Ben Terry, KPLC

Ben Terry


Lake Charles, LA, United States

Contact Ben

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • KPLC

Past articles by Ben:

TRACKING NICHOLAS: Flooding rains possible for parts of SW Louisiana on Tuesday

Nicholas is meandering off the coast of south Texas and continues to reform farther north. This means landfall will occur sooner in the vicinity of Port O’Connor, Texas late Monday. Impacts locally will begin overnight into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain moving into Southwest Louisiana that could lead to some street flooding. → Read More

TRACKING NICHOLAS: Risk of flooding for SWLA much lower now

Nicholas has weakened significantly and is barely holding on to tropical storm status, it should be downgraded to a depression later tonight. And at this point the risk of flooding is much lower than earlier! But it is not zero either... → Read More

UPS driver helps teen robbery victim, beaten for his sneakers

Detectives arrested two teenagers, who are facing charges of robbery and possession of stolen property, in relation to the incident. → Read More

Mom uses CPR to save baby who stopped breathing during heart attack

The baby girl's parents want to stress the importance of knowing CPR, not just for adults and kids but for infants as well. → Read More

Vitamin C and zinc don’t help fight COVID, study says

The report concluded that the supplements did nothing to help people with COVID, even when taken in high doses. → Read More

Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. → Read More

‘He is a miracle’: NY baby survives liver transplant, COVID-19

The baby boy is getting to ready to celebrate his first birthday, just months after surviving COVID-19 and receiving a liver transplant. → Read More

Walmart to limit number of customers in stores amid coronavirus surge

Walmart has gone back to counting and monitoring how many customer enter and leave its stores. → Read More

WATCH: Live storm cameras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Live web cams courtesy of → Read More

Hurricane season preparedness tips

We have a checklist on how to prepare for severe weather in our area. → Read More

TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Storm Laura forms in the Atlantic; system in Gulf to be named Marco and threaten SWLA next week

Two tropical systems could threaten the Gulf Coast by next week → Read More

TV host Regis Philbin dies at 88

Longtime television host Regis Philbin died Friday at the age of 88, People magazine reports, citing a statement from his family. → Read More

Hurricane Hanna nearing landfall on South Texas coast this afternoon

The projected path still brings the storm inland around Corpus Christi by Saturday afternoon at winds just shy of hurricane force at 65 mph. → Read More

T.D. Eight headed for a TX landfall this weekend; Gonzalo set to become a hurricane in the Atlantic

There has been more of a track shift to the south though with this latest update, bringing the system into Corpus Christi area by Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Hanna with winds of 50 mph. This track shift is a little more significant for our weather because it will likely mean lower rain totals → Read More

McConnell to unveil new stimulus, with direct payments and reduced jobless aid, despite GOP revolt

The package, called CARES II, is made up of separate bills from 10 senators as McConnell seeks to replicate an earlier strategy to launch negotiations with Democrats. But the path will be tougher this time. → Read More

Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law

Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law. → Read More

Hurricane Special airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

KPLC’s 2020 Hurricane Special airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. → Read More

Former Florida, NFL star Reche Caldwell fatally shot

Reche Caldwell had 152 catches for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns in six NFL seasons — four with the Chargers and one each with New England and Washington. → Read More

Food distribution from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prien Lake Mall

United Way has partnered up with several organizations to host a third food distribution event at Prien Lake Mall on May 12. → Read More

A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues. → Read More