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  • One arrested after crash on I-10 near Welsh

    One arrested after crash on I-10 near Welsh

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:45:41 GMT
    (Source: Kent P. Langley)(Source: Kent P. Langley)
    (Source: Kent P. Langley)(Source: Kent P. Langley)

    An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...

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    An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...

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  • Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:59:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...

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    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...

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  • Motorcyclist dies in Calcasieu Parish crash

    Motorcyclist dies in Calcasieu Parish crash

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:21:34 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A Moss Bluff man died this evening after a vehicle accident, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Investigations revealed a 2015 Honda Civic driven by Hannah Borill, 22, of Westlake, was traveling north on Luke Powers Road and stopped at the stop sign at La. 3059. The Civic then traveled into the path of a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling east on La. 3059, according to Anderson.  The operator of the motorcycle, Peter McCarthy, 29, "la...

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    A Moss Bluff man died this evening after a vehicle accident, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Investigations revealed a 2015 Honda Civic driven by Hannah Borill, 22, of Westlake, was traveling north on Luke Powers Road and stopped at the stop sign at La. 3059. The Civic then traveled into the path of a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling east on La. 3059, according to Anderson.  The operator of the motorcycle, Peter McCarthy, 29, "la...

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  • How did it come to this? From Secure Communities to child separation, America's recent immigration history

    How did it come to this? From Secure Communities to child separation, America's recent immigration history

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:48:40 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:00:22 GMT
    The Funes family, who was seeking asylum, said they were told by officials they would be separated so they voluntarily returned to Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Funes family, who was seeking asylum, said they were told by officials they would be separated so they voluntarily returned to Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    In the wake of the Trump administration's contentious family separation policy that gripped the country over the last week, here's a look at the country's recent history on immigration.

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    In the wake of the Trump administration's contentious family separation policy that gripped the country over the last week, here's a look at the country's recent history on immigration.

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  • LA Lifeline for K-9s holds Pretty Pitty Spay Day in DeRidder

    LA Lifeline for K-9s holds Pretty Pitty Spay Day in DeRidder

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:51:49 GMT

    Louisiana Lifeline for K-9s held their Pretty Pitty Spa Day in DeRidder Saturday, an event that allows owners of female pit bulls to get them spayed for free. At the event, we met William, a boy who dedicated his fifth birthday to the cause. For William's birthday, he didn't want presents for himself, but to collect food and toys to donate to the organization. His parents say that they found a pregnant dog on the side of the road one day and reached out to Lifeline fo...

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    Louisiana Lifeline for K-9s held their Pretty Pitty Spa Day in DeRidder Saturday, an event that allows owners of female pit bulls to get them spayed for free. At the event, we met William, a boy who dedicated his fifth birthday to the cause. For William's birthday, he didn't want presents for himself, but to collect food and toys to donate to the organization. His parents say that they found a pregnant dog on the side of the road one day and reached out to Lifeline fo...

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  • Neithan Allen carries 2-shot lead heading into final round

    Neithan Allen carries 2-shot lead heading into final round

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:52:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Day two of the Men’s City Golf Championship at Mallard Cove Golf Course wrapped up Saturday afternoon. Neithan Allen stole the show for the second day in a row after finishing 4-under. He leads the way with a total score of 135 heading into the final round. Defending champion Gage Primeaux is only two shots back after shooting a 67 on Saturday. The Barbe alum heads into day three with a total score of 137. Two-time champion, Matt Nicholas posted an impressive score of 2-under...

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    Day two of the Men’s City Golf Championship at Mallard Cove Golf Course wrapped up Saturday afternoon. Neithan Allen stole the show for the second day in a row after finishing 4-under. He leads the way with a total score of 135 heading into the final round. Defending champion Gage Primeaux is only two shots back after shooting a 67 on Saturday. The Barbe alum heads into day three with a total score of 137. Two-time champion, Matt Nicholas posted an impressive score of 2-under...

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  • Captain Nathan Keller retires from LCPD after 30 over years

    Captain Nathan Keller retires from LCPD after 30 over years

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:31:14 GMT
    Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Lake Charles Police Chief Donald D. Dixon has announced the retirement of Operations Commander Captain Nathan Troy Keller. Keller has worked for LCPD since March 28, 1988. He began as a police officer, eventually becoming a patrol officer. He was transferred to the Investigation Division in 1991 and was later promoted to sergeant. He took on the role as patrol shift sergeant in 2002 where he supervised uniformed patrol officers. In 2006, he was assigned to the Community Policin...More >>
    Lake Charles Police Chief Donald D. Dixon has announced the retirement of Operations Commander Captain Nathan Troy Keller. Keller has worked for LCPD since March 28, 1988. He began as a police officer, eventually becoming a patrol officer. He was transferred to the Investigation Division in 1991 and was later promoted to sergeant. He took on the role as patrol shift sergeant in 2002 where he supervised uniformed patrol officers. In 2006, he was assigned to the Community Policin...More >>
  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:25:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

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    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

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  • UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

    UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:43:58 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:24:50 GMT
    Britain's Prince William kicks off politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. (Source: CNN)Britain's Prince William kicks off politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. (Source: CNN)

    Britain's Prince William kicks off politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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    Britain's Prince William kicks off politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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  • 'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:05:01 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:06:20 GMT
    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. (Source: AP Photos)Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. (Source: AP Photos)

    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

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    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

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  • Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

    Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:26:10 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:38:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...

    The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Transgender woman says she was harassed over restroom at restaurant

    Transgender woman says she was harassed over restroom at restaurant

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:05:26 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:17:54 GMT
    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card. (Source: WJLA/CNN)After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card. (Source: WJLA/CNN)

    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card

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    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card

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  • Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

    Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:36:02 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:29:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.

    A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:23:28 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:34:53 GMT
    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)

    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

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    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

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  • Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)

    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

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    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

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  • US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

    US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-06-23 09:16:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:23 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:23:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE- In this May 14, 1999, file photo, U.N. honor guards carry a coffin containing the remains of the American soldiers after it was returned from North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. South Kore...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE- In this May 14, 1999, file photo, U.N. honor guards carry a coffin containing the remains of the American soldiers after it was returned from North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. South Kore...

    The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing...

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    The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

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  • Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

    Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:48:09 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:14:30 GMT
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. (Source: AP Photos)White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. (Source: AP Photos)

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night.

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    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night.

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  • Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

    Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:26:38 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:14:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 23, 2018 photo, 34-year old Asmaa al-Assdmi poses for a photograph holding her new car license at the Saudi Driving School inside Princess Nora University in Saudi Arabia.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 23, 2018 photo, 34-year old Asmaa al-Assdmi poses for a photograph holding her new car license at the Saudi Driving School inside Princess Nora University in Saudi Arabia.
    Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
    Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
  • Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

    Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:45:14 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:26:20 GMT
    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)

    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

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    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

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  • Toddler in FL rescued after left in hot car overnight; mother arrested

    Toddler in FL rescued after left in hot car overnight; mother arrested

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:03:13 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:03:13 GMT
    The deputy who found the 3-year-old says her condition was so bad that he immediately put her in his patrol car and drove her to the hospital. (Source: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office/WESH/CNN)The deputy who found the 3-year-old says her condition was so bad that he immediately put her in his patrol car and drove her to the hospital. (Source: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office/WESH/CNN)

    The deputy who found the 3-year-old says her condition was so bad that he immediately put her in his patrol car and drove her to the hospital.

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    The deputy who found the 3-year-old says her condition was so bad that he immediately put her in his patrol car and drove her to the hospital.

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  • Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

    Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:02:45 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:13:21 GMT
    (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Tom Arnold attends the premiere of "Dead Ant" in Los Angeles.  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, retweeted a photo posing with Arnold, who is...(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Tom Arnold attends the premiere of "Dead Ant" in Los Angeles. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, retweeted a photo posing with Arnold, who is...

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo posing with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation that Cohen may have...

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    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo posing with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation that Cohen may have secret tapes of Trump.

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  • Teen uses sign language to help blind, deaf passenger on flight

    Teen uses sign language to help blind, deaf passenger on flight

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:09 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:09:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:09 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:09:50 GMT
    The 15-year-old signed each individual letter in every word, also known as fingerspelling, into the man’s hands so he could feel them. (Source: Lynette Scribner/Facebook/KCAL/KCBS/CNN)The 15-year-old signed each individual letter in every word, also known as fingerspelling, into the man’s hands so he could feel them. (Source: Lynette Scribner/Facebook/KCAL/KCBS/CNN)

    The 15-year-old signed each individual letter in every word, also known as fingerspelling, into the man’s hands so he could feel them.

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    The 15-year-old signed each individual letter in every word, also known as fingerspelling, into the man’s hands so he could feel them.

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  • Woman dubbed 'Permit Patty' after calling police on 8-year-old girl selling water

    Woman dubbed 'Permit Patty' after calling police on 8-year-old girl selling water

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:57:58 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:49:07 GMT
    Erin Austin said a white woman allegedly called the police on her 8-year-old daughter for selling water without a permit. (Source: Pixabay)Erin Austin said a white woman allegedly called the police on her 8-year-old daughter for selling water without a permit. (Source: Pixabay)

    Erin Austin said a white woman allegedly called the police on her 8-year-old daughter for selling water without a permit.

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    Erin Austin said a white woman allegedly called the police on her 8-year-old daughter for selling water without a permit.

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  • Man wears clown costume to court to fight $10 ticket

    Man wears clown costume to court to fight $10 ticket

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:13:49 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:24:09 GMT
    A county official in Wisconsin was so angered by a "Click It Or Ticket" violation he got for not buckling up all the way, he showed up to his court hearing in a clown suit. (Source: WITI/CNN)A county official in Wisconsin was so angered by a "Click It Or Ticket" violation he got for not buckling up all the way, he showed up to his court hearing in a clown suit. (Source: WITI/CNN)

    A county official in Wisconsin was so angered by a "Click It or Ticket" violation he got for not buckling up all the way, he showed up to his court hearing in a clown suit. The judge was not amused. 

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    A county official in Wisconsin was so angered by a "Click It or Ticket" violation he got for not buckling up all the way, he showed up to his court hearing in a clown suit. The judge was not amused. 

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  • Kind of a big dill: Boston hosts 2nd annual pickle fair

    Kind of a big dill: Boston hosts 2nd annual pickle fair

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:09:21 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:16 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:16:33 GMT
    The Boston Pickle Fair is back for the second year in a row and it's kind of a big dill.More >>
    The Boston Pickle Fair is back for the second year in a row and it's kind of a big dill.More >>
  • Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

    Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:39:06 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-06-24 05:15:50 GMT
    (Zhi Ting Phua/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy via AP). In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, garden flamingos decorate a city park in Buffalo, N.Y. Park officials are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of the ...(Zhi Ting Phua/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy via AP). In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, garden flamingos decorate a city park in Buffalo, N.Y. Park officials are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of the ...
    Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos.More >>
    Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos.More >>
  • Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

    Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:27:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:43:39 GMT
    (Susan Dunne/Hartford Courant via AP). An 800-pound sculpture, titled "Purdue," created by artist Domenic Esposito is displayed outside the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Stamford, Conn. The sculpture was...(Susan Dunne/Hartford Courant via AP). An 800-pound sculpture, titled "Purdue," created by artist Domenic Esposito is displayed outside the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Stamford, Conn. The sculpture was...
    An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon has been placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid...More >>
    An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon has been placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis.More >>
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  • St Jude Dream Home

    St Jude Dream Home

    Your chance to win the very first St. Jude Dream Home in SWLA is coming soon! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for this beautiful 2 story home located in the Graywood community. Only 6000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100.Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help them continue their mission of finding cures to some of the most aggressive childhood cancers and saving the lives of children around the world. 

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    Your chance to win the very first St. Jude Dream Home in SWLA is coming soon! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for this beautiful 2 story home located in the Graywood community. Only 6000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100.Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help them continue their mission of finding cures to some of the most aggressive childhood cancers and saving the lives of children around the world. 

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  • WATCH: 'Pele's Path: Eyewitness to History,' an HNN digital documentary

    WATCH: 'Pele's Path: Eyewitness to History,' an HNN digital documentary

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:00:02 GMT

    Covering a disaster like the eruptions on the Big Island takes a toll. 

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    Covering a disaster like the eruptions on the Big Island takes a toll. 

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  • Hurricane Season 2018

    Hurricane Season 2018

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  • Honoring educators

    Class Act Award Winners

    The Class Act Award honors teachers, tutors, principals and counselors who go above and beyond for their students. Winners are chosen once a month and highlighted on KPLC! The Class Act Award is sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota!

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    The Class Act Award honors teachers, tutors, principals and counselors who go above and beyond for their students. Winners are chosen once a month and highlighted on KPLC! The Class Act Award is sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota!

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  • Summer Camps and Programs

    Summer Camps and Programs

    Summer camps and programs across Southwest Louisiana

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    Summer camps and programs across Southwest Louisiana

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    KPLC Taste Test

    KPLC Taste Test

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