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  • Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-12-11 18:23:19 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-12 00:46:13 GMT

    APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

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    APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

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  • Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

    Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-12-11 20:24:06 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-12 00:46:10 GMT
    President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon and Mars.More >>
    President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon and Mars.More >>
  • Tom Hanks' naval WWII drama to film in Baton Rouge in 2018

    Tom Hanks' naval WWII drama to film in Baton Rouge in 2018

    Tom Hanks in his most recent film, "Inferno." (Source: Sony Pictures)Tom Hanks in his most recent film, "Inferno." (Source: Sony Pictures)

    Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks will begin filming a World War II movie in Baton Rouge in early 2018, according to a news release from Louisiana Economic Development. 

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    Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks will begin filming a World War II movie in Baton Rouge in early 2018, according to a news release from Louisiana Economic Development. 

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  • McNeese marching band preparing to perform in London

    McNeese marching band preparing to perform in London

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-12-11 22:58:42 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Members of McNeese State University's marching band, Pride of McNeese, are preparing to make the trip across the pond. That's because the McNeese Marching Band was invited to perform in London's 2018 New Year's Day Parade in 2016. A group of about 127 band members and Cowgirl kickers will be departing from a Houston airport on Dec. 28 for the parade and festival.   Excitement is in the air, according to Dr. Jay Jacobs, director of bands at McNeese. “This is ...

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    Members of McNeese State University's marching band, Pride of McNeese, are preparing to make the trip across the pond. That's because the McNeese Marching Band was invited to perform in London's 2018 New Year's Day Parade in 2016. A group of about 127 band members and Cowgirl kickers will be departing from a Houston airport on Dec. 28 for the parade and festival.   Excitement is in the air, according to Dr. Jay Jacobs, director of bands at McNeese. “This is ...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temperatures staying in check this week with little to no chance of rain

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temperatures staying in check this week with little to no chance of rain

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:41 PM EST2017-12-11 21:41:59 GMT
    More great weather this weekMore great weather this week

    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will not be as cold tonight. Temperatures will still get down to the 40s for Southwest Louisiana, so we should not see any freezing temperatures. If you head out tonight, you will still need to grab a light jacket. As we go through this week, the weather will be nothing less than perfect! We will have lots of sunshine and little to no chance for rain. We are on a gradual warming trend.

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    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will not be as cold tonight. Temperatures will still get down to the 40s for Southwest Louisiana, so we should not see any freezing temperatures. If you head out tonight, you will still need to grab a light jacket. As we go through this week, the weather will be nothing less than perfect! We will have lots of sunshine and little to no chance for rain. We are on a gradual warming trend.

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  • Suspect among 4 injured in New York 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Suspect among 4 injured in New York 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:52 AM EST2017-12-11 12:52:50 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-12-11 21:12:06 GMT

    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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  • 10 things you should know before adopting a pet

    10 things you should know before adopting a pet

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-12-11 19:42:27 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    What do you need to know before you take on the responsibility of owning a pet? Non-profit website adoptapet.com has put together a list of 10 things to consider before you adopt. 1. When you adopt, you need to make a real commitment to care for your pet for its entire life, no matter what that entails, just as you would with a child. 2. Be prepared for a pet to affect other parts of your life for as long as you have the pet (can be up to 15 years for a dog and 20 years fo...

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    What do you need to know before you take on the responsibility of owning a pet? Non-profit website adoptapet.com has put together a list of 10 things to consider before you adopt. 1. When you adopt, you need to make a real commitment to care for your pet for its entire life, no matter what that entails, just as you would with a child. 2. Be prepared for a pet to affect other parts of your life for as long as you have the pet (can be up to 15 years for a dog and 20 years fo...

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  • La. scam victims who sent payments via Western Union may be able to get their money back

    La. scam victims who sent payments via Western Union may be able to get their money back

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    Scam victims in Louisiana who sent money to scammers through Western Union may qualify to get their money back, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced in a news release Thursday. 

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    Scam victims in Louisiana who sent money to scammers through Western Union may qualify to get their money back, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced in a news release Thursday. 

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  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police dog attacks innocent woman

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police dog attacks innocent woman

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-12-11 12:19:56 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:24 AM EST2017-12-11 12:24:41 GMT

    The woman was taking out her garbage at the same time as police were trying to catch two burglary suspects.

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    The woman was taking out her garbage at the same time as police were trying to catch two burglary suspects.

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  • Lake Area motorcycle club to host donation drive for women's shelter

    Lake Area motorcycle club to host donation drive for women's shelter

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:12 AM EST2017-12-11 10:12:25 GMT
    'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015 (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015 (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    One Lake Area motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas for the seventh year in a row. ‘Well Connected Riderz’ will be collecting donations Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon until midnight at the Kmart parking lot located at 4070 Ryan St in Lake Charles for its 7th annual ‘Camp for a Cause.’ All donations collected will go to Oasis a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence to benefit the women and children currently staying at the ...More >>
    One Lake Area motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas for the seventh year in a row. ‘Well Connected Riderz’ will be collecting donations Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon until midnight at the Kmart parking lot located at 4070 Ryan St in Lake Charles for its 7th annual ‘Camp for a Cause.’ All donations collected will go to Oasis a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence to benefit the women and children currently staying at the ...More >>
  • TRAFFIC: Periodic closures of I-10, east of La. 383 starting Monday

    TRAFFIC: Periodic closures of I-10, east of La. 383 starting Monday

    Thursday, December 7 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-12-07 17:42:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    I-10 will be closed intermittently east of La. 383 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12 for private utility construction, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The closures will affect both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate.

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    I-10 will be closed intermittently east of La. 383 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12 for private utility construction, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The closures will affect both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate.

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  • #MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

    #MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-12-11 15:43:27 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-12 00:46:19 GMT

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged...

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    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

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  • Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

    Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:52 AM EST2017-12-11 07:52:56 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-12-12 00:26:17 GMT
    AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs.More >>
    AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs.More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-12-11 23:06:44 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

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    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

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  • Barbe alum Trey Quinn earns First-Team All-America Honors from PFF

    Barbe alum Trey Quinn earns First-Team All-America Honors from PFF

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-12-11 20:04:04 GMT
    (Source: SMU Athletics)(Source: SMU Athletics)

    SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn earned first-team All-America accolades from Pro Football Focus the organization announced this week. 

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    SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn earned first-team All-America accolades from Pro Football Focus the organization announced this week. 

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  • Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:42 AM EST2017-12-10 08:42:24 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 8:07 AM EST2017-12-11 13:07:36 GMT

    Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception.

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    Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-11 02:43:14 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

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    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Snow falls in Southwest Louisiana

    SLIDESHOW: Snow falls in Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:22 AM EST2017-12-08 15:22:52 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Southwest Louisiana awoke to a rare snowfall Friday morning. Viewers have been sending us pictures from throughout the area.

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    Southwest Louisiana awoke to a rare snowfall Friday morning. Viewers have been sending us pictures from throughout the area.

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  • Christmas lights around SWLA

    Christmas lights around SWLA

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:38 PM EST2017-12-11 17:38:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of Christmas light displays around Southwest Louisiana

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    The following is a list of Christmas light displays around Southwest Louisiana

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:30 PM EST2017-12-11 17:30:45 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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  • The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

    The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:02 AM EST2017-12-10 13:02:38 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 3:54 AM EST2017-12-11 08:54:43 GMT
    Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem's central bus station.More >>
    Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem's central bus station.More >>
  • Texas man struck and killed on La. 12 overnight

    Texas man struck and killed on La. 12 overnight

    Sunday, December 10 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-12-10 19:32:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Texas man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning while walking on La. 12 in Starks. At 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on La. 12 near Old River Road, about 4.5 miles east of the Texas state line, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.

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    A Texas man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning while walking on La. 12 in Starks. At 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on La. 12 near Old River Road, about 4.5 miles east of the Texas state line, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.

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  • Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

    Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:13 AM EST2017-12-11 08:13:18 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:47 PM EST2017-12-12 00:47:35 GMT

    Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week.

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    Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week.

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  • Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

    Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:23 AM EST2017-12-11 09:23:41 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-11 20:55:08 GMT

    Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.

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    Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.

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  • Man arrested after accusing family of being 'ISIS,' attacking them with bat

    Man arrested after accusing family of being 'ISIS,' attacking them with bat

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:04 AM EST2017-12-11 11:04:30 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 6:04 AM EST2017-12-11 11:04:30 GMT

    Police say they are investigating the incident as something that was “racially motivated.”

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    Police say they are investigating the incident as something that was “racially motivated.”

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  • Family digs woman's grave after burial plot left unfinished

    Family digs woman's grave after burial plot left unfinished

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:07 AM EST2017-12-11 07:07:59 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 2:07 AM EST2017-12-11 07:07:59 GMT

    The woman’s husband says when the family arrived, her grave was only one foot deep.

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    The woman’s husband says when the family arrived, her grave was only one foot deep.

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