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Students in Nichole Trahan’s fifth grade class at Our Lady’s School were crestfallen Monday after returning to their classroom to find an “antique” cookie jar smashed on the floor, along with all the cookies they had been promised.

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in an early-morning armed robbery of a convenience store on Nelson Road in Lake Charles.

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LAKE CHARLES — The third suspect, arrested Tuesday night on one count of accessory after the fact in connection to the Monday night murder of Sulphur man Steven Woodruff, has been identified as Sirmalachi Bergeaux, 21, of Welsh.  

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during "college night" at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was later found dead.

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Incumbent Chris Wilrye will once again serve as Westlake Police Chief, after defeating opponent Corporal Jason P. Ledet, an eight-year veteran of the police department, 1,069 to 400, or 73 percent to 27 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s website as of press time.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden were intercepted Thursday, and investigators said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.

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Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana (Family Foundation) was presented with a $100,000 donation from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in support of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Proceeds were donated through the Family Foundation Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to expand …

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A Sulphur resident expressed gratitude at the Monday night meeting of the Sulphur City Council, for the Sulphur Police Department’s “compassion and professionalism” when responding to a recent tragedy.

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In a presentation on the City’s fire rating, Sulphur Fire Chief Dan Selph explained that individual properties can have a different fire rating than that of the city in which they are located.

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Despite tougher standards enacted by the state’s property insurance association, the Sulphur Fire Department received an even better fire rating in its last assessment, than it had previously.

The trial of Kevin Daigle, accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015, is being moved to Lafayette.

A murder warrant has been issued for Ronald G. Mclain, 57, of Beaumont, Texas, in the death of John Michael Deville, who was found alongside his vehicle on I-10 near Sulphur Tuesday.

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A crime spree that began in Texas on Tuesday ended in the back yard of a Carlyss residence Wednesday, when a Sulphur Police officer shot an Alabama man brandishing a shotgun.

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The body of a 50-year-old Sulphur man was found floating in Bayou d’Inde north of the Interstate 10 bridge Thursday afternoon, said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.A fisherman discovered the body, later identified as that of Gregory P. Cass, face down in the water, Mancuso said. Deputi…

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On television police dramas, crimes are solved in one-hour time slots using high-tech gadgetry which has access to unbelievable — literally unbelievable — information sites. In the real world, that’s not quite how it works.

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On Wednesday, January 10 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers of the Westlake Police Department were called to the scene of a shooting at 1601 Sampson Street and also a report of two subjects fleeing the scene.

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Two Sulphur men have been arrested and charged with theft and burglary after one of the men was spotted riding a four-wheeler by the victim in the case.

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WESTLAKE — Westlake City Police began issuing e-citations on the morning of Tuesday, December 19, 12:01 at 12:01 a.m.

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It’s been over a month since two suspects armed with semi-automatic handguns strolled into the Westlake branch of Whitney Bank on Sampson Street and committed a brazen holdup.