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  • CPSO investigates a homicide in Sulphur

    July 20, 2014 11:55 PM

    Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating a homicide in Sulphur. A welfare call was made to police in regards to an elderly woman who lived in the 1000 block of Koonce Road. A family member called to say she had not seen or... more »
  • Garbage rates may drop for Sulphur residents

    May 18, 2014 12:36 PM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Waste collection charges could be reduced for residents of Sulphur. The American Press reports the City Council has accepted a bid for waste collection from Progressive Waste Services that would cut the current rate for the service. The council also introduced an ordinance to set garbage/trash... more »
  • Unrestrained woman in critical condition after crash

    April 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    On April 13, 2014, at 8:34 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on U. S. Highway 90 about 3 miles west of Sulphur in Calcasieu Parish. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 42-year-old Laura K. Stark-Smith... more »
  • Sulphur adopts online bill payment system

    March 22, 2014 1:37 PM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - The city has launched a system to allow residents to pay utility bills at the city's website. Mayor Chris Duncan tells The American Press that the service will provide residents with quick and secure access to account information. They'll be able to view bill and payment... more »
  • City government in Sulphur goes paperless

    July 22, 2013 8:16 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - City government in Sulphur is going paperless. Mayor Chris Duncan tells the Lake Charles American Press that the Sulphur City Council went paperless for the first time in its Monday meeting. The city's Land Use Commission had gone paperless in two meetings to test the concept.... more »
  • 4 booked after raid on suspected Sulphur drug lab

    April 30, 2012 10:54 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Four people face charges following a raid on a suspected methamphetamine laboratory in Sulphur. The American Press reports 38-year-old Jason "Cory" Ardoin, 33-year-old Raquel Renee Chaline, 51-year-old Lance Dunagan and 47-year-old Michelle Dunagan were arrested and charged with attempt and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. State police... more »
  • Sulphur pedestrian park: Heavy construction soon

    April 9, 2012 6:02 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Sulphur Parks and Recreation Director Norman Farr says the city's newest park should be completed by Dec. 1. The Grove at Heritage Square will be a pedestrian park. The American Press reports - unlike the city's other parks - it won't have playground equipment or ball... more »
  • Police on lookout for suspect in Sulphur robbery

    March 16, 2012 9:52 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Sulphur police say a woman brandishing a gun robbed a bank in a crime similar to one last month in Kinder. Police spokesman Mel Estess tells The American Press a heavyset woman wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, a black and white wig, sunglasses and a... more »
  • Sulphur council meetings to be broadcast online

    July 13, 2011 5:58 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - A Sulphur company says it can get sponsors to pay to broadcast City Council meetings and stream them online, so the city won't have to. Mayor Chris Duncan tells The American Press that the one-year contract accepted Monday by the council will save the city $6,000... more »
  • Sulphur faces deficit of $1M

    June 17, 2011 9:39 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - The city of Sulphur is facing a more than $1 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year. Kevin Alley, the city's finance director, tells the American Press the city expects a shortfall of a little more than $661,000 for the fiscal year that ends June 30.... more »
  • Sulphur Police Investigate Toys for Tots Thefts

    November 30, 2010 8:44 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Louisiana are trying to find the person or persons responsible for stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys that were meant for children of low-income families. John Lamar, area coordinator for the Southwest Louisiana Toys for Tots program, says that he made the... more »
  • Sulphur Police and Louisiana State Police Make Child Molestation Arrest

    November 3, 2010 3:01 PM

    According to Chief Chris Abrahams, in a joint investigation, the Sulphur Police Department and the Louisiana State Police have made an arrest in connection with child molestation. Andrew Joseph Fusilier (also known as "A.J."), White Male, Age 25 of Shasta Street, Sulphur, Louisiana, was arrested and booked into the... more »
  • Sulphur man dies in Accident on I-10

    October 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 61-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson Davis Parish. Troopers say Elwood Prater Jr. was westbound shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle. Officials say the vehicle left the road, flipped... more »
  • Sulphur Woman Dies in Interstate 10 Crash

    October 15, 2010 8:39 AM

    SULPHUR, LA - Last night, at 7:42 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur that claimed the life of a Sulphur woman. According to investigating troopers, a 2003 Cadillac driven by 59-year-old Sandra H. Hudnall of... more »
  • Sulphur Man Dies as Result of I-10 Accident

    September 27, 2010 7:53 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10. The accident happened at around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say Ethen Kelley was traveling west on I-10 in Sulphur when he lost control of his vehicle, which flipped several times. Police say... more »
  • Body Found in Truck in Sulphur Wal Mart Lot

    August 17, 2010 2:40 PM

    A shopper discovers a body in a vehicle in a Wal Mart parking lot in Sulphur. The body was found in the back seat of a pickup truck around 5 o'clock Monday night. Investigators are trying to determine how long the body had been there. There were no obvious indications... more »
  • Social Media Could Help Capture Serial Bank Robber

    July 18, 2010 7:14 PM

    UPDATE: Police Chief K.P. Gibson says they did speak Sunday afternoon with FBI agents out of Norman, Oklahoma. Gibson says "we're gonna be working with them they have a little bit more information than we've have in the three robberies that have occurred in southwest Louisiana. We're gonna work with... more »
  • Sulphur Man Drowns in Home Pool

    July 6, 2010 8:41 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Sulphur man died in an apparent accidental drowning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said that Abbie Higginbotham was found Sunday afternoon in an aboveground pool in his backyard. Detectives are still investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine an exact... more »
  • Operating licenses of 12 day-care centers revoked

    November 4, 2009 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twelve day-care centers have lost their state operating licenses because of safety concerns, the state Department of Social Services announced Tuesday, as it wrapped up a new round of inspections. The department in September began inspections of all state-licensed day-care centers around Louisiana that previously had licenses... more »

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