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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 ...



Lake Charles PD investigate Ernest Street shooting | Crime Briefs  American Press

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at approximately 1:52 pm, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shooting in the 2300 block of ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



School bus involved in accident on Kirkman near LaGrange, no injuries  KPLC

A school bus was involved in an accident on Kirkman Street, near LaGrange High School, this afternoon,



Gun confiscated from student at LaGrange  KPLC

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



LaGrange beats HL Bourgeois | High School  American Press

Sluggish for most of the first half, LaGrange found its rhythm on offense late in the first half to pull away from H.L. Bourgeois, beating the Braves 55-38 to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Lake Charles convicted felon arrested in Lafayette on outstanding warrant  American Press

On Friday, March 15th, 2019, members of the Lake Charles Police Department's SWAT team traveled to Lafayette in an effort of serving an outstanding warrant ...



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.



CPSO arrests student for gun, drugs in backpack at school  American Press

LAKE CHARLES—Tuesday afternoon Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were dispatched to LaGrange High School in regard to a student bringing a ...



LaGrange hosting annual jamboree on Nov. 10  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. LaGrange is hosting their annual basketball jamboree on Nov. 10 with a host of area teams participating. #SWLAPreps ...



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.



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?



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.



$3.5M set aside for Port Wonder | Local | americanpress.com  American Press

Lake Charles City Council members voted unanimously on Wednesday to allocate $3.5 million toward planning and construction of the Port Wonder project on ...



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 ...



Unbeatable Bucs | High School  American Press

Barbe withstood an early challenge from LaGrange, using suffocating defense over the final three quarters to remain perfect in District 3-5A play with a 49-37 win ...



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 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 ...



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.



100 Men's breakfast | Local  American Press

Fellowship. That's the focus of the 100 Men's Breakfast, which meets on the third Saturday of each month at Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church on 2nd ...



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 ...



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.



Lake Charles felon arrested, charged with possession of a stolen firearm  American Press

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were dispatched to the area of 3441 McKinley Street in reference to a subject firing a ...



CPSO arrests one woman, issues warrant for second for theft, exploitation of infirmed  American Press

Lake Charles — On December 14, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a complaint from a local nursing home in reference to theft from ...



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 ...



Sulphur PD: Mooringsport male arrested involving 13-year-old juvenile  American Press

On Monday, March 25, 2019, the Sulphur Police Department was notified of a sex offense regarding a juvenile under the age of 13.



CPSO investigates theft at apartment complex | Crime Briefs  American Press

Lake Charles — On August 16 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Festival Apartments on Fruge St. in Lake Charles in reference to a theft ...



Vic Salvador and Nathan Keller go to Ward 3 City Marshal runoff  KPLC

Southwest Louisiana can expect 10 different runoff elections after Tuesday night's midterm election. One of those being the race for Lake Charles City Marshal.



JDPSO: 2 bodies found in home near Iowa | Crime Briefs  American Press

LACASSINE - Authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of an elderly Lacassine couple found dead Sunday.



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, ...



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 ...



Lamar players Banks, Hawthorne gird for Lake Charles homecoming  Beaumont Enterprise

After playing high school football less than five miles apart in Lake Charles, Kirkland Banks and Martell Hawthorne will return to their hometown this weekend ...



Christmas at the Chateau  KPLC

A team of volunteers from local refinery, Phillips 66 brought the spirit of the holidays to residents of Chateau du Lac in Lake Charles.



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 ...



CPSO Arrests 4 For Vehicle Burglaries & Thefts | Crime Briefs  American Press

Lake Charles, LA — On September 12 during the early morning hours Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to numerous complaints of vehicle ...



PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Tors win third consecutive meet, Leesville tops Tors at Gator Relays  Sulphur Southwest Daily News

LAKE CHARLES — The Sulphur Lady Tor track team won for the third consecutive week, while the Tors finished second to Leesville on Friday at the Toyota ...



Crime Stoppers seeking info on Enterprise Blvd. shooting  American Press

On Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at approximately 3:55 AM, a suspect in a dark sedan traveling north on Enterprise Boulevard fired at least nine shots into Ryan's ...



New CPSB hire responds to allegations  KPLC-TV

He's been hired to save failing schools in Calcasieu Parish, but before even starting the job there were concerns about Dr. Marcus Jackson's past, including his ...



Return of 'Rudolph' part of LCCB's 50th season | Scene  American Press

Lake Charles Civic Ballet is celebrating its 50th season with a well-known Christmas production, along with a collection of beloved original pieces that have ...



Two arrests connected to October 4th search warrant  American Press

ELTON, LA — Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested two individuals in connection to the search warrant executed on October 4, 2018 in Elton, LA.



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 ...



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 ...



Topsy murder investigation nets second arrest | Crime Briefs  American Press

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's detectives arrested a subject yesterday for involvement in the murder of Devin Marc Sanders on August 10, 2018 in Topsy.



Registered sex offender arrested for 1st degree rape  American Press

Lake Charles, LA – Earlier today the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested registered sex offender, Jeremy K. Laird, 41, 1740 6th Avenue, Lot # 17, Lake ...



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 ...



Students to present condensed version of Broadway play  American Press

LaGrange High School is set to showcase “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” in a series of performances starting Monday, March 12, in the school's auditorium.



The LEAP list | Local  American Press

Spring LEAP scores for grades 3-8 — released Tuesday by the state Department of Education — show students are doing better at social studies and holding ...



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 ...



LCPD work Wednesday shooting as homicide | Crime Briefs  American Press

Updated 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. On 08-01-2018 at 8:40pm Lake Charles Police responded to a report of a shooting near Lake Street and Idlewilde ...



Sex offender arrested, uses victim's identity for online purchases  American Press

On Friday September 7, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., the Lake Charles Police Department Detectives arrested Louisiana Sex Offender, Michael John Landry, 51 years of ...



Sulphur Police Investigate CVS Robbery | Crime Briefs  American Press

SULPHUR – On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Sulphur Police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy in Sulphur.



Fight results in LaGrange forfeit | High School  American Press

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association pulled no punches when it penalized LaGrange and Lafayette for their bench-clearing brawl Friday night in ...



CPSB announces "Of the Year" winners  KPLC-TV

The Calcasieu Parish School Board announced its "Of the Year" winners for the 2017-2018 school year in a news release Monday afternoon. Students of the ...



Mother, son arrested for attempted murder | Crime Briefs  American Press

A mother and son were arrested this week after they twice tried to run people over in an SUV, Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye said.



Stolen Vehicle Pursuit | Crime Briefs  American Press

On Tuesday April 10, 2018 at approximately 1:45pm, patrol officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lake and West ...



Sulphur Police Amend Arrest Charges to Manslaughter | Crime Briefs  American Press

SULPHUR – On the morning of July 25th Sulphur Police responded to the 600 block of West Carlton Street in reference to a disturbance. When officers arrived ...



Arrest published Feb. 27 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Lake Charles native stars in new Tyler Perry film  KPLC-TV

One of Lake Charles' own is hitting the big screen. Taja V. Simpson is starring alongside Tyler Perry in "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween." "I'm from the boot and I'm ...



LC mayor hears from students about why they are leaving the city for college  KPLC-TV

As high school seniors move their tassels over this month, education and city leaders are concerned many may head out of the area for college. Thursday night ...



CPSO Searching For ID of Man Who Attempted To Obtain Fraudulent Prescription  American Press

Lake Charles – On May 1 a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office VICE detective responded to a local physician's office in reference to a fraudulent prescription that ...



Sheriff Mancuso Warns Citizens of Local Scam Against Businesses  American Press

Lake Charles, LA – Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area businesses of a scam that has recently surfaced in our area. After several complaints detectives have ...



Crime brief and arrest published March 9 | Crime Briefs  American Press

Alcohol purchase sting in Sulphur. Nine Sulphur businesses have been issued citations for illegal sales of alcohol to minors, authorities said. Sulphur Police ...



Offense no problem for Tors | High School  American Press

A week after they struggled with penalties and turnovers, the Sulphur Tors cleaned up their act and ran away with a 55-7 District 3-5A win over LaGrange at John ...



Arrests published May 16, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published April 24 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published April 7 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:Amanda Dawn Kibodeaux, 37, 216 N. Johnson St., Sulphur — two counts drug possession; ...



New Jersey residents arrested in Lake Charles plead guilty to possession of 4 pounds of methamphetamine packaged as Mexican candy  American Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two defendants from New Jersey who were arrested during a Lake ...



CPSO Arrests Woman for Theft from Employer | Crime Briefs  American Press

Lake Charles, LA – On April 24 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were dispatched to a business in Lake Charles regarding an employee that was ...



Lake Charles native Erin Entrada Kelly wins coveted literary award  American Press

On Feb. 12, author Erin Entrada Kelly, a former American Press reporter, made history, becoming the first Filipina-American to be awarded the coveted John ...



Arrests published May 02, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

Woman arrested in burglary. JENNINGS — A Lake Charles woman was arrested Monday in connection with a burglary in Jeff Davis Parish. Megan Alice Heard ...



Arrests published March 20 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Part of the team - LaGrange student honored as 'one of the guys'  KPLC-TV

Seeing the peppy cheerleader, star quarterback, or Homecoming royalty, you might think it would be difficult for a student with Down syndrome to find his place ...



Man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender  American Press

On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 10 AM, Louisiana sex offender Brandon Joseph Gallien, 32, was arrested at the Lake Charles Police Department ...



Arrests published May 14, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published April 18 | Crime Briefs  American Press

Police investigating Sulphur robbery. Sulphur police are searching for a man wanted in the robbery of a drive-thru restaurant on South Ruth Street.



Home invasion defendant released to await trial | Crime and Courts  American Press

A man indicted along with two others after a home invasion ended in the death of former McNeese State University football player Aaron Javone Sam in 2016, ...



Elton teen accused of raping 9-year-old | Crime Briefs  American Press

ELTON — A 17-year-old Elton boy is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl, authorities said.



Crime briefs and arrest published March 6 | Crime Briefs  American Press

JENNINGS — A Gueydan woman who authorities said was resisting arrest tried to grab a deputy's taser and pepper spray during a struggle with deputies during ...



Crime briefs and arrests published Feb. 28 | Crime Briefs  American Press

DNA analysis leads to burglary arrest. Beauregard Parish authorities on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old man after DNA analysis placed him at the scene of a ...



Arrest published on Feb. 14 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrest published March 7 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published April 2, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published April 20 | Crime Briefs  American Press

LC man charged in robberies. A Lake Charles man has been arrested in the robbery of a gas station on Gerstner Memorial Drive, authorities said. Lake Charles ...



Police: Man shot while breaking into home on Madeline Street has died  KPLC-TV

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting at a home on Madeline Street, off of Common Street. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene ...



Arrests published April 10, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

Oakdale man arrested for selling drugs. An Oakdale man has been arrested for selling illegal narcotics from his residence, authorities said. The Allen Parish ...



Man charged with Indecent behavior with a juvenile | Crime Briefs  American Press

Jeff Davis Parish detectives made an arrest today of a fugitive wanted for Indecent behavior with a juvenile. The eleven year old victim reported in June 2017 that ...



Arrest published Feb. 15 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Arrests published March 13 | Crime Briefs  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:



Megan Marie Ward - The Vicksburg Post  Vicksburg Post

LAKE CHARLES, LA. — It is with great sadness that the family of Megan Marie Ward, 32, announces her passing on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Megan was a ...



Suspect in Charles Raymond Talen murder case arrested again  American Press

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's detectives arrested an individual, Wednesday March 21st on 1 count of Illegal possession of stolen things. Detectives investigating the ...



CPSO Searching For ID of Men Responsible For Vehicle Burglary  American Press

Lake Charles – On April 23 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a local casino in reference to a theft from an ...



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