Lake Charles

The state has spent more than $50 million to house evacuees after Hurricanes Delta and Laura, but thousands remain without long-term housing as officials phase out the hotel shelter program set up as a COVID-19 alternative to big congregate shelters.

Mandatory evacuations are underway in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish, as forecasters say Hurricane Laura is strengthening and could possibly become a Category 4 storm when it hits the area.

Rita Remembered

Sep 24, 2015
NOAA

Ten years ago today, the second of 2005’s hurricane one-two punches hit southwest Louisiana.

“Hurricane Rita is aiming at Louisiana. It will impact much of the coastline from the Texas border over to St. Mary Parish,” then-Governor Kathleen Blanco warned the day before landfall.


Steven Vincent: "I'm Here to Help You"

Aug 28, 2015
Louisiana State Police

“Steven Vincent epitomized what it meant to be a Louisiana State Trooper. When you talk about courtesy, loyalty and service – that was him!” Louisiana State Police Commander Mike Edmonson said, his voice husky with unshed tears.

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent is being laid to rest tomorrow, following a noon mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Lake Charles. He was killed in the line of duty, after stopping to render assistance.


Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.