Crystal Stevenson, Author at Southwest Daily News


Residents back home after huge refinery fire over the weekend

Several families were back home Monday after a mandatory evacuation and shelter-in-place for the Graywood subdivision and the Big Lake Road area were put in ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:34 am


Richard Ieyoub dead at 78

Richard Ieyoub, a Lake Charles native who served as Louisiana attorney general for more than a decade, has died at age 78. Gov. John Bel ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 9:28 am


La. natives among fatally shot at Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn.

Two of the six people fatally shot at a Christian elementary school in Nashville on Monday included a substitute teacher originally from Leesville and Baton ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, March 30, 2023 9:00 am


Severe weather possible

Severe weather is possible across Southwest Louisiana Friday afternoon ahead of a cold front making its way to the area. National Weather Service Lake Charles ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, March 24, 2023 9:29 am


4th person named in Westlake homicide

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a fourth person in connection to the Jan. 31 death of a man discovered in a Westlake ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:21 am


$150M grant awarded for I-10 bridge replacement

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Lake Charles Thursday to celebrate the recently announced $150 million federal grant for the replacement of ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, February 10, 2023 10:43 am


Gubernatorial candidate Lundy shares his views for the state

Lake Charles native Hunter Lundy said he brings a message of hope in his bid to be Louisiana’s next governor. “People need hope and we ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:00 pm


Storms possible today

Southwest Louisiana is under a slight risk today for severe storms and excessive rainfall. The National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office said a squall line ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 8:25 am


Arrests made in Westlake homicide

Two people wanted in the death of a 25-year-old man discovered in a Westlake home last week have been arrested. Demarcus Ardoin, 25, was found ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 am

Murder conviction

Conviction stands in Westlake murder, Matthews stabbed man 78 times, left body in field

The conviction and life sentence for a Lake Charles man who fatally stabbed a man at least 78 times and hid his body under multiple ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, December 29, 2022 9:20 am

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