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    Name of electrocuted Southern Electric worker released

    Name of electrocuted Southern Electric worker released

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:01:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Southern Electric employee who was electrocuted Monday morning has been identified, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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    The Southern Electric employee who was electrocuted Monday morning has been identified, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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  • WATCH LIVE: President Trump to address the U.N.

    WATCH LIVE: President Trump to address the U.N.

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:04:05 GMT
    Donald Trump (Source: Wikipedia)Donald Trump (Source: Wikipedia)

    President Donald Trump will visit Florida Thursday to he the damage

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    President Donald Trump will visit Florida Thursday to he the damage

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  • SWLA Girl Scout troops in search of new recruits

    SWLA Girl Scout troops in search of new recruits

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:17:12 GMT
    (Source: Girl Scouts of the USA)(Source: Girl Scouts of the USA)
    From Tagalongs to Do-si-dos and the popular Thin Mints – Girl Scouts are known for their cookies, but don't be fooled: troops do more than sell cookies.  This month, local troops across Southwest Louisiana are looking for girls, parents and volunteers to get involved.  The program says it aims to teach young girls the importance of "developing a strong sense of self, display positive values, seek challenges and learn from setbacks, form and maintain healthy rela...More >>
    From Tagalongs to Do-si-dos and the popular Thin Mints – Girl Scouts are known for their cookies, but don't be fooled: troops do more than sell cookies.  This month, local troops across Southwest Louisiana are looking for girls, parents and volunteers to get involved.  The program says it aims to teach young girls the importance of "developing a strong sense of self, display positive values, seek challenges and learn from setbacks, form and maintain healthy rela...More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: McNeese and the meat we eat

    SPECIAL REPORT: McNeese and the meat we eat

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:44:12 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    When you enjoy a good burger or a fresh steak here in town, do you ever wonder where it comes from? What if we told you some of that meat came from right here in Lake Charles, at our very own McNeese State University. Inside Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill are plenty of people enjoying a nice cooked meal.  Back in the kitchen you'll find Chef Lyle Broussard preparing those dishes.  What's on the menu today? Rib Roast. Cooked to perfection. But wait. Where exactly di...

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    When you enjoy a good burger or a fresh steak here in town, do you ever wonder where it comes from? What if we told you some of that meat came from right here in Lake Charles, at our very own McNeese State University. Inside Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill are plenty of people enjoying a nice cooked meal.  Back in the kitchen you'll find Chef Lyle Broussard preparing those dishes.  What's on the menu today? Rib Roast. Cooked to perfection. But wait. Where exactly di...

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  • Southern Electric employee electrocuted in Calcasieu Parish

    Southern Electric employee electrocuted in Calcasieu Parish

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:52:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    An Entergy contract worker was electrocuted Monday according to the company.

    The victim was an employee of Southern Electric Corporation and was working on a power line in Calcasieu Parish, according to Chip Arnould with Entergy.

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    An Entergy contract worker was electrocuted Monday according to the company.

    The victim was an employee of Southern Electric Corporation and was working on a power line in Calcasieu Parish, according to Chip Arnould with Entergy.

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  • I wanna know: What are those sirens?

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:07:31 GMT

    Imagine you've just moved to the Lake Area and suddenly you hear what sounds like an air raid siren.  Those who have lived here for a while probably know what it is, but newcomers-- not so much. "I wanted to know what the sirens were sounding for on my second day in Lake Charles," said Deborah Anderson, who's now been here three and a half years. Anderson didn't realize nearly 40 public emergency sirens in Calcasieu Parish are tested once a week on Mondays. "I m...

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    Imagine you've just moved to the Lake Area and suddenly you hear what sounds like an air raid siren.  Those who have lived here for a while probably know what it is, but newcomers-- not so much. "I wanted to know what the sirens were sounding for on my second day in Lake Charles," said Deborah Anderson, who's now been here three and a half years. Anderson didn't realize nearly 40 public emergency sirens in Calcasieu Parish are tested once a week on Mondays. "I m...

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  • Cloning cards: how to protect yourself from fraud

    Cloning cards: how to protect yourself from fraud

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:30:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The search is still on for a man, caught on camera withdrawing money out of someone else's bank account, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  The suspect used cloned debit cards to make the ATM withdrawals, totaling approximately $900.  46% of Americans have fallen victim to credit card fraud in the past 5 years, according to ACI, an electronic payment systems company. That only accounts for credit cards. You may think your cash is safe... “Our...

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    The search is still on for a man, caught on camera withdrawing money out of someone else's bank account, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  The suspect used cloned debit cards to make the ATM withdrawals, totaling approximately $900.  46% of Americans have fallen victim to credit card fraud in the past 5 years, according to ACI, an electronic payment systems company. That only accounts for credit cards. You may think your cash is safe... “Our...

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  • SHERIFF: Local man arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

    SHERIFF: Local man arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:15:57 GMT
    (Bryson Parfait. Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Bryson Parfait. Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Lake Charles man was arrested Monday for having a sexual relationship with a minor and pornography involving juveniles, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Detectives with CPSO got a complaint alleging Bryson E. Parfait, 25, was having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl he met on social media, said Myers.  Upon investigation, detectives learned Parfait had been in contact with the victim for about 4 months an...

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    A Lake Charles man was arrested Monday for having a sexual relationship with a minor and pornography involving juveniles, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Detectives with CPSO got a complaint alleging Bryson E. Parfait, 25, was having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl he met on social media, said Myers.  Upon investigation, detectives learned Parfait had been in contact with the victim for about 4 months an...

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  • UPDATE: Lake Charles robbery suspect surrenders to police in Colorado

    UPDATE: Lake Charles robbery suspect surrenders to police in Colorado

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:58:04 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    A man in Colorado has admitted to robbing a J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in Lake Charles, according to Mark Kraus, spokesman for the Lake Charles Police Department. The suspect, Lionel Charles Baltimore, 38, Humble, TX, entered the bank on N. Martin Luther King Highway and demanded a large amount of cash on Friday, said Kraus.  On Sunday, LCPD detectives were contacted by the Denver Colorado Police Department in reference to Baltimore saying that he had committed ...More >>
    A man in Colorado has admitted to robbing a J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in Lake Charles, according to Mark Kraus, spokesman for the Lake Charles Police Department. The suspect, Lionel Charles Baltimore, 38, Humble, TX, entered the bank on N. Martin Luther King Highway and demanded a large amount of cash on Friday, said Kraus.  On Sunday, LCPD detectives were contacted by the Denver Colorado Police Department in reference to Baltimore saying that he had committed ...More >>
  • Conjoined twins delivered at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Conjoined twins delivered at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:47:24 GMT
    Elijah and Isaac Kroeger were born Sept. 5 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Go Fund Me)Elijah and Isaac Kroeger were born Sept. 5 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Go Fund Me)

    Conjoined twins named Elijah and Isaac were delivered earlier this month at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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    Conjoined twins named Elijah and Isaac were delivered earlier this month at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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  • Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:14:50 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:14:53 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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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer weather pattern continues into the start of fall

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer weather pattern continues into the start of fall

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer weather pattern continues into the start of fall

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:57:43 GMT
    ForecastForecast

    Temperatures outside in the lower to middle 70s are making for another very muggy morning across all of Southwest Louisiana as calm winds combine with the high humidity to result in the development of patchy areas of dense fog through sunrise.

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    Temperatures outside in the lower to middle 70s are making for another very muggy morning across all of Southwest Louisiana as calm winds combine with the high humidity to result in the development of patchy areas of dense fog through sunrise.

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  • James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:41:02 GMT
    (Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)(Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
  • World will end Saturday, according to the internet

    World will end Saturday, according to the internet

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:41:10 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:06:40 GMT

    A woman on the moon will give birth to a baby and a seven-headed dragon will eat it.

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    A woman on the moon will give birth to a baby and a seven-headed dragon will eat it.

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  • Generator safety tips: Keeping you and your family safe

    Generator safety tips: Keeping you and your family safe

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-09-18 09:42:00 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    There have been several deaths linked to generators across Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  The Red Cross has released several tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while using the electric device and preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Red Cross advises when using a generator at home: The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow ...

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    There have been several deaths linked to generators across Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  The Red Cross has released several tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while using the electric device and preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Red Cross advises when using a generator at home: The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow ...

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  • Request denied: States try to block access to public records

    Request denied: States try to block access to public records

    Sunday, September 17 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-09-17 07:20:57 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:24:03 GMT

    State lawmakers introduce dozens of bills to close or limit public access to government records.

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    State lawmakers introduce dozens of bills to close or limit public access to government records.

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  • Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

    Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:02:12 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:56:20 GMT

    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

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    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

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  • 3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

    3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:52:18 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:56:17 GMT

    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

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    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

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  • German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:42:13 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:56:10 GMT

    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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  • At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

    At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:56:06 GMT

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

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    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

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  • Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:12:30 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:54:22 GMT

    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

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    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

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  • Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

    Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:12:23 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:54:07 GMT
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".More >>
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".More >>
  • Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:32:22 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:53:48 GMT

    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

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    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

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  • Father with cancer gives daughter away at impromptu wedding

    Father with cancer gives daughter away at impromptu wedding

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:31 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:31:48 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:31 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:31:48 GMT

    After her father’s cancer diagnosis, a bride moved her wedding across the country, so he could still give her away.

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    After her father’s cancer diagnosis, a bride moved her wedding across the country, so he could still give her away.

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  • Police: Woman fatally shot, dismembered boyfriend

    Police: Woman fatally shot, dismembered boyfriend

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:12:47 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:12:47 GMT

    The woman admitted to others she shot her boyfriend in the head as he slept after an argument, according to investigators.

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    The woman admitted to others she shot her boyfriend in the head as he slept after an argument, according to investigators.

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  • Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

    Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:11:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:55:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington.

    The 1,215-page defense measure defies a number of White House objections, but President Donald Trump hasn't threatened to veto the measure.

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    The 1,215-page measure defies a number of White House objections, but President Donald Trump hasn't threatened to veto the measure.

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  • Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday

    Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-09-18 05:51:41 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:12:55 GMT

    St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night.

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    St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night.

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  • Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

    Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-09-18 04:13:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:25:00 GMT

    Maria is expected to become much stronger over the next 48 hours, following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and on to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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    Maria is expected to become much stronger over the next 48 hours, following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and on to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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