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Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

“Scott and I are both members of the Lake Charles Hawg Hunters Club, and some of our members were also out there,” said Leger, 44, of Lake Charles. “One of them, Frank Little, came out in third place in the tournament. “We all felt confident we ...

Lake Charles man arrested on third offense DWI charges

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a Lake Charles man on third offense DWI charges after he was caught swerving from side to side on the road and crossing the center lane. Miguel Mesa II, 37, of Lake Charles was ...

Lake Charles Man Sentenced to 33 Months Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Press Release) – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Lake Charles resident was sentenced to 33 months in prison for not registering as a sex offender. Michael Dewain Dugas Smith, 35, of Lake Charles ...

Calcasieu school board to host job fair Thursday in Lake Charles

The Calcasieu Parish School Board will host the district's first job fair on Thursday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition ...
for all CPSB support positions. GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body ...

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital receives revenue cycle award

Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital has received the 2015 Revenue Cycle Leadership Award from revenue cycle solutions company PMMC. The hospital received the award for "Bridging the Price Transparency Gap." "We are exceptionally proud to honor Lake ...

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Wins Revenue Cycle Leadership Award

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, part of Lake Charles Memorial Health System, is located in Lake Charles, LA and has 336 medical beds. The hospital utilizes PMMC CONTRACT PRO to manage its third party payer contracts, model future contracts with payers ...

W.R. Grace to build plant in Lake Charles

Grace has invested $100 million in facility upgrades at Lake Charles over the past six years prior to this expansion. Operating in Southwest Louisiana since 1953, the Lake Charles facility represents a significant portion of Grace’s global catalyst ...

Advanced Refining Technologies Invests $135 Million To Build Plant Near Lake Charles, Louisiana

W.R. Grace & Co. Chairman/CEO Fred Festa said Advanced Refining Technologies, the company’s joint venture with Chevron Products Company, will make a capital investment of $135 million to build a residue hydroprocessing catalyst production plant and ...

Jindal, company announce $135M expansion in Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES – W.R. Grace & Co. and Chevron Products Co. will ...
Completion is projected for early 2018. “Louisiana’s top-ranked business climate and state workforce development programs continue to make our state a place where businesses want ...

Former Lake Charles prosecutor banned from practicing law after convictions of obscenity, groping

A former Lake Charles prosecutor who served as a longtime member of a ...
driver's license reinstated before the prosecutor "inappropriately groped him," according Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office. The victim reported the incident to ...

WWE in Lake Charles on June 7

From GWH News: WWEwill be at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA on June 7. Advertised: John Cena, Rusev, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, Ryback. The venue …

UPDATE: Reports of 2 Lafayette men drowning in Lake Arthur

Two Lafayette men are dead after they drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Arthur Park. KPLC-TV in Lake Charles says the victims are 23-year-old DeKeithan Dugas and 24-year old-Keylon Lambert. Cmdr. Chris…

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7841 IP Telephone at a large Casino in Lake Charles Louisana

On the way back on our road trip, my friend from college Derek, and I hit up a brand-new gold inspired casino in Lake Charles Louisiana. Now I don’t want to say the name of the casino but I’m sure you…

UPDATE: Reports of 2 Lafayette men drowning in Lake Arthur

Two Lafayette men are dead after they drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Arthur Park. KPLC-TV in Lake Charles says the victims are 23-year-old DeKeithan Dugas and 24-year old-Keylon Lambert. Cmdr. Chris…

Fire destroys Lake Charles cabin

A cabin in the Lake Charles community was destroyed by fire on Sunday. The cabin is owned by Leo McKay, who was not at the site when the cabin caught fire. His son, Jacob McKay was at the cabin when ……

Lake Charles angler Leger wins McDonald’s Splash

Anglers could fish together in the same boat, but it was an individual tournament. The format allow for lots of opportunities to win cash with 15 places paid per hour. Numerous Lake Area anglers got i…

Special Olympics Unified Relay to stop in Lake Charles

The first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America will stop in Lake Charles at 6:15 p.m. on June 18. Area residents can join local residents and Special Olympic…

Chevron, W.R. Grace plan $135 million expansion in Lake Charles

Chevron Products Co. and W.R. Grace & Co. will invest $135 million to expand the existing Grace manufacturing facility outside Lake Charles. Gov. Bobby Jindal and W.R. Grace & Co. CEO Fred Festa annou…

Orange man drowns under I-10 bridge in Lake Charles

An Orange man drowned late Saturday afternoon in Lake Charles. According to a press release issued by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Joshua Moreaux was kayaking with a group of fri…

Crime up 2.6 percent in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles police say crime increased 2.6 percent in 2014. In a report released Thursday, the American Press reports ( police investigated 10,619 offen…


Protect Your Business in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]

Register now and request your ballots for the year in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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