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  • End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

    End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:57 AM EST2018-01-22 06:57:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-01-22 18:23:06 GMT

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

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    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

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  • Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

    Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

    Monday, January 22 2018 3:47 AM EST2018-01-22 08:47:25 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:22 PM EST2018-01-22 18:22:40 GMT

    Netanyahu thanked Pence for President Donald Trump's "historic" recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and lauded the American-Israeli alliance, which he said has "never been stronger."

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    Netanyahu thanked Pence for President Donald Trump's "historic" recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and lauded the American-Israeli alliance, which he said has "never been stronger."

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  • Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-01-22 18:19:45 GMT
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.More >>
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.More >>
  • Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

    Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

    Sunday, January 21 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-01-21 23:27:41 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-01-22 17:13:01 GMT
    Tom Brady threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining to rally the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl.More >>
    Tom Brady threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining to rally the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl.More >>
  • Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

    Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-22 02:55:24 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-01-22 17:12:50 GMT
    Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl by routing Vikings 38-7.More >>
    Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl by routing Vikings 38-7.More >>
  • Lake St. widening project starts Monday morning

    Lake St. widening project starts Monday morning

    Monday, January 22 2018 9:05 AM EST2018-01-22 14:05:31 GMT

    Beginning on Monday, January 22, southbound traffic on Lake Street, between McNeese Street and Country Club Road in Lake Charles, will be suspended for a street reconstruction project.

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    Beginning on Monday, January 22, southbound traffic on Lake Street, between McNeese Street and Country Club Road in Lake Charles, will be suspended for a street reconstruction project.

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  • One dead, police searching for suspect in early morning Welsh shooting

    One dead, police searching for suspect in early morning Welsh shooting

    Monday, January 22 2018 5:51 AM EST2018-01-22 10:51:59 GMT

    A man is dead after a shooting in Welsh early Monday morning. 

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    A man is dead after a shooting in Welsh early Monday morning. 

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  • Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    Sunday, January 21 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-01-21 21:27:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-01-22 18:03:24 GMT

    Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual...

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    Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

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  • One dead after shooting in Welsh

    One dead after shooting in Welsh

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine making for a beautiful afternoon

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine making for a beautiful afternoon

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine making for a beautiful afternoon

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-01-22 17:06:40 GMT
    Midday updateMidday update
    As quickly as the storms blew in this morning they exited, leaving most all of Southwest Louisiana with sunshine back area-wide by mid-morning and dumping around 1 inch of rain in spots as storms blew through. Other than one storm report of a blown over RV west of DeRidder, no other severe weather or storm reports came in to our studio because of the overnight storms. Temperatures are gradually warming back up through the 60s thanks to the sunshine ahead of a noticeably cooler drop t...More >>
    As quickly as the storms blew in this morning they exited, leaving most all of Southwest Louisiana with sunshine back area-wide by mid-morning and dumping around 1 inch of rain in spots as storms blew through. Other than one storm report of a blown over RV west of DeRidder, no other severe weather or storm reports came in to our studio because of the overnight storms. Temperatures are gradually warming back up through the 60s thanks to the sunshine ahead of a noticeably cooler drop t...More >>
  • Sunrise birthdays: Jan. 22, 2018

    Sunrise birthdays: Jan. 22, 2018

    Monday, January 22 2018 9:27 AM EST2018-01-22 14:27:23 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 22, 2018: Shorty Breaux, 82 Ineyshia Wallace, 10 Hunter McCann, 4 Mark Thibodeaux II, 34 Emma Hebert, 10 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 22, 2018: Shorty Breaux, 82 Ineyshia Wallace, 10 Hunter McCann, 4 Mark Thibodeaux II, 34 Emma Hebert, 10 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Southwest Louisiana arrest: Jan. 21, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana arrest: Jan. 21, 2018

    Monday, January 22 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-01-22 14:06:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Ashley Nicole Zamora, 37, Lake Charles: Drug possession, drug paraphernalia. Brandon Stewart McCain, 31, Lake Charles: Drug possession, theft. Dathan Carl Jackson, 21, Longville: Disturbing the peace. Bond: $3,500. Desmond Lamont Lafleur, 24, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, first-offense possession of stolen firearms, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, flight from officer, wearing masks or hoods in public places, armed robbery. To...More >>
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Ashley Nicole Zamora, 37, Lake Charles: Drug possession, drug paraphernalia. Brandon Stewart McCain, 31, Lake Charles: Drug possession, theft. Dathan Carl Jackson, 21, Longville: Disturbing the peace. Bond: $3,500. Desmond Lamont Lafleur, 24, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, first-offense possession of stolen firearms, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, flight from officer, wearing masks or hoods in public places, armed robbery. To...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms coming to an end after sunrise

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms coming to an end after sunrise

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms coming to an end after sunrise

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:08 AM EST2018-01-22 09:08:37 GMT
    Monday morningMonday morning
    After a stormy night for a lot of Southwest Louisiana, radar will look much quieter after sunrise, as storms continue to push east of the area and leave us with a much quieter rest of the day ahead. Storms in the early predawn hours could pack a punch though with gusty winds, lightning and heavy downpours, although most should stay below severe levels. So far, the strongest storms of the morning moved through Vernon and Beauregard parishes around 3:00 a.m. with a much weaker and narr...More >>
    After a stormy night for a lot of Southwest Louisiana, radar will look much quieter after sunrise, as storms continue to push east of the area and leave us with a much quieter rest of the day ahead. Storms in the early predawn hours could pack a punch though with gusty winds, lightning and heavy downpours, although most should stay below severe levels. So far, the strongest storms of the morning moved through Vernon and Beauregard parishes around 3:00 a.m. with a much weaker and narr...More >>
  • Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

    Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-01-20 17:16:44 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:48 AM EST2018-01-22 08:48:23 GMT
    The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.More >>
    The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.More >>
  • Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-01-21 14:51:21 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-01-22 18:23:47 GMT

    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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  • USAA offers military members loan due to shutdown

    USAA offers military members loan due to shutdown

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-01-22 17:13:56 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-01-22 17:16:57 GMT
    Help is on the way for qualified USAA members who will not receive pay after February 1, if the government remains shutdown. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)Help is on the way for qualified USAA members who will not receive pay after February 1, if the government remains shutdown. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)

    Help is on the way for qualified USAA members who will not receive pay after Feb. 1, if the government remains shutdown. 

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    Help is on the way for qualified USAA members who will not receive pay after Feb. 1, if the government remains shutdown. 

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  • Royal rewiring reveals hidden treasures in Buckingham Palace walls

    Royal rewiring reveals hidden treasures in Buckingham Palace walls

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-01-22 16:23:26 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-01-22 16:23:26 GMT

    Buckingham Palace is undergoing a 10-year renovation of the wiring, plumbing and heating. The project is revealing hidden treasures.

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    Buckingham Palace is undergoing a 10-year renovation of the wiring, plumbing and heating. The project is revealing hidden treasures.

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  • US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

    US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-01-20 16:57:26 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-01-22 12:48:45 GMT
    People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

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    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

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  • Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

    Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-01-20 16:56:39 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:58 AM EST2018-01-22 06:58:46 GMT
    Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.More >>
    Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.More >>
  • 'I sold your soul to the devil': Man cuts girlfriend in 'satanic ritual'

    'I sold your soul to the devil': Man cuts girlfriend in 'satanic ritual'

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-22 06:24:25 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-22 06:24:25 GMT

    The victim sustained cuts from a razor blade to her palm and calf.

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    The victim sustained cuts from a razor blade to her palm and calf.

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  • Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

    Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:46 PM EST2018-01-21 04:46:45 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:21 AM EST2018-01-22 06:21:05 GMT

    An Afghan official says that at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.

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    An Afghan official says that at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.

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  • 'Three Billboards' sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

    'Three Billboards' sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:17 AM EST2018-01-21 15:17:11 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:09 AM EST2018-01-22 08:09:22 GMT
    The Screen Actors Guild will honor the best performances in film and television from last year, but not without also spotlighting efforts to improve treatment of women in the industry.More >>
    The Screen Actors Guild will honor the best performances in film and television from last year, but not without also spotlighting efforts to improve treatment of women in the industry.More >>

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