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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.

High school student arrested for having a gun and drugs inside the school  MyArkLaMiss

A 17-year old LaGrange High School student is in custody in connection with bring a gun and drugs to school.

Southern University board meets in Lake Charles  KPLC

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors met in Lake Charles on Thursday for its annual retreat and regular board meeting.

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 ...

Gun confiscated from student at LaGrange  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish School Board reports that a gun was confiscated from a student at LaGrange High School who brought the item ...

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 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 ...

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,

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 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 ...

Gators gaining confidence by beating unbeatens | High School  American Press

Not *content* with being the team's defensive stalwart, LaGrange's Alona Gray showed off her improved offensive prowess with a late-scoring binge that helped ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

$3.5M set aside for Port Wonder | Local |  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest  KPLC

Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lake Charles Police investigating carjacking, shooting | Crime Briefs  American Press

Lake Charles Police are investigating a carjacking/shooting that took place in the 3600 block of Highway 14.

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 ...

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.

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.

Halloween dates and events in SWLA  KPLC

SOUTHWEST, LA (KPLC) - Halloween season is upon us. Outside of the beloved sugar-filled night, there are lots of events across Southwest Louisiana ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...


February isn't just the month for love and Mardi Gras, it's also Black History Month, and every Friday KPLC plans to honor some of the lake area's very own.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mother Arrested in Fire-Related Death of 11-Year-Old Boy  American Press

BEAUREGARD PARISH- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Singer woman in connection with the overnight, fire-related death of her ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Arrests published May 16, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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

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 ...

LHSAA match ups highlighted by Vidalia vs. Homer - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

The Vidalia High School Vikings will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel to Homer, Louisiana, to take on the Homer High School Pelicans at 7 ...

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 April 24 | 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 ...

Arrests published May 14, 2018 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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

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 ...

Arrest published Feb. 27 | 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; ...

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 ...

LaGrange students prepare for Shrek Jr. the Musical  KPLC-TV

LaGrange High School students are preparing for weekend performances of Shrek Jr. the Musical.

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 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.

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 ...

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, ...

Arrests published on Feb. 3 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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

Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: Sunday, May 13  KPLC-TV

Mark Fee, 38, Lake Charles, LA: Two counts domestic abuse battery. Dustin Flores, 28, Lake Charles, LA: Domestic abuse aggravated assault. Bradley Morvant ...

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 ...

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:

CPSO arrests man for monetary instrument abuse & identity theft  American Press

Lake Charles, LA – On March 7 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Jacob P. Perry, 26, 407 Sid Lane, Moss Bluff, ...

Arrests published April 2, 2018 | 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:

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 ...

Arrest published Feb. 15 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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

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 ...

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 ...

Ex-FBI official McCabe said he worried Russia probe would end after Comey’s firing  KPLC

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, McCabe says he wanted to "put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion" to ensure that the ...

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 ...

Arrests published March 13 | Crime Briefs  American Press

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

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 ...

Ragin' Cajuns baseball team adds 11 new members for upcoming season  The Vermilion

After a whirlwind season by the Ragin' Cajuns baseball team, off-season preparations have begun as the squad looks forward to next season.

Mice. Mold. Messes.  KPLC

Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam ...

Grambling announces 2017 signees  Shreveport Times

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University football program announced their 2017 Signing Day class on Wednesday as National Signing Day kicked off ...

Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide  KPLC

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police ...

Sasol expansion project: What is it?  KPLC-TV

We're hearing this terminology around Southwest Louisiana as we anticipate the big Sasol expansion project. But have you ever wondered … just what it all ...

Area schools honor veterans  KPLC-TV

Several schools in Southwest Louisiana took time to honor veterans on Thursday.

Scottsdale Christian continues string of Phoenix-area high school football vacancies  AZCentral

Scottsdale Christian Academy now has an opening, in another dizzying off-season of high school football coaching moves.

Honoring outgoing LC Mayor Randy Roach  KPLC-TV

Mayor Randy Roach will forever be a major part of Lake Charles' history. Those who know him best say he's a very humble man who doesn't seek recognition.

Suspect arrested in shooting of Darius Edwards  KPLC-TV

The man suspected in the shooting death of Darius Edwards last month has been arrested on a California murder warrant, according to a report from KPRC in ...

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