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  • Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

    Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:23 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:23 GMT

    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

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    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

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  • Campbell Soup recalling chicken soup products

    Campbell Soup recalling chicken soup products

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:55 GMT
    Source: WAFFSource: WAFF

    Campbell Soup Company is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

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    Campbell Soup Company is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

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  • Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:26 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:26 GMT

    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

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    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

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  • First ever orchid show brightens up local church

    First ever orchid show brightens up local church

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:11:59 GMT
    A gym full of Orchids brightened up the Church of the Good Shepard today.  The Calcasieu Orchid Society held it's first ever show, free to the public.  There were displays, as well as orchids and artwork to buy, even a competition for cut arrangements and just general beauty. Judges from all over the country came to judge the competition and organizers say it was a huge success.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
    A gym full of Orchids brightened up the Church of the Good Shepard today.  The Calcasieu Orchid Society held it's first ever show, free to the public.  There were displays, as well as orchids and artwork to buy, even a competition for cut arrangements and just general beauty. Judges from all over the country came to judge the competition and organizers say it was a huge success.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Lake Charles Fashion Week takes over Isle of Capri

    Lake Charles Fashion Week takes over Isle of Capri

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:08:57 GMT
    High fashion designers strutted their way into Lake Charles this weekend. When you think of fashion week--the runways of New York, Paris and LA, usually come to mind...  But there is a new destination on the map according to fashion week Lake Charles founder, Julie Branden. "No one knew we have designers in Lake Charles. We have designers in Lake Charles, we have fashion in Lake Charles, so we're trying to get everybody to come on board," said Branden. "I didn'...More >>
    High fashion designers strutted their way into Lake Charles this weekend. When you think of fashion week--the runways of New York, Paris and LA, usually come to mind...  But there is a new destination on the map according to fashion week Lake Charles founder, Julie Branden. "No one knew we have designers in Lake Charles. We have designers in Lake Charles, we have fashion in Lake Charles, so we're trying to get everybody to come on board," said Branden. "I didn'...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool temperatures tonight with summer heat returning later this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool temperatures tonight with summer heat returning later this week

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:10:06 GMT
    Warm, sunny day on Monday!Warm, sunny day on Monday!

    Tonight, we will see clouds dissipate and we will have mostly clear skies by late tonight. We will have no rain around us all night, but we will have cool temperatures. Lows will be in the lower 50s in many areas. A few people could be in the upper 40s overnight! Enjoy the cooler weather before the heat comes back! For our Monday and Tuesday, we will barely have any clouds around us! We will have beautiful weather! Temperatures will reach back to normal with highs in the lower 80s.

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    Tonight, we will see clouds dissipate and we will have mostly clear skies by late tonight. We will have no rain around us all night, but we will have cool temperatures. Lows will be in the lower 50s in many areas. A few people could be in the upper 40s overnight! Enjoy the cooler weather before the heat comes back! For our Monday and Tuesday, we will barely have any clouds around us! We will have beautiful weather! Temperatures will reach back to normal with highs in the lower 80s.

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  • Hundreds of racers come out for 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race

    Hundreds of racers come out for 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:06:32 GMT
    Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)

    It's an event that is growing every year and something many look forward to--the dragon boat race.  Saturday marks the 5th year for the event that benefits Christus St. Patrick Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.  With 30 teams comes a lot of rowers some for the first time,  "This is my first year," said Donnie Glyenn.  And others with a little bit more experience  "I've been doing it for three years," said Hollie Zimmerman.&n...

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    It's an event that is growing every year and something many look forward to--the dragon boat race.  Saturday marks the 5th year for the event that benefits Christus St. Patrick Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.  With 30 teams comes a lot of rowers some for the first time,  "This is my first year," said Donnie Glyenn.  And others with a little bit more experience  "I've been doing it for three years," said Hollie Zimmerman.&n...

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  • Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

    Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:26 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:26 GMT
    The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance.More >>
    The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance.More >>
  • New details released on Grantham homicide investigation

    New details released on Grantham homicide investigation

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:15:20 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Authorities have released new details of the investigation into the homicide of Justin Grantham.

    The body of the 25-year-old Calcasieu Parish man was found on Friday around noon, after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body.

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    Authorities have released new details of the investigation into the homicide of Justin Grantham.

    The body of the 22-year-old Calcasieu Parish man was found on Friday around noon, after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body.

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  • WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:10:23 GMT
    Jackson, Jr. MeteorologistJackson, Jr. Meteorologist

    KPLC launched a new kids weather segment today, and the first junior meteorologist to join Ben for the new segment on 7News Sunrise was Jackson. Jackson is ten-years-old and is in the 4th grade and lives in Lake Charles.

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    KPLC launched a new kids weather segment today, and the first junior meteorologist to join Ben for the new segment on 7News Sunrise was Jackson. Jackson is ten-years-old and is in the 4th grade and lives in Lake Charles.

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  • On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

    On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:43 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:43 GMT
    Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.More >>
    Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.More >>
  • LSU gives up 18 hits to Kentucky in series-deciding loss

    LSU gives up 18 hits to Kentucky in series-deciding loss

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:14:12 GMT
    Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda (27-15, 10-8) for first place in the SEC East. Kentucky is one game behind Mississippi State (28-14, 13-5) for the overall SEC lead. LSU (27-14, 10-8) is three games behind Mississippi State in the SEC Western Division. The Fi...More >>
    Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda (27-15, 10-8) for first place in the SEC East. Kentucky is one game behind Mississippi State (28-14, 13-5) for the overall SEC lead. LSU (27-14, 10-8) is three games behind Mississippi State in the SEC Western Division. The Fi...More >>
  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:12:09 GMT
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
  • LHSAA 2017 baseball playoff brackets released

    LHSAA 2017 baseball playoff brackets released

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:37:32 GMT
    The LHSAA released the 2017 boys high school baseball playoff brackets April 23. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held May 12-13 at McMurry Park in Sulphur. You can find the seeding of all coverage teams below. CLASS 5A (31) Haughton at (2) Barbe (24) Lafayette at (9) Sulphur - 4/24 @ 6 (30) Chalmette at (3) Sam Houston - 4/24 @ 5 CLASS 4A (31) Leesville at (1) Benton (26) LaGrange at (7) Livonia (23) Beau Chene at (10) DeRidder -...More >>
    The LHSAA released the 2017 boys high school baseball playoff brackets April 23. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held May 12-13 at McMurry Park in Sulphur. You can find the seeding of all coverage teams below. CLASS 5A (31) Haughton at (2) Barbe (24) Lafayette at (9) Sulphur - 4/24 @ 6 (30) Chalmette at (3) Sam Houston - 4/24 @ 5 CLASS 4A (31) Leesville at (1) Benton (26) LaGrange at (7) Livonia (23) Beau Chene at (10) DeRidder -...More >>
  • Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

    Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:56 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:56 GMT

    President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania.

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    President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania.

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  • Mother accused of faking son's death

    Mother accused of faking son's death

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:58:19 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:58:19 GMT

    The mother allegedly convinced the public and her son himself that the 10-year-old was terminally ill in a ploy to get money.

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    The mother allegedly convinced the public and her son himself that the 10-year-old was terminally ill in a ploy to get money.

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  • VIDEO: Girl rescued after falling out of bus

    VIDEO: Girl rescued after falling out of bus

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:48:55 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:48:55 GMT

    The 4-year-old has a broken jaw and will need surgery, but she is expected to be OK, her mother says.

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    The 4-year-old has a broken jaw and will need surgery, but she is expected to be OK, her mother says.

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  • Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

    Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:29 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:29 GMT

    Republican leaders in Congress remain dubious that a health care bill can emerge from the House next week after lawmakers return from their spring break.

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    Republican leaders in Congress remain dubious that a health care bill can emerge from the House next week after lawmakers return from their spring break.

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  • Funnel clouds sighted in SWLA Saturday afternoon

    Funnel clouds sighted in SWLA Saturday afternoon

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:36:31 GMT

    Reports of tropical funnel clouds were sent in by viewers on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 as thunderstorms moved across parts of Southwest Louisiana.  According to the 7Stormteam, these are a common occurrence in Louisiana with thunderstorms, especially in the summer months, and rarely ever touch down. Since the rotation is relatively weak and below the level of radar, they often go undetected. If you have any severe weather to report, let us know by submittin...

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    Reports of tropical funnel clouds were sent in by viewers on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 as thunderstorms moved across parts of Southwest Louisiana.  According to the 7Stormteam, these are a common occurrence in Louisiana with thunderstorms, especially in the summer months, and rarely ever touch down. Since the rotation is relatively weak and below the level of radar, they often go undetected. If you have any severe weather to report, let us know by submittin...

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  • Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:39 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:39 GMT
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the...More >>
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement.More >>
  • Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

    Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:40 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:40 GMT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore.".

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore.".

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  • Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:36 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:13:36 GMT

    President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline.

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    President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline.

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  • The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

    The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-04-23 14:33:38 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-04-23 14:33:38 GMT
    The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate.More >>
    The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate.More >>
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