Grandparent scam: One Lake Area man warns others of scam call

A scam aimed at grandparents has made it’s way to SWLA; one Lake Area man is warning others signs to look out for.

  World’s biggest bee found: It’s as big as your thumb

The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.
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  Family video shows 12-year-old girl in final moments before fatal 2018 home explosion

The girl's family wants a Dallas-based natural gas company to improve safety after it was confirmed that a cracked gas pipe behind their home caused the deadly explosion.

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Free women’s self-defense class in SWLA

Louisiana man accused of breaking into home while wearing gorilla suit

First Alert Forecast: Limited rain chances Friday but increase again Saturday

SWLA Arrest Reports - Feb. 20, 2019

Parish officials looking for source of crude oil dumped in canal

Iberville officials are trying to find out who or what dumped gallons of crude product into Wilbert's Canal.
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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

Walmart ‘yodel boy’ Mason Ramsey coming to Baton Rouge

Suspect in June 2018 Guy Street shooting arrested

Boyfriend, mother arrested after her child brought to ER with ‘deep bruising’ from whipping

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms to start the day; warmer Friday

Crate and Barrel recalls 17,000 Holiday Milk Bottles due to laceration hazard

Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

East Texas couple loses baby in tragic wreck on the way to give birth

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  Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after Instagram post

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun.

SPORTS

Southwest Louisiana sends four to LHSAA’s Girls Marsh Madness in Alexandria

  Miscues and a six run 7th inning costly in McNeese 7-2 loss to Houston

Costly errors and a six run seventh inning proved to be the difference in a McNeese softball 7-2 loss to Houston (6-5) Wednesday night.

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Lake Charles city council approves Nellie Lutcher Cultural District expansion

Sulphur Police launch ‘Operation Safe Sulphur’

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: I-10 west near Crowley closed due to RV fire

  LOVE YOUR PET DAY: Lake Area woman celebrates with her three poodles

Submit a photo of your fur baby and we’ll feature it online. Some will even be featured on KPLC 7News.
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  Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

Peter Tork is the second members of The Monkees to die. Davy Jones died in 2012.

Texas man pleads guilty to escaping from Lake Charles halfway house

DoorDash and Grubhub come to Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival details released

Mother arrested in Acadiana High fight investigation

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HEALTH

  Tips for living a heart healthy life

  CDC says flu season could get worse, what should you look out for

Study: Giant surge in LA anaphylaxis medical claims

Woman’s Hospital offers classes teaching babysitting skills

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2019 #SWLApreps National Signing Day

  SPE Elite Camp in Westlake

  Southwest Louisiana coaches sound off on LHSAA championship venue split