In only its second in-person meeting in months Wednesday, the Sulphur Rotary Club heard from fellow member Dr. Jake Cavanaugh about the importance of wearing masks to protect each other from COVID-19.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board released its plans for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday. The 15-page document outlines the district’s calendar and schedule, hygiene and safety protocols, transportation plans and more.
The Southwest O Gauge Model Railroad Club has announced plans for the club’s grand-reopening from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 20, at the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur.
Region 5, which includes Southwest Louisiana, is one of three regions causing state health officials a bit of concern as the state continues in Phase 2 of its reopening from the coronavirus pandemic.
Louisiana and the Gulf Coast could be in the path of a hurricane early next week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Donald Jones.
“There’s a lot of information out there and I know it’s hard for most non-medical, and even medical people, to sift through,” Dr. Jay Marque said Wednesday. “There’s a lot of confusion about which (COVID-19) tests do what.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once a hot spot for coronavirus infections, Louisiana is officially easing up Friday on economically devastating business closures and public gathering restrictions that Gov. John Bel Edwards credits with slowing the spread of the virus.
The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has announced it is offering emergency assistance grants to 501c3 nonprofit organizations in SWLA through a competitive grant process.
There is a web-based tool available to business owners to assist them in getting ready for each new phase of reopening the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards gave some guidance to businesses during his announcement Monday that he is extending the stay at home order until May 15.
The combination of six months of declining sales tax revenues and the current economy at a standstill due to COVID-19, has led officials to cull the City of Sulphur’s workforce by 15 percent.
“While all of the numbers are still higher than we would like, we are starting to see real signs that the mitigation measure we put into place weeks ago are starting to bear real results,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday.
Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Monday that Louisiana has accepted donations of two medications that are being touted as possible treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
The president’s coronavirus task force warned the public that the next two weeks can be a rough stretch for all of the United States.
The flattening of the curve for Louisiana during the coronavirus crisis has not begun to happen. In fact, Friday’s numbers reveal just the opposite.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board saw a drastically higher participation in its COVID-19 school closure feeding program when it resumed Wednesday. The two sites in Lake Charles and Sulphur ran out of food, leaving some families empty handed after the 1,200 pre-packaged meals were distributed…
The Louisiana Department of Health reported Sunday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state is 3,540, up from 3,315 Saturday, and increase of 225 since noon yesterday.
The Louisiana Department of Health reported Friday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state are 2,746, up from 2,305 Thursday. This represents an increase of 1,574 reported cases since Monday.
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the Calcasieu Parish School Board will be supplying meals for students at two locations in the parish. These meals will be available to anyone 18 years of age or younger or up to age 21 for CPSB Special Education students with a valid CPSB student ID.
As of noon Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health has reported 407 additional cases, bringing total number to 1,795 in the state.
Although the Calcasieu Parish School Board has closed down its feeding sites at various parish schools, the district is looking into other alternatives, according to Holly Holland with the CPSB.
On Monday it was reported that there is now a confirmed death in Calcasieu Parish from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The confirmation of the death occurred after the noon update by the LDH and will be reflected in Tuesday's update.
As of Friday afternoon, there were three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Calcasieu Parish and a local health official projects more to come.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that a growing number of new coronavirus cases could push Louisiana past its capacity to deliver health care in as few as seven days, comparing the state's possible situation to that of Italy, where the virus has overwhelmed hospitals.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board is currently providing to-go breakfast and lunch meals for anyone 18 and under at various school sites around the parish.
While there haven’t been any confirmed cases of coronavirus in Calcasieu Parish, Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh is still stressing utilizing social distancing in case there are local residents walking around with Covid-19 who haven’t exhibited symptoms as of yet.
BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed a proclamation that among other actions immediately halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13, which closes all K-12 public schools statewide effective Monday, March 16 resuming Monday, April 13, as Louisiana seeks to …
In the wake of reported cases of Covid-19, a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus, in Louisiana, many people may be unsure as to what level of concern they should have for the well being of themselves and their family.
In the wake of reported cases of COVID-19 — a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus — in Louisiana, many people may be unsure as to what level of concern they should have for the well being of themselves and their family.
The Sulphur City Council on Monday night authorized the city’s administration to apply for a state grant to address blighted property.
The West Calcasieu Port is now home to the 12th certified site in the state under the Louisiana Economic Development's Site Certification Program.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso advises citizens to be prepared for a hurricane threat that is increasing for the southwest region of Louisiana. While all of the details about this threat are evolving, he urges everyone to be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday with possible…
BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for all of Louisiana in preparation for the impact of the low-pressure system, Invest 92L, in the Gulf of Mexico.
As of 10:30 Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Lake Charles has updated the situation with Tropical Cyclone #2 in the Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to hit South Louisiana some time Saturday as a hurricane.
For decades Southwest Louisiana has been a major player on a national scale when it comes to industry and energy. In the last decade, the development of the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) market has given the region a seat at the world’s energy table.
Pre-teen girls experience many rapid changes in their minds and bodies. Sorting those out and knowing what is normal can be difficult while combatting the messages they receive from a media invested in convincing them that they need to buy products to make them better.
President Donald Trump visited Sempra Energy’s $10 billion Cameron LNG export facility in Hackberry on Tuesday, touting the United States as being an “energy superpower” under his administration, while also promising a new Interstate 10-Calcasieu River bridge, if re-elected.“Now we have an A…
Heavy rains, winds and large hail pelted the Sulphur and Carlyss areas of Calcasieu Parish early Friday morning during a severe thunderstorm.