I was born in Gulfport, Miss., and am the oldest male of a family with five kids. I am a military brat and no stranger to moving. My dad is from Louisiana and I learned the Louisiana lifestyle at an early age. I have been married to Sandy for over 25 years and have one son and one daughter. I moved to Lake Charles in 1984 and spent five years at Bayou 104, then 11 years at LA 99 and two years at KQ-98. I also worked for Clear Channel in Beaumont, KQIS in Lafayette and Citadel Broadcasting in Baton Rouge. Most of my career has been spent along the Gulf Coast. I have worked on the air through seven hurricanes and an ice storm. I was very humbled when awarded the Allstate Insurance Good Hands Award for my efforts with the Clear Channel Beaumont team while covering Hurricane Rita. Only seven non-insurance agents have ever received that award. I love to fish (and have my secret spots in the lake and river system) and I'm a big baseball and football fan. I coached Little League Baseball for 10 years, and kids’ basketball for two years, producing a 22-0 championship team! I'm very glad to be back in Lake Charles, working with long-time friends.
McNeese Hosts Job Fair on Monday
McNeese students get a chance to meet with prospective employers this Monday at the McNeese recreation Complex. It's also a chance for employers to recruit students.
I-10 Lane Closures Near Jennings Today
The Louisiana State Police have sent out a warning about closures on I10 near Jennings. These closures will start at seven this morning
City of Lake Charles Summer Food Program Serves Breakfast and Lunch Begining June 2nd
The City of Lake Charles is ready to start feeding the hungry this summer. The program begins on June 2nd. We have the locations and eligibility requirements for free breakfast and lunches.
List Of Drug Dealers Busted in Multi Agency Sting
Operation 27 was a combined effort by the Louisiana State Police, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the Lake Charles Police Department, Homeland Security, The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office. The arrest total stands at 24 now with more coming. We have a list of those who were busted for you.
Saints Release 2014 Schedule
We have it for you.
Two Former LSU Tigers Sulphur Fight Results in One Shot and One Arrested
There are not a lot of details on this one yet. The Sulphur Police Department is not releasing a lot of detail as they do when an investigation is ongoing.
McNeese Alumni Joe Dumars Said to be Resigning from Pistons
He was arguably the best basketball player ever at McNeese. He finished his McNeese senior year as the 11th highest scoring player in NCAA history. Then he made his mark with the Pistons.
New Lake Area Anti Bullying Organization Launches
Stand Up 4 Us is a new organization in the Lake Area dedicate to stop bullying. They are just getting started but hope to make a difference. The goal at this point in time is to make you aware of the organization and to help those facing bullies.
Would You Vote for Edwin Edwards for Congress? [POLL]
Edwin Edwards is an 86 year old convicted felon. He is also a 4 times Governor of Louisiana and served in Congress. He is thinking of throwing his hat back into politics with a run for Congress. Would he have your support?
State Police List Shows Closest Road Closures in Rapides Parish
So far there are no weather related road closures in Southwest Louisiana. There are several to the north of us though.
Literacy Council Scheduling Classes
Do you want to learn to read better? Maybe you are preparing for your high school equivalency test. maybe you need to learn English. The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana is now scheduling classes.
Here Are Lake Charles’ 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Routes and Times [VIDEO]
It is one of the most fun times of the year in Southwest Louisiana. It's Mardi Gras and that means great parades are ready to roll. We wanted to make sure you knew the times and routes so you don't miss any of the fun. The Merchants’ Parade is scheduled for Friday, Feb...