BATON ROUGE (AP) — Federal officials have changed their guidance to states for distributing and administering the coronavirus vaccine, but that doesn't mean Louisiana is rushing more of its residents to the front of the line for shot eligibility.
In an already tight market, hurricanes that hit Southwest Louisiana in 2020 created even more housing shortages in Southwest Louisiana.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for a suspect that attempted to break into a Sulphur business in the early morning hours of January 7.
The state’s health department, on Wednesday, reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations since March — with 6,882 new cases reported over a 24-hour period and 1,993 total hospitalizations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, marching through the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags and forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
Like much of Calcasieu Parish, the last several months of 2020 were a blur of recovery and rebuilding after the summer hurricanes for Westlake.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's health department encouraged hospitals on Tuesday to use their extra doses of the coronavirus vaccine to immunize people aged 70 and older, bidding to boost the limited supply available to hundreds of thousands of people newly eligible for the vaccine under st…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an epic vaccination campaign against the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.
Most U.S. residents won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until around May or June of 2021, according to Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated.
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.
With a youthful lineup under first-year head coach Carol Turner, the Sulphur Tors girls basketball team will lean on a trio of seniors to guide them this season.
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.
The Sulphur Tors overcame a pair of destructive hurricanes to get back on the football field this season, but the coronavirus pandemic finally caught up with them.
After being pummeled by both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, the 105-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot that housed the Brimstone Museum was deemed too structurally unsound to repair by the museum’s board.
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.
While most of the Division I field at the LHSAA volleyball state tournament are regulars, the Sulphur Tors are the new kids on the block, making their first appearance since 2003. But that doesn’t worry head coach Bridget Coppels.
“I was pretty buff back then,” said Dick Kennison, of a photograph that shows him standing in front of his sleeping quarters (“our hooch”) while stationed in Vietnam.
A safe Thanksgiving during a pandemic is possible, but health experts know their advice is as tough to swallow as dry turkey: Stay home. Don't travel. If you must gather, do it outdoors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of states remained in play Friday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. The outcome of contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada will determine whether Democrat Joe Biden or President Donald Trump wins.
The parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sulphur, its fellowship hall and a couple of its Sunday School rooms have been transformed into a disaster relief workers camp, complete with a command center for detailed work orders and bunk barracks.
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.
Recovering from Hurricane Laura is tough enough for residents in West Calcasieu, but to have a incessant reminder piled in front of your home makes it a battle each and every day.
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.
By 3 p.m. Thursday, August 27, the day Hurricane Laura barreled through Southwest Louisiana, Care Help Director Jody Farnum was already back at the non-profit's thrift store on Huntington Street.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Monday, September 19, at approximately 8 a.m. at a convenience store on Highway 12 in Starks.
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.