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15-year-old Sam Houston High student arrested for threatening to shoot up school  KPLC

A 15-year-old Sam Houston High School student was arrested on a count of terrorizing after allegedly threatening to shoot up the school later this month.



‘Bring your own device’ program allows cell phone use on campus, in classrooms  KPLC

Cell phones will now be allowed on campus and in classrooms at Sam Houston High School.



Prep Baseball | Sam Houston v. Barbe | Sports  American Press

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Sam Houston earns top seed | High School  American Press

Southwest Louisiana teams earned a pair of top seeds in the high school softball state playoff pairings which were released Wednesday.



Sam Houston baseball nationally ranked by multiple publications  KPLC

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - Sam Houston High School is no stranger to lofty rankings. For the third straight year, the Bronco baseball team is ranked nationally ...



Sam Houston baseball ranked as No. 1 team in the nation  KPLC

Sam Houston High School continues to get recognized on the national stage. On Monday, the Broncos were recognized by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as ...



District 3-5A showdown | High School  American Press

The long awaited rematch between District 3-5A powers No. 1 Barbe and No. 2 Sam Houston is finally here.



Service with a smile: Sam Houston band receives donation to attend national festival  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. The band students at Sam Houston High School are that much closer to making their dreams of attending the National Cherry ...



Play for today | High School  American Press

With Barbe back in the semifinals of the state softball playoffs for the first time in eight years, head coach Candyce Carter is hoping her team is in top form.



Sam Houston hires two new basketball coaches | High School  American Press

Both of Sam Houston High School's basketball programs will have a new head coach for the 2019-2020 season.



New Louisiana law aims to prevent suicide in schools across state  Knoe.com

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A new law is aiming to help middle and high school students across the state who may be suicidal. It's a move supported by ...



SW La. athletes await draft call | High School  American Press

A handful of Southwest Louisiana products are waiting to hear their name called in this year's Major League Baseball Draft.



Prep softball teams open seasons today | High School  American Press

The 2019 softball season kicks off today and several local teams are looking to once again make a run at a state championship.



Artist restores 35-year-old mural at Barbe High School  American Press

Jeremy Price, a local artist and muralist, gets excited about all of his projects, but he was especially enthusiastic about a recent restoration he did of a mural at ...



Sports Person of the Week - Gerron Duhon  KPLC

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - Sam Houston High School senior Gerron Duhon has made a name for himself through the first three weeks of the regular season as ...



Defense has come through to be a strength for Sam Houston  American Press

At the beginning of the season, Sam Houston head coach Chad Paulk was concerned about the Broncos defensive play up front. It ended up turning into its ...



Sam Houston baseball ranked top five by MaxPreps and Baseball America  KPLC-TV

Sam Houston High School is off to a terrific start on the diamond. The Broncos hold No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select) with a perfect, 19-0 ...



Bronco territory will get new boys' gym, band room  American Press

The Calcasieu Parish School Board on Tuesday voted to use existing sales tax revenue to pay for a new boys' gym and band room at Sam Houston High School ...



Students bring magical underwater world to life | Scene  American Press

The LaGrange High Performing Arts Department will present Disney's “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.People of all ...



District rivals LaGrange, Sam Houston face off in regional round of playoffs  American Press

After winning in contrasting styles to open the girls basketball state playoffs, District 3-5A rivals LaGrange and Sam Houston will face each other today in the ...



Sam Houston passes Iota test | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — It was hard for Sam Houston to string more than a few points together at times in its non-district volleyball match against Iota on Thursday.



Barbe pair named to All-American team | High School  American Press

Barbe pitchers Jack Walker and Brody Drost were named Second Team All Americans by Collegiate Baseball.



Proposed sales tax on November ballot could fund upper elementary school, other projects  KPLC

A new upper elementary school could be coming to the Moss Bluff-Gillis area, if voters say 'yes' to a new tax measure. The Calcasieu Parish School Board ...



Two Bucs get into USA pipeline | High School  American Press

After shining at the recent high school state baseball tournament, Barbe's Brody Drost will head to Florida next month to participate in the Major League ...



Championships go through Southwest Louisiana | High School  American Press

Southwest Louisiana went three-for-three at the LHSAA summer convention, winning the rights to host both boys and girls state basketball tournaments at Burton ...



Former Sam Houston teacher sentenced to 48 hours in jail, probation for sexual contact with student  KPLC-TV

A former Sam Houston High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with charges that he had a sexual relationship with a student.



7 students receive ‘minor injuries’ when Calcasieu school bus involved in wreck on 171  KPLC

A school bus carrying 34 students was involved in a minor accident on northbound 171 over the Calcasieu River today, authorities said.



Calcasieu Parish School Board approves ‘pod’ buildings  KPLC

In recent years, the Calcasieu Parish School Board has built several pod buildings adding 128 classrooms. Just last week, the school board approved more ...



Teens get reality check from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office  American Press

Changing a flat tire, checking a car's oil level and handling a routine traffic stop were some of the life skills Calcasieu Parish teens and young adults learned ...



PREP SOFTBALL: No. 17 Sulphur travels to No. 16 Dutchtown in first round of playoffs  Sulphur Southwest Daily News

The Sulphur High School softball team is riding high into the playoffs.



Sam Houston hires Chad Paulk as head football coach  KPLC-TV

Sam Houston High School took one step closer to a district title on Tuesday by luring away Barbe offensive coordinator, Chad Paulk. The Broncos hired Paulk to ...



Broncos go for 3-0 start | High School  American Press

Sam Houston is off to its second 2-0 start under head coach Chad Paulk in as many seasons. Now the plan is to keep it going this time.



Dare you to cross these lines | High School  American Press

In this edition of the Three Point Stance, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux discuss offensive and defensive linemen from the area's large ...



Severe weather expected to continue | Local  American Press

The severe weather Southwest Louisiana has been experiencing the past few days isn't over yet, according to the National Weather *Service's* Lake Charles ...



Broncos extend win streak to 17 | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — Sam Houston, the top-ranked team in Class 5A, pushed its win streak to 17 games with a big first inning to beat Welsh 7-0 Friday on the.



Sam Houston student dies following vehicle accident  KPLC-TV

A 16-year-old student and football player at Sam Houston High School is dead, following a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.



Big three lead Barbe across finish line | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — Powered by hurdlers Jarden James and Darrius Wallace, plus sprinter Gage Socha, Barbe successfully defended its District 3-5A track and ...



Top Louisiana 2019 MLB Draft Prospects Kody Hoese, Josh Smith headline the best MLB draft prospects  Baseball America

Kody Hoese, Josh Smith headline the best MLB draft prospects from Louisiana in the 2019 class.



Bucs turn two to end Broncos' threat | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — Barbe used big contributions from a pair of little guys and another dominant performance from pitcher Brody Drost to edge Sam Houston 2-1 ...



Former teacher re-arrested | Crime and Courts  American Press

A former Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher arrested in April for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 10-year-old student has been ...



Boil advisory issued for Moss Bluff residents  KPLC

A precautionary boil advisory has been issued for Moss Bluff residents after a waterline break.



Moss Bluff mourning death of longtime Sam Houston coach, administrator  KPLC-TV

The Moss Bluff community is in mourning after a beloved, longtime coach and administrator at Sam Houston High School passed away..



Barry downgraded to tropical storm | Local  American Press

Hurricane Barry is now a tropical storm. According to a 2 p.m. update from Donald Jones, meteorologist for the National Weather *Service* office in Lake Charles, ...



WEATHER UPDATE: Residents urged to prepare ahead of increasing hurricane threat  American Press

A hurricane threat is increasing for the entire Southwest Louisiana region, with residents encouraged to start preparing now for tropical storm-force winds and ...



Blazing a new trail | High School  American Press

For the past two seasons, Iowa versus Jennings has decided the District 4-3A football race. Those two teams meet Friday in the district opener for both teams, ...



2 Lake Charles adults, two juveniles arrested for possession of pornography involving juveniles  American Press

Lake Charles, LA — On April 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a report in reference to pornography involving a juvenile.



Edwards delivers walk-off win | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — After letting the excitement get to her in the first inning, Sam Houston pitcher Jenny Griggers spent the rest of the game producing excitement of ...



Mallard's last round | Sports  American Press

No one seems absolutely certain that this will be the last year that Mallard Cove hosts the Lake Charles Toyota city golf championship.



The end game | Sports  American Press

The final edition of the Tournament of the Stars pro-am basketball tournament will be held next week. The tournament, which has attracted more than a dozen ...



CPSO arrests Lake Charles woman for cruelty to a juvenile  American Press

Lake Charles, LA — On May 21 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched to a home in Lake Charles in reference to a ...



Fontenot duo from Kinder named MVPs | High School  American Press

Springtime was a big one for Kinder High School's baseball and softball teams.



Dixon era ends today | Local  American Press

An era ends today with Don Dixon's retirement after 17 years as chief of the Lake Charles Police Department.



VIDEO: Police investigating arson at Southwest Louisiana church  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Officials with the Lake Charles Police Department are asking anyone with information about arson at a Lake Charles church to ...



Paying more for power | Local  American Press

Area Entergy customers will see a slight increase in their July bill, but an Entergy spokesperson said that increase will likely be offset by lower fuel costs.



Important game for WM, LCCP | High School  American Press

From 2-8 to 7-1 and district football champ. The Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers' rise to the top of District 4-3A didn't take long.



Boil advisory lifted for Fairview North mobile home park  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A boil advisory has been lifted for Fairview North mobile home park off of Tom Hebert Road in Lake Charles. The advisory was ...



Historic City Hall to open three new exhibits Friday night  American Press

The City of Lake Charles will host opening receptions for three new exhibits at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center on Friday, April 26 from 5-9 p.m. ...



First-timers | Local  American Press

Calcasieu and Cameron parishes have two new Republican representatives in the Louisiana House, and they got off to a busy start at their first session.



Calcasieu Parish School Board pilots new online payment system  KPLC-TV

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - We reached out on Facebook to see what you thought about school fees, and got a handful of responses, both positive and ...



FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: 210 bridge open after accident  KPLC

The I-210 Bridge is closed in the east and westbound lanes due to an accident.



Griggers blanks Dragons again | High School  American Press

MOSS BLUFF — Jenny Griggers shut out DeRidder for the second time this season, leading the Sam Houston Broncos to a 6-0 nondistrict win over the Dragons ...



I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles rated 6.6 out of 100 - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

Government and economic development groups in Calcasieu Parish are looking to Houston and beyond for ideas on funding that will replace the kinda-scary ...



700 dogs to vie for Best in Show | Scene  American Press

Attendees at the Calcasieu-Acadiana Annual Dog Show are in for a treat in that more than 700 dogs are vying for the Best in Show award this year.



Sam Houston program aims to eliminate student suicide  KPLC-TV

Last year, Sam Houston High School students grieved the loss of some of their own students. Ken Brown, a teacher at Sam Houston, has started a program to ...



LOUISIANA PIRATE FESTIVAL Arrr you ready? | Scene  American Press

The Louisiana Pirate Festival announced its lineup for the annual celebration in a joint news conference with the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors ...



Vinton boy dies from cancer | Local  American Press

VINTON — Eight-year-old Drake Quibodeaux, who was diagnosed with a tumor in the base of his brain last year, has died.



LC native performs at Essence Music Festival in New Orleans  American Press

Lake Charles native Shae Nycole recently performed at the 25th annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The independent R&B artist performed her ...



Saints follow Trail | High School  American Press

ALEXANDRIA — In the closing minutes of the Division II semifinals at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Marsh Madness state basketball ...



LAFAYETTE: New indictments in March murder  KLFY

(KLFY)- Two men have been indicted in a deadly shooting in Lafayette, and now face new charges. Shawn Perroncel and Maximillian Trautman were indicted in ...



Symphony fundraiser offers afternoon of drinks, snacks and bingo  American Press

The Lake Charles Symphony will host their inaugural Bingo de Mayo fundraiser 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Cash and Carry building.“We thought we'd spice ...



Third Annual KPLC Back to School Drive today  KPLC

On Friday, July 26, you can help families in need send their children back to school with new school supplies. KPLC is again joining forces with DeWanna's ...



High-speed chase ends in arrest of Ville Platte man  American Press

WELSH - An Evangeline Parish man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle from Welsh to Kinder late Tuesday.



Gillis High School reunion planned for this weekend  KPLC-TV

Before there was a Sam Houston High School, Gillis High School served students in the northern part of Calcasieu Parish. This weekend, students will gather to ...



Two men accused of indecent behavior with a 13-year-old  KPLC

Two men have been arrested by the Sulphur Police Department for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.



Thousands celebrate railroad's founding | Local  American Press

PROMONTORY SUMMIT, Utah — The completion of the transcontinental railroad here 150 years ago made young America modern.



Jeff Davis 8: Back in national spotlight | Local  American Press

JENNINGS — The mysterious, unsolved deaths of eight Jeff Davis Parish women will be featured in an upcoming four-part documentary on the Investigation ...



Former Lake Charles Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Using Excessive Force - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Robert Hammac, 45, a former officer of the Lake Charles Police Department, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge James D.



Lake Charles police working possible drive-by shooting  KPLC

Lake Charles Police worked the scene of a possible drive-by shooting this afternoon.



Gator Chateau and Visitors Center will open by early April  American Press

JENNINGS — A new $664000 Gator Chateau and Visitors Center for Jeff Davis Parish is now substantially complete.



Temporary power outage planned for tonight in Welsh  American Press

WELSH — A temporary power outage is planned for the town of Welsh tonight, April 22, as Entergy Louisiana continues work on a $106 million upgrade to its ...



Three Lake Charles Men Arrested After High-Speed Chase - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

LAKE CHARLES (KPLC)- Lake Charles Police have announced the arrest of three men after a high speed pursuit in south Lake Charles. Department ...



CPSO arrests Sulphur man for indecent behavior with juvenile  American Press

LAKE CHARLES—On March 20, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding Chad R. Leblanc, 23, 3347 Red Maple Lane, Sulphur, ...



Sculptor Payton will be in LC as part of Juneteenth fest  American Press

As part of Southwest Louisiana's "7 Days of Juneteenth Freedom Festival," Historic City hall Arts and Culture Center will conduct a gallery talk with sculptor ...



Insurance adjuster uses drone to view, record damages  American Press

State Farm insurance is now utilizing Kespry drone technology to assess damage after significant weather events on residential and commercial properties.



'Shot over two fist-fulls of marijuana' | Crime and Courts  American Press

The first-degree murder trial of Derrick Ryan Small, 23, got under way in state district court on Wednesday with prosecutors saying that the defendant went by the ...



City showdown | High School  American Press

In nine years as Washington-Marion head coach, Albert Hartwell has lost only six district games and won at least a share of the district title every season.



JDPSO: Traffic stop leads to arrest of fugitive  KLFY

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH- Around 1:00pm on Wednesday deputies stopped a vehicle on Scott Street and Hobart in Jennings for a traffic violation.



Appraising area's best baseball teams | High School  American Press

In this edition of the Strike Zone, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux review the high school baseball regular season.



CPSO arrests Sulphur man for indecent behavior with a juvenile - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

Lake Charles– On June 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding Jeffrey J. Bimle, Jr., 36 Sulphur, inappropriately touching a girl ...



St. Michael the Archangel High School names athletes and coaches to Warrior Wall of Honor  The Advocate

Exceptional athletes and coaches at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge will be added to the school's Warrior Wall of Honor during an ...



Hoffpauir sneaks in from six shots back to win LC city tourney  American Press

The usual gaggle of spectator carts was haphazardly bobbing and weaving and re-beering around the final two groups of the Lake Charles Toyota city golf ...



Lake Charles Courthouse replica wins 2018 Gingerbread House contest  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. The annual Gingerbread House Contest winners were announced this weekend at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana ...



Bucs, Tors push for share of title | High School  American Press

The high school football regular season wraps up tonight with Week 10, and all four area Class 5A schools are in contention for the playoffs.



Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries investigates incident on Calcasieu River Ship Channel - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is conducting a Marine Casualty Investigation in collaboration with the Louisiana ...



CPPJ approves drainage district consolidation  KPLC

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury voted 9 to 4 in favor of a drainage consolidation plan that would merge the current seven districts into two districts.



Tors adapt, overcome to beat Dragons | Sports  American Press

WESTLAKE — After playing four games against DeRidder over the past two seasons, Sulphur head basketball coach Helen Lefevre suspected Dragons head ...



Salvador elected new city marshal | Local  American Press

Vic Salvador was elected Ward 3 City Marshal in Saturday's runoff after being in a tight race with Nathan Keller.



LCPD releases names of victims in double homicide investigation on 5th Street - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – The Lake Charles Police Department has released the names of the two victims from a weekend double homicide. Zachary Reed ...



Archaeological exhibit opens May 3 at Sowela | Scene  American Press

"Long Swamp: Life in the Etowah River Valley," a traveling exhibition showcasing an American Indian archaeological site in Northwest Georgia, has arrived at ...



Six students National Merit semifinalists | Local  American Press

Six local high school students are semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship.



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