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  • Over a decade later and still no completion to the Enterprise Boulevard expansion project

    Over a decade later and still no completion to the Enterprise Boulevard expansion project

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-02-22 04:45:40 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It was pitched an opportunity to bring economic growth to the north side of Lake Charles, but now ti seems the Enterprise Boulevard Extension project will never come to fruition.  The second phase still hasn't been completed to connect Enterprise Boulevard to Highway 171.  Wednesday night city council member Mary Morris suggested another plan to get things rolling.  Restaurants, condos and retail outlets was suppose to come for North Lake Charles, but it's been ...

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    It was pitched an opportunity to bring economic growth to the north side of Lake Charles, but now ti seems the Enterprise Boulevard Extension project will never come to fruition.  The second phase still hasn't been completed to connect Enterprise Boulevard to Highway 171.  Wednesday night city council member Mary Morris suggested another plan to get things rolling.  Restaurants, condos and retail outlets was suppose to come for North Lake Charles, but it's been ...

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  • Louisiana DOTD releases I-10 bridge construction details

    Louisiana DOTD releases I-10 bridge construction details

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-02-22 03:04:07 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness)
    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that construction work on I-10 in Lake Charles is scheduled to begin on March 3. The expansion joints on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge need maintenance which will be performed by C.E.C, Inc., a Lafayette-based company. The construction of the I-10 bridge must take place in order to handle the traffic volume anticipated during the upcoming I-210 re-decking project. The $8.5 million project on I-10 ...More >>
    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that construction work on I-10 in Lake Charles is scheduled to begin on March 3. The expansion joints on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge need maintenance which will be performed by C.E.C, Inc., a Lafayette-based company. The construction of the I-10 bridge must take place in order to handle the traffic volume anticipated during the upcoming I-210 re-decking project. The $8.5 million project on I-10 ...More >>
  • State Police: 'See something, say something' using mobile app

    State Police: 'See something, say something' using mobile app

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-02-22 03:08:11 GMT
    (Source: See it, Send it app)(Source: See it, Send it app)

    Copycat threats to schools have been report to law enforcement agencies across the country, state, and in Southwest Louisiana. Multiple suspects have been arrested, many charged with terrorizing, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $15,000 if charged as an adult. However, according to Louisiana State Police, the majority of the threats received were found to have no credible danger to public safety. "Although we highly encourage cit...

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    Copycat threats to schools have been report to law enforcement agencies across the country, state, and in Southwest Louisiana. Multiple suspects have been arrested, many charged with terrorizing, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $15,000 if charged as an adult. However, according to Louisiana State Police, the majority of the threats received were found to have no credible danger to public safety. "Although we highly encourage cit...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers through Thursday, more rain this weekend too

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers through Thursday, more rain this weekend too

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers through Thursday, more rain this weekend too

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:50 PM EST2018-02-22 02:50:31 GMT

    For tonight, scattered showers will be possible with just a few thunderstorms.  The risk of severe weather is very low and rainfall should be lighter than earlier today, limiting the flood potential. Temperatures will not cool down very much with lows in the upper 60s. 

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    For tonight, scattered showers will be possible with just a few thunderstorms.  The risk of severe weather is very low and rainfall should be lighter than earlier today, limiting the flood potential. Temperatures will not cool down very much with lows in the upper 60s. 

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  • Residents dispute water bill increase

    Residents dispute water bill increase

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:36 PM EST2018-02-22 00:36:12 GMT

    Typically your water bill is relatively cheaper than some of your other bills like electricity or cable. However, that's not the case for some residents in Lake Charles  who said their water bill has increased more than 130 percent. Betty Reed, who lives in the Country Pines subdivision, said when she first read her bill, something didn't add up. "I thought it was a misprint or misnomer," Reed said. "The water went from $45 a month to $103 a month and they're st...

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    Typically your water bill is relatively cheaper than some of your other bills like electricity or cable. However, that's not the case for some residents in Lake Charles  who said their water bill has increased more than 130 percent. Betty Reed, who lives in the Country Pines subdivision, said when she first read her bill, something didn't add up. "I thought it was a misprint or misnomer," Reed said. "The water went from $45 a month to $103 a month and they're st...

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  • How you can help identify human trafficking

    How you can help identify human trafficking

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-22 00:35:18 GMT

    400 people were rescued from human trafficking last year in Louisiana alone... 30 people have been rescued, so far, this year. With tomorrow being "Shine a Light on Slavery Day", you can raise awareness by doing one simple task, drawing a red 'X' on the back of your hand. That red 'X' stands for the millions who cannot stand up for themselves. "We find people all the time who will do it and then their friends, their neighbors, or even their family...

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    400 people were rescued from human trafficking last year in Louisiana alone... 30 people have been rescued, so far, this year. With tomorrow being "Shine a Light on Slavery Day", you can raise awareness by doing one simple task, drawing a red 'X' on the back of your hand. That red 'X' stands for the millions who cannot stand up for themselves. "We find people all the time who will do it and then their friends, their neighbors, or even their family...

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  • LEGAL CORNER: Am I liable if my employees make alcohol or tobacco sales to minors?

    LEGAL CORNER: Am I liable if my employees make alcohol or tobacco sales to minors?

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:48 PM EST2018-02-21 23:48:34 GMT

    Get the answers to your legal questions. 

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    Get the answers to your legal questions. 

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  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating  threats at local schools

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating  threats at local schools

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating  threats at local schools

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:43 PM EST2018-02-21 23:43:38 GMT
    Image courtesy of CPSOImage courtesy of CPSO

    In the last few days, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has investigated several incidents where threats, either verbally or through social media posts, have been made at local schools around the Parish.   As of today, a 15 year old student from Sam Houston High School has been arrested.  She has been charged with terrorizing.   A warrant for terrorizing has been issued for a 13 year old boy at Vinton Middle School.  The investigations ar...

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    In the last few days, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has investigated several incidents where threats, either verbally or through social media posts, have been made at local schools around the Parish.   As of today, a 15 year old student from Sam Houston High School has been arrested.  She has been charged with terrorizing.   A warrant for terrorizing has been issued for a 13 year old boy at Vinton Middle School.  The investigations ar...

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  • Lake Charles native earns Navy Blue Angels crest

    Lake Charles native earns Navy Blue Angels crest

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-21 21:22:06 GMT
    (Source Navy Office of Community Outreach)(Source Navy Office of Community Outreach)

    A Navy Seal from Lake Charles was presented with the Navy Blue Angels crest on last Friday. Flight leader for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Cmdr. Eric Doyle, presented Aviation Structural Mechanic Safety Equipment 1st Class (AW) Jack Reynolds with the crest during a Blue Angels cresting ceremony at Naval Air facility in El Centro, California. This honor is earned after completing several weeks of  training in squadron history, procedure...

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    A Navy Seal from Lake Charles was presented with the Navy Blue Angels crest on last Friday. Flight leader for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Cmdr. Eric Doyle, presented Aviation Structural Mechanic Safety Equipment 1st Class (AW) Jack Reynolds with the crest during a Blue Angels cresting ceremony at Naval Air facility in El Centro, California. This honor is earned after completing several weeks of  training in squadron history, procedure...

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  • Cameron Parish man arrested for school threat

    Cameron Parish man arrested for school threat

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:24 PM EST2018-02-21 19:24:27 GMT

    Deputies arrested a man after he posted a school threat on Facebook. Aaron Labove, 28, posted "I could snap tomorrow and shoot up a school. You don't know me bro" on Facebook. At 8:32 p.m. on this past Tuesday, Cameron Parish Deputies responded to a call warning about the post in Hackberry, Louisiana. No particular school was named in the threat.  Labove admitted to posting the statement and was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana and terrorizing. Search wa...

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    Deputies arrested a man after he posted a school threat on Facebook. Aaron Labove, 28, posted "I could snap tomorrow and shoot up a school. You don't know me bro" on Facebook. At 8:32 p.m. on this past Tuesday, Cameron Parish Deputies responded to a call warning about the post in Hackberry, Louisiana. No particular school was named in the threat.  Labove admitted to posting the statement and was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana and terrorizing. Search wa...

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  • Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts

    Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-02-21 18:51:24 GMT

    While the doctors got rich from kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, their patient, a suburban soccer mom, became and addict while taking an opioid drug over prescribed to her.

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    While the doctors got rich from kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, their patient, a suburban soccer mom, became and addict while taking an opioid drug over prescribed to her.

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  • Adult tap dancing lessons

    Adult tap dancing lessons

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-21 18:37:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There’s so many ways to work out these days but have you ever thought about tap dancing?

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    There’s so many ways to work out these days but have you ever thought about tap dancing?

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  • 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was a pastor to presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

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    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was a pastor to presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

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  • Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussions

    Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussions

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-21 16:01:17 GMT

    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

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    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

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  • Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: Feb. 21

    Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: Feb. 21

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:47 AM EST2018-02-21 15:47:09 GMT
    Cody Deon Poncho, 27, Lake Charles: Possession of a control substance, resisting an officer, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace.  Marlon Keith Cady, 37, Lake Charles: Two counts direct contempt of court. Donshelle Ann Francis, 34, Lake Charles: Possession of a control dangerous substance.  Bond: $500 Fahad Yar Khan, 30, Lake Charles: Attempted theft, theft, prohibited acts. Bond: $4,000 Nicole Tamara Hoffpauir, 36, Westlake: Bank fraud, forgery, dir...More >>
    Cody Deon Poncho, 27, Lake Charles: Possession of a control substance, resisting an officer, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace.  Marlon Keith Cady, 37, Lake Charles: Two counts direct contempt of court. Donshelle Ann Francis, 34, Lake Charles: Possession of a control dangerous substance.  Bond: $500 Fahad Yar Khan, 30, Lake Charles: Attempted theft, theft, prohibited acts. Bond: $4,000 Nicole Tamara Hoffpauir, 36, Westlake: Bank fraud, forgery, dir...More >>
  • Garden shows set across Louisiana

    Garden shows set across Louisiana

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-21 14:48:43 GMT
    The LSU AgCenter has announced its lineup of spring garden shows that will kick off in March and continue into May in Hammond, Raceland, Baton Rouge, Covington, Lake Charles and New Orleans. (Source: LSU AgCenter)The LSU AgCenter has announced its lineup of spring garden shows that will kick off in March and continue into May in Hammond, Raceland, Baton Rouge, Covington, Lake Charles and New Orleans. (Source: LSU AgCenter)

    The LSU AgCenter has announced its lineup of spring garden shows that will kick off in March and continue into May in Hammond, Raceland, Baton Rouge, Covington, Lake Charles and New Orleans. 

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    The LSU AgCenter has announced its lineup of spring garden shows that will kick off in March and continue into May in Hammond, Raceland, Baton Rouge, Covington, Lake Charles and New Orleans. 

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  • Report reveals disturbing details of woman's dog mauling death

    Report reveals disturbing details of woman's dog mauling death

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-21 03:56:58 GMT
    Bethany Lynn Stephens was mauled to death by her dogs. (Source: Facebook)Bethany Lynn Stephens was mauled to death by her dogs. (Source: Facebook)

    The Goochland County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the death of Bethany Lynn Stephens is complete.

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    The Goochland County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the death of Bethany Lynn Stephens is complete.

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  • Law enforcement talk about recent school threats

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-02-21 03:32:42 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Tension across Louisiana with a number of school threats reported in the wake of the Florida school shooting.  That includes DeRidder where the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office confirms it detained a juvenile Monday over threats against DeRidder High School.  In Jeff Davis Parish, police searched Welsh High School Tuesday after reports of a gun on campus. No gun was found.  In Oakdale, a middle school student was taken into custody for allegedly making, and threats...More >>
    Tension across Louisiana with a number of school threats reported in the wake of the Florida school shooting.  That includes DeRidder where the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office confirms it detained a juvenile Monday over threats against DeRidder High School.  In Jeff Davis Parish, police searched Welsh High School Tuesday after reports of a gun on campus. No gun was found.  In Oakdale, a middle school student was taken into custody for allegedly making, and threats...More >>
  • Daniel Kight found guilty of second degree murder

    Daniel Kight found guilty of second degree murder

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:26 PM EST2018-02-21 01:26:22 GMT
    Daniel Kight. (Source: Vinton Police Department)Daniel Kight. (Source: Vinton Police Department)

    Daniel Kight was found guilty of second degree murder today during his murder trial.  Kight pleaded not guilty due to reason of insanity after gruesomely murdering David Scasino. Prosecutors say Scasino was stabbed at least fifty times and his body was mutilated. After Kight visited a state appointed a psychologist, Judge Robert Wyatt had to base the decision on whether Kight knew right from wrong at the time of the offense.  Kight's sentencing is set at 1:30 p.m. on

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    Daniel Kight was found guilty of second degree murder today during his murder trial.  Kight pleaded not guilty due to reason of insanity after gruesomely murdering David Scasino. Prosecutors say Scasino was stabbed at least fifty times and his body was mutilated. After Kight visited a state appointed a psychologist, Judge Robert Wyatt had to base the decision on whether Kight knew right from wrong at the time of the offense.  Kight's sentencing is set at 1:30 p.m. on

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  • Oakdale Middle student expelled after threatening school

    Oakdale Middle student expelled after threatening school

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-02-20 22:37:42 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    An Oakdale Middle School student has been expelled after making a threat that could harm other students. The juvenile made a threat to another student, saying that someone was going to 'come and kill a lot of people at school,' according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett, Sr.  The threat was reported to a teacher, who took appropriate action.  The child has appeared in front of a judge and is being held at the Oakdale Police Department. The child will be expelled fro...

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    An Oakdale Middle School student has been expelled after making a threat that could harm other students. The juvenile made a threat to another student, saying that someone was going to 'come and kill a lot of people at school,' according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett, Sr.  The threat was reported to a teacher, who took appropriate action.  The child has appeared in front of a judge and is being held at the Oakdale Police Department. The child will be expelled fro...

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  • 14-Point First Half Run Put Cowboys Away in 96-79 Loss Against Nicholls

    14-Point First Half Run Put Cowboys Away in 96-79 Loss Against Nicholls

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-22 05:02:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men’s basketball team (9-16, 6-9) could not put a stop to the firing squad that is Nicholl’s Lafayette Rutledge and Roddy Peters, who combined for a total 58 Colonels points in their 96-79 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday. Rutledge posted a game-high 34 points, the most achieved by an individual player against the Cowboys this season, as is his 11 buckets from long range. The loss is McNeese’s second-straight with only three games ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men’s basketball team (9-16, 6-9) could not put a stop to the firing squad that is Nicholl’s Lafayette Rutledge and Roddy Peters, who combined for a total 58 Colonels points in their 96-79 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday. Rutledge posted a game-high 34 points, the most achieved by an individual player against the Cowboys this season, as is his 11 buckets from long range. The loss is McNeese’s second-straight with only three games ...More >>
  • McNeese softball shuts out North Florida, 6-0

    McNeese softball shuts out North Florida, 6-0

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:22 PM EST2018-02-22 04:22:07 GMT
    Sophomore Alexsandra Flores threw a five hit shutout to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over North Florida (6-6) here Wednesday. The shutout is Flores’ first of the season and the second shutout win for the Cowgirls this season. “It all started in the circle,” said head coach James Landreneau. “Flores commanded both sides of the plate, she worked ahead of the hitters and let her defense work behind her. We were able to grind out at bats and took advantage o...More >>
    Sophomore Alexsandra Flores threw a five hit shutout to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over North Florida (6-6) here Wednesday. The shutout is Flores’ first of the season and the second shutout win for the Cowgirls this season. “It all started in the circle,” said head coach James Landreneau. “Flores commanded both sides of the plate, she worked ahead of the hitters and let her defense work behind her. We were able to grind out at bats and took advantage o...More >>
  • Cowgirls fall 63-51 at Nicholls

    Cowgirls fall 63-51 at Nicholls

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-02-22 02:26:23 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t overcome a third quarter lull here Wednesday night in its 63-51 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls in its final regular season road game. Sophomore Caitlin Davis and senior Keara Hudnall led the Cowgirls (11-15, 7-8 SLC) in scoring with 17 and 11 points, respectively. Hudnall was held scoreless in the second half after scoring all 11 in the first half. The third quarter is where the Cowgirls struggled as they were 1-14 from the fiel...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t overcome a third quarter lull here Wednesday night in its 63-51 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls in its final regular season road game. Sophomore Caitlin Davis and senior Keara Hudnall led the Cowgirls (11-15, 7-8 SLC) in scoring with 17 and 11 points, respectively. Hudnall was held scoreless in the second half after scoring all 11 in the first half. The third quarter is where the Cowgirls struggled as they were 1-14 from the fiel...More >>
  • Legislators express frustration over $1 billion budget shortfall

    Legislators express frustration over $1 billion budget shortfall

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:08 PM EST2018-02-21 18:08:00 GMT
    Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, left, introduces his revenue-raising bills to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. Seated to his right is Luke Morris of the Louisiana Revenue Department.Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, left, introduces his revenue-raising bills to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. Seated to his right is Luke Morris of the Louisiana Revenue Department.
    By Ryan Noonan and Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--Discussion heated up at Tuesday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing, as legislators expressed frustration over the inability of their colleagues to reach an agreement on how to deal with the state’s projected $1 billion budget shortfall. While the lawmakers agreed that revenue-raising measures are necessary to lower the deficit, many were reluctant about to publicly offer tax proposals, i...More >>
    By Ryan Noonan and Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--Discussion heated up at Tuesday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing, as legislators expressed frustration over the inability of their colleagues to reach an agreement on how to deal with the state’s projected $1 billion budget shortfall. While the lawmakers agreed that revenue-raising measures are necessary to lower the deficit, many were reluctant about to publicly offer tax proposals, i...More >>
  • Retired NFL player Nate Livings is coming to read to your kids

    Retired NFL player Nate Livings is coming to read to your kids

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-02-21 17:27:00 GMT
    (Source Calcasieu Library)(Source Calcasieu Library)

    Retired NFL offensive lineman, Nate Livings, is visiting the area libraries.  Livings has written a children's book series titled "Big Boy Nate's First Football Road Trip" and he will read to the children at libraries around Lake Charles. Livings was inspired to write the books after the birth of his son in 2014, so he began to write the chronicles of the time they spend together and share it with the world. His foundation, The Nate Livings Foundation, helps equip...

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    Retired NFL offensive lineman, Nate Livings, is visiting the area libraries.  Livings has written a children's book series titled "Big Boy Nate's First Football Road Trip" and he will read to the children at libraries around Lake Charles. Livings was inspired to write the books after the birth of his son in 2014, so he began to write the chronicles of the time they spend together and share it with the world. His foundation, The Nate Livings Foundation, helps equip...

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  • Watch and discuss "Slavery by Another Name"

    Watch and discuss "Slavery by Another Name"

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-21 17:25:07 GMT

    Epps Memorial Library is hosting a movie and discussion on the PBS film "Slavery by Another Name." The movie is a documentary on the belief that slavery ended in this country with the Emancipation Proclamation. The viewing and discussion is in conjunction with the "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" exhibit at Central Library. The viewing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at 1320 N. Simmons St. The program is free and...

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    Epps Memorial Library is hosting a movie and discussion on the PBS film "Slavery by Another Name." The movie is a documentary on the belief that slavery ended in this country with the Emancipation Proclamation. The viewing and discussion is in conjunction with the "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" exhibit at Central Library. The viewing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at 1320 N. Simmons St. The program is free and...

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  • Emile the crawfish officially pardoned, season begins

    Emile the crawfish officially pardoned, season begins

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-02-21 17:15:59 GMT
    (Source KSLA)(Source KSLA)

    One lucky crawfish was spared from boiling in a special ceremony Tuesday.  Emile the Crawfish was officially spared from future backyard boils when Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Zatarain’s paired up for the second annual “Pardoning of the Crawfish” in New Orleans. This event celebrates the beginning of crawfish season in the Gulf South.  The crawfish of honor was dubbed Emile after the founder of Zatarain’s who first introduced se...

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    One lucky crawfish was spared from boiling in a special ceremony Tuesday.  Emile the Crawfish was officially spared from future backyard boils when Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Zatarain’s paired up for the second annual “Pardoning of the Crawfish” in New Orleans. This event celebrates the beginning of crawfish season in the Gulf South.  The crawfish of honor was dubbed Emile after the founder of Zatarain’s who first introduced se...

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  • New Orleans author, Freddi Williams Evans, will be in Lake Charles today

    New Orleans author, Freddi Williams Evans, will be in Lake Charles today

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-02-21 13:47:19 GMT
    A New Orleans Author will be in Lake Charles today to discuss her new book.  Freddi Williams Evans' book is called "Come Sunday: A Young Reader's History of Congo Square."  Her book focuses on life during the Sunday gatherings in Congo Square during the antebellum period.  She will also discuss the "purchased lives" exhibit currently on display at Central Library. That free talk starts at six this evening in the Epps Memorial Library on North ...More >>
    A New Orleans Author will be in Lake Charles today to discuss her new book.  Freddi Williams Evans' book is called "Come Sunday: A Young Reader's History of Congo Square."  Her book focuses on life during the Sunday gatherings in Congo Square during the antebellum period.  She will also discuss the "purchased lives" exhibit currently on display at Central Library. That free talk starts at six this evening in the Epps Memorial Library on North ...More >>
  • Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 21, 2018

    Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 21, 2018

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:09 AM EST2018-02-21 13:09:20 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 21:  Harper Daigle, 5 Amoni Hollie, 13 Austin Jones, 19 David Lede James Mercer, 5 Mekhi William Kennedy, 5 Synetha Carter, 33 Tripp Ward, 10 Wyatt Lebert, 10 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 21:  Harper Daigle, 5 Amoni Hollie, 13 Austin Jones, 19 David Lede James Mercer, 5 Mekhi William Kennedy, 5 Synetha Carter, 33 Tripp Ward, 10 Wyatt Lebert, 10 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-02-22 04:26:51 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-22 07:05:39 GMT

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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  • The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out

    The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-02-22 01:35:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-22 07:05:31 GMT

    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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  • Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT

    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-02-22 06:19:21 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

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    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

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  • Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-02-22 02:34:18 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-22 06:05:32 GMT

    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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  • NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-02-22 04:14:46 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-22 05:05:53 GMT
    Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)

    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

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    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

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  • Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event

    Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-02-22 03:19:45 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-02-22 05:04:59 GMT
    Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)

    Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.

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    Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.

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  • #MSDSTRONG video conveys alum support to FL students

    #MSDSTRONG video conveys alum support to FL students

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-22 02:17:30 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-22 02:17:30 GMT

    A video directed by a class of 2013 Stoneman Douglas graduate compiles messages of support from dozens of the school's alums around the country.

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    A video directed by a class of 2013 Stoneman Douglas graduate compiles messages of support from dozens of the school's alums around the country.

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  • Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:15 AM EST2018-02-21 11:15:05 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-02-22 01:13:53 GMT

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

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    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence on cold dress controversy: 'Get a grip people'

    Jennifer Lawrence on cold dress controversy: 'Get a grip people'

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-02-21 22:32:28 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-02-21 23:14:46 GMT

    Jennifer Lawrence appeared a sleeveless Versace gown next to her bundled up male co-stars.

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    Jennifer Lawrence appeared a sleeveless Versace gown next to her bundled up male co-stars.

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  • Tick-tock: The Jeff Bezos 10,000-year solar clock

    Tick-tock: The Jeff Bezos 10,000-year solar clock

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-02-21 20:21:32 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-21 20:24:23 GMT
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock. (Source: Jeff Bezos/Twitter/CNN)Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock. (Source: Jeff Bezos/Twitter/CNN)

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock, carved into the side of a mountain in Texas.

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    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock, carved into the side of a mountain in Texas.

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  • Cold as ice: Kirstie Alley and USA curling team trade Twitter jabs

    Cold as ice: Kirstie Alley and USA curling team trade Twitter jabs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-02-21 17:15:25 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:22 PM EST2018-02-21 17:22:20 GMT
    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling. (Source: Kirstie Alley/Twitter)Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling. (Source: Kirstie Alley/Twitter)

    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling.

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    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling.

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  • Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

    Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:04 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:56 AM EST2018-02-21 06:56:09 GMT

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

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    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

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  • US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

    US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-02-21 00:32:15 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:56 AM EST2018-02-21 06:56:03 GMT

    US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.

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    US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.

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  • Woman convicted after performing root canal in her living room

    Woman convicted after performing root canal in her living room

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:38 AM EST2018-02-21 05:38:49 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-21 06:05:19 GMT

    The woman was sentenced to three years of probation and must pay full restitution to her victim.

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    The woman was sentenced to three years of probation and must pay full restitution to her victim.

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  • How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

    How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-02-15 16:56:19 GMT

    Changes that Facebook is making to your news feed could affect how you receive news happening in your area. A few simple steps will make sure you continue to get stories that matter to your family and friends.

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    Changes that Facebook is making to your news feed could affect how you receive news happening in your area. A few simple steps will make sure you continue to get stories that matter to your family and friends.

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  • Coast Connections: Matt Riser

    Coast Connections: Matt Riser

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-02-22 05:23:33 GMT
    Picayune and PRCC product Matt Riser leads a practice at Southeastern Louisiana (WLOX Sports)Picayune and PRCC product Matt Riser leads a practice at Southeastern Louisiana (WLOX Sports)

    Our Coast Connections series continues with Matt Riser, and the story of how one Picayune native made a life-long connection at PRCC that helped make him one of the biggest up-and-coming head coaches in all of NCAA Baseball. 

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    Our Coast Connections series continues with Matt Riser, and the story of how one Picayune native made a life-long connection at PRCC that helped make him one of the biggest up-and-coming head coaches in all of NCAA Baseball. 

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  • Love Your Heart: electrophysiology studies

    Love Your Heart: electrophysiology studies

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-02-22 05:11:55 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    If your resting heart rate speeds beyond the normal for adults of 60 to 100 beats a minute, you may have a problem with your heart. An electrophysiology study can help locate and, if necessary, fix the problem.

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    If your resting heart rate speeds beyond the normal for adults of 60 to 100 beats a minute, you may have a problem with your heart. An electrophysiology study can help locate and, if necessary, fix the problem.

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  • Shreveport attorney does not think adjoining building is safe

    Shreveport attorney does not think adjoining building is safe

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-02-22 04:50:51 GMT
    Crews worked Monday to secure the scene after a roof partially collapsed in downtown Shreveport. (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12)Crews worked Monday to secure the scene after a roof partially collapsed in downtown Shreveport. (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12)

    A downtown Shreveport building owner says he can't believe the structure next door is being called safe after part of its roof collapsed.

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    A downtown Shreveport building owner says he can't believe the structure next door is being called safe after part of its roof collapsed.

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