-210 Westbound near Nelson Road has reopened, although there may still be some congestion.

Police advise motorists to stay off flooded roads  KPLC

Due to flooding in the area police are advising motorists to stay off roadways if at all possible.

Westbound right lane open on I-10 bridge following accident  KPLC

The right westbound lane is blocked on the I-10 bridge following an accident involving an 18-wheeler.

Sandbag locations in Southwest Louisiana  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - For those who need sandbags, Calcasieu Parish has provided a list of the following locations where you can get them though you ...

Lake Charles woman’s family remembers her three years after she was shot and killed  KPLC

Three years ago, on April 10, 2016, LaShuntae Benton of Lake Charles was shot and killed at a party while she was attending Southern University in Baton ...

Food safety for the 4th of July  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Before our 4th of July celebrations get underway, you need to make sure you think about food safety. Here are some tips from the ...

Police Jury to hold ribbon cutting for Prien Lake Park boat launch  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will celebrate the completion of the brand-new Prien Lake Park Boat Launch. A ribbon-cutting ...

LDWF releases name of boater killed on Calcasieu Ship Channel  KPLC

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has released the name of a man killed when he was ejected from a boat on the Calcasieu Ship Channel ...

LCPD: two arrested in connection to Polk St. shooting  KPLC

The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested two Lake Charles men for allegedly shooting a man on the 3400 block of Polk St.

Lake Charles police officer leads workout classes for local kids  KPLC

Senior Corporal Mitchell Sawyer teaches workout classes in his front yard during the summer for kids in his neighborhood.

District rivals LaGrange, Sam Houston face off in regional round of playoffs  American Press

After winning in contrasting styles to open the girls basketball state playoffs, District 3-5A rivals LaGrange and Sam Houston will face each other today in the ...

Sulphur implementing alternate recycling plan due to contamination  KPLC

SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - The City of Sulphur is implementing an alternate recycling plan due to continuous contamination of its recycling bins, according to a ...

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