Theresa Schmidt, KPLC

Theresa Schmidt


Lake Charles, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Theresa:

Calcasieu Police Jurors participate in strategic planning meeting

Calcasieu Police Jurors met for four and a half hours to sort of brain storm about what needs to be in their strategic plan for the future. → Read More

Coalition providing home repairs to those still in need of hurricane help

A group of Mennonites and Amish, along with the Louisiana Methodist Conference and the Fuller Disaster Rebuilders have come together to rebuild houses and fix roofs as their resources allow. → Read More

COVID-19 antiviral pill from Pfizer available in Calcasieu in limited quantities

The first outpatient pill approved for emergency use for COVID is now available in Calcasieu Parish. → Read More

Remembering former LC Police Chief Don Dixon

"What a loss to our law enforcement community. He was such a professional and paid attention to details. He really cared about this community and the well-being of everybody in this community. He really wanted this to be a safe community and he worked hard at that," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso of former Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon. → Read More

Police looking for suspect responsible for Dec. 13 hit-and-run

A local man is in the hospital after a hit-and-run Dec. 13, and his family wants to find the person who caused it. → Read More

Where’s my newspaper? American Press carrier shortage

Newspapers were king in the days before TV and Internet. But now, in some neighborhoods in the Lake Area, you can't even get the local paper delivered. The presses still roll daily. For some reading it online is not the same. → Read More

Catholic Charities provides hope to SWLA families during the holiday season

Catholic Charities distributed food at their office in Lake Charles Friday, and next week they stop in Vinton and DeRidder. → Read More

New debt collection rules now in effect

On November 30 of this year the CFPB's new Debt Collection Rule went into effect. → Read More

Classic car and wrecker procession in honor of Lake Area veteran laid to rest

Local Vietnam veteran Ronnie Mesh had a love of old classic cars. And as a master mechanic, he could keep them running. Co-members of Idlers Car Club put their cars and wreckers in a Mesh's funeral procession from the cathedral to the cemetery. → Read More

Gov. Edwards visits Lake Charles to support state senate candidate

John Bel Edwards wants a senator who will help him achieve his goals as he finishes his term as governor. → Read More

1911 Historic City Hall on cover of national magazine

Lake Charles has many beautiful, historic buildings, and one is on the cover of a national magazine this month. → Read More

Three vying for State Senate District 27; formerly occupied by Ronnie Johns

It’s a three-man race for Louisiana Senate District 27. That’s the seat vacated by Ronnie Johns when he accepted the governor’s appointment to chair the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. → Read More

Large local businesses consider how to respond to COVID vaccine mandates

OSHA adopts new temporary emergency rule requiring employees at workplaces with more than 100 people to get vaccinated or get tested weekly. → Read More

Metropolitan Crime Commission finds areas for improvement in Calcasieu criminal justice system

How efficiently do law enforcement, prosecutors and judges work together in the judicial system? → Read More

Insurance money for public housing provided to LC Housing Authority

The Lake Charles Housing Authority has received insurance money for three facilities: Willow Manor, which is Section 8-11 housing for those physically disabled, a development in need of extensive repairs. Woodway Park, where they are to replace roofs on 50 units. It’s located off Legendre street off McNeese Street. And the third development is for 114 single family houses in Greinwich Village… → Read More

Calcasieu accepting Section 8 Housing applications through Thursday

Some Lake Charles residents were among those who drove to DeQuincy Monday to line up and apply for Section 8 Housing. → Read More

LC Diocese reprimands priest; says faithful should not attend his masses

The bishop of the Lake Charles Diocese is warning the faithful of, in his words, "A priest illegitimately ministering" in the diocese. The statement on the web site says the priest from India has not complied with a request for certain credentials. → Read More

State rests in trial of Michael Vice charged with murder

The trial of Michael Vice is nearing the end, as the state rested in his second-degree murder trial. → Read More

Opponents of solar farm in Calcasieu Parish file lawsuit against police jury, zoning board

A lawsuit is filed contesting the legality of a zoning exception for a solar farm in Southeast Calcasieu Parish. The attorney for the opposition says the Calcasieu ordinance allows no such exception for a solar farm or industrial project. → Read More

Many still waiting to move back into home following devastating year

Are you still waiting for repairs to finish so you can move back into your home? If so, you are not alone. → Read More