A special night for the McNeese Athletics Department. Due to budget cuts within the department, Lake Charles citizens helped make up for the loss in the coaches salaries through private donations & an auction. Despite the weather, it was a great turnout at the football fundraiser event, which was hosted by FOX 29 and the Lake Charles CW, to help raise
Phillip Deselle was released from the Wade Correctional Center yesterday, after serving less than half of his 50 year sentence. Deselle confessed to murdering 11-year-old, Averie Evans, who disappeared while selling candy door-to-door for a school fundraiser back in 1990. Deselle has reportedly stated his intention to set up residence in Ville Platte. He is required to register with probation
Ms. Brown-Blackwell will be laid to rest next Saturday, following an 11:00 a.m. funeral at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. that morning. In addition to her ownership of KZWA radio, Ms. Blackwell was known for her service in the Lake Area as a former Lake Charles City Council member
An Elton man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a tractor, trailer and tools from the Calcasieu Parish Drainage Board. The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's office says 33-year-old, Raylin Popillion, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of stolen things. The items were recovered at two locations in Jeff Davis Parish, both owned by Popillion.
Christina Bergeron says, "I came during the day when it first started raining and I wanted to see my son and his grave was already almost under water." So, Bergeron used five gallon buckets to try to ease the flooding, but as the rain kept coming down, the flood waters rose. "His grave ended up being completely submerged in water."
Have you ever wondered if extreme couponing really works? Valerie Jenkins put it to the test. "I did a lot of googling, believe it or not. I did a lot of you tubing. Whenever I set my mind to do something I believe in getting all of the resources and all of the information that's needed so I actually taught
Meet Anthony, a 16-year-old in Arizona with Leukemia. But that is not why Anthony is gaining attention. With the stress of chemo treatments, Anthony's family asks for the public to send pictures of their dogs to him, and it has gone world-wide. So how are these animals helping this sick boy? Sara McDonald says, "In my mind, I would imagine
While we know it's more cost-effective to keep your thermostat set at 65 degrees during the winter, for those more susceptible to illnesses, doctors actually advise you to keep yours set at 70 degrees, as it's better for your health. But either way, in spite of the cold weather, doctors' first tip for everyone is to get outside. "One of
The start of a new year brings resolutions for a change, and LifeShare Blood Center wants your New Year resolution in 2015 to matter. January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when LifeShare Blood Center highlights donors, like Patty Crowell. "It's very important to donate because a lot of people need this all the time." Patty has donated blood
The flu virus is common during the winter, but with the vaccine not quite able to fight it, there are other ways to prevent and fight this dreaded winter illness. "This year, the predominant and early symptoms are aching, fever and headache." The dreaded flu virus is making its way across Lake Charles, turning Christmas vacation into mandatory sick days,
Danny DeVito is a huge fan of social media because he no longer has to sign autographs for fans. DeVito has developed a huge college fanbase thanks to the success of his cult TV show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," and students are forever asking him to pose for selfies and cellphone shots with him. He says, "Every single day,
Actor Emile Hirsch was reportedly questioned by police over the weekend after cops were called to a Sundance Film Festival party in Utah. Officers were called to the Tao nightclub in Park City to investigate allegations of a bust-up involving a movie studio worker, and Hirsch is believed to have been among those quizzed in the early hours of Sunday
Rocker Zakk Wylde is launching his own range of guitars and amps. Ozzy Osbourne's longtime former sideman gave fans a sneak peak at the line of equipment for Wylde Audio at the National Association of Music Merchants show on Saturday, showing off four different guitars, with one featuring a black bull's-eye design the Black Label Society frontman is known for.
Lady Gaga tried her hand at pole dancing while celebrating at a friend's bachelorette party over the weekend. The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined a group of her high school friends in their native New York City as the pop star's former classmate and pal of more than 20 years, named only as Ari, had a final blowout before getting married.