Several Louisiana TV channels changing frequencies
Posted on 12/4/2018 11:39:00 AM.

The FCC is encouraging TV viewers of over-the-air channels to rescan their TVs as many stations in the state and around the country are moving frequencies in an effort to free up airwaves for high-speed internet and mobile broadband. Chair of the FCC Incentive Auction Task Force Jean Kiddoo said if you subscribe to TV, you don’t have to worry about the changes.
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Fort Polk Soldier Arrested for Alleged Murder of Wife Following a Lake Charles Traffic Stop with Body in Trunk
Posted on 10/22/2018 1:18:00 PM.

A Fort Polk soldier was found transporting the dead body of his wife in the trunk of a vehicle. Two people have been arrested on multiple charges after Calcasieu Parish deputies conducted a traffic stop in Lake Charles after authorities received a tip of a woman driving around with a dead body in the trunk of a vehicle. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says deputies found the body when searching the car and arrested the driver, 24-year-old Sarah Parker as well as her passenger.
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Report: Louisiana expected to add nearly 60,000 jobs over the next two years
Posted on 9/26/2018 3:28:00 PM.
The Louisiana Economic Outlook predicts the state will add nearly 60,000 jobs by the end of 2020 and Louisiana will surpass the 2-million job mark for the first time in history in 2019.
 
LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says Louisiana's economy suffered a 28-month recession losing many jobs in the oil patch, including 21,000 jobs in Lafayette and 16,000 in Houma.
Loren Scott, LSU Economist, Economic outlook, jobs, oil patch, Lake Charles

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.
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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…
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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.
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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. 
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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.

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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

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