May 25, 2014 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An unidentified man is in critical condition after he tried to save his two children from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. Police said it happened late Sunday morning at the New Orleans lakefront. An 8-year-old fell in the water. An older sibling then jumped in after... more »
April 6, 2014 6:02 PM
A Lake Charles man was arrested after firing a gun outside the Lake Charles Civic Center. Two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies were driving near the Civic Center around 11 o'clock Saturday night when they heard gun shots.
According to deputies there was a disturbance in the parking lot, which... more »
October 8, 2012 8:01 PM
A sinkhole in Assumption Parish is raising concerns in Acadiana. Crews are digging wells near a four-acre sinkhole beneath Bayou Corne. The wells are being sued to vent and investigate natural gas trapped below the salt brining facility.
Louisiana Senator Fred Mills said in light of this incident, he... more »
June 7, 2012 10:59 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo sheriff's deputies have detained a man believed to have driven himself and a female passenger into Cross Lake. The vehicle careened off of a road into the lake Wednesday night. The vehicle was fully submerged when deputies arrived, and both occupants were still inside. The... more »
March 25, 2012 1:53 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a Lake Charles woman charged with second-degree murder of her husband. Judge Clayton Davis stopped a motions hearing Friday and said nothing more would be heard until the examination of 52-year-old Darlene Sias was completed,... more »
February 26, 2012 2:58 PM
The Lake Charles Housing Authority has announced plans for two low-income housing developments that will cost a combined $14.4 million. The developments announced Thursday will be called Kingsley Court, which will have 20 units, and Bayou Bluff, with 34. The units will range from two to four bedrooms, and 16... more »
February 5, 2012 2:22 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Renovations are being planned for the Rosa Hart Theater. Officials of the Lake Charles Civic Center tell the American Press (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the work will be done in two phases. Dressing rooms will be revamped in the first phase, followed by reworking of the theater's two... more »
October 15, 2011 10:19 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A local development official says a hotel at the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds would attract events and boost the economy of Lake Charles. The possibility of building a hotel there is under study. Lori Marinovich, executive director or the Downtown development Authority, told the... more »
July 5, 2011 1:06 AM
A proposal by Lafayette Consolidated Government to annex an unincorporated area of the parish is raising some eyebrows. Tuesday night the City-Parish Council will consider an introductory ordinance to annex land mainly consisting of two subdivisions between Lafayette and Broussard: Walker's Lake and Hernandez Heights.
"We would hope that... more »
June 24, 2011 8:40 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the body floating in Lake Martin early Friday morning.
Twenty-nine year old Cory Sonnier of Lafayette was found with multiple stab wounds shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning by a boater in Lake Martin.
The investigation remains ongoing and keep... more »
May 20, 2011 11:21 PM
As flood predictions fluctuate in Acadiana, one group of people say they're not changing their plans for the flood, no matter what.
Gerri Comeaux and Jeanne DeValcourt are neighbors on Henderson Lake and said they're not going anywhere.
"No I'm not leaving, this is the only thing I... more »
May 16, 2011 12:14 AM
It seems so calm in the Three Mile Lake Community while looking at the water, but there was a sense of urgency in the air Sunday.
"They were knocking on our doors at 8 this morning saying get out, get out." said Connie Baudoin.
Residents and campers at... more »
May 13, 2011 11:46 PM
Businesses in the Atchafalaya Basin are preparing to pack up, head out and suffer significant revenue losses due to flooding. Residents in Henderson should be protected by the levees, but with Henderson Lake waters expected to rise to 29 feet businesses on the other side of the levees will suffer... more »
April 24, 2011 1:58 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new judge has been assigned to sentence a man convicted of making death threats to President Barack Obama. Mikeal Minton has been given a May 20 sentencing date in Lake Charles before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi. The Advocate reported that Minton was scheduled to... more »
February 10, 2011 12:31 PM
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Residents of Lake Charles noticed dozens of dead birds on Lake Street Thursday morning.
The birds were found on Lake Street between Gauthier Road and Tank Farm Road in Lake Charles.
No word yet on what caused their deaths.
February 1, 2011 5:30 PM
Today state troopers in Troop D stopped a 2011 Hyundai for a traffic violation on I-10 eastbound In Lake Charles. The driver, 46-year-old Michael Stuart of St. Louis, MO and passenger, 44-year-old Michael Broom of Deland, FL were both arrested after a search of their vehicle. Troopers say they found... more »
December 28, 2010 9:29 PM
LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - State officials say Myriant Technologies will build a new 392,000-squre-foot acid plant at the Port of Lake Providence that will create about 50 new jobs and hundreds more in the project's construction phase in the parish with Louisiana's highest unemployment rate. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined... more »
December 16, 2010 8:24 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license are proposing projects in Jefferson Parish and Lake Charles. The applicants made their presentations to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a second casino in the New... more »
November 17, 2010 7:27 PM
In his own words tonight, we hear why a man killed his four roommates in Lake Charles over Memorial Day weekend. KATC obtained a taped confession where 52-year old Lee Roy Williams Junior talks about what made him snap. Williams admitted to beating, stabbing and shooting Terry Banks, Jessica Eugene,... more »
November 10, 2010 1:10 PM
From State Police: Shortly after 2:00 p.m. yesterday, troopers with the Lake Charles Field Office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation responded to a report of an individual attempting to obtain a state-issued identification card using documents that did not belong to him at the Lake Charles location... more »
October 12, 2010 11:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The grants announced Monday award $4.1 million to the SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles and $4.8 million to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. Landrieu says the funding awarded... more »
October 11, 2010 4:34 PM
A Continental Express flight from Houston to Lake Charles experiences engine trouble and ends up losing an engine during the flight. The Saab 340 with 16 passengers on board was able to land safely at Lake Charles Regional Airport at 11:45 a.m. According to Airport Director Heath Allen, the turbo... more »
October 4, 2010 6:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gambling generally occurs when a player goes into a casino and tries his luck. Recent developments in the regional casino business have the air of the house trying its luck and without the usual odds guaranteed in its favor. Four groups will vie for Louisiana's 15th... more »
October 3, 2010 12:30 AM
Election Results are in for Jeff Davis Parish. Lake Arthur and Elton picked chiefs of police.
The parish also voted on council races and school board seats.
Here's how the numbers stacked up:
Member of School Board -- District 8 2 of 2 Precincts... more »
September 30, 2010 1:09 PM
A preliminary hearing was held in state district court Thursday for Lee Roy Williams Jr. He's charged with four counts of first degree murder. Today, we learned more about the killings. The four bodies were found on Labor Day September 6 at a home off Highway 14 in Calcasieu Parish.... more »
September 17, 2010 9:58 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Defense attorney Richard Bourke, director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in New Orleans, has been appointed to represent 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams in a Calcasieu Parish quadruple slaying case. The appointment came during a Thursday court hearing. There are reports that Lake Charles defense... more »
September 14, 2010 3:29 PM
Lee Roy Williams Jr. was first named as a person of interest....he is now charged with four counts of first degree murder.
The victims were discovered brutally killed in separate rooms last Monday in a trailer on Tom Hebert Road.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said, "we have... more »
September 10, 2010 7:08 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A settlement with the Justice Department calls for McNeese State University to improve access to its Lake Charles campus for disabled students, employees and visitors. The settlement announced Thursday resolves an investigation the Justice Department launched in 2008 to review the school's compliance with the... more »
September 7, 2010 7:35 PM
"I can tell you there were multiple sources of violence in the home,"
Sheriff Tony Mancuso updating the case of the Lake Charles quadruple murder. The 4 victims were found in 4 separate rooms and investigators believe there's likely more one than one suspect.
Killed were 19 year... more »
September 7, 2010 11:25 AM
Three of the victims in the quadruple homicide at 5859 Tom Hebert Rd., Lot #70, Lake Charles, have been identified: Crystal Dawn Fruge, 28, 5859 Tom Hebert Rd., Lot #70, Lake Charles Kendrick Warren Lavergne, 29, 5629 Lavergne St., Lake Charles Terry Lynn Banks, 19, 1829 7th St., Lake Charles... more »
September 6, 2010 1:08 PM
UPDATE-LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says four people were killed in a mobile home in a trailer park near Lake Charles. He says the bodies were found Monday morning, after a woman who hadn't been able to get in touch with her daughter went to... more »
September 1, 2010 9:13 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that happened near Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles on June 14. 36-year-old Carlos L. Manor and 25-year-old Diamond F. Jenkins were booked Tuesday with second-degree murder. State District Judge Mike... more »
August 28, 2010 4:47 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles firefighters turn down what the City Council calls its last, best offer for a one-year contract. Firefighters Association Local 561 president Wil Veuleman tells The American Press that firefighters will stay on the job. City administrator John Cardone says a major sticking point... more »
August 26, 2010 11:27 AM
When the USS Orleck departed Orange, Texas, for Lake Charles on May 18, the Gearing-class destroyer had four secret stowaways. They managed to remain undetected for the vessel's two-day trip to Lake Charles. Once the Orleck docked at its new homeport on the Calcasieu River, Debbie Lynn Hoffpauir and other... more »
August 26, 2010 8:47 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles city government has received a detailed proposal for a lakefront development project that would be named Mardi Gras Boardwalk. Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boardwalk LLC proposes building a waterfront entertainment venue on the north side of the Civic Center in two phases... more »
August 18, 2010 3:38 PM
VILLE PLATTE - Visitors to Chicot State Park are advised that lake levels will be drawn down, beginning in early September, in order for the Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD) to perform routine bridge inspection and repairs during the first two weeks of October.
Initial inspections of the... more »
August 18, 2010 3:10 PM
Lake Chicot Drawn Down for Bridge Repairs VILLE PLATTE - Visitors to Chicot State Park are advised that lake levels will be drawn down, beginning in early September, in order for the Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD) to perform routine bridge inspection and repairs during the first two weeks... more »
August 5, 2010 8:44 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a 45-year-old woman to 12 1/2 years in prison in connection with a 2008 wreck on the Interstate 210 bridge in Lake Charles that killed a 5-year-old boy. District Judge Wilford Carter sentenced Angela Lee Osipuk Wednesday. Osipuk pleaded guilty... more »
July 29, 2010 8:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Lake Charles man has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of his stepfather. Police said Coby Quinton Ceasar allegedly shot 41-year-old Patrick Myles, but officials haven't said what led to the shooting. Officers reportedly responded to a report of shots fired... more »
July 13, 2010 10:59 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport officials say repair crews are at work at a broken sewage main that is letting 2,000 gallons of sewage per minute into Champion Lake. The Times reports that a city crew found the leak Tuesday morning - apparently, three days after it started. A city... more »
July 12, 2010 12:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain as a man and woman from Kenner. John Gagliano, chief coroner's investigator, tells The Times-Picayune Monday that 42-year-old Lynette Williams and 58-year-old Herbert Glass each died from a single gunshot wound to the... more »
July 5, 2010 5:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Until Monday, New Orleans had escaped direct impact from the BP oil disaster. That delicate balance changed when balls of tar were found in the Rigolets, one of two passes that connect Lake Pontchartrain with the Gulf of Mexico. "So far it's scattered stuff showing up,... more »
June 23, 2010 5:52 PM
MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old's body has been found, three days after she and a 39-year-old man drowned in Lake Palourde (puh-LOORD'), near Morgan City. Department spokesman Adam Einck says Theresa Hidalgo's body was found Wednesday near the west shore... more »
June 21, 2010 7:19 PM
One person is still missing after a boating accident on Lake Palourde in Morgan City.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries along with assistance from St. Mary Sheriff's Department are searching for 18 year old Theresa Hidalgo.
Meanwhile, the body of 39 year-old Micheal St. Amant from Donaldsonville... more »
June 21, 2010 7:50 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell into Lake Pontchartrain after a boat carrying four men collided with the Causeway Bridge. The accident occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday about one mile from the Metairie side of the span. The Coast Guard said two... more »
June 9, 2010 9:56 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Police say two brothers have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old Lake Charles man. Sgt. Mark Kraus said that 30-year-old Darren Morgan and 29-year-old Jason Morgan were booked with second-degree murder in the death of Roy Edward Wyatt. Kraus said the shooting... more »
May 27, 2010 10:34 AM
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) -The Coast Guard is searching for a 33-year-old-man who went missing in Lake Pontchartrain approximately a quarter-of-a-mile south of Mandeville/ The Coast Guard received a report from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday that a small recreational vessel carrying two adults and... more »
May 3, 2010 3:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans plans to open a staging area at Fort Pike for the effort to protect Lake Pontchartrain from oil advancing from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who took office Monday, said the city is working with St. Tammany Parish, which... more »
April 15, 2010 7:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has canceled its plans to build a second riverboat casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and surrendered the related gaming license to state gambling regulators. The Las Vegas-based company announced Thursday that instead of focusing on the $305 million Sugarcane Bay project next to... more »
April 9, 2010 4:12 PM
A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has
indicted a Lake Charles couple after deputies reportedly found the
man's 9-year-old son malnourished and confined to a room.
The American Press reports 27-year-old Jaime B. Day was indicted
on three counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and... more »
March 25, 2010 11:21 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A swirl in the dark water of Black Bayou Lake followed by a sharp stabbing injury to his arm after he fell into the water, led a man to believe he was bitten by an alligator.
But Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent Capt.Alan Bankston says... more »
March 17, 2010 11:30 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles City Council has scheduled a vote Wednesday on whether to give a permanent berth to the USS Orleck, a World War II-era destroyer. The Army Corps of Engineers and Lake Charles voters would have to approve a lakefront site. Supporters plan to... more »
March 11, 2010 4:30 PM
District Attorney John DeRosier says the two counts of second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges could carry as many as 40 years each. The cruelty to a juvenile charges could put Jaime Day in prison for 10 years each. All totaled, the maximum sentence could be around 330 years.... more »
March 10, 2010 11:28 PM
Court records show that Jaime Day filed for divorce from her husband, Murry Day on March 5th. Murry Day's 9 year old son was discovered in their Lake Charles home February 19th with injuries and malnutrition consistent with child abuse.
KATC has learned that Jaime Day worked from home,... more »
March 9, 2010 12:05 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has shot down efforts by CITGO Petroleum to limit the fines and special conditions it could face in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit over a June 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard... more »
January 13, 2010 11:00 AM
Lake Charles- This evening a Louisiana State Trooper assigned to Troop D in Lake Charles was killed in a two vehicle crash. "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of Louisiana State Trooper Duane Dalton," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary-Department of... more »
December 9, 2009 5:44 PM
AGL resources is moving forward with a plan to store natural gas under Lake Peigneur. The state mineral board approved the move last month despite opposition from some residents living near the lake at a meeting today in Baton Rouge.
The board upheld its decision and will allow AGL... more »
November 30, 2009 2:36 PM
UPDATE - Ariel Hines (B/F, age 12) of Harvey was pronounced deceased just after noon today by doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Ariel is the sixth person who has died as a result of injuries sustained in the I-10 crash in Ascension Parish on... more »
November 24, 2009 7:08 PM
Interstate 10 in Lake Charles is now open for motorist traveling on Interstate 10 east and westbound through Lake Charles.
On November 24 at 11:00 am, a tractor trailer transporting butane overturned near the Interstate 10 exit in the city of Westlake. State Police Emergency Services were called to... more »
November 18, 2009 9:22 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: November 18, 2009
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the 24 hour period the Sheriff's Office responded to 32 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests:
Edward A Washington, age 48 of Lake Palourde Rd, Amelia, La... more »
November 10, 2009 6:42 PM
By next summer, Henderson Lake should be back to it's Pre-Gustav fishing form. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries replenished the lake with some 112,000 fish.
It was a mixed bag, 70% Blue Gill, the remaining 30% Red Ear sunfish. The hatchlings are from the Inland Fisheries Booker... more »
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 »
October 1, 2009 3:16 PM
Another public hearing will be held tonight in Iberia Parish concerning plans for Lake Peigneur. AGL resources wants to store natural gas in salt domes below the lake. But residents fear that could be hazardous. Tonight's hearing is set for 6 o'clock at New Iberia High school.