Elementary student accidentally shot near Lake Charles
Posted on 5/15/2017 11:34:00 AM.

A 7-year-old "innocent bystander" was accidentally shot and wounded this morning at Moss Bluff Elementary School near Lake Charles. Kim Myers with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says the child is being treated for injuries at a local hospital.
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LED announces Lotte Chemical moves from Houston to Lake Charles
Posted on 4/7/2017 5:33:00 AM.

Louisiana Economic Development announces Lotte Chemical is moving their headquarters from Houston to Lake Charles. LED Secretary Don Pierson says Lotte already has a chemical plant under construction at the junction of Interstates 10 and 210. He says this is a big win for the Bayou State.
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48 teams compete in Lake Charles for LHSAA boys' state basketball tournament
Posted on 3/6/2017 7:59:00 AM.

Beginning today, 48 teams vying for 12 state titles are in southwest Louisiana for the 2017 LHSAA boys’ state basketball tournament. Before the split playoffs between select and non-select schools, 28 teams competed for 7 titles. Eric Zartler with the Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau says they are ready for all those extra games.
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Louisiana has two economies growing very fast, while two others are shrinking significantly
Posted on 9/20/2016 3:04:00 PM.

Louisiana has two of the country’s fastest growing economies, while also two of the fastest-shrinking, according to data from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. Baton Rouge grew by over 5% and Lake Charles grew by about 8%. LSU Economist Dr. Loren Scott says right now, Lake Charles has almost $100 billion in industrial projects.
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VA breaks ground on Lake Charles veterans clinic
Posted on 6/29/2016 2:50:00 AM.

After waiting for more than 10 years, today is the groundbreaking ceremony for the site of the permanent VA clinic in Lake Charles. Chairman of the Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Jim Jackson says he’s looking forward to finally having a clinic that will help around 10,000 veterans in the southwest Louisiana area. He says it’s time we looked at the long range issue of care for the men and women who fought for our freedoms.
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Ground broken on $3 billion chemical manufacturing complex in Lake Charles
Posted on 6/15/2016 4:14:00 AM.

Lotte Chemical and Axiall have broken ground on a three billion dollar chemical manufacturing complex in Lake Charles.
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Lake Charles man creates world's first re-hydrating mouth guard
Posted on 2/17/2016 3:23:00 AM.

A Lake Charles man has developed a new way of keeping athletes hydrated during a game. Joseph Tucker created the Hydra-Guard, which is the first re-hydrating mouth guard in the world. Tucker says the mouth guard will be released online February 25th and you can fill up the hands free system with water or your favorite sports drink.
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Southwest Louisiana ready to celebrate Mardi Gras
Posted on 2/5/2016 3:49:00 AM.

Everyone knows Mardi Gras festivities are huge in New Orleans, but southwest Louisiana has some great celebrations of their own. Meghan Hartman with the Lake Charles Southwest Convention and Visitors Bureau says Lake Charles has the second biggest Mardi Gras in the state. She says they’re proud of the fact their parades are family friendly.
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Lawmaker introduces bill to restrict use of drones around jails and schools
Posted on 1/21/2016 2:51:00 AM.

A bill filed for the upcoming regular session would prohibit the use of drones from conducting surveillance of correctional facilities and public and private schools. Lake Charles Representative Stephen Dwight proposed the legislation after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff requested a law to stop the use of drones from flying over his jail.
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Lafayette ranks worst in nation for job losses
Posted on 12/8/2015 10:29:00 AM.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Lafayette ranks as the worst in the nation for jobs decline.  Between October 2014 and October 2015, the area lost approximately 4,300 jobs.  
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