Synthetic Marijuana Batch in Lake Charles Cause for Uptick in Hospitalizations
Posted on 8/30/2018 11:12:00 AM.
In the past week, southwest Louisiana authorities have seen an uptick in synthetic marijuana overdoses, where the users would become unconscious shortly after they ingested it. Acadian Ambulance Medical Director Dr. Chuck Burnell says the users told authorities the product was called Gumbo or Bubblegum.
Synthetic Marijuana, Lake Charles, Acadian Ambulance

Louisiana ranked second in South for economic development results
Posted on 7/7/2018 3:26:00 AM.

Louisiana ranks second in the South for strongest economic development results for 2017 according to Southern Business & Development magazine.

Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says last year they announced DXC Technology is coming to New Orleans, plus an 800-million dollar LNG production and export facility in Lafourche Parish and LNG and chemical production continues to grow in Lake Charles thanks to…
Louisiana Economic Development, Don Pierson, Lake Charles

Two high schoolers win SEED Center business pitch competition
Posted on 6/17/2018 2:43:00 AM.

Two Lake Charles high school students want to bring delivery services to entertainment venues, so that hot dog comes right to your seat in the stands.

The idea from Malik Ellis and Alex Brown of LaGrange High School won the SEED Center Business Pitch Competition this year. SEED Center Business Incubator Executive Director Adrian Wallace saw the pitch.
SEED Center, Adrian Wallace, Lake Charles

Lake Charles man arrested after alleged sexual assault of two elderly women
Posted on 5/29/2018 1:08:00 PM.

A Lake Charles man is under arrest after allegedly tried to rape two elderly women in two separate incidents on Friday. Richard Barras was charged with one count of Attempted 1st Degree Rape. Calcasieu Parish Sherriff Tony Mancuso says they are glad Barras is off the streets. 

Lake Charles, sexual assault

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.

Lake Charles, Angola, John DeRosier, Don Dixon

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.
Louisiana Workforce Commission, Loren Scott, Lafayette, Houma, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, construction

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

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