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  • Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:31:48 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:36:33 GMT

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: 1,400+ additional La. inmates to be released in November

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: 1,400+ additional La. inmates to be released in November

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:39 AM EDT2017-10-20 09:39:43 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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    Good Morning. Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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  • CPPJ acquires new Westlake overpass for free

    CPPJ acquires new Westlake overpass for free

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:07:45 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    There's one fewer railroad crossing that drivers in Westlake have to avoid. The new overpass on Old Spanish Trail is officially complete, and not only will it benefit drivers but Calcasieu Parish as well. 

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    There's one fewer railroad crossing that drivers in Westlake have to avoid. The new overpass on Old Spanish Trail is officially complete, and not only will it benefit drivers but Calcasieu Parish as well. 

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  • LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:04:35 GMT
    LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)

    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:36:12 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)(Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
  • The cause of your food allergies may be different than you expect

    The cause of your food allergies may be different than you expect

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:42:44 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The people of Southwest Louisiana love their seafood, but for those allergic to things such as shellfish, whitefish or seafood in general, it can be hard to order off the menu. 

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    The people of Southwest Louisiana love their seafood, but for those allergic to things such as shellfish, whitefish or seafood in general, it can be hard to order off the menu. 

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  • BREAKING

    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:27:32 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • VA Outpatient Clinic grand opening slated for Friday

    VA Outpatient Clinic grand opening slated for Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:11:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic is finally here. 

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    The Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic is finally here. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain ahead for the weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain ahead for the weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain ahead for the weekend

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:34:31 GMT

    Temperatures are a little warmer to start the day with radar indicating some rain and thunderstorms over parts of SE Texas, specifically the Galveston and Houston areas where a line of storms developing over the Gulf is moving over SE Texas and remaining out of Southwest Louisiana this morning.

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    Temperatures are a little warmer to start the day with radar indicating some rain and thunderstorms over parts of SE Texas, specifically the Galveston and Houston areas where a line of storms developing over the Gulf is moving over SE Texas and remaining out of Southwest Louisiana this morning.

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  • Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:31:54 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:03:36 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.

    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:35:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
  • Protesters march against white supremacist Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida

    Protesters march against white supremacist Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:52:02 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:14:12 GMT

    The cost of security for the event is the equivalent of 1,000 tuitions, according to the University of Florida president.

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    The cost of security for the event is the equivalent of 1,000 tuitions, according to the University of Florida president.

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  • TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:08:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

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    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

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  • SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:32:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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  • BREAKING

    Oakdale authorities asking for help locating missing man

    Oakdale authorities asking for help locating missing man

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:52:55 GMT
    Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department)Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department)

    The Oakdale Police Department is asking for help locating a man last seen in September. Terry Wayne Townley was last seen in the mid-morning hours of Sept. 16, according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett. Townley's 1996 Ford Explorer (which is white with a gray strip at the bottom) was found abandoned on a dead end road, although no one was around the vehicle. Townley's belongings were still in the vehicle. Lockett asked anyone with information about Townley's whereabouts to...

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    The Oakdale Police Department is asking for help locating a man last seen in September. Terry Wayne Townley was last seen in the mid-morning hours of Sept. 16, according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett. Townley's 1996 Ford Explorer (which is white with a gray strip at the bottom) was found abandoned on a dead end road, although no one was around the vehicle. Townley's belongings were still in the vehicle. Lockett asked anyone with information about Townley's whereabouts to...

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  • Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:49:30 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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  • Heart of Louisiana: Wooden Sailboat

    Heart of Louisiana: Wooden Sailboat

    From the New Orleans Lakefront to communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you find marinas chock full of sailboats. They can be floating escapes from the daily grind. 

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    From the New Orleans Lakefront to communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you find marinas chock full of sailboats. They can be floating escapes from the daily grind. 

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  • Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

    Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:42:46 GMT

    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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  • Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

    Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:42:08 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:34:28 GMT

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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  • Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

    Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:42:16 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 4:23 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:23:25 GMT

    The Dodgers will host the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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    The Dodgers will host the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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  • Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

    Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:21 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:21:39 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:54:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.

    Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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    Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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  • Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone

    Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-20 06:00:06 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-20 06:00:06 GMT

    The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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    The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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  • Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:51:37 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:14:08 GMT

    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:06:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:22:20 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • 18-wheeler fire prompts I-35 lane closures

    18-wheeler fire prompts I-35 lane closures

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-10-20 05:26:32 GMT
    An 18-wheeler fire has shut down multiple lanes of I-35 in Bellmead. The far right two lanes of the interstate are closed from exit 338A to 338B. The Bellmead Fire Department says they got the call around 10:30 p.m. The driver told them he hit something on the interstate and when he pulled over, he saw his whole trailer on fire. He told them that he thinks whatever he hit ruptured a diesel tank.  Because of that, fuel spilled onto the interstate, and hazmat crews clean...More >>
    An 18-wheeler fire has shut down multiple lanes of I-35 in Bellmead. The far right two lanes of the interstate are closed from exit 338A to 338B. The Bellmead Fire Department says they got the call around 10:30 p.m. The driver told them he hit something on the interstate and when he pulled over, he saw his whole trailer on fire. He told them that he thinks whatever he hit ruptured a diesel tank.  Because of that, fuel spilled onto the interstate, and hazmat crews clean...More >>
  • Soccer: Mustangs win top-25 battle over St. Edward's

    Soccer: Mustangs win top-25 battle over St. Edward's

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-10-20 05:23:30 GMT
    Pierre Bocquet goes up to head in the lone goal of MSU's 1-0 win over St. Edward's Thursday / Source: KAUZPierre Bocquet goes up to head in the lone goal of MSU's 1-0 win over St. Edward's Thursday / Source: KAUZ

    Pierre Bocquet's header in the 40th minute led the #4 Mustangs over the #16 Hilltoppers Thursday at Stang Park

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    Pierre Bocquet's header in the 40th minute led the #4 Mustangs over the #16 Hilltoppers Thursday at Stang Park

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  • Tyler Lee swimming and tennis update

    Tyler Lee swimming and tennis update

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:27:26 GMT
    Lee swimmer sets school record.Lee swimmer sets school record.

    The Tyler Lee football team plays its homecoming game Friday night, but for now its not about them, its about other Red Raider sports making a statement.

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    The Tyler Lee football team plays its homecoming game Friday night, but for now its not about them, its about other Red Raider sports making a statement.

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