VINTON — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state transportation officials and legislators Tuesday to break ground on a $152 million project that will widen a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 from four lanes to six.
VINTON — Amariah Jasper, an 11th grader at Vinton High School, has been selected to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on November 21-22.
A representative from the Small Business Administration spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday regarding low-interest loans they offer to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Westlake City Hall sustained major damage, but employees and officials are doubling up to operate in what’s left of the facility in the aftermath of two powerful hurricanes.
The mandatory evacuation issued for Calcasieu Parish ahead of Hurricane Delta’s Oct. 9 landfall will be lifted at noon today. The announcement by local officials at a briefing Monday comes less than a week after it was issued Oct. 7.
Thousands of Calcasieu Parish residents are still cleaning up and trying to recover from Hurricane Laura six weeks ago. The last thing they need?
MORGAN CITY (AP) — Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday after swiping Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula, but without immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in South Louisiana on Friday or Saturday.
Both Entergy and Beauregard Electric announced Wednesday that fewer than 1 percent of their Calcasieu Parish customers remain without power.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana senators Tuesday started advancing a proposal to give themselves some sway over Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision-making in the coronavirus pandemic, as criticism from Republicans mounts that the Democratic governor has failed to communicate with them.
VINTON – Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel announced this week that it is working toward a revised start date for its 2020-21 thoroughbred season, following delays caused by heavy damage to the track from Hurricane Laura.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Only three months removed from their last gathering, Louisiana legislators returned Monday for a special session focused on the coronavirus outbreak, with deepening rifts between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican lawmakers over the appropriate response to the pandemic.
“This was really the most significant storm, in terms of its strength, to hit Louisiana since, at least, 1856 and the damage is widespread. It’s catastrophic.”
The weather is cooling, and the days are getting shorter. We’re now into astronomical fall following the autumnal equinox. There are so many things we can do in the garden this time of year. Fall is a great time to work in the landscape.
Seventeen Calcasieu Parish public schools are scheduled to open for on-campus classes next week in what will be a delayed start to the 2020-21 school year following Hurricane Laura.
A full restoration of internet service for Suddenlink Communications customers impacted by Hurricane Laura won’t happen until mid-November, Dexter Goei, CEO of Altice USA, said Thursday during a visit to Lake Charles. Roughly half of the Suddenlink customers in Lake Charles, or just over 20,…
Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said today that election agencies have been meeting daily to make contingency plans since hurricane Laura hit nearly a month ago. The Clerk's office is in constant communication with the Secretary of State's office as well as the office of Calcasieu Registrar of Voters.
Sandrine Le Galliard was in a teachers’ in-service at her school in France when she learned through Facebook posts of the devastation Hurricane Laura brought to Southwest Louisiana.
When Hurricane Laura hit in late August, the mental health status of many local residents was already compromised by the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boil advisories, medical facility updates and COVID-19 were addressed at a Friday Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Hurricane Laura briefing.
“Survivors are choosing to return back to their damaged homes,” FEMA rep Keith Jones said at a news briefing Wednesday. “We just want people to be aware and be safe.”
In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Weights and Measures Division deployed inspectors to assess the status of gas stations in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, two of the hardest hit areas in the state.
Zoning ordinances addressing travel trailers, mobile homes and portable storage containers were temporarily suspended at the Tuesday meeting of the Sulphur City Council.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana 4-H members and LSU AgCenter agents have been offering hope, help and supplies to communities recovering from Hurricane Laura’s statewide trail of devastation.
LAKE CHARLES – SOWELA Technical Community will resume classes online only on Friday, September 25, 2020 for students at its main campus in Lake Charles, and classes will resume on the same date in person and online at its Jennings and Oakdale campuses. Major repairs are underway at the SOWEL…
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced that the company and the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation have contributed a combined $500,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund. The Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund was established to aid s…
Entergy, with assistance from utility companies from around the country, has restored power to more than 35,000 of their 90,000 plus Calcasieu and Cameron parish customers.
The mandatory evacuation ordered for Calcasieu Parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura has been lifted as of 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Calcasieu Parish will get an F-15C flyover Saturday, a dramatic pause to salute the nation’s military and veterans — and coinciding with Southwest Louisiana’s and McNeese State University’s recovery-minded spirit after the most destructive natural disaster in area history.
A proclamation signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday is moving the state into Phase 3 of the coronavirus reopening plan — effective tonight.
VINTON – The Town of Vinton has its water and sewer operations back up to full capacity after Hurricane Laura blew through two weeks ago.
Calcasieu Parish is still under mandatory evacuation two weeks after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the southwest region of Louisiana.
Louisiana residents may find out as soon as Wednesday mid-morning whether the state will move into Phase 3 of reopening, as the southwest region of the state works to recover from Hurricane Laura.
“We never lost water,” said Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay. “We were down to a trickle at one point because we were running the whole city on one plant.”
Calcasieu Parish schools are tentatively scheduled to go all virtual as early as Sept. 28 after Hurricane Laura damaged more than 97 percent of the district’s campuses.
Louisiana residents may find out as soon as Wednesday whether the state will move into Phase 3 of reopening, as the southwest region of the state works to recover from Hurricane Laura.
With the chaos and recovery of Hurricane Laura enough to handle during the past 10 days, one might forget the United States is in the middle of a pandemic.
In coordination with parish and municipal leadership within Calcasieu Parish, Waste Management of Lake Charles announced that curbside residential household garbage collection will resume tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 3, collecting CART CONTENTS ONLY.
Southwest Louisiana is about 60 hours out from potential landfall of Tropical Storm Laura, expected to be a high Category 2 or low Category 3 hurricane by Wednesday evening.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board confirmed Sunday that all CPSB schools, facilities and virtual learning will be closed through Wednesday, Aug. 16, due to the potential threat of tropical weather from Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. CPSB will provide an update on the status of sch…
Gov. John Bel Edwards, in a news briefing Sunday, urged Louisiana residents to be prepared to stay wherever they are at sundown for the next 72 hours.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that another child has died as the result of MIS-C, an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19. This marks the fourth death out of 44 children ranging in age from 2 months to 19 years of age who have contracted the disease in Louisiana.