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  • Is a new bridge coming over the Contraband Bayou?

    Is a new bridge coming over the Contraband Bayou?

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:44:47 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's not four years since residents first heard of the plan to link Nelson Road with Sallier Street and divert traffic from Lake Street.  The Louisiana Department of Transportation came back to Lake Charles Tuesday night to go over that same project.  “I came to the last meeting, and I was kind of worried that it was over with,” said resident Alain Newman.  But the Nelson Road Extension & Bridge Project is still scheduled to happen despite a four ...

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    It's not four years since residents first heard of the plan to link Nelson Road with Sallier Street and divert traffic from Lake Street.  The Louisiana Department of Transportation came back to Lake Charles Tuesday night to go over that same project.  “I came to the last meeting, and I was kind of worried that it was over with,” said resident Alain Newman.  But the Nelson Road Extension & Bridge Project is still scheduled to happen despite a four ...

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  • La. governor meets with new FEMA administrator a year after historic flood

    La. governor meets with new FEMA administrator a year after historic flood

    Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB)Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB)

    A year after floodwaters ravaged much of the Baton Rouge area, the governor met with the new FEMA administrator Tuesday for well over an hour.

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    A year after floodwaters ravaged much of the Baton Rouge area, the governor met with the new FEMA administrator Tuesday for well over an hour.

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  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-21 18:51:46 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:48:05 GMT

    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine...

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    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

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  • Deputies discuss safe boating when towing tubes, skiers or others

    Deputies discuss safe boating when towing tubes, skiers or others

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:48:42 GMT

    The investigation continues into the death of a child, who died while tubing. When the driver of the boat turned, the tube hit the bank flinging three boys off. Boating safety efforts can prevent many accidents.  There are things to keep in mind if towing a tube, a skier, or other recreational equipment Though fun on the water is a huge part of Southwest Louisiana culture, it can turn tragic, if boaters towing someone don't know about something called the “slingshot e...

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    The investigation continues into the death of a child, who died while tubing. When the driver of the boat turned, the tube hit the bank flinging three boys off. Boating safety efforts can prevent many accidents.  There are things to keep in mind if towing a tube, a skier, or other recreational equipment Though fun on the water is a huge part of Southwest Louisiana culture, it can turn tragic, if boaters towing someone don't know about something called the “slingshot e...

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  • Lake Charles man reunited with stolen vehicle just hours after being taken

    Lake Charles man reunited with stolen vehicle just hours after being taken

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:06:59 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Monday morning didn't get off to a good start for Zack Saucier. "First thing, I noticed that my truck wasn't in the spot that it's normally located," he said. "Then all of the sudden I looked over to my wife's vehicle and her two sisters and realized that they had been broken into." Saucier's Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen overnight and the others were rummaged through, only a purse was taken from his wife's vehicle.  "I had all of sudden a huge sin...

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    Monday morning didn't get off to a good start for Zack Saucier. "First thing, I noticed that my truck wasn't in the spot that it's normally located," he said. "Then all of the sudden I looked over to my wife's vehicle and her two sisters and realized that they had been broken into." Saucier's Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen overnight and the others were rummaged through, only a purse was taken from his wife's vehicle.  "I had all of sudden a huge sin...

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  • TAKE THE QUIZ: How safe are you on the water?

    TAKE THE QUIZ: How safe are you on the water?

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-08-22 23:46:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    How safe are you on the water? Take the quiz HERE to find out. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    How safe are you on the water? Take the quiz HERE to find out. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Slidell family heartbroken after two-year-old drowns over the weekend

    Slidell family heartbroken after two-year-old drowns over the weekend

    Source: Pier familySource: Pier family

    Gregory Pier, the victim's father told FOX 8 that it all happened very fast.

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    Gregory Pier, the victim's father told FOX 8 that it all happened very fast.

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    Police: Leesville man killed in crash involving Sheriff's Office vehicle

    Police: Leesville man killed in crash involving Sheriff's Office vehicle

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:16:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    A two-vehicle crash, involving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria which was registered to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, killed a man from Leesville after he was ejected from a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Scott Moreau with Louisiana State Police.  The Sheriff's unit, driven by Cameron Smith, 23, of Pitkin, was traveling Westbound on La. Hwy 10 as Timothy Phillips, 54, exited a private driveway in the pickup truck and tried to head west, said Moreau. This caused ...

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    A two-vehicle crash, involving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria which was registered to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, killed a man from Leesville after he was ejected from a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Scott Moreau with Louisiana State Police.  The Sheriff's unit, driven by Cameron Smith, 23, of Pitkin, was traveling Westbound on La. Hwy 10 as Timothy Phillips, 54, exited a private driveway in the pickup truck and tried to head west, said Moreau. This caused ...

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  • Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

    Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:31 AM EDT2017-08-21 07:31:25 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:09:07 GMT

    Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

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    Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More scattered storms expected Wednesday; Keeping our eyes in the tropics for redevelopment of Harvey

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More scattered storms expected Wednesday; Keeping our eyes in the tropics for redevelopment of Harvey

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:33:29 GMT
    Scattered storms Wednesday as we watch the tropicsScattered storms Wednesday as we watch the tropics

    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear late tonight. No showers are expected to develop overnight. Temperatures will fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Wednesday will have rain in the area with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Rain chances stay at 40%. Throughout the morning hours, sky conditions will go from partly to mostly cloudy later in the day.

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    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear late tonight. No showers are expected to develop overnight. Temperatures will fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Wednesday will have rain in the area with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Rain chances stay at 40%. Throughout the morning hours, sky conditions will go from partly to mostly cloudy later in the day.

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  • LDWF: Two Sulphur men illegally trapped more than 60 alligator snapping turtles

    LDWF: Two Sulphur men illegally trapped more than 60 alligator snapping turtles

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:20:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Two Sulphur men have been arrested for illegally capturing more than 60 large alligator snapping turtles in Texas and bringing them back into Louisiana.  Rickey Simon and Travis Leger, both of Sulphur, and Jason Leckelt of Oklahoma, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking alligator snapping turtles into Louisiana. Simon and Leger would allegedly catch the large turtles during fishing...

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    Two Sulphur men have been arrested for illegally capturing more than 60 large alligator snapping turtles in Texas and bringing them back into Louisiana.  Rickey Simon and Travis Leger, both of Sulphur, and Jason Leckelt of Oklahoma, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking alligator snapping turtles into Louisiana. Simon and Leger would allegedly catch the large turtles during fishing...

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  • Toledo man accused of urinating on Halloween candy at department store

    Toledo man accused of urinating on Halloween candy at department store

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:03:22 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Police arrested a man Monday they say urinated on Halloween candy at a Toledo department store.

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    Police arrested a man Monday they say urinated on Halloween candy at a Toledo department store.

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  • Governor stays man's execution due to DNA evidence

    Governor stays man's execution due to DNA evidence

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 16:33:03 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:55:35 GMT

    Marcellus Williams Sr. was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens halted it after DNA raised questions about Williams' guilt.

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    Marcellus Williams Sr. was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens halted it after DNA raised questions about Williams' guilt.

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  • Powerball jackpot soars to $700M

    Powerball jackpot soars to $700M

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:34:53 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:52:30 GMT

    What would you do with a few hundred million?

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    What would you do with a few hundred million?

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  • Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:45:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

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    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

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  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:15:18 GMT
    Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

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  • Gulf storm could impact our weather later this week

    Gulf storm could impact our weather later this week

    Gulf storm could impact our weather later this week

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-08-22 16:03:12 GMT
    Gulf SatelliteGulf Satellite

    The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Harvey looks to redevelop over the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next 48 hours, with a 70% chance of tropical formation by Thursday according to the National Hurricane Center. Confidence is low in the eventual track as of today with computer models now trending toward more of a Texas landfall as early as Friday afternoon. If the potential storm continues trending on a more northerly track and remains out over the warm Gulf...

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    The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Harvey looks to redevelop over the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next 48 hours, with a 70% chance of tropical formation by Thursday according to the National Hurricane Center. Confidence is low in the eventual track as of today with computer models now trending toward more of a Texas landfall as early as Friday afternoon. If the potential storm continues trending on a more northerly track and remains out over the warm Gulf...

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    Remains of sailors found on USS McCain

    Remains of sailors found on USS McCain

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:22:06 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-08-22 14:16:55 GMT

    The USS John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday.

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    The USS John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:13:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:01:06 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
  • GA mom takes breathtaking solar eclipse maternity shoot

    GA mom takes breathtaking solar eclipse maternity shoot

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:50:58 GMT
    (Source: Still Pearl Photography)(Source: Still Pearl Photography)

    One Georgia mom-to-be took advantage of Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse with an epic maternity shoot.  

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    One Georgia mom-to-be took advantage of Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse with an epic maternity shoot.  

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 16:33:38 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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  • Police: Westlake man arrested for third time on child porn charges

    Police: Westlake man arrested for third time on child porn charges

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:35:37 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)
    A Westlake man was arrested on child pornography charges for the third time, according to James Anderson spokesman for Louisiana State Police. Joshua J. Cupit, 35, was arrested after Troopers searched his residence is Westlake and found that Cupit had downloaded and shared videos of children being sexually abused, said Anderson.  Cupit is a registered sex offender in two other states for previous convictions related to child pornography. Troopers investigated further...More >>
    A Westlake man was arrested on child pornography charges for the third time, according to James Anderson spokesman for Louisiana State Police. Joshua J. Cupit, 35, was arrested after Troopers searched his residence is Westlake and found that Cupit had downloaded and shared videos of children being sexually abused, said Anderson.  Cupit is a registered sex offender in two other states for previous convictions related to child pornography. Troopers investigated further...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Texas man arrested in boating accident on Sabine that left 8-year-old dead

    Texas man arrested in boating accident on Sabine that left 8-year-old dead

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:37:39 GMT
    Eddie Dunwoody Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Eddie Dunwoody Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Texas man has been arrested in a boating accident on The Sabine River that left an 8-year-old boy dead. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Eddie Dunwoody Jr., 35, has been booked on several charges including operating a vessel while intoxicated and reckless operation. Witnesses say Dunwoody was operating a bass boat with four people on board and three more children being towed on a tube behind the boat. They say he made a turn and the tube struck a bank. Damian Hain...

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    A Texas man has been arrested in a boating accident on The Sabine River that left an 8-year-old boy dead. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Eddie Dunwoody Jr., 35, has been booked on several charges including operating a vessel while intoxicated and reckless operation. Witnesses say Dunwoody was operating a bass boat with four people on board and three more children being towed on a tube behind the boat. They say he made a turn and the tube struck a bank. Damian Hain...

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  • Man tried to blow up Confederate statue, Houston officials say

    Man tried to blow up Confederate statue, Houston officials say

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:39:04 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:39:04 GMT

    Court documents say a park ranger saw a man kneeling in the bushes in front of the Gen. Dowling Monument at Hermann Park holding two small boxes that contained duct tape, wires, and a timer. 

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    Court documents say a park ranger saw a man kneeling in the bushes in front of the Gen. Dowling Monument at Hermann Park holding two small boxes that contained duct tape, wires, and a timer. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: Eclipse 2017

    SLIDESHOW: Eclipse 2017

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:22:05 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Did you get any pictures of the solar eclipse Monday? We want to see your photos! Send your pictures to newmedia@kplctv.com Mobile users click HERE to see the slideshow. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Did you get any pictures of the solar eclipse Monday? We want to see your photos! Send your pictures to newmedia@kplctv.com Mobile users click HERE to see the slideshow. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:06:24 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:18:45 GMT

    President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

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    President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

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  • 'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

    'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:31:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:40:10 GMT
    Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday.More >>
    Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday.More >>
  • Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

    Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:49:09 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:47:55 GMT
    A Republican Senate aide says the Senate health committee is scheduling two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized.More >>
    A Republican Senate aide says the Senate health committee is scheduling two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized.More >>
  • Infant found under overpass; kidnapping suspect arrested

    Infant found under overpass; kidnapping suspect arrested

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:19:24 GMT
    A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris)A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris)

    If that blanket-wrapped baby had rolled off that ledge ...

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    The man accused of abducting a 2-month-old then abandoning the boy on a ledge of an overpass along I-20 says God told him to do it.

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  • Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-08-21 14:11:25 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:50:36 GMT

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

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    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

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  • DeQuincy Elementary students watch eclipse with special telescope

    DeQuincy Elementary students watch eclipse with special telescope

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-08-22 09:46:07 GMT

    While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at DeQuincy Elementary had a different option.  Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard.  Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...

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    While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at DeQuincy Elementary had a different option.  Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard.  Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...

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  • Woman attacked by rabid coyote grateful for survival instinct

    Woman attacked by rabid coyote grateful for survival instinct

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:49:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:49:33 GMT

    The woman says the coyote attacked her 10 or 15 times, leaving her with many deep injuries.

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    The woman says the coyote attacked her 10 or 15 times, leaving her with many deep injuries.

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  • Man on smartphone drives bike into newly-formed sinkhole

    Man on smartphone drives bike into newly-formed sinkhole

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:45:20 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-08-22 05:41:31 GMT

    Authorities blocked off a street and are investigating the cause of a sinkhole collapse that led to a man driving into the hole.  

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    Authorities blocked off a street and are investigating the cause of a sinkhole collapse that led to a man driving into the hole.  

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:19:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:27:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
  • Old Spanish Trail reopening

    Old Spanish Trail reopening

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:04:04 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)
    A portion of Old Spanish Trail will reopen tonight at 7:30 after closing for a water line repair, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The section of Old Spanish Trail between Water Tower and Prater Roads will reopen.  The road was closed due to emergency maintenance on a water line.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
    A portion of Old Spanish Trail will reopen tonight at 7:30 after closing for a water line repair, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The section of Old Spanish Trail between Water Tower and Prater Roads will reopen.  The road was closed due to emergency maintenance on a water line.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Traffic light along US 171 and You Winn Road opens

    Traffic light along US 171 and You Winn Road opens

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:04:03 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)
    The traffic light on You Winn Road is now on, according to James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police.  The light will be at the intersection of US 171 and You Winn Road in Moss Bluff. The light has been has been under construction since 2016. The light was installed for safety concerns and an increase in traffic accidents, for more information click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The traffic light on You Winn Road is now on, according to James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police.  The light will be at the intersection of US 171 and You Winn Road in Moss Bluff. The light has been has been under construction since 2016. The light was installed for safety concerns and an increase in traffic accidents, for more information click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Police units donated to Westlake Police Department

    Police units donated to Westlake Police Department

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:25:04 GMT
    (Source: Westlake Police Department)(Source: Westlake Police Department)

    The Westlake Police Department received several donations today. Two new police cars were donated by Phillips 66 and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.  The donation of traffic cones, strike pads, gloves, and portable breath testing kits, as well as recent felony and high-risk traffic stop training, was made possible by Mike Willis and the employees of United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. A police unit and trailer were also donated by Kent Trucking. Copyright 2017 KPLC....

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    The Westlake Police Department received several donations today. Two new police cars were donated by Phillips 66 and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.  The donation of traffic cones, strike pads, gloves, and portable breath testing kits, as well as recent felony and high-risk traffic stop training, was made possible by Mike Willis and the employees of United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. A police unit and trailer were also donated by Kent Trucking. Copyright 2017 KPLC....

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  • Scheduled power outage in Jeff Davis Parish on Aug. 24

    Scheduled power outage in Jeff Davis Parish on Aug. 24

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:28:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance. 

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    The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance. 

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