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  • Westlake police officer works to form honor guard

    July 26, 2014 1:24 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - When Jason O'Rourke saw his grandfather in a dress uniform while serving on honor guard duty, it inspired him to join the force. Now the Westlake Police officer is working to get the department's first honor guard going. The American Press reports such voluntary units help... more »
  • Westlake man dies in crash

    March 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - An early Sunday morning traffic accident in Moss Bluff claimed the life of a Westlake man. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr. was traveling west on Gateway Drive around 2:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed when his car ran... more »
  • Westlake couple booked with cruelty to a juvenile

    September 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Westlake couple after a man allegedly bit two young boys. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers tells the American Press 31-year-old Brandon L. Sullivan and 27-year-old Christy Willhite were booked with two counts of cruelty to a juvenile. Myers says detectives... more »
  • Westlake launches new website

    July 31, 2012 7:55 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - City officials in Westlake are hoping to promote the community and keep residents better informed with a newly revised website. Jimmy Ashworth, the city's finance director, says the project has been in the works for several years and the site launched in mid-July. Ashworth told the... more »
  • Ledet's Hometown Reaping Benefits of his Idol Visit

    May 16, 2012 7:05 PM

    Wednesday night, Calcasieu Parish native Joshua Ledet will hit the stage hoping his talent will carry him into the final week of American Idol. Now, his hometown is reaping the benefits. "He said I'm going to audition till I win the show, and he's doing it!!" Joshua Ledet's... more »
  • American Idol finalist gets Louisiana homecoming

    May 11, 2012 11:38 PM

    Joshua Ledet is one of just three contestants remaining on American Idol. The local Idol has been putting in a lot of hard work in at Hollywood to become the next star but Friday night, he's back home in Westlake, he's already a star and enjoying every second. "Hey... more »
  • Westlake, neighbors gear up for AI and Ledet

    April 25, 2012 7:28 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Westlake singing sensation Josh Ledet is among the Top 6 performers on this season of American Idol and family and friends in his hometown this week are hoping to push him into the Top 3. Members of Team Josh will host a viewing party Wednesday at... more »
  • Update: Westlake man dies in 2 vehicle crash

    March 26, 2012 9:07 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - State police say a Westlake man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a car. The accident happened at 7:24 a.m. Sunday on La. Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake. Investigating troopers say an 18-wheeler heading east had stopped at... more »
  • Westlake Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    March 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    A Westlake man died in a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Troop D respoded to the call this morning on Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake. Drivers were attempting to pass an 18-wheeler that had stopped at a railroad track, when one driver struck the motorcycle driven... more »
  • Small Town of Westlake Showing Big Support for Local "Idol" Finalist

    March 21, 2012 11:27 PM

    A Louisiana teen is making it big on the national television show American Idol. And though he's thousands of miles from home, Joshua Ledet's friends and family are showing him support in a big way by holding a watch party every week at Westlake's Recreation Center. "I'm not surprised... more »
  • Westlake woman set for May trial on sex charges

    March 15, 2012 10:25 AM

    DeRIDDER, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Westlake woman arrested in November for sex-related offenses against a 13-year-old boy is scheduled to stand trial in Beauregard Parish on May 21. Authorities say Heather N. Daughdrill was arrested in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes for allegedly having sexual contact with the boy. Calcasieu... more »
  • Westlake High School Storm Damage

    May 26, 2010 6:38 PM

    There has been storm damage reports at Westlake High School near Lake Charles after storms came through the area on Wednesday afternoon. Westlake Police confirm that there was damage to the roof of the school. The press box at the stadium was completely destroyed. No injuries reported and... more »
  • Former church employee sentenced for theft

    January 22, 2010 12:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former employee of a church in western Louisiana has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for embezzling nearly $400,000. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty on Thursday sentenced 39-year-old Julia Leppo, of Lemont, Ill., to 51 months in prison and ordered her... more »
  • Police believe meth lab cause of casino hotel fire

    November 4, 2009 12:02 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Drug task force officers are investigating a fire at the Isle of Capri Casino hotel that they believe was caused by someone operating a methamphetamine lab. Westlake Police Chief Jeremy Cryer said firefighters responded to a call on the sixth floor of the hotel Monday night,... more »

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