Road work starts Saturday by Lake Charles to impact interstate traffic for four months
Posted on 3/2/2018 5:17:00 AM.

Four months of construction work will begin Saturday on the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles. DOTD spokesman Rodney Mallet says 8.5 million dollar project will initially close the inside eastbound lane so crews can replace expansion joints on the nearly 60-year-old structure.


DOTD, Rodney Mallet, road work, I-10, I-210, Lake Charles

Construction begins on Entergy power plant
Posted on 1/22/2018 3:32:00 PM.
Entergy Louisiana has broken ground on a new 872-million dollar plant near Lake Charles. The natural gas fired plant is expected to be operational in June of 2020.
Entergy spokesperson Michael Burns says the highly-efficient plant will lower energy costs for Entergy customers.
Entergy, Lake Charles, power plant

New VA Clinic in Lake Charles helps SW Louisiana vets
Posted on 10/25/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Veterans in southwest Louisiana now have a new facility they can go to for medical care. The Lake Charles VA Community Outpatient Clinic recently opened a 24,000 square-foot office. Director of the Alexandria VA System Pete Dancy says this will expand care for some seven-thousand in the Lake Charles area with 26-hundred vets actively using VA services. More

VA Outpatient clinic, Lake Charles, Pete Dancy

Former Angola inmate accused of killing 10-year-old and injuring teen in Lake Charles
Posted on 9/27/2017 6:06:00 PM.

Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon says a former Angola inmate is responsible for a shooting that killed a 10-year-old boy and severely injured his 17-year-old brother. Dixon says 50-year-old Felton Thompson faces numerous charges, including first-degree murder and he’s already served time for an armed robbery that took place over two decades ago.

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Construction jobs keep growing in Louisiana
Posted on 9/3/2017 4:57:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Based on data from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, 1.9 million people have a jobs in this state. That's an increase of 12,000 from a year ago. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says because of an industrial boom in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, the construction sector is doing well.
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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.

Kim Myers, Moss Bluff Elementary, Lake Charles, accidental shooting

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.

Don Pierson, LED, Lotte Chemical, Lake Charles

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.

Eric Zartler, LHSAA, basketball, Lake Charles, Burton Coliseum

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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