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  • UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:59:00 GMT
    Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

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    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

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  • LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:48:50 GMT

    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

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    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

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  • Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:04:57 GMT
    (Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome.  Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

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    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome. Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

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  • Lake Area Animal Hospital finds new homes for dogs

    Lake Area Animal Hospital finds new homes for dogs

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:53:19 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street

    LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:51:45 GMT
    2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC)2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC)

    Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning. LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

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    Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning. LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

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  • DeQuincy house fire contained Saturday afternoon

    DeQuincy house fire contained Saturday afternoon

    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:55:49 GMT
    1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC)1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC)

    Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in DeQuincy early Saturday afternoon.

    DeQuincy Fire Chief Johnny Copeland said the fire department received a call about smoke coming from the house on 1237 Dougharty Road sometime around noon.

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    Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in DeQuincy early Saturday afternoon.

    DeQuincy Fire Chief Johnny Copeland said the fire department received a call about smoke coming from the house on 1237 Dougharty Road sometime around noon.

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  • Local reaction to US-China rice export agreement

    Local reaction to US-China rice export agreement

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:42:34 GMT
    Rice (Source: KPLC)Rice (Source: KPLC)

    After years of political gridlock, the United States and China reached a trade agreement for exporting rice. Once the deal is finalized, it could provide a boost to farmers across the U.S., including those here in Louisiana.

    From rice farming alone, Louisiana earns $712 million in revenue in exports, and across the U.S., $5.6 Billion, not including the value added from mills.

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    After years of political gridlock, the United States and China reached a trade agreement for exporting rice. Once the deal is finalized, it could provide a boost to farmers across the U.S., including those here in Louisiana.

    From rice farming alone, Louisiana earns $712 million in revenue in exports, and across the U.S., $5.6 Billion, not including the value added from mills.

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  • Developers address drainage issues with Belle Savanne homeowners

    Developers address drainage issues with Belle Savanne homeowners

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-07-22 17:42:38 GMT

    At a meeting Thursday night at the Sulphur Regional Library, homeowners in the Belle Savanne subdivision were able to address their concerns and hear from the developers themselves. Recently one of the residents reached out to KPLC about the constant flooding and drainage issues in the neighborhood. 

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    At a meeting Thursday night at the Sulphur Regional Library, homeowners in the Belle Savanne subdivision were able to address their concerns and hear from the developers themselves. Recently one of the residents reached out to KPLC about the constant flooding and drainage issues in the neighborhood. 

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  • National drive providing suits to those in need

    National drive providing suits to those in need

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:03:17 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

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    For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

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  • Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:53:36 GMT
    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)

    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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  • Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:26:44 GMT

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

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    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:09:38 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

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  • McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:56:31 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

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    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

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  • Welsh police chief will get another shot at raise

    Welsh police chief will get another shot at raise

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:42:08 GMT

    A few weeks ago, the Welsh town council voted on the $15,000 dollar raise for Police Chief Marcus Crochet, but deadlocked, meaning no pay increase. The council will hold a public meeting August 1 to again discuss raising the police chief's salary from $40,000 a year to $55,000 a year. 

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    A few weeks ago, the Welsh town council voted on the $15,000 dollar raise for Police Chief Marcus Crochet, but deadlocked, meaning no pay increase. The council will hold a public meeting August 1 to again discuss raising the police chief's salary from $40,000 a year to $55,000 a year. 

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  • Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:30:58 GMT
    DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)

    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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  • Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:05:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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  • 'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 71

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 71

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:56:33 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

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    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

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  • Application period starts Wednesday for farm flood grants

    Application period starts Wednesday for farm flood grants

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-07-22 13:39:06 GMT
    Farmers who lost at least $10,000 to last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday.More >>
    Farmers who lost at least $10,000 to last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday.More >>
  • Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:51:00 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:08:56 GMT
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
  • Tournament of the Stars awards $25k in scholarships to local high school seniors

    Tournament of the Stars awards $25k in scholarships to local high school seniors

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:52:48 GMT
    The 17th annual Tournament of the Stars scholarship banquet was held July 21. The non-profit organization awarded over $25,000 to 21 area high school seniors from the 2017 class. The Tournament of Stars Scholarship was founded by Harold McReynolds in memory of his father, Israel McReynolds Sr. Israel McReynolds Sr. had a passion for helping young people. By the age of nine, he had lost both of his parents. He was the youngest of four children and was taken in and raised by a fa...More >>
    The 17th annual Tournament of the Stars scholarship banquet was held July 21. The non-profit organization awarded over $25,000 to 21 area high school seniors from the 2017 class. The Tournament of Stars Scholarship was founded by Harold McReynolds in memory of his father, Israel McReynolds Sr. Israel McReynolds Sr. had a passion for helping young people. By the age of nine, he had lost both of his parents. He was the youngest of four children and was taken in and raised by a fa...More >>
  • McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:26:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
  • Special delivery for Gage Meche

    Special delivery for Gage Meche

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:55:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Gage Meche is doing really well in his recovery, according to his family. This week KPLC met up with the 7 year old to deliver some special gifts our viewers have sent in. From handwritten "get well" cards, to coloring books, to a Captain America fidget spinner - Gage loved all the gifts.  It's now been two months since he was accidentally shot at Moss Bluff Elementary, but from the smile on his face you'd probably never know.  A benefit is planned for Gage...

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    Gage Meche is doing really well in his recovery, according to his family. This week KPLC met up with the 7 year old to deliver some special gifts our viewers have sent in. From handwritten "get well" cards, to coloring books, to a Captain America fidget spinner - Gage loved all the gifts.  It's now been two months since he was accidentally shot at Moss Bluff Elementary, but from the smile on his face you'd probably never know.  A benefit is planned for Gage...

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  • Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

    Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:02:42 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:15:36 GMT

    (RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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    (RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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  • BREAKING

    Rape charges handed down against men accused of assaulting woman in shower

    Rape charges handed down against men accused of assaulting woman in shower

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:14:36 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.  According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...

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    The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.  According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...

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  • LCPD hosting recruit day to fill 17 openings

    LCPD hosting recruit day to fill 17 openings

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:58:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is hosting a recruitment event to help fill the 17 open positions in the force. 

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is hosting a recruitment event to help fill the 17 open positions in the force. 

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  • Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

    Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 07:33:05 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:42:01 GMT
    A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 20 years in prison at her sentencing hearing.More >>
    A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 20 years in prison at her sentencing hearing.More >>
  • 8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

    8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:50 AM EDT2017-07-23 09:50:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:41:45 GMT

    Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

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    Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

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  • Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

    Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:49:17 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:41:44 GMT

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

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    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

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  • Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:30:57 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:41:16 GMT

    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

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    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

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  • Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:20:31 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:12:29 GMT

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

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    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

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  • Police dog bites toddler during search of home

    Police dog bites toddler during search of home

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:46 AM EDT2017-07-23 08:46:53 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:46 AM EDT2017-07-23 08:46:53 GMT

    The toddler had to get six stitches on her back where the dog bit her.

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    The toddler had to get six stitches on her back where the dog bit her.

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  • Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

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    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

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  • Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

    Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:20:28 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:53:07 GMT

    As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

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    As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

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  • Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

    Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:09:09 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:41:12 GMT
    Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms.More >>
    Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms.More >>
  • Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

    Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:20:43 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:41:07 GMT

    Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators.

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    Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators.

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  • 149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival

    149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 10:22:19 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 10:22:19 GMT

    Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

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    Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

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  • Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

    Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-07-21 07:28:25 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:23 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:23:19 GMT
    President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team.More >>
    President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team.More >>
  • Man drives 112 mph trying to do a Snapchat

    Man drives 112 mph trying to do a Snapchat

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:34:50 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:19 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:19:14 GMT

    Police said they pulled Malon Neal over Tuesday night after clocking him going 112 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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    Police said they pulled Malon Neal over Tuesday night after clocking him going 112 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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  • Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

    Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:29:11 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:53 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:53:01 GMT
    The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions.More >>
    The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions.More >>
  • BREAKING

    Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager

    Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:06:08 GMT

    A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker.

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    A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker.

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  • Half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation, study says

    Half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation, study says

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:31:45 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:45:27 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Automation and offshoring threaten Americans jobs, and low-skill workers are especially vulnerable.

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    Automation and offshoring threaten Americans jobs, and low-skill workers are especially vulnerable.

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  • Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director

    Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director

    Monday, February 13 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-13 23:10:56 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:44:44 GMT

    Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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    Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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  • GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 08:08:06 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:30:15 GMT

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:43 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:43:42 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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  • Dog dies after injuries suffered at Shreveport Dog Park, owner says

    Dog dies after injuries suffered at Shreveport Dog Park, owner says

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:30:06 GMT
    Sandy had to be put down after being attacked by other dogs at the new dog park in Shreveport, according to her owner.Sandy had to be put down after being attacked by other dogs at the new dog park in Shreveport, according to her owner.

    The owner of a dog fatally injured by other dogs at Shreveport's newly-opened dog park says she wants to spread awareness of the dangers of mixing small dogs and big dogs at the park. 

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    The owner of a dog fatally injured by other dogs at Shreveport's newly-opened dog park says she wants to spread awareness of the dangers of mixing small dogs and big dogs at the park. 

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  • Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

    Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:08:10 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-07-21 05:13:00 GMT

    Facebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform.

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    Facebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:41:07 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

    Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:10:26 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:00:14 GMT

    The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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    The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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  • O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

    O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-21 08:08:39 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:51:54 GMT

    Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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    Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:58:41 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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  • Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

    Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:58:40 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-07-21 07:38:58 GMT

    A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

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    A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

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