Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chandler is excited to be in Lake Charles covering the news that matters to you. Chandler graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in December 2017 after studying broadcast journalism and public relations. She worked for the student-run news station, News 6, as a reporter, anchor, and even news director! In her free time, you can find Chandler exploring Southwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out all the amazing Cajun food.
University of Central Arkansas, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, 2017
“You have to think that anyone who has gone missing has a loved one out there who is looking for them, who is missing them," Calcasieu Coroner’s Office Chief Investigator Charlie Hunter said. “We are just hoping to circulate that picture to as many people as we can hoping that someone will call.”
According to the National Safety Council, on average, 38 children die each year after being left alone in a hot car, but in 2018 alone, 52 children died, making it the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years.
“In the fire service, the nature of the fire creates a lot of carcinogens, which can be related to cancer," DeRidder Fire Chief Kenneth Harlow said. "With that said, the exposure the firefighters receive during fighting these fires have a tendency to be increased.”
Three motorcycle officers - two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies and one Sulphur Police Department captain - who were injured escorting President Trump’s motorcade Tuesday have each received presidential challenge coins and a set of cuff links.
DeRidder Police arrested 23-year-old Kelsey Dease last month for alleged child abuse and neglect, and now, parents whose children attended Building Blocks Daycare in DeRidder, the daycare Dease worked at before being fired, are speaking out.