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Gun confiscated from student at LaGrange  KPLC

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



LaGrange on precautionary lockdown  KPLC

LaGrange High School is on precautionary lockdown, according to parish and school board officials.



Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest  KPLC

Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Former teacher charged with child pornography | Crime and Courts  American Press

A former LaGrange High School teacher arrested in May for carnal knowledge of a juvenile has been charged with possession of child pornography, authorities ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Two LaGrange students win Business Pitch contest | Local  American Press

Malik Ellis and Alex Brown, 11th-grade students at LaGrange High School, won the high school division of the sixth annual SEED Center Business Pitch ...



LaGrange High to implement new leadership module  KPLC-TV

Big changes are expected at LaGrange High School this year. From new administrators to students getting more control over their own education, the school is ...



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 ...



Two LaGrange students developing concession delivery app  KPLC-TV

Two local teens are looking to revolutionize the way you get concessions at sporting events. Malik Ellis and Alex Brown, seniors at LaGrange High School, are in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Calcasieu School Board splits on spending | Local  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish School Board was split at Tuesday's board meeting concerning if, how and when funds should be spent from the $50 million capital outlay ...



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 ...



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.



Sulphur's LaFleur chooses McNeese | High School  American Press

Last year's return to the gridiron paid off for Sulphur High senior Jake LaFleur, who committed Monday night to play at McNeese State.



Someone's getting knocked out of 3-5A race | High School  American Press

The herd at the top of the District 3-5A race will get culled this week.



'Summoning of Everyman' will open season | Scene  American Press

McNeese State University's upcoming theatre season will feature an original work, a new director and community collaboration as it puts together a diverse ...



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

The LaGrange High School Homecoming Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. The parade will head south on Louisiana Avenue then north on ...



Local organizations speak out about suicide prevention  KPLC-TV

The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and famed chef Anthony Bourdain has shocked many, but it's pushed others in our community to talk about ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Are you ready for some football? | High School  American Press

The schedules are out for the 2017 prep football season and while it may take a bit for fans to get used to the new districts, there will still be.



Soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show is coming  KPLC

Now you don't even have to go to Broadway to hear Bruce Springsteen's sold-out show.



Lake Charles man dies after vehicle strikes tree  American Press

One man was killed and another seriously injured after the vehicle they were in ran off the road and struck a tree, authorities said.



Sulphur officials release identity of victim of Saturday's house fire  KPLC-TV

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A 49-year-old woman was killed in a house fire on Alice Street last week. Tamara Cleghorn was the only person in the house at the time ...



Arcadia slips past Grand Lake | High School  American Press

GRAND LAKE — The best season in school history ended in heartbreaking fashion for Grand Lake, as Arcadia beat the Hornets 45-44 Wednesday in a Class ...



POLICE: Sulphur PD asking for public’s help identifying subject  KPLC

The Sulphur Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a subject caught on security cameras.



Lake Charles College Prep taking steps to boost performance  American Press

In an effort to improve school performance and culture, officials with Lake Charles College Prep will partner with Talent Development Secondary, an educational ...



The Man with the Plan | Local  American Press

Marcus Jackson, the Calcasieu Parish School Board's newly appointed R3 Zone director, sounds ready for the job.



Major traffic problems anticipated | Local  American Press

The anticipated Interstate 210 bridge repair project is sure to cause plenty of issues for drivers, but they should be patient and consider different routes, officials ...



Sulphur PD investigate vehicle fatality | Crime Briefs  American Press

SULPHUR — According to Chief of Police Lewis Coats, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at approximately 3:24 PM, Sulphur Police Department received a call of a ...



Daycare operator accused of sexual assault against girl in his care  KPLC

RIVERSIDE, CA (KCAL/KCBS/CNN) - Police arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times at an unlicensed daycare he and his ...



Barbe student arrested for bringing a gun to school  American Press

Earlier this afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Safe School Deputy at Barbe High School received information from school ...



Carencro upsets Westgate | High School  American Press

Fifth-seeded Carencro dominated the fourth quarter to upset No. 1 Westgate 68-53 Tuesday in a Class 4A semifinal Tuesday afternoon in the Louisiana High ...



Sportsline Summer Camp: Scotlandville Hornets  WAFB.com

In his first year as Scotlandville head coach, Jules Sullen is inheriting an exhilarating quarterback, senior Cameron Armstead.



Prep Football | Jennings v. LCCP | Sports  American Press

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Nelson Elementary School to Receive "Buddy Bench"  KPLC-TV

Nelson Elementary in Lake Charles will be receiving a "Buddy Bench" today. The "Buddy Bench" will be placed on the playground of the school. kids can sit on it ...



Museum director arrested for rape  American Press

Eric Manuel, 40, creative director of the Brimstone Museum and Henning Cultural Center is in the Sulphur City Jail on a $400000 bond as of Friday morning on ...



Dump truck trailer crashes into Gillis Grocery  KPLC-TV

The trailer had a backhoe on it that crashed into one side of the store around 7:00 p.m. according to the store clerk.



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.



Catching up with former KPLC senior reporter Harriet Green  KPLC-TV

If you are a long time KPLC viewer you probably remember senior reporters. They covered stories on seniors across Southwest Louisiana. But where are those ...



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 ...



LC man charged with murder | Crime and Courts  American Press

LACASSINE — A Lake Charles man was charged with second-degree murder Friday after police say he fatally shot a man and tried to hide the body in a ...



Madison Prep routs Wossman | High School  American Press

Madison Prep dominated the first quarter at both ends of the court to rout Wossman 62-47 to advance to the Class A championship game in the Louisiana High ...



DeRidder man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography  KPLC-TV

A DeRidder man has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography after an undercover child exploitation investigation, according to Sgt.



Memories matter | Scene  American Press

Memories Matter, a Cajun comedy dinner show benefitting the Alzheimer's Association, is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Treasures of Marilyn's, 3510 Fifth Ave.



Jury selection begins Monday for murder trial | Crime and Courts  American Press

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in state district court for a Lake Charles man who is charged with second-degree murder.



DERIDDER POLICE: Looking for owner of 'suspicious herb'  KPLC-TV

A suspicious herb has The DeRidder Police Department on high alert for finding the owner. DeRidder Police Department The jar holding "some type of ...



Southwest Louisiana arrest report: April 17, 2018  KPLC-TV

Calcasieu Correctional Center: Curtis J. McCoy, 44, Vinton: Domestic abuse aggravated assault, battery. Craig Anthony Touchet, 31, Lake Charles: Careless ...



LC man faces murder charge | Crime and Courts  American Press

A Lake Charles man faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man during a drug deal gone bad, Lake Charles Police Chief Don ...



Conner: Border order on immigration 'far overdue' | Local  American Press

Phillip Conner, a Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District, said the executive order President Donald Trump signed Wednesday to ...



Water and sewer rates going up in Lake Charles  KPLC-TV

Lake Charles residents have paid the same water and sewage rates for the last three years, but soon that will change. "We haven't had an increase since 2014," ...



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.



Mad Hot Ballroom | Scene  American Press

Mad Hot Ballroom Gala, Southwest Louisiana's version of the hit TV series “Dancing With the Stars” is set for 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at L'Auberge ...



Welsh man charged in shooting death | Crime and Courts  American Press

A Welsh man was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man on July 4.



Barbe High running back recovers from devastating injury  KPLC-TV

Dana Fontenot was a bright kid with a big future, fighting for the starting running back position on the Barbe football team.



ABC hosts high schoolers at Construction Career Days  American Press

Hundreds of high school students from six parishes got a first-hand look at the potential construction careers available in Southwest Louisiana during ...



Man gets 50 years for sex crime | Crime and Courts  American Press

A Lake Charles man pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated crime against nature on Wednesday in state district court and was sentenced to 50 years with the ...



Church marks centennial with gala, parade, performance by Anita Wilson  American Press

Christian Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend with a variety of spiritual and entertainment festivities.The centennial gala is 6-9 p.m. ...



La. Health Department issues citations to two Lake Charles stores  American Press

Inspectors with the Louisiana Department of Health this week cited two stores at the Prien Lake Mall that were found to have rodent-related issues after being ...



Grant money OK'd for veterans cemetery | Local  American Press

JENNINGS — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration has awarded a $7.2 million federal grant for a new Southwest ...



Zoning appeal: Mazen pursues effort to relocate restaurant  American Press

Local restaurant owner Mazen Hijazi is appealing the Lake Charles Planning and Zoning Commission's denial of a zoning application to convert a home at 1301 ...



Christus, Ochsner finalize Lake Charles partnership | Local  American Press

Christus Health has finalized an agreement with Ochsner Health System to create a joint venture of health care operations in the Lake Charles area.



Brother of murder victim attacked | Crime and Courts  American Press

The brother of a man killed 20 years ago along with two others at what was then known as KK's Corner convenience store, was injured over the weekend in ...



New school year, fresh start | Local  American Press

Combre-Fondel Elementary Principal Mark Steward gives students the red carpet treatment Tuesday as he welcomes them back on their first day of the new ...



Angela Guth | Local  American Press

The Better Business Bureau of Southwest Louisiana has a new president and CEO, Angela Guth.



LC man arrested for third DWI | Crime and Courts  American Press

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for third-offense DWI, authorities said.



'Nutcracker' will be yearly event | Scene  American Press

The Lake Area Ballet Theatre will be opening its fourth season with a performance of the beloved classic “The Nutcracker.”



CAT team arrests man for drugs | Crime and Courts  American Press

Lake Charles, LA – On March 8 detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) executed a search warrant at the home of Howard W. Smith, ...



Arrests published May 16, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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



Sulphur Police Investigate Attempted Second-Degree Murder | Crime Briefs  American Press

SULPHUR – On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at approximately 10:20 pm officers of the Sulphur Police Department were dispatched to 211 West Thomas Street in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Article calls national attention to I-10 bridge | Local  American Press

The aging Interstate 10 bridge over the Calcasieu River gained national attention recently with the release of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce article calling it an ...



Lake Arthur chief of police dies following illness  KPLC-TV

Lake Arthur Chief of Police Ray Marcantel has died. Assistant Chief Keith Broussard, who is serving as interim chief, said Marcantel had struggled with ...



Confession tossed in 1998 LC slaying | Crime and Courts  American Press

The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal by the state regarding a confession given by a Lake Charles man during his interrogation in a cold case murder.



Bulldogs, W. Feliciana meet again in playoffs | High School  American Press

Despite being one win away from playing in a state championship game for the first time in 25 years, the Jennings Bulldogs are staying low keyed.



LCPD and DEA hosts 'Take Back Day' to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse  American Press

The Lake Charles Police Department is TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 ...



DeRidder's Historic War Memorial Civic Center to hold open house  KPLC-TV

DeRidder's Historic War Memorial Civic Center, formerly known as the Historic First Off Base USO, will hold an open house April 16th between 4:00pm and ...



Clinic funding in jeopardy | Local  American Press

Lake Charles Memorial Health System officials said the proposed state budget could leave tens of thousands of low-income and poor patients without access to ...



Pre-K tuition option gets OK | Local  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish School Board this week approved a tuition-funded option for all ineligible pre-K applicants for the upcoming school year as well as the ...



CPSO Deputy Arrested for Domestic Abuse | Crime Briefs  American Press

Lake Charles – On Saturday, April 28 around 8:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a disturbance at a home. When deputies ...



Heads up, Mellow Mushroom: I'll be back  American Press

Here's the condensed version of my experience at the new Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers at 3420 Ryan St.: I visited one afternoon with my daughter, Katie, ...



Mass shooting drill at LCMH reflection of current events  American Press

the choice of a mass shooting drill had a lot to do with the current situation in the world, with all of the mass shootings that have been happening recently.'.



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