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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic near Lacassine due to car fire

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic near Lacassine due to car fire

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:15:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Traffic is backed up on I-10 E near Lacassine due to a car fire. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Traffic is backed up on I-10 E near Lacassine due to a car fire. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • BREAKING

    CPSO searching for two suspects in shooting of local attorney

    CPSO searching for two suspects in shooting of local attorney

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:45:21 GMT
    Robert Handy (Source: CPSO)Robert Handy (Source: CPSO)

    A shooting on Saturday night is being investigated by Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office. 

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    A shooting on Saturday night is being investigated by Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office. 

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  • Remembering the true meaning behind Memorial Day

    Remembering the true meaning behind Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:19:07 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Whether recorded or live, the melody known as "Taps" is recognized among all military branches. A short but powerful tune that serves as a reminder of those who are no longer with us.  "I lost a dear cousin at the age of 19 years old in Vietnam," said Robert Brankline a Maplewood Hollywood Lions Club member and veteran.  On this Memorial Day, Brankline is just one of the thousands of people and families remembering their loved ones. ...

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    Whether recorded or live, the melody known as "Taps" is recognized among all military branches. A short but powerful tune that serves as a reminder of those who are no longer with us.  "I lost a dear cousin at the age of 19 years old in Vietnam," said Robert Brankline a Maplewood Hollywood Lions Club member and veteran.  On this Memorial Day, Brankline is just one of the thousands of people and families remembering their loved ones. ...

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  • Avenue of Flags honors those who served

    Avenue of Flags honors those who served

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-05-29 20:41:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Every year, Avenue of Flags works to honor those who served and are serving our country.

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    Every year, Avenue of Flags works to honor those who served and are serving our country.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy skies with rain likely each day this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy skies with rain likely each day this week

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-29 20:32:18 GMT
    Scattered showers and storms TuesdayScattered showers and storms Tuesday

    Through tonight we will see mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms late. Until then, we will have cloudy skies, with the potential for more rain this evening. The rain continues through the morning and most of the day on Tuesday. The winds are still blowing out of the south and will turn to the northeast at about 5 mph overnight. After all the rain over the weekend, it has cooled our temperatures and we could see the 60s in a few areas tonight. 

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    Through tonight we will see mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms late. Until then, we will have cloudy skies, with the potential for more rain this evening. The rain continues through the morning and most of the day on Tuesday. The winds are still blowing out of the south and will turn to the northeast at about 5 mph overnight. After all the rain over the weekend, it has cooled our temperatures and we could see the 60s in a few areas tonight. 

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  • Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

    Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:18:56 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:18:56 GMT

    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

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    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Cajun Chef Scott Landry holding benefit show in Lake Charles

    Cajun Chef Scott Landry holding benefit show in Lake Charles

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:57:32 GMT
    (Source: MarkBellPresents.com)(Source: MarkBellPresents.com)

    Chef Scott Landry, known for his Cajun food and his quick wit, has taken his comedy dinner show to 44 states and 7 foreign countries. He'll be bringing his dinner show to Lake Charles VFW Post 2130 on Lake Street on June 20.

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    Chef Scott Landry, known for his Cajun food and his quick wit, has taken his comedy dinner show to 44 states and 7 foreign countries. He'll be bringing his dinner show to Lake Charles VFW Post 2130 on Lake Street on June 20.

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  • Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

    Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:29:29 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:27:28 GMT

    The professional golfer was arrested about 3 a.m. in Jupiter, FL.

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    The professional golfer was arrested about 3 a.m. in Jupiter, FL.

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  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:49:15 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:49:15 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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  • BREAKING

    Victims identified in shooting spree that left 8 dead in Mississippi

    Victims identified in shooting spree that left 8 dead in Mississippi

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:39:56 GMT
    Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

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    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

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  • LSU named No. 4 overall seed in NCAA Baseball Championship

    LSU named No. 4 overall seed in NCAA Baseball Championship

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:48:46 GMT
    Alex Box Stadium (Source: WAFB)Alex Box Stadium (Source: WAFB)

    No. 4 LSU will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and the Tigers will host a Super Regional if they win the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, Rice, and Texas Southern are the teams in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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    No. 4 LSU will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and the Tigers will host a Super Regional if they win the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, Rice, and Texas Southern are the teams in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • LC Free Summer Food Program

    LC Free Summer Food Program

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-05-29 10:37:41 GMT
    City of Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)City of Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)

    The program is also open to any person over 18 who has been determined by a state education agency or local public educational agency of a state to be mentally or physically handicapped and is enrolled in a public or private nonprofit school program, said Matt Young, city spokesman.

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    The program is also open to any person over 18 who has been determined by a state education agency or local public educational agency of a state to be mentally or physically handicapped and is enrolled in a public or private nonprofit school program, said Matt Young, city spokesman.

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  • A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:54:49 GMT

    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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  • LSU wins SEC tourney title, 4-2 over Arkansas

    LSU wins SEC tourney title, 4-2 over Arkansas

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:36:52 GMT
    (Source: LSU Baseball Twitter)(Source: LSU Baseball Twitter)

    Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

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    Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

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  • Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:14:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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  • Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

    Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:18:46 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:18:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Georgia Cordova of El Paso, Texas, center, joins other protesters as they take part in a No Ban, No Wall rally to support the rights of immigrants and oppose a border wall.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Georgia Cordova of El Paso, Texas, center, joins other protesters as they take part in a No Ban, No Wall rally to support the rights of immigrants and oppose a border wall.

    Immigrants from Arizona and elsewhere are urging grassroots resistance against Texas' recently passed crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

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    Immigrants from Arizona and elsewhere are urging grassroots resistance against Texas' recently passed crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

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  • Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

    Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:29:49 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:29:49 GMT

    Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22.

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    Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22.

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  • Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

    Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:30:23 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:30:23 GMT

    Frank Deford, elegant award-winning sports writer and commentator, dies at 78.

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    Frank Deford, elegant award-winning sports writer and commentator, dies at 78.

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  • US Navy SEAL parachutist killed during event in NJ

    US Navy SEAL parachutist killed during event in NJ

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:27:27 GMT

    The parachutist hit the water after he cut away from his broken chute, The team jump, featuring the Navy SEAL Leap Frogs, was part of Fleet Week for New York Harbor,

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    The parachutist hit the water after he cut away from his broken chute, The team jump, featuring the Navy SEAL Leap Frogs, was part of Fleet Week for New York Harbor,

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  • Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:29:26 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:29:26 GMT

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

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    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

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  • Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:20:31 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:20:31 GMT

    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

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    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

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  • Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:38:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday. 

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    The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday. 

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  • Young man saves brother with autism from house fire

    Young man saves brother with autism from house fire

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:56 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:56:12 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 5:56 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:56:12 GMT

    The young man jumped to safety out of a second-story window then climbed up to another second-story window to pull his brother out.

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    The young man jumped to safety out of a second-story window then climbed up to another second-story window to pull his brother out.

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  • NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

    NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:58:30 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:58:30 GMT

    South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

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    South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

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  • Police: Mother locked her kids in car trunk while shopping

    Police: Mother locked her kids in car trunk while shopping

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:28:04 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:28:04 GMT

    Good Samaritans helped the 2-year-old and 5-year-old escape the trunk.

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    Good Samaritans helped the 2-year-old and 5-year-old escape the trunk.

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  • In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT

    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of...

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    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids.

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  • UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-05-28 08:56:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:23:57 GMT

    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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  • World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT

    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day Veterans

    SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day Veterans

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:05:10 GMT

    Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

    Send pictures of your veteran to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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    Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

    Send pictures of your veteran to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:33:42 GMT

    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Hayden Gunter

    Sports Person of the Week - Hayden Gunter

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:14:30 GMT
    From the gridiron, to the hardwood, to the diamond, South Beauregard's Hayden Gunter has done it all. Just a week before his high school graduation, Gunter and the Golden Knights capped off their first baseball state championship in school history. "Everyone doubted us, like who thinks a team from South Beau could win a state championship," asked Gunter." From the chaos of a live rooster in the dugout, to winning the first 3A state title in Sulphur, th...More >>
    From the gridiron, to the hardwood, to the diamond, South Beauregard's Hayden Gunter has done it all. Just a week before his high school graduation, Gunter and the Golden Knights capped off their first baseball state championship in school history. "Everyone doubted us, like who thinks a team from South Beau could win a state championship," asked Gunter." From the chaos of a live rooster in the dugout, to winning the first 3A state title in Sulphur, th...More >>
  • Your child can do the Weather With Ben Terry on 7News Sunrise!

    Weather with Ben

    Weather with Ben

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:16:19 GMT

    Ben Terry is looking for an assistant! If you’d like to be a Junior Weather Reporter and do the weather with Ben on 7News Sunrise … here’s what you need to do. 

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    Ben Terry is looking for an assistant! If you’d like to be a Junior Weather Reporter and do the weather with Ben on 7News Sunrise … here’s what you need to do. 

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    Click on these feel-good stories that will uplift, warm your heart, are cute, sweet or just something that makes you smile. 

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    Click on these feel-good stories that will uplift, warm your heart, are cute, sweet or just something that makes you smile. 

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