Life in prison confirmed for stabbing suspect

The long and winding investigation of Trevor A. Matthews has finally reached its conclusion. Matthews was accused of stabbing Ronnie Sutherland at least 78 times on November 14, 2019, and leaving Sutherland’s body in a field. We now know that Matthews will be spending the rest of his life behind bars.  His life sentence was […]

18-year-old Brandon Allen Jr. arrested for drive-by shooting

Violence does not discriminate by age, as we’ve seen in recent headlines. The Dec. 14 drive-by shooting near East Carlton Street ended in the arrest of 18-year-old Brandon Allen Jr., who was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center for assault drive-by shooting and aggravated property damage. Thankfully no one was injured in the shooting, but this […]

Westlake tragedy stirs demand for road safety

Heading into early November, 14 year-old Aiden Shotwell was a regular teenager who was always on the move.  “He liked to work out, every day. Exercising, skateboarding, he was living the dream,” said Shotwell’s father, Christopher. Via KPLCTV.com Many of us reading that quote can look back at that period of our lives with fond […]

Lake Charles Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife

Edwina Harmon Campbell’s life was taken at the hands of her husband in a horrifying scene only three years ago in May 2019. After deliberating for only approximately two hours on September 30, 2022, the jury found Harold Campbell guilty of murdering his wife by shooting her seven times. Harold was sentenced to life in […]