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  • Back to School Supply Drive

    Back to School Supply Drive

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-07-25 17:43:11 GMT

    To make the most of this school year, every child needs the proper tools to participate fully in class. The list of supplies is long, and for some parents, it can be a challenge to provide their child with everything they need to succeed. That's why KPLC, the Salvation Army and Wendy's are teaming up to make sure every child can get off to a good start. 

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    To make the most of this school year, every child needs the proper tools to participate fully in class. The list of supplies is long, and for some parents, it can be a challenge to provide their child with everything they need to succeed. That's why KPLC, the Salvation Army and Wendy's are teaming up to make sure every child can get off to a good start. 

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  • Host families needed for international exchange students

    Host families needed for international exchange students

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-07-25 13:08:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There are currently more than 20 students across the world who want to study in the United States. 

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    There are currently more than 20 students across the world who want to study in the United States. 

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  • Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

    Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:52:31 GMT
    Engineering design students at Sam Houston High School have spent part of their summer break building a 3D printed prosthetic hand for 12-year-old Bowen Johnson, a burn survivor from Westlake. (Source: KPLC)Engineering design students at Sam Houston High School have spent part of their summer break building a 3D printed prosthetic hand for 12-year-old Bowen Johnson, a burn survivor from Westlake. (Source: KPLC)

    A classroom project is changing the life of a Westlake sixth grader who has no hands. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports engineering design students at Sam Houston High School are seeing in real-life, how technology and heart can combine to help them lend a hand.

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    A classroom project is changing the life of a Westlake sixth grader who has no hands. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports engineering design students at Sam Houston High School are seeing in real-life, how technology and heart can combine to help them lend a hand.

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  • Recovering La. Congressman Steve Scalise dials in to House GOP meeting

    Recovering La. Congressman Steve Scalise dials in to House GOP meeting

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:04:00 GMT
    Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana (Source: US Congress)Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana (Source: US Congress)

    House Republican whips heard from a special caller at their meeting Monday night - Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Louisiana Republican is recovering from a gunshot wound at a Washington hospital.

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    House Republican whips heard from a special caller at their meeting Monday night - Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Louisiana Republican is recovering from a gunshot wound at a Washington hospital.

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  • Section 8 housing application process begins

    Section 8 housing application process begins

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:36:09 GMT

    This morning the Lake Charles housing authority opened its waiting list for the first time since 2014. The waiting list application process closed around noon today hundreds of residents lined up around this building some even lining up as early as 9:45 last night “We had given out 700 applications by 8:30 we ended up over 1,000,” said Ben Taylor, the director of the Lake Charles Housing Authority. He says this will bump up the waiting list for Section 8 housing tremend...

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    This morning the Lake Charles housing authority opened its waiting list for the first time since 2014. The waiting list application process closed around noon today hundreds of residents lined up around this building some even lining up as early as 9:45 last night “We had given out 700 applications by 8:30 we ended up over 1,000,” said Ben Taylor, the director of the Lake Charles Housing Authority. He says this will bump up the waiting list for Section 8 housing tremend...

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  • Section 8 applicants will still face difficulties finding low rent housing

    Section 8 applicants will still face difficulties finding low rent housing

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:16:54 GMT

    Part of the reason the waiting list takes for Section 8 Housing takes so long to pare down is because there's a shortage of Section 8 housing, at least in the Lake Charles area. It's because of the economy...and high rents.  Local officials are working to increase the dollars available, but it's still hard for residents to find the housing. "It's harder than Houston and Houston is bigger," said Kristina Broussard,  who lives in public hou...

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    Part of the reason the waiting list takes for Section 8 Housing takes so long to pare down is because there's a shortage of Section 8 housing, at least in the Lake Charles area. It's because of the economy...and high rents.  Local officials are working to increase the dollars available, but it's still hard for residents to find the housing. "It's harder than Houston and Houston is bigger," said Kristina Broussard,  who lives in public hou...

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    Man arrested in 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard

    Man arrested in 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:51:18 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

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    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:58:30 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

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    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

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  • Applications being accepted for Section 8 housing in Lake Charles

    Applications being accepted for Section 8 housing in Lake Charles

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-24 13:29:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Section 8 program provides rental assistance based on your household income.

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    The Section 8 program provides rental assistance based on your household income.

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  • Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:23:25 GMT
    Saharan dust in the Gulf as seen from satellite imagerySaharan dust in the Gulf as seen from satellite imagery

    The African dust from the Sahara is returning to Southwest Louisiana according to satellite imagery which shows a large concentration of dust and particulate matter encompassing a large chunk of the western and northwestern Gulf of Mexico, including all of Southwest Louisiana.

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    The African dust from the Sahara is returning to Southwest Louisiana according to satellite imagery which shows a large concentration of dust and particulate matter encompassing a large chunk of the western and northwestern Gulf of Mexico, including all of Southwest Louisiana.

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  • Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

    Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier weather through Friday; weekend rain returning

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier weather through Friday; weekend rain returning

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier weather through Friday; weekend rain returning

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-07-25 10:24:11 GMT
    Radar is much quieter than this time yesterday morning although a few patchy areas of very light rain are noted across parts of Southwest Louisiana as an upper level disturbance continues to depart the area today. Look for more clouds than sun through the day with morning temperatures starting off in the upper 70s to lower 80s and high humidity making for another triple digit feels-like temperature later today. By afternoon a little sun will peek out with the chance of rain lowering...More >>
    Radar is much quieter than this time yesterday morning although a few patchy areas of very light rain are noted across parts of Southwest Louisiana as an upper level disturbance continues to depart the area today. Look for more clouds than sun through the day with morning temperatures starting off in the upper 70s to lower 80s and high humidity making for another triple digit feels-like temperature later today. By afternoon a little sun will peek out with the chance of rain lowering...More >>
  • Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

    Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

    Monday, July 24 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-07-24 05:11:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:58:27 GMT

    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

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    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

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  • No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

    No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-07-24 07:15:35 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:59 AM EDT2017-07-25 07:59:24 GMT

    The president's son-in-law has attracted attention for a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.

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    The president's son-in-law has attracted attention for a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.

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  • Dallas man sentenced in 'Havana Speed' operation

    Dallas man sentenced in 'Havana Speed' operation

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:30:51 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The last suspect in the "Havana Speed" drug operation has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The methamphetamine distribution ring stretched from Mexico, Texas, and into southwest Louisiana. The suspect, Raul Perez-Mendoza, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced Friday, July 21, to more than five years in prison for conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute meth.  He is also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  Perez-Mendoza and seven other...

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    The last suspect in the "Havana Speed" drug operation has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The methamphetamine distribution ring stretched from Mexico, Texas, and into southwest Louisiana. The suspect, Raul Perez-Mendoza, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced Friday, July 21, to more than five years in prison for conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute meth.  He is also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  Perez-Mendoza and seven other...

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:29:44 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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  • Company will implant microchips in its employees

    Company will implant microchips in its employees

    Monday, July 24 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-07-24 18:12:35 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-07-24 18:39:12 GMT

     The chip will be placed under the skin between the thumb and forefinger.

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     The chip will be placed under the skin between the thumb and forefinger.

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  • Salvation Army seeing an increase in those needing help and a decrease in donations

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:44 AM EDT2017-07-24 09:44:51 GMT
    (Source: Google)(Source: Google)

    The Salvation Army typically sees a decrease in donations during the summer months. But, with a 72% rise in the number of people needing a place to stay, it's hard to help everyone. 

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    The Salvation Army typically sees a decrease in donations during the summer months. But, with a 72% rise in the number of people needing a place to stay, it's hard to help everyone. 

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  • McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

    McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:06:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:27:54 GMT

    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

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    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

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  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:36:39 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:27:46 GMT
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
  • Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

    Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-07-25 08:26:14 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:18:55 GMT

    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

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    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

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  • Bears linebacker saves choking man

    Bears linebacker saves choking man

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:33:18 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:33:18 GMT

    The NFL player was enjoying some barbecue Sunday at an airport restaurant when he noticed someone choking.

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    The NFL player was enjoying some barbecue Sunday at an airport restaurant when he noticed someone choking.

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  • Hitchhiker, accused kidnapper to father: 'I'm taking your child'

    Hitchhiker, accused kidnapper to father: 'I'm taking your child'

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:53:50 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:53:50 GMT

    Prosecutors say a woman accepted a ride offer from a man then grabbed his 21-month-old daughter and ran off.

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    Prosecutors say a woman accepted a ride offer from a man then grabbed his 21-month-old daughter and ran off.

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  • Dentist indicted after 4-year-old suffers brain damage

    Dentist indicted after 4-year-old suffers brain damage

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-07-25 06:20:15 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-07-25 06:20:15 GMT
    Neveah Hall, 4, lost the ability to talk, walk, eat and see, her family says. (Source: KTRK/CNN)Neveah Hall, 4, lost the ability to talk, walk, eat and see, her family says. (Source: KTRK/CNN)

    The dentist is charged with failing to seek and provide adequate medical attention.

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    The dentist is charged with failing to seek and provide adequate medical attention.

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  • Teen livestreamed crash that killed her sister

    Teen livestreamed crash that killed her sister

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-07-25 05:22:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-07-25 05:22:29 GMT

    Obdulia Sanchez was under the influence and livestreaming on Instagram when she rolled her car over into a barbed-wire fence and then a field. The crash killed her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline.

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    Obdulia Sanchez was under the influence and livestreaming on Instagram when she rolled her car over into a barbed-wire fence and then a field. The crash killed her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline.

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  • Netflix: Coming in August

    Netflix: Coming in August

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:26:00 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:12:11 GMT

    Superhero devotees can rejoice. Yet more superhero content is on its way.

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    Superhero devotees can rejoice. Yet more superhero content is on its way.

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  • 4-year-old boy cries as stepmom reads vows to him

    4-year-old boy cries as stepmom reads vows to him

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:17:35 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:17:35 GMT

    The boy's dad was marrying his stepmom, and apparently her written tribute to him was so touching he couldn't hold back tears.

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    The boy's dad was marrying his stepmom, and apparently her written tribute to him was so touching he couldn't hold back tears.

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  • Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-07-24 08:15:34 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:17:48 GMT

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

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    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

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  • McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

    McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-07-24 07:25:34 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:08 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:08:03 GMT

    Senate Republicans are now considering two versions of similar legislation, one that would repeal and replace, and another that would simply repeal "Obamacare" with a two-year delay for implementation to give the Senate more time to agree on a replacement.

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    Senate Republicans are now considering two versions of similar legislation, one that would repeal and replace, and another that would simply repeal "Obamacare" with a two-year delay for implementation to give the Senate more time to agree on a replacement.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:54:41 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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  • SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-07-23 15:30:41 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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