Arrest Made in Connection with Legion St. Murder in Lake Charles
The Lake Charles Police Department held a press conference August 20, 2012 to announce details of the city’s seventh homicide of the year. Dorothy Melinda Horseman was pronounced dead this morning after what appeared to be a domestic dispute...
Four Arrests Made in Connection with Fall St. Murder in Lake Charles, Two Suspects Still at Large
Four arrests were made in connection with the murder of Domingo Elizalde MiJangos. Arrest warrants were issued for six people thought to be connected with the crime, two of which are still outstanding.
Thunderstorms in Lake Charles Cause 14,000 to Lose Power, and Damage to Civic Center
The thunderstorms that raged throughout Calcasieu Parish on Friday night, left nearly 14,000 without power, and caused minor damage to the Lake Charles Civic Center.
Brandon Scott Lavergne Indicted for First Degree Murder of Mickey Shunick and New Victim
A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Scott Lavergne for the first degree murder of the still-missing Mickey Shunick. But in a bombshell, grand jurors also found enough evidence to also charge him with the first degree murder of an Acadia Parish woman who was found dead in 1999.
Mosquito Outbreak Expected in Calcasieu Parish Due to Heavy Rains
Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control Director Scott Willis has announced that mosquito populations in Southwest Louisiana are expected to explode due to the recent amount of rainfall.
Three in Lake Charles Charged with Operation of Meth Lab
Deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon W. Treadway, 21, Brian H. Treadway, 39, and Jennifer L. LaPrime, 23, all of Lake Charles, at the Highway 14 Wal-Mart after being found to be in possession of stolen merchandise. After further investigation it was found that the three were operating a crystal meth lab.
New Louisiana State Budget to Eliminate Funding for Public Libraries [OPINION] [POLL]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a $25 million budget which prioritizes education and healthcare, all while eliminating the $900,000 normally allocated for public libraries. Paul Rainwater, Jindal’s chief budget aide, said, “Operations such as local libraries can be supported with local, not state dollars.”