Crystal Stevenson, Author at Southwest Daily News


Sulphur woman convicted in boyfriend’s 2021 death

A Sulphur woman accused of killing her boyfriend after an argument in early 2021, has been convicted of second-degree murder. Sentencing for Kerri S. Monic ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:37 am


Field set for Nov. 8 election

Candidates seeking public office in the six parishes of Southwest Louisiana signed up this week to qualify for the Nov. 8 open congressional primary election. ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:03 am


Death sentence: Second jury sentences trooper’s killer to death

After one hour of deliberations, the jurors in the penalty phase of Kevin Daigle’s first-degree murder conviction unanimously agreed Tuesday night to a death penalty ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:00 am

Erick G. Gragg - Credit: CPSO / Photo Credit


Sulphur man convicted of molestation accuses juror of bias

The appeal of a Sulphur man accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl has been remanded back to the trial court with instructions that an evidentiary ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:11 am


CPSO searching for Westlake burglary suspect

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary believed to have taken place between June 10 and June 12 at a Westlake business. Spokesperson ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:18 pm

Weather Watch

‘Abnormally hot weather’ expected to continue in SW La.

The “abnormally hot weather” Southwest Louisiana has experienced this week is expected to continue throughout the weekend. Montra Lockwood with the National Weather Service’s Lake ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, June 17, 2022 10:09 am


Sulphur man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A 30-year-old Sulphur man arrested earlier this year in a bicycle-vehicle hit-and-run that left a 15-year-old dead pleaded guilty this week to vehicular homicide. Calcasieu ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:31 pm


UPDATE: Both DeQuincy attempted armed robbery suspects captured

Two suspects wanted for attempted armed robbery in DeQuincy are now in custody after a two-day manhunt, according to authorities. Garrett Jensen, 21, was arrested ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:21 pm


Sulphur High grad killed in wreck hours after commencement

A Sulphur High School graduate was killed Saturday, hours after her commencement celebration, in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Cypress Street and Willow ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:38 pm


Sulphur motorcyclist succumbs to injuries received in crash 

A 27-year-old Sulphur man injured in a May 6 crash at the intersection of Enterprise Boulevard and Broad Street has died of his injuries. Louisiana ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:04 am

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