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  • UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound now open near Welsh

    UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound now open near Welsh

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:18:34 GMT

    I-10 East remains closed at LA 99 (Welsh) due to an accident, DOTD says. 

    I-10 East remains closed at LA 99 (Welsh) due to an accident, DOTD says. 

  • Moss Bluff man dies in Motorcycle crash in Calcasieu Parish

    Moss Bluff man dies in Motorcycle crash in Calcasieu Parish

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:25:42 GMT
    Courtesy of Louisiana State PoliceCourtesy of Louisiana State Police
    Courtesy of Louisiana State PoliceCourtesy of Louisiana State Police

    A Moss Bluff man died Friday evening after another driver allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign, according to Louisiana State Police.  

    A Moss Bluff man died Friday evening after another driver allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign, according to Louisiana State Police.  

  • Inmate found hanged in Calcasieu jail

    Inmate found hanged in Calcasieu jail

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:59:07 GMT
    Courtesy CPSOCourtesy CPSO
    Courtesy CPSOCourtesy CPSO

    Calcasieu Parish deputies are investigating the death of an inmate at the parish prison.  

    Calcasieu Parish deputies are investigating the death of an inmate at the parish prison.  

  • UPDATE: missing Lake Charles man has been found

    UPDATE: missing Lake Charles man has been found

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:47:46 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a 47-year-old Lake Charles man who has been missing since the end of May.  

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a 47-year-old Lake Charles man who has been missing since the end of May.  

  • Denham Springs couple arrested on human trafficking of undocumented immigrants

    Denham Springs couple arrested on human trafficking of undocumented immigrants

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:13:46 GMT
    Nicholas and Stephanie Harris / Courtesy of Louisiana State PoliceNicholas and Stephanie Harris / Courtesy of Louisiana State Police
    Nicholas and Stephanie Harris / Courtesy of Louisiana State PoliceNicholas and Stephanie Harris / Courtesy of Louisiana State Police

     A Denham Springs couple has been arrested after Troopers discovered 25 undocumented immigrants in vehicles the couple was driving in Calcasieu Parish. 

     A Denham Springs couple has been arrested after Troopers discovered 25 undocumented immigrants in vehicles the couple was driving in Calcasieu Parish. 

  • One arrested in Lake Charles shooting and armed robbery, another wanted

    One arrested in Lake Charles shooting and armed robbery, another wanted

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:45:21 GMT
    Bland and Goodly / LCPDBland and Goodly / LCPD
    Bland and Goodly / LCPDBland and Goodly / LCPD

    One woman has been arrested after turning herself in to Lake Charles Police in connection with a shooting and armed robbery.

    One woman has been arrested after turning herself in to Lake Charles Police in connection with a shooting and armed robbery.

  • Lake Charles police seeking two for shooting of elderly man

    Lake Charles police seeking two for shooting of elderly man

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:22:29 GMT
    Courtesy LCPDCourtesy LCPD
    Bland and Goodly / LCPDBland and Goodly / LCPD
    Lake Charles Police are asking for help in finding two people accused of shooting a 73-year-old man at his house.  Police were called to the Guy Street home on June 8 after three people went into the home and shot the man several times. They robbed him of some cash, and fled, police said. The man is recovering at a local hospital, police said.  Detectives identified Mildred Goodly, 25, and Sidney Bland, 32, as suspects in the case.  A warrant has been issued for both...
    Lake Charles Police are asking for help in finding two people accused of shooting a 73-year-old man at his house.  Police were called to the Guy Street home on June 8 after three people went into the home and shot the man several times. They robbed him of some cash, and fled, police said. The man is recovering at a local hospital, police said.  Detectives identified Mildred Goodly, 25, and Sidney Bland, 32, as suspects in the case.  A warrant has been issued for both...
  • CPSO: Dogs starving eat plastic, Sulphur woman arrested for animal cruelty

    CPSO: Dogs starving eat plastic, Sulphur woman arrested for animal cruelty

    Thursday, June 7 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-06-07 22:27:44 GMT
    Aquanillia R. Sibley (Photo: CPSO)Aquanillia R. Sibley (Photo: CPSO)

    The dogs appeared to have not been fed in a while and had also been eating plastic,

    The dogs appeared to have not been fed in a while and had also been eating plastic,

  • Lake Charles man accused of raping child

    Lake Charles man accused of raping child

    Monday, June 4 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-06-04 16:40:01 GMT
    Donald Ellis Jr.Donald Ellis Jr.
    Donald Ellis Jr.Donald Ellis Jr.

    A 27-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of raping a child. On June 1, 2018, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Donald James O. Ellis, Jr. after an investigation revealed he had inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl, according to a spokeswoman.

    A 27-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of raping a child. On June 1, 2018, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Donald James O. Ellis, Jr. after an investigation revealed he had inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl, according to a spokeswoman.

  • CPSO looking for vehicle involved in seven hit and runs

    CPSO looking for vehicle involved in seven hit and runs

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-30 15:45:31 GMT
    Suspect vehicleSuspect vehicle
    Suspect vehicleSuspect vehicle

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple hit and run accidents that happened earlier this month at Cowboy’s Night Club.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple hit and run accidents that happened earlier this month at Cowboy’s Night Club.

  • CPSO arrests Lake Charles man in attempted rape

    CPSO arrests Lake Charles man in attempted rape

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-29 17:26:10 GMT
    Courtesy Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
    Courtesy Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lake Charles man on Friday, and accused him of trying to rape an older woman at her home.

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lake Charles man on Friday, and accused him of trying to rape an older woman at her home.

  • Texas man booked with kidnapping after woman found bound

    Texas man booked with kidnapping after woman found bound

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:38:37 GMT
    Courtesy Lake Charles PoliceCourtesy Lake Charles Police
    Courtesy Lake Charles PoliceCourtesy Lake Charles Police

    Lake Charles Police have released more details in the kidnapping we reported yesterday. 

    Lake Charles Police have released more details in the kidnapping we reported yesterday. 

  • Kidnapping victim found bound in Lake Charles; suspect in custody

    Kidnapping victim found bound in Lake Charles; suspect in custody

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:12:39 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    A woman was found bound in Lake Charles today, the victim of a kidnapping. Police say they already have a suspect in custody. The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation, a spokesman for Lake Charles Police said.  It still is very early in the investigation, and detectives are still interviewing witnesses, he said.  The woman was found on La. 14 near the intersection with Sugar Road, police say.  This is a breaking news story and we will have updates as they b...
    A woman was found bound in Lake Charles today, the victim of a kidnapping. Police say they already have a suspect in custody. The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation, a spokesman for Lake Charles Police said.  It still is very early in the investigation, and detectives are still interviewing witnesses, he said.  The woman was found on La. 14 near the intersection with Sugar Road, police say.  This is a breaking news story and we will have updates as they b...
  • Sulphur Police seeking man for alleged assault

    Sulphur Police seeking man for alleged assault

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:51:26 GMT
    Courtesy Sulphur PoliceCourtesy Sulphur Police
    Courtesy Sulphur PoliceCourtesy Sulphur Police
    Sulphur Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting another during a fight.  Police say William Michael Tibbits Jr. should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is wanted for questioning in connection with a fight that happened Tuesday night at a home on Lori Lane.  Tibbits allegedly tried to force his way into a house, but couldn't get in. The victim went outside to meet him, and they argued, police say. Tibbits allegedly pulled a gun, pointed it at the vict...
    Sulphur Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting another during a fight.  Police say William Michael Tibbits Jr. should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is wanted for questioning in connection with a fight that happened Tuesday night at a home on Lori Lane.  Tibbits allegedly tried to force his way into a house, but couldn't get in. The victim went outside to meet him, and they argued, police say. Tibbits allegedly pulled a gun, pointed it at the vict...
  • Pursuit leads to arrest of Texas man

    Pursuit leads to arrest of Texas man

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:06:59 GMT
    Travis Salvador ChaviraTravis Salvador Chavira
    Travis Salvador ChaviraTravis Salvador Chavira

    A Texas man was arrested Saturday for allegedly leading authorities on a pursuit for more than half an hour through Calcasieu Parish. 

    A Texas man was arrested Saturday for allegedly leading authorities on a pursuit for more than half an hour through Calcasieu Parish. 

  • Lake Charles man arrested following deputy-involved shooting

    Lake Charles man arrested following deputy-involved shooting

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:09:52 GMT
    Donovan LawrenceDonovan Lawrence

    A Lake Charles man is in jail after allegedly disarming a deputy of his gun and then threatening to shoot him.  

    A Lake Charles man is in jail after allegedly disarming a deputy of his gun and then threatening to shoot him.  

  • Identities sought in alleged stolen credit card investigation

    Identities sought in alleged stolen credit card investigation

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:50:38 GMT
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's OfficeCalcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's OfficeCalcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says they are looking for two suspects wanted for allegedly using a stolen credit card. 

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says they are looking for two suspects wanted for allegedly using a stolen credit card. 

  • Police asking for help identifying car in a hit-and-run

    Police asking for help identifying car in a hit-and-run

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-05-09 16:35:58 GMT

    Police are asking for assistance in identifying a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run at a Lake Charles casino. 

    Police are asking for assistance in identifying a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run at a Lake Charles casino. 

  • Alabama suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting released from Sulphur hospital

    Alabama suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting released from Sulphur hospital

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-05-08 20:34:23 GMT
    Cody Light / Sulphur Police DepartmentCody Light / Sulphur Police Department
    Cody Light / Sulphur Police DepartmentCody Light / Sulphur Police Department

    The Alabama man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase in Sulphur ending in a shooting is out of the hospital. 

    The Alabama man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase in Sulphur ending in a shooting is out of the hospital. 

  • Accused cop killer's trial delayed; judge recused

    Accused cop killer's trial delayed; judge recused

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-05-01 17:58:55 GMT
    Kevin Daigle, Mugshot from State PoliceKevin Daigle, Mugshot from State Police
    Kevin Daigle, Mugshot from State PoliceKevin Daigle, Mugshot from State Police

    The first-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing State Trooper Steven Vincent has been delayed by the state Supreme Court. 

    The first-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing State Trooper Steven Vincent has been delayed by the state Supreme Court. 

  • Calcasieu Parish launches planning effort

    Calcasieu Parish launches planning effort

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-01 16:59:06 GMT
    Courtesy Calcasieu Parish Police JuryCourtesy Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
    Courtesy Calcasieu Parish Police JuryCourtesy Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has launched a strategic planning effort designed to "enhance, build upon, and further inform parish government’s role in supporting parish-wide growth and success in the coming years," officials announced Tuesday. 

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has launched a strategic planning effort designed to "enhance, build upon, and further inform parish government’s role in supporting parish-wide growth and success in the coming years," officials announced Tuesday. 

  • Sulphur man pleads guilty to storing child pornography online

    Sulphur man pleads guilty to storing child pornography online

    Monday, April 30 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-30 22:10:18 GMT
    Lafayette Federal CourthouseLafayette Federal Courthouse
    Lafayette Federal CourthouseLafayette Federal Courthouse
    A Sulphur man pleaded guilty last week to storing child pornography online.  Cameron Deshown Fairley, 27, of Sulphur, Louisiana, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of possession of child pornography. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. According to the guilty plea, Fairley maintained an online data storage account from September 2016 to February 2017 where he possessed images and videos of ch...
    A Sulphur man pleaded guilty last week to storing child pornography online.  Cameron Deshown Fairley, 27, of Sulphur, Louisiana, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of possession of child pornography. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. According to the guilty plea, Fairley maintained an online data storage account from September 2016 to February 2017 where he possessed images and videos of ch...
  • Deputy arrested, terminated for allegedly beating pregnant wife

    Deputy arrested, terminated for allegedly beating pregnant wife

    Monday, April 30 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-30 20:31:01 GMT
    Tim VezinatTim Vezinat
    Tim VezinatTim Vezinat

    A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy has been terminated after allegedly beating his pregnant wife. 

    A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy has been terminated after allegedly beating his pregnant wife. 

  • Calcasieu deputies looking for suspect in stabbing and beating

    Calcasieu deputies looking for suspect in stabbing and beating

    Monday, April 30 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-30 20:03:21 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man who allegedly punched and kicked one family member, then stabbed another family member who tried to intervene. 

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man who allegedly punched and kicked one family member, then stabbed another family member who tried to intervene. 

  • Lake Charles man arrested for fourth offense DWI

    Lake Charles man arrested for fourth offense DWI

    Sunday, April 29 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-04-29 21:38:24 GMT
    Mark Shelbin MillerMark Shelbin Miller

    A Lake Charles man was arrested for fourth offense DWI and other charges early this morning. 

    A Lake Charles man was arrested for fourth offense DWI and other charges early this morning. 

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  • Former Lafayette deputy pleads guilty in Knight conspiracy; former CEO set for trial

    Former Lafayette deputy pleads guilty in Knight conspiracy; former CEO set for trial

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:55:21 GMT
    Jason KinchJason Kinch

    The state says it plans to introduce new money-laundering evidence against former Knight Oil Tools CEO Mark Knight.

    The state says it plans to introduce new money-laundering evidence against former Knight Oil Tools CEO Mark Knight.

  • Deputies identify suspect wanted in Lafayette armed robbery

    Deputies identify suspect wanted in Lafayette armed robbery

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:00:49 GMT
    Taylor Sehati / Lafayette Parish SheriffTaylor Sehati / Lafayette Parish Sheriff

    Deputies have identified the woman wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Lafayette. 18-year-old Taylor Sehati is believed to be somewhere in the Acadiana area. 

    Deputies have identified the woman wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Lafayette. 18-year-old Taylor Sehati is believed to be somewhere in the Acadiana area. 

  • Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Vermilion Parish

    Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Vermilion Parish

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:26:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon  at approximately 06:38 am this morning deputies responded to a call of a b/m subject laying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.          Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject laying with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.         The deceased victim has been identified as 24 year old Stephain Brailey b/m of ...

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon  at approximately 06:38 am this morning deputies responded to a call of a b/m subject laying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.          Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject laying with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.         The deceased victim has been identified as 24 year old Stephain Brailey b/m of ...

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