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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…

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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.

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BATON ROUGE — While many businesses have directed employees to work from home to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, grocery stores are largely keeping their doors open so people can continue to shop for food and other necessities.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday evening granted a federal disaster declaration exists in Louisiana and ordered assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — A sixth New Orleans resident has died from the coronavirus disease spreading across the country, Louisiana's health department said Wednesday, and Gov. John Bel Edwards said the number positive tests for the virus in the state reached 257.

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A fifth New Orleans resident has died from the coronavirus disease spreading across the country, according to the state health department, which released figures Wednesday showing the number of Louisiana residents testing positive for the virus continued to rise, topping 200.

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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.

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At a special meeting of the Sulphur City Council Monday morning, an ordinance was passed declaring a public emergency.

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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 …

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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.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what forecasters said will be a long, slow — and epic — drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans.

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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…

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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.

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Residents along the Gulf Coast are keeping an eye on the weather as meteorologists have predicted that a tropical system entering the gulf this week could form into a tropical storm that could impact Southwest Louisiana over the weekend.

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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.

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WESTLAKE — The city council here adopted the city budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, at their Monday night regular meeting.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers took another step Tuesday in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for the procedure.

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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…

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — The latest financial stalemate between Gov. John Bel Edwards and House Republican leaders has ended, with the adoption of a brightened Louisiana income forecast.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The guidance of founding father Benjamin Franklin wasn't enough to sway the Louisiana's Supreme Court, which has declared moot a lawsuit filed by homeowners who said they were unfairly denied state tax credits for installing solar panels.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards unveiled a $30 billion budget proposal Friday that would boost education and health care spending and give public school teachers pay raises, but relies on uncertain financing to make the numbers balance.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — By sidestepping the Louisiana governor's race, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy denied Republicans a popular, high-profile candidate to pit against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, renewing speculation about whether the GOP can rally around one main contender in 2019.

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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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Calcasieu Parish voters on Tuesday elected Sulphur resident Stuart Moss as the new state representative for District 33, according to complete, but unofficial results from Louisiana Secretary of State.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana has one statewide position on the ballot Tuesday, a special election to fill a secretary of state seat vacated because of a sexual harassment scandal, but the crowded primary competition has lacked the attention-grabbing nature of other states' races around the country.

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LAKE CHARLES — On Tuesday, local officials and representatives from public works departments and drainage boards heard about the cutting edge technology the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury now posesses to more accurately forecast weather events and pinpoint their effects.