Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Posted at 3:00 PM

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has charged a Sulphur man — Joseph F. Morris, 32 — with fourth offense DWI after he was stopped for a traffic violation in Sulphur.

Posted Apr 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Three members of the Houston River Fire Department recently received intensive training to prepare them for fighting industrial fires and confined space rescues. Chief Dean Lappe, Captain Joshua Couch and Firefighter Sean Ezell spent three days...

Updated Apr 13, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Former LSU linebacker and Sulphur High football standout Tahj Jones, 24, was listed in serious condition Saturday night at a hospital in central Louisiana after receiving a gunshot wound to the abdomen Friday night during an altercation.

Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Potential violence in schools hit close to home in Sulphur Thursday, when a W.W. Lewis Middle School student was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office after bring a handgun on campus.

Posted Apr 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

A reported vehicle burglary at a local casino has led to the arrest of a Lake Charles man. Dustin W. Bowdoin, 31, of W. Hale Street, has been charged with two counts simple burglary, two counts of theft over $500, possession of CDS II (meth),...

Posted Apr 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Sulphur Police Department reports that from March 26–April 2, 2014, officers of the department investigated 10 traffic accidents and responded to several other incidents resulting in 17 arrests.

Posted Apr 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Unstable mental health may be a "fundamental, underlying cause" of a soldier's shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to investigators.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

According to a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office news release, it was back in August 2013 that detectives received a complaint from a woman alleging that her mental health therapist, Christopher K. Hay, 41, of S. Jasmine Drive in Lake Charles,...

Posted Mar 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The former state prison, C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, will reopen as a transitional work program for non-violent offenders, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said Friday.

Posted Mar 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Tough economic times have put the squeeze on a lot of law enforcement agencies across the state and nation. Luckily, the Sulphur Police Department hasn't been hit with the same budget crunch as many of its brethren.

Posted Mar 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Despite the five-year freeze on new cadets, LSP has seen a 40 percent reduction in traffic fatalities since 2007 due to a new mindset brought about by LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson, who has emphasized proactive policing and public education,...

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