Pedestrian Soldier Killed in Lake Charles Car Accident

A soldier who was stationed at Fort Polk was killed on August 23 while attempting to cross a highway. The victim was identified as Devin Lee Olmos, a 22-year-old from San Antonio, Texas. State Police Troop D was called to the scene of the accident around 3:55 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 385. Olmos was immediately […]

Auto recalls continue at high rate

In the first seven months of 2014, auto manufacturers recalled more than 49 million vehicles in what would become a record breaking annual total. One year later, and the Wall Street Journal reports that vehicle recalls have included an additional 34.5 million vehicles in just the first seven months of 2015. At the present rate, the […]

Millions of Ikea products recalled after two fatalities

Approximately 27 million dressers and chests from Ikea are being recalled in the U.S. after two deaths in 2014 were linked to the problem, a July 23 report of USA Today stated. Reports said two 2-year-old children died after they were crushed by Ikea’s “Malm chest”. Several models of the drawers can overturn and potentially injure children. The […]

57-year-old secures $155,000 settlement for slip and fall accident

A 57-year-old woman went to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lake Charles to drop off a family member at a benefit. At the Hall, she went to the bathroom, where she slipped on a wet substance on the floor of the bathroom and fell onto the floor. The substance on the floor was believed to […]

Stay Safe this Independence Day Weekend

With the fun and excitement that are sure to fill Lake Charles this 4th of July weekend, additional dangers can surface, as well. Most notably are the risks that can stem from individuals who choose to drive a car or operate a boat or other watercraft after consuming too much alcohol. Though law enforcement will be doing […]

Boating accidents in Louisiana have already claimed 9 lives this year

At least nine boat-related deaths were recorded in Louisiana this year, an article by The Shreveport Times reported on May 23. Reports stated that Louisiana had an increase in terms of deadly boating accidents in 2014. Furthermore, the nine more recent deaths are considered to be surprisingly early, as they occurred before the height of […]

Bill proposes unique solution to state’s drinking and driving problem

Proposed House Bill 132 would make it mandatory for those drinking to have a designated driver, according to The Daily Reveille. Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be required to verify that the individuals who are drinking have a designated driver with a valid Louisiana driver’s license. Statistics from 2013 reveal that over one-third […]

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