Crystal Stevenson, Author at Southwest Daily News

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

weather

Heavy rainfall, strong storms possible Thursday

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday, with 1-3 inches of rainfall possible. The National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office said higher ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:17 am

Community

Cold weather coming, Freezing temperatures begin tonight

Southwest Louisiana residents should consider taking cold weather preparedness steps now as forecasters signal increasing confidence of prolonged hard freeze conditions with lows in the ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, December 22, 2022 9:59 am

Community

Prepare for hard freeze

The Arctic Outbreak forecast for Southwest Louisiana this week is expected to hit late Thursday night and continue into the Christmas holiday weekend. The National ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:18 am

Community

AT&T service interruption leaves many in SW La. without phone service, internet use

Damaged fiber cables have caused AT&T-provided service outages around Southwest Louisiana — including at the American Press‘ downtown offices. A statement from AT&T reads “our technicians ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:38 pm

Community

Millage to benefit Chennault approved; Watkins will be next Iowa mayor

A parishwide millage renewal that would benefit the Chennault International Airport Authority was approved by Calcasieu voters on Saturday. The renewal passed with 7980 votes, ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Monday, December 12, 2022 7:38 am

Community

Decision day for voters with runoffs and three amendments

It’s decision day for voters in Southwest Louisiana with local runoffs and three proposed constitutional amendments among items on area ballots. Polls open at 7 ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:12 am

Community

WESTLAKE TEENS SLAIN IN 2020: Court rejects DA appeal, dispute over suspect’s statements

The appeal of a 14th Judicial District Court order suppressing statements and evidence obtained during a 2020 interview of a woman accused in the deaths ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:00 am

local

DCFS plans hiring fair on Wednesday

The Department of Children and Family Services is holding a hiring fair 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Lake Charles Civic Center for positions in ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:02 am

Community

SW La. in line for $46M for hurricane protection Funding will be used to elevate structures

Southwest Louisiana will receive an additional $46 million for coastal hurricane protection through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act co-authored by U.S. Sen. Bill ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:39 pm

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