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  • Calcasieu Parish Escaped Inmate Trustee Captured

    May 24, 2014 2:42 PM

    Today at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office took inmate trustee Scottie Carrier into custody without incident. A tip lead to his arrest in a camping trailer on Royer Loop in Sulphur. On Friday, May 23, around 1:30 afternoon Carrier walked off of his trustee job at... more »
  • Unrestrained woman in critical condition after crash

    April 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    On April 13, 2014, at 8:34 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on U. S. Highway 90 about 3 miles west of Sulphur in Calcasieu Parish. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 42-year-old Laura K. Stark-Smith... more »
  • Search Intensifies for Lake Charles Murder Suspect

    June 17, 2013 7:31 PM

    The search is intensifying for a Lake Charles murder suspect. The 499th FBI Top Ten Fugitive is Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara and agents believe they're closer to locating him. Agents believe Guevara is hiding in Mexico, but he may have re-entered the United States illegally. Guevara is accused... more »
  • Fatal Crash on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish

    March 7, 2013 8:38 AM

    Lake Charles, LA- On March 6, 2013, at 8:23 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 10 Eastbound east of Louisiana Highway 397 (about four miles east of Lake Charles) in Calcasieu Parish that claimed the life of a woman from Welsh. ... more »
  • Calcasieu Board Says No to Charter Transportation

    July 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Calcasieu Parish School Board has denied a request to provide transportation to two charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation has requested a partnership involving Lake Charles Charter Academy, Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy, and the district regarding transportation. The foundation says the law... more »
  • DWI checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish

    May 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D with the assistance of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. Our... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office Checkpoint in Lake Charles

    May 14, 2012 10:50 AM

    On Saturday, May 19, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a seat belt checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish. These checkpoints are funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. "Under Louisiana law, drivers and passengers in a moving vehicle are required to wear their... more »
  • Coyote-related calls drop in Calcasieu Parish

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The number of coyote-related calls in Calcasieu Parish has dropped significantly over the past year. Nathan Areno, head of Animal Services for the parish, tells the American Press his department received 75 calls in January 2011 and only two so far this month. Areno said... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish seat belt checkpoint results

    December 12, 2011 11:49 AM

    Lake Charles - On Thursday, December 8, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a seatbelt checkpoint at the 6500 block of Hwy 3059 in LeBleu Settlement. As a result of the checkpoint, deputies checked 592 vehicles and issued 29 citations. Citations were given as follow: No seatbelt - 8... more »
  • Mother, grandmother accused of beating children "until they bleed"

    July 7, 2011 11:25 PM

    "I don't care what people say about me... I know it's a lie!" That was the response from a woman Calcasieu Parish Deputies say beat her two daughters until they would bleed. Deputies say she hit them so hard she even chipped one child's tooth. "What they did... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish issues burn ban for 30 days

    June 17, 2011 9:42 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has declared a parish-wide outdoor burn ban for the next 30 days. Director Dick Gremillion tells the American Press threatening drought conditions has affected all of Southwest Louisiana. Gremillion said Jefferson Davis and Cameron parishes have had a... more »
  • Burn Ban in Calcasieu Parish Lifted

    November 12, 2010 2:49 PM

    November 12, 2010 - Effective today, The Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) has lifted the outdoor burn ban, but expects it to be a temporary reprieve. Rain is forecasted to impact Calcasieu Parish for the next several days, reducing the unusually dry conditions which... more »
  • Halloween Sex Offender Crackdown

    October 26, 2010 12:41 PM

    On October 30 and October 31, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Compliance and Awareness Unit (CAP Unit) and Warrants Division will be conducting address verifications of registered child predators throughout Calcasieu Parish. In an effort to insure the safety of the community, the CAP Unit verifies the... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish tax assessor indicted on charges of malfeasance in office

    October 21, 2010 6:11 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the Calcasieu Parish tax assessor on charges of malfeasance in office. Richard Cole was charged Thursday with two counts of malfeasance in office. An arrest warrant was issued for him and bond was set at $10,000, according to the American... more »
  • School attendance up in Calcasieu Parish

    October 19, 2010 9:50 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The attendance rate for the first six weeks is up at every school in Calcasieu Parish, compared with the same period last year. Keith LeLeux, director of child welfare and attendance, says that the increase can be directly attributed to the new state attendance requirements.... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish judge Pulled From Murder Case

    October 4, 2010 12:16 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge has been pulled from a murder case because of what another judge called the "untenable discord" between him and prosecutors in the case. Judge Robert Wyatt rejected prosecutors' allegations that Judge Wilford Carter could not be fair or impartial about 33-year-old... more »
  • Material Witness to a Quadruple Killing Expected in Calcasieu Parish Court

    September 14, 2010 12:00 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The man held on $5 million bond as a material witness to a quadruple killing wasn't expected in Calcasieu Parish court for a hearing about his right to an attorney. Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier says 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr. also had a similar... more »
  • Tax Proposition Talk in Calcasieu Parish

    September 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    Representatives from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and officials representing other public agencies affected by the Courthouse and Jail Maintenance Tax will discuss the Police Jury propositions on the October 2 nd ballot, Tuesday, September 7 th , at 10am, in Courtroom A, located on the 3 rd floor... more »
  • School locked down as officer searched for suspect

    February 18, 2010 10:00 AM

    CPSS officials are now reporting that the suspect has been apprehended by law enforcement and Henry Heights Elementary has been reopened. ################## Officials from the Calcasieu Parish School System have reported that local law enforcement has called for a lock-down at Henry Heights Elementary School in Lake Charles.... more »
  • Calcasieu deputy arrested on sex charges

    November 4, 2009 12:05 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputy was fired after his arrest on rape and other sex charges. Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a news release that a woman reportedly contacted the sheriff's office on Oct. 30 and said her juvenile daughter was having sex... more »
  • Jennings Task Force Comprised of many Agencies

    October 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »

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