John Bridges, KPLC

John Bridges

KPLC

Austin, TX, United States

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  • KSLA News 12

Past articles by John:

Hometown Heroes

Sulphur woman living with spina bifida plans to graduate next month. → Read More

Hometown Heroes - Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - It was suspended last year, but the Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles’ annual Coats for Kids drive is back for 2021. “A lot of coats are donated, but the monies that we raise, like 15,000 dollars two years ago, we give that to 10 charities here in the Lake Area,” said Joel Davidson, past president of the club. “That supports the children and mothers and fathers of children.”… → Read More

Hometown Hero - Dr. Ruth Christ Sullivan

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Southwest Louisiana native Dr. Ruth Christ Sullivan was a pioneer advocate for children and adults with autism. Sullivan passed way in September at the age of 97 and was remembered in a story by Sunday Today and the New York Times. Her work with autism made her a Hometown Hero to many. “At the time, they said one in ten thousand were diagnosed with Autism,” recalled… → Read More

Hometown Hero

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - John Gaspard was in the Merchant Marines in the final months of World War II. After a separate stint in the Navy, a few years later, he found himself in the Army in another war, this time in Korea. Gaspard’s Signal Corps served mainly above the 38th parallel and was located just behind the front lines. “Well, we went to see Bob Hope. He came over. We took a truck load… → Read More

Hometown Heroes

DeRidder man honored for his years of service to the community → Read More

Hometown Heroes - Tommy Little is a “Champion of Service”

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A Sulphur man is honored as a 2021 “Champion of Service” by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. Since retiring in 2016, Tommy Little has volunteered with at least 11 different organizations in Southwest Louisiana. “Whenever you pull up with food or something for people who have nothing and you see the smiles on their face,” said Little. “They’re truly thankful because you’re… → Read More

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero - Cheryl Harris. A DeRidder native who got her start in the ROTC program at McNeese State University, is this week’s Hometown Hero. → Read More

American Legion Post 551 struggles to survive pandemic and hurricanes

Two hurricanes and the pandemic are affecting how American Legion Post 551 operates → Read More

Hometown Heroes

Longtime director of Abraham's Tent reflects on her 35 years of service → Read More

J.W. Stine, founder of Stine Home & Yard, dies at 102

The patriarch of a major Southwest Louisiana business has died. J.W. Stine, a WWII veteran who started what would eventually become Stine Home & Yard, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 102, surrounded by family. → Read More

Edward Snowden gains permanent residency in Russia

Snowden is a former NSA contractor who fled the U.S. to avoid prosecution after allegedly publicly disclosing classified information in 2013. → Read More

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

ACC limits football schedule to 11 games; Notre Dame will play 10 ACC foes and be eligible for the conference title game. → Read More

Hometown Hero Elwyn Cavin turns 100 this month

Dr. Elwyn Cavin served in WWII and turns 100 on July 28 → Read More

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

One obesity expert says the findings suggest that more Americans will get diabetes, heart disease and cancer. → Read More

Westlake Veterans Memorial nearing completion

Veterans memorial in Westlake scheduled to open in the spring. → Read More

Nationals beat Astros 6-2 to win first World Series

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in franchise history. → Read More

Research finds lack of sleep leads to junk food cravings

You may already know that getting a good night's sleep is essential for your metabolism to function normally, but did you know sleep, or lack thereof, can also dictate what types of food you may crave? → Read More

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. → Read More

Voice contestant Gyth Rigdon to appear on Sunrise Friday morning

We’ll be able to hear all about Gyth Rigdon's journey in a live interview on 7News Sunrise Friday morning. Gyth will join John Bridges and Shelby Trahan during the 6:30 half hour. → Read More

New play on autism to be performed at McNeese

McNeese Theatre will present a play this spring on autism. → Read More