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  • Teal Pumpkin Project hits Southwest Louisiana

    Teal Pumpkin Project hits Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:13 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:13:43 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    People are decorating their lawns with teal pumpkins in an effort to raise awareness for children with food allergies.  This was all started by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014 in an effort to raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By handing out non-food items, things like stickers, glow sticks, pencils and other small toys. Lake Charles resident, Barbara Bazzell, is part...More >>
    People are decorating their lawns with teal pumpkins in an effort to raise awareness for children with food allergies.  This was all started by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014 in an effort to raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By handing out non-food items, things like stickers, glow sticks, pencils and other small toys. Lake Charles resident, Barbara Bazzell, is part...More >>
  • Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:42:51 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 08:04:59 GMT

    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

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    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

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  • Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:23:28 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:54:46 GMT
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.More >>
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.More >>
  • Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:16:06 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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  • Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings closed Monday due to power outage

    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings closed Monday due to power outage

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:46:17 GMT
    Power OutagePower Outage

    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings will be closed Monday, Oct. 23 due to a power outage, school officials have announced. Many areas of Southwest Louisiana are still without power after strong thunderstorms moved through on Sunday morning, causing numerous outages throughout the region. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings will be closed Monday, Oct. 23 due to a power outage, school officials have announced. Many areas of Southwest Louisiana are still without power after strong thunderstorms moved through on Sunday morning, causing numerous outages throughout the region. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • Thousands without power throughout Southwest Louisiana

    UPDATE: Many still without power throughout Southwest Louisiana

    UPDATE: Many still without power throughout Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:41:11 GMT
    Power OutagePower Outage

    Entergy and Beauregard Electric report thousands without power this morning after a line of very strong thunderstorms with wind gusts in excess of 50 mph blew through Southwest Louisiana.

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    Entergy and Beauregard Electric report thousands without power this morning after a line of very strong thunderstorms with wind gusts in excess of 50 mph blew through Southwest Louisiana.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coolest air of the season set to arrive this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coolest air of the season set to arrive this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coolest air of the season set to arrive this week

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:09 AM EDT2017-10-23 10:09:02 GMT
    The storm system that brought strong winds to the area on Sunday morning has departed the region and left cool and dry air in its wake, with temperatures this morning back down to seasonal averages and much lower humidity which will make for a wonderful feel today with lots of sunshine. Temperatures this morning will start off in the 50s with sunshine warming temperatures up through the 60s and eventually 70s this afternoon, but the lower humidity will make all the difference after o...More >>
    The storm system that brought strong winds to the area on Sunday morning has departed the region and left cool and dry air in its wake, with temperatures this morning back down to seasonal averages and much lower humidity which will make for a wonderful feel today with lots of sunshine. Temperatures this morning will start off in the 50s with sunshine warming temperatures up through the 60s and eventually 70s this afternoon, but the lower humidity will make all the difference after o...More >>
  • More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-10-22 14:13:30 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:56:08 GMT
    How states are handling Trump's voter information request.More >>
    How states are handling Trump's voter information request.More >>
  • Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Saturday, October 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-10-21 20:43:05 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:44:07 GMT

    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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  • UPDATE: Cameron Ferry back in service

    UPDATE: Cameron Ferry back in service

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-10-22 17:18:12 GMT
    Cameron Ferry (Source: KPLC)Cameron Ferry (Source: KPLC)

    The Cameron Ferry is back in service and Hwy 82 at Holly Beach is opened to normal travel, according to Cameron Parish OEP.

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    The Cameron Ferry is back in service and Hwy 82 at Holly Beach is opened to normal travel, according to Cameron Parish OEP.

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  • McNeese piles up four pick-sixes in 55-7 homecoming win over UIW

    McNeese piles up four pick-sixes in 55-7 homecoming win over UIW

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:49:52 GMT

    Calum Foster and Colby Burton returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter and McNeese tied an NCAA record with four interceptions returned for scores while dominating Incarnate Word 55-7 on Saturday...

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    Calum Foster and Colby Burton returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter and McNeese tied an NCAA record with four interceptions returned for scores while dominating Incarnate Word 55-7 on Saturday night.

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  • SLIDESHOW: SWLA Halloween pictures

    SLIDESHOW: SWLA Halloween pictures

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-21 23:51:50 GMT

    Halloween's almost here, and that means lots of costumes, parties and trick 'r treating - and lots and lots of photos of all that stuff. And so we'd like your help putting together a slideshow of Halloween pictures from around Southwest Louisiana. Please send your photos that are spooky, funny, cute or all of the above to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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    Halloween's almost here, and that means lots of costumes, parties and trick 'r treating - and lots and lots of photos of all that stuff. And so we'd like your help putting together a slideshow of Halloween pictures from around Southwest Louisiana. Please send your photos that are spooky, funny, cute or all of the above to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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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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  • 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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  • Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

    Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:34 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:34:03 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:27:26 GMT

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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  • States to ask judge to keep health subsidies that Trump cut

    States to ask judge to keep health subsidies that Trump cut

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:23:58 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:27:25 GMT

    State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

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    State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

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  • Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 13:04:12 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:26:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared...More >>
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America.More >>
  • Trump tweets that 401(k) tax incentives 'safe' in tax plan

    Trump tweets that 401(k) tax incentives 'safe' in tax plan

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:26:24 GMT

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

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    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

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  • Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:33:35 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:55:27 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

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  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:55:17 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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  • What's coming, going from Netflix in November

    What's coming, going from Netflix in November

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-10-23 14:33:26 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-10-23 14:48:55 GMT

    Here's what's coming and going from the online streaming service in November.

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    Here's what's coming and going from the online streaming service in November.

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  • 65 pounds of marijuana arrive with couple's Amazon order

    65 pounds of marijuana arrive with couple's Amazon order

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:35:18 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:35:18 GMT

    Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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    Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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  • Couple faces murder charges in 13-day-old's death

    Couple faces murder charges in 13-day-old's death

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:54 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:54:45 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 5:54 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:54:45 GMT

    An autopsy revealed the newborn died of severe brain injury and showed multiple signs of abuse.

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    An autopsy revealed the newborn died of severe brain injury and showed multiple signs of abuse.

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  • Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

    Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:43:14 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-10-23 06:45:43 GMT

    The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff...

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    The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.

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  • Father sells heroin in maternity ward after baby's birth

    Father sells heroin in maternity ward after baby's birth

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-10-23 06:07:03 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-10-23 06:07:03 GMT

    The new father’s girlfriend and her mother say they didn’t know he had heroin in the room.

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    The new father’s girlfriend and her mother say they didn’t know he had heroin in the room.

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  • Police investigate shooting in central Lubbock, woman arrested

    Police investigate shooting in central Lubbock, woman arrested

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:32:32 GMT
    Hayley Lynn Williams (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Hayley Lynn Williams (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    Lubbock Police are on the scene of a Monday morning shooting that happened in the 3200 block of 68th Street. 

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    Lubbock Police are on the scene of a Monday morning shooting that happened in the 3200 block of 68th Street. 

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  • 2 arrested in burglary on Monroe Street

    2 arrested in burglary on Monroe Street

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:27:07 GMT
    Diana Chambers (Source: Wichita County Jail)Diana Chambers (Source: Wichita County Jail)

    Two people are behind bars after stealing a water heater from a home.

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    Two people are behind bars after stealing a water heater from a home.

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    4 arrested, held on $2M bonds for sexual assault charges

    4 arrested, held on $2M bonds for sexual assault charges

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:25:03 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Authorities released preliminary information Monday regarding the recent arrest of four individuals in apparent connection to a sexual assault last week. The Randall County Sheriff's Office identified Paul Teague, Jessica Valverde, Casey Malin, and Timothy Rivas as the people arrested on Thursday. All four remain jailed on seven charges of sexual assault and one charge of human trafficking each, according to Sgt. Danny Alexander. Officials cited an apparent break-in at a mobile...

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    Authorities released preliminary information Monday regarding the recent arrest of four individuals in apparent connection to a sexual assault last week. The Randall County Sheriff's Office identified Paul Teague, Jessica Valverde, Casey Malin, and Timothy Rivas as the people arrested on Thursday. All four remain jailed on seven charges of sexual assault and one charge of human trafficking each, according to Sgt. Danny Alexander. Officials cited an apparent break-in at a mobile...

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