Acadia Parish- A Lake Charles woman is in jail today and charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road.
On March 2, 2014 at 7:56 p.m., Troopers say 22-year-old Emily Marcantel of Lake Charles was allegedly driving a Ford Focus west on... more »
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 »
Federal authorities are monitoring a natural gas leak at an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement says the platform is located about 93 miles south of Lake Charles in about 173 feet of water. Authorities say the platform has not... more »
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 »
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 »
A Welsh Police Officer is in custody after turning hiself in to Calcasieu Sheriff Deputies Wednesday night. 24 year old Eric Williams is charged with indecent behavior with a child and trafficking in children for sexual purposes.
Williams's last known address is in Orange, Texas. That's where the trafficking... more »