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  • Arrest made in L'Acadie home invasion, LCPD and CPSO to hold news conference Wednesday

    Arrest made in L'Acadie home invasion, LCPD and CPSO to hold news conference Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:38:33 GMT
    Home invasion on L'acadie drive (Source: KPLC)Home invasion on L'acadie drive (Source: KPLC)
    Home invasion on L'acadie drive (Source: KPLC)Home invasion on L'acadie drive (Source: KPLC)

    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie home invasion, according to Chief Deputy Mark Kraus.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department will hold a press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. KPLC will livestream the conference.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie home invasion, according to Chief Deputy Mark Kraus.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department will hold a press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. KPLC will livestream the conference.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Topsy homicide suspect's truck found in Lake Charles

    Topsy homicide suspect's truck found in Lake Charles

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:10:38 GMT
    Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)
    Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's name suspect in Topsy homicide (Source: JDPSO)

    The truck of the suspect involved in a Topsy homicide has been located, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey with the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office. The Jeff Davis sheriff's office is searching for David Wade Clark, 28, in their ongoing investigation into the death of Devin Marc Sanders on Aug.10. Just before noon on Aug. 14, the Lake Charles Police Department found Clark's truck in the Big Lots parking lot, said Ivey. Investigators believe that Clark is still in the area. Anyo...

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    The truck of the suspect involved in a Topsy homicide has been located, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey with the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office. The Jeff Davis sheriff's office is searching for David Wade Clark, 28, in their ongoing investigation into the death of Devin Marc Sanders on Aug.10. Just before noon on Aug. 14, the Lake Charles Police Department found Clark's truck in the Big Lots parking lot, said Ivey. Investigators believe that Clark is still in the area. Anyo...

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  • Lake Charles' auto shop "Ryan's Performance" vandalized

    Lake Charles' auto shop "Ryan's Performance" vandalized

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:56:51 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    Ryan Gilmer owner of Ryan's Performance was out of town on a work retreat for the weekend...and returned home to realize that their store, which doubles as their home, was vandalized.  

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    Ryan Gilmer owner of Ryan's Performance was out of town on a work retreat for the weekend...and returned home to realize that their store, which doubles as their home, was vandalized.  

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  • Lake Charles man charged with 4th DWI offense

    Lake Charles man charged with 4th DWI offense

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:14:17 GMT
    Barry Handy (Source: CPSO)Barry Handy (Source: CPSO)
    Barry Handy (Source: CPSO)Barry Handy (Source: CPSO)

    A Lake Charles man has been arrested on his fourth DWI offense, according to Kim Myers spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Barry D. Handy was arrested after being pulled over by CPSO deputies who said they could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. The deputies say they observed Handy had slurred speech, trouble balancing, and bloodshot eyes. Handy then told the deputies he had a hardship license from prior DWI offenses and w...

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    A Lake Charles man has been arrested on his fourth DWI offense, according to Kim Myers spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Barry D. Handy was arrested after being pulled over by CPSO deputies who said they could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. The deputies say they observed Handy had slurred speech, trouble balancing, and bloodshot eyes. Handy then told the deputies he had a hardship license from prior DWI offenses and w...

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    Former deputy accused of stealing money from evidence room

    Former deputy accused of stealing money from evidence room

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:00:24 GMT
    Saul Wilson (Source: Louisiana State Police)Saul Wilson (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A retired Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Deputy stole money from an evidence room while he was active deputy, according to a news release from state police. Saul Wilson, 56, of DeRidder, was arrested Monday on counts of malfeasance in office and felony theft. He was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail on $10,000 bond. Sgt. James Anderson, with Louisiana State Police Troop D, said Wilson allegedly removed money orders and U.S. currency from evidence and deposited them into his ...

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    A retired Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Deputy stole money from an evidence room while he was active deputy, according to a news release from state police. Saul Wilson, 56, of DeRidder, was arrested Monday on counts of malfeasance in office and felony theft. He was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail on $10,000 bond. Sgt. James Anderson, with Louisiana State Police Troop D, said Wilson allegedly removed money orders and U.S. currency from evidence and deposited them into his ...

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  • Off-campus incident puts South Beauregard under precautionary lockdown on first day of school

    Off-campus incident puts South Beauregard under precautionary lockdown on first day of school

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:32:44 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    On the first day of school, South Beauregard High School is under a precautionary lockdown due to an off-campus incident. Principal Joey Bartz said the lockdown went into place at 2 p.m. Chief Detective Mark Hereford, with the Beauregard Sheriff's Office, said there were reports of a man with a gun to his head walking on US 171, north of the school. He said the school was being checked as part of "routine procedure." Authorities are still searching for the man. Copy...

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    On the first day of school, South Beauregard High School is under a precautionary lockdown due to an off-campus incident. Principal Joey Bartz said the lockdown went into place at 2 p.m. Chief Detective Mark Hereford, with the Beauregard Sheriff's Office, said there were reports of a man with a gun to his head walking on US 171, north of the school. He said the school was being checked as part of "routine procedure." Authorities are still searching for the man. Copy...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances slowly increasing later this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances slowly increasing later this week

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:36:01 GMT
    No rain is expected this afternoonNo rain is expected this afternoon
    No rain is expected this afternoonNo rain is expected this afternoon

    The Saharan dust is still around today, keeping the sky hazy. That’s also why we should not see much rain, if any at all. I do have a 10% chance for one or two shower this afternoon. The temperatures will still be hot today. Highs this afternoon will reach the mid 90s. Overnight, it will be generally clear. I do not expect any rain. It should be a nice evening if you have any outdoor plans. It will also be warm and muggy. The temperature will cool down to the mid 70s overnight.

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    The Saharan dust is still around today, keeping the sky hazy. That’s also why we should not see much rain, if any at all. I do have a 10% chance for one or two shower this afternoon. The temperatures will still be hot today. Highs this afternoon will reach the mid 90s. Overnight, it will be generally clear. I do not expect any rain. It should be a nice evening if you have any outdoor plans. It will also be warm and muggy. The temperature will cool down to the mid 70s overnight.

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  • 33 schools in Calcasieu Parish offer free meals to its students

    33 schools in Calcasieu Parish offer free meals to its students

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:09:23 GMT
    Richard said the school board has a yearly income eligibility requirement that parents have to meet in order to get free or reduced meals for their child.Richard said the school board has a yearly income eligibility requirement that parents have to meet in order to get free or reduced meals for their child.

    As a working mom, Tyffani Granger believes the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP program, is a huge relief. "I have kids involved in football, in gymnastics, in scouts. So we're busy, out every night of the week. So it's nice to know they'll be getting a fresh hot meal," Granger said. She said a full stomach helps kids stay focused in class.  "Especially little ones. They need that energy to fuel to keep them going, and if they don't they ju...

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    As a working mom, Tyffani Granger believes the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP program, is a huge relief. "I have kids involved in football, in gymnastics, in scouts. So we're busy, out every night of the week. So it's nice to know they'll be getting a fresh hot meal," Granger said. She said a full stomach helps kids stay focused in class.  "Especially little ones. They need that energy to fuel to keep them going, and if they don't they ju...

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  • Judge sentences drunk driver to more than 2 decades for crash that killed child

    Judge sentences drunk driver to more than 2 decades for crash that killed child

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-08-14 14:25:10 GMT

    A drunk driver responsible for the death of a 6-year-old girl will spend at least 15 years in prison, according to court officials. The 23rd Judicial District Court reported Kenneth Lewis, 30, of Geismar, was sentenced Monday.

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    A drunk driver responsible for the death of a 6-year-old girl will spend at least 15 years in prison, according to court officials. The 23rd Judicial District Court reported Kenneth Lewis, 30, of Geismar, was sentenced Monday.

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  • Update expected on plans to redevelop Six Flags site

    Update expected on plans to redevelop Six Flags site

    Cantrell has one year to find a company to redevelop the abandoned site. (Source: FOX 8 photo)Cantrell has one year to find a company to redevelop the abandoned site. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
    Cantrell has one year to find a company to redevelop the abandoned site. (Source: FOX 8 photo)Cantrell has one year to find a company to redevelop the abandoned site. (Source: FOX 8 photo)

    An update on plans to redevelop the abandoned Six Flags site in New Orleans East is expected Tuesday. 

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    An update on plans to redevelop the abandoned Six Flags site in New Orleans East is expected Tuesday. 

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  • Charges added for Lake Charles man allegedly involved in armed robbery

    Charges added for Lake Charles man allegedly involved in armed robbery

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:57 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:57:24 GMT
    Chance Duncan was identified as one suspect, however, LCPD has not identified the other suspect. (Source: LCPD)Chance Duncan was identified as one suspect, however, LCPD has not identified the other suspect. (Source: LCPD)
    Chance Duncan was identified as one suspect, however, LCPD has not identified the other suspect. (Source: LCPD)Chance Duncan was identified as one suspect, however, LCPD has not identified the other suspect. (Source: LCPD)

    Officers learned that a victim had been robbed of his wallet, cell phone, and other personal effects.  

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    Officers learned that a victim had been robbed of his wallet, cell phone, and other personal effects.  

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  • South Lake Charles home invasion suspect still at large

    South Lake Charles home invasion suspect still at large

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:02:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A home invasion in south Lake Charles sent a local woman to the hospital this weekend. Officials with Lake Charles police are still searching for the suspect. Police said Saturday that a woman in her late 60s was hospitalized after a home invasion and robbery. Neighbors believe she may have been targeted by the suspect after he spotted her doing handy work in her yard. She was home alone in the Providence neighborhood just off Country Club Rd. located on L'acadie Drive. Surveillan...

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    A home invasion in south Lake Charles sent a local woman to the hospital this weekend. Officials with Lake Charles police are still searching for the suspect. Police said Saturday that a woman in her late 60s was hospitalized after a home invasion and robbery. Neighbors believe she may have been targeted by the suspect after he spotted her doing handy work in her yard. She was home alone in the Providence neighborhood just off Country Club Rd. located on L'acadie Drive. Surveillan...

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  • Be aware of schools zones as Calcasieu schools open today

    Be aware of schools zones as Calcasieu schools open today

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:14:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Calcasieu Parish is going back to school Tuesday, August 14. Drivers should be aware of school zones and their speed limits, school crossings, and to watch out for kids. Most school zones have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The normal posted speed limit applies to the school zones on weekends and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays.  Drivers should remember several state laws that apply in a school zo...

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    Calcasieu Parish is going back to school Tuesday, August 14. Drivers should be aware of school zones and their speed limits, school crossings, and to watch out for kids. Most school zones have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The normal posted speed limit applies to the school zones on weekends and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays.  Drivers should remember several state laws that apply in a school zo...

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  • Residents oppose requested change in traffic plan for townhouses

    Residents oppose requested change in traffic plan for townhouses

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:45:53 GMT

    It's a tug of war that's bound to make some residents in south Lake Charles unhappy.  A proposed townhouse complex has already been approved but there's a request to change how future residents will get in and out. Some believe Country Club Road is the better option, to avoid disrupting quiet neighborhoods in that area. But the realtor says they want to avoid congestion on an already busy road. Stanley road is at times so quiet, all you can hear are the crickets....

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    It's a tug of war that's bound to make some residents in south Lake Charles unhappy.  A proposed townhouse complex has already been approved but there's a request to change how future residents will get in and out. Some believe Country Club Road is the better option, to avoid disrupting quiet neighborhoods in that area. But the realtor says they want to avoid congestion on an already busy road. Stanley road is at times so quiet, all you can hear are the crickets....

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  • Saharan dust causing concerns for people with allergies

    Saharan dust causing concerns for people with allergies

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:56:19 GMT
    Brighter colors indicating Saharan dust.Brighter colors indicating Saharan dust.

    Saharan dust has been floating around in the gulf of Mexico on and off throughout this summer season.  While it helps to prevent tropical storms due to the dryer air conditions, Keith DeSonier, Md. says it has been tough on people with allergies.  "We see an uptick in the cases here because it coincides with regular pollen. So with all the rain we've had, you may notice you are mowing your lawn more often because things are pollinating a little bit more."...

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    Saharan dust has been floating around in the gulf of Mexico on and off throughout this summer season.  While it helps to prevent tropical storms due to the dryer air conditions, Keith DeSonier, Md. says it has been tough on people with allergies.  "We see an uptick in the cases here because it coincides with regular pollen. So with all the rain we've had, you may notice you are mowing your lawn more often because things are pollinating a little bit more."...

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  • The Beacon Center looking for new location

    The Beacon Center looking for new location

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:42:56 GMT

    The Beacon center...hygiene for the homeless...has been delayed. 

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    The Beacon center...hygiene for the homeless...has been delayed. 

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  • Send us your back-to-school photos!

    Send us your back-to-school photos!

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:42:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's time for a new school year. That means new haircuts, new clothes and a new grade! Send us your back-to-school photos! You can submit them HERE. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    It's time for a new school year. That means new haircuts, new clothes and a new grade! Send us your back-to-school photos! You can submit them HERE. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Arson arrest made in Jeff Davis Parish house fire

    Arson arrest made in Jeff Davis Parish house fire

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:30:10 GMT
    Stephen Jones is accused of setting Jeff Davis Parish home on fire. (LAOSFM)Stephen Jones is accused of setting Jeff Davis Parish home on fire. (LAOSFM)
    Stephen Jones is accused of setting Jeff Davis Parish home on fire. (LAOSFM)Stephen Jones is accused of setting Jeff Davis Parish home on fire. (LAOSFM)

    A man has been arrested for allegedly setting his Jefferson Davis Parish home on fire in June. Stephen G. Jones, 36, was booked into jail Monday, August 13, on one count each of Aggravated Arson and Injury By Arson. In the early morning hours of June 15, the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal was contacted by the Welsh Police Department to assist with determining the origin and cause of a residential fire in the 100 block of Powers Street in Welsh. Investigat...

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    A man has been arrested for allegedly setting his Jefferson Davis Parish home on fire in June. Stephen G. Jones, 36, was booked into jail Monday, August 13, on one count each of Aggravated Arson and Injury By Arson. In the early morning hours of June 15, the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal was contacted by the Welsh Police Department to assist with determining the origin and cause of a residential fire in the 100 block of Powers Street in Welsh. Investigat...

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  • LSP obtains 'no refusal' warrant for Iowa woman's third DWI

    LSP obtains 'no refusal' warrant for Iowa woman's third DWI

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:24:58 GMT
    Robin Lyne Miller was allegedly crossing centerlines and nearly hitting other cars. (Source: LSP)Robin Lyne Miller was allegedly crossing centerlines and nearly hitting other cars. (Source: LSP)
    Robin Lyne Miller was allegedly crossing centerlines and nearly hitting other cars. (Source: LSP)Robin Lyne Miller was allegedly crossing centerlines and nearly hitting other cars. (Source: LSP)

    State Troopers arrested a woman for her third DWI offense, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police.  LSP received a complaint from a motorist on August 12 around 7 p.m., says Anderson. The driver, Robin Lyne Miller, 38, of Iowa, was reportedly crossing the centerline and nearly striking other vehicles on U.S. 397 north of I-10.  Anderson says Miller had obvious signs of impairment and was taken to Troop D for processing. Miller refused to provide a tox...

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    State Troopers arrested a woman for her third DWI offense, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police.  LSP received a complaint from a motorist on August 12 around 7 p.m., says Anderson. The driver, Robin Lyne Miller, 38, of Iowa, was reportedly crossing the centerline and nearly striking other vehicles on U.S. 397 north of I-10.  Anderson says Miller had obvious signs of impairment and was taken to Troop D for processing. Miller refused to provide a tox...

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  • Boil advisory for portion of Waterworks District No. 3 in Beauregard Parish

    Boil advisory for portion of Waterworks District No. 3 in Beauregard Parish

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:25:19 GMT
    Boil advisory lifted (Source: KPLC)Boil advisory lifted (Source: KPLC)
    Boil advisory lifted (Source: KPLC)Boil advisory lifted (Source: KPLC)
    A portion of Waterworks District No. 3 in Beauregard Parish is under a boil advisory. 1087-1340 Greentown Road by Dry Creek in under a boil advisory until further notice. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    A portion of Waterworks District No. 3 in Beauregard Parish is under a boil advisory. 1087-1340 Greentown Road by Dry Creek in under a boil advisory until further notice. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:46:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It wasn't that long ago that Hamilton Christian was the class of District 4-1A. Just three seasons ago, the Warriors captured back-to-back undefeated district titles and another top-five playoff seed. But the Warriors since have struggled to match the same success. Coach Vaughn Eggleston is hoping the players learn from last season. "A 2-7 season doesn’t taste very good," said Eggleston. "We have a ton of guys back so we’re looking forward to tha...More >>
    It wasn't that long ago that Hamilton Christian was the class of District 4-1A. Just three seasons ago, the Warriors captured back-to-back undefeated district titles and another top-five playoff seed. But the Warriors since have struggled to match the same success. Coach Vaughn Eggleston is hoping the players learn from last season. "A 2-7 season doesn’t taste very good," said Eggleston. "We have a ton of guys back so we’re looking forward to tha...More >>
  • SWLA Center for Health Services hosts annual health fair

    SWLA Center for Health Services hosts annual health fair

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:43:03 GMT

    Those who participated were able to receive free Medicaid assistance, dental screenings, and glucose tests among other things. 

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    Those who participated were able to receive free Medicaid assistance, dental screenings, and glucose tests among other things. 

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  • Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:36:01 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:59:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

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    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

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  • Lunch lady sisters allegedly stole around $500K from CT schools

    Lunch lady sisters allegedly stole around $500K from CT schools

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:57:50 GMT

    Two cafeteria workers in New Canaan, CT, are accused of stealing nearly $500,000 in cash from lunchroom registers.

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    Two cafeteria workers in New Canaan, CT, are accused of stealing nearly $500,000 in cash from lunchroom registers.

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  • Baby super excited to see doll with deployed military dad's face

    Baby super excited to see doll with deployed military dad's face

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:27:16 GMT
    "Daddy Dolls" are plush toy replicas of military dads, kind of like stuffed animals that look like fathers in uniforms. (Source: Daddy Dolls, Inc.)"Daddy Dolls" are plush toy replicas of military dads, kind of like stuffed animals that look like fathers in uniforms. (Source: Daddy Dolls, Inc.)

    Nathan was just 3-months-old when Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe left on a 9-month deployment to Poland.

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    Nathan was just 3-months-old when Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe left on a 9-month deployment to Poland.

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  • Survivor of deadly MO duck boat accident wants to ban the 'death trap' boats

    Survivor of deadly MO duck boat accident wants to ban the 'death trap' boats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:19:38 GMT

    One of the survivors of last month's duck boat tragedy has launched a petition to ban the boats.

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    One of the survivors of last month's duck boat tragedy has launched a petition to ban the boats.

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  • Support for IN Catholic school counselor placed on leave for same-sex marriage

    Support for IN Catholic school counselor placed on leave for same-sex marriage

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:56:01 GMT

    Shelly Fitzgerald was placed on administrative leave after school officials found out about her marriage to another woman, and students have shown support.

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    Shelly Fitzgerald was placed on administrative leave after school officials found out about her marriage to another woman, and students have shown support.

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  • National what day? Why do we celebrate so many national days?

    National what day? Why do we celebrate so many national days?

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:00 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:00:22 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Why are there are so many national days? After all, some are just plain silly and some are just repeats.

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    Why are there are so many national days? After all, some are just plain silly and some are just repeats.

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  • Caught on camera: Man spanks hippo at Los Angeles Zoo; police investigating

    Caught on camera: Man spanks hippo at Los Angeles Zoo; police investigating

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-08-14 08:03:53 GMT
    In the video, an unidentified man creeps up on two hippos and slaps 4-year-old Rosie on the rear. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/Instagram/CNN)In the video, an unidentified man creeps up on two hippos and slaps 4-year-old Rosie on the rear. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/Instagram/CNN)

    According to California law, it is prohibited to enter zoo enclosures, and doing so may lead to a misdemeanor charge or infraction.

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    According to California law, it is prohibited to enter zoo enclosures, and doing so may lead to a misdemeanor charge or infraction.

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  • Teen paralyzed from the neck down after TN football accident

    Teen paralyzed from the neck down after TN football accident

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:32:21 GMT
    Since the accident, the community has held schoolwide prayer services, vigils and fundraisers for the high schooler’s family. (Source: WZTV/CNN)Since the accident, the community has held schoolwide prayer services, vigils and fundraisers for the high schooler’s family. (Source: WZTV/CNN)

    Since the accident, the community has held schoolwide prayer services, vigils and fundraisers for the high schooler’s family.

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    Since the accident, the community has held schoolwide prayer services, vigils and fundraisers for the high schooler’s family.

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  • Back to School Photos

    Back to School Photos

    Send us your Back to School photos!

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    Send us your Back to School photos!

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  • Sold Out!

    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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  • Hurricane Special: Surviving the Storm 2018

    Hurricane Special: Surviving the Storm 2018

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • 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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    Register for all of KPLC's featured contests and giveaways!

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  • We'll try before you buy!

    KPLC Taste Test

    KPLC Taste Test

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