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  • ELECTION DAY - What's on your ballot?

    ELECTION DAY - What's on your ballot?

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:18 PM EST2017-11-18 21:18:49 GMT
    (Source: Secretary of State)(Source: Secretary of State)

    Early voting for the Nov. 18 election begins Friday, Nov. 3. Across the state, voters will elect a new state treasurer, to fill the seat that John Kennedy vacated when he successfully ran for the U.S. Senate. Derrick Edwards (D) and John Schroder (R) are in the runoff. Edwards received 31 percent of the vote in the Oct. 14 general election and Schroder received 24 percent. In Allen Parish  City Marshal -- City Court, City of Oakdale Joseph "Jody" Chamberlain (NOPTY...

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    Early voting for the Nov. 18 election begins Friday, Nov. 3. Across the state, voters will elect a new state treasurer, to fill the seat that John Kennedy vacated when he successfully ran for the U.S. Senate. Derrick Edwards (D) and John Schroder (R) are in the runoff. Edwards received 31 percent of the vote in the Oct. 14 general election and Schroder received 24 percent. In Allen Parish  City Marshal -- City Court, City of Oakdale Joseph "Jody" Chamberlain (NOPTY...

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  • UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-11-18 19:24:40 GMT
    Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)

    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

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    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

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  • TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:13 AM EST2017-11-18 06:13:18 GMT

    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

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    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

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  • LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-11-18 05:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

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    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

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  • CPSO handing out turkeys not tickets

    CPSO handing out turkeys not tickets

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:17 PM EST2017-11-18 03:17:42 GMT
    (Source: CPSO)(Source: CPSO)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with the owners of a local 5 Star convenience store to spread a little holiday cheer. Deputies were handing out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets to citizens of the parish. Motorists would be pulled over for minor violations such as not wearing a seatbelt or speeding and instead of receiving a ticket, got a holiday turkey.  50 turkeys were donated to the Sheriff's Office for the event.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights ...More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with the owners of a local 5 Star convenience store to spread a little holiday cheer. Deputies were handing out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets to citizens of the parish. Motorists would be pulled over for minor violations such as not wearing a seatbelt or speeding and instead of receiving a ticket, got a holiday turkey.  50 turkeys were donated to the Sheriff's Office for the event.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights ...More >>
  • BBB warns of phone scam with local numbers

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:56 PM EST2017-11-18 02:56:18 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    It's becoming a more than common occurance for many in Southwest Louisiana: receiving a number of phone calls each day from unknown local numbers. "If you don't recognize a number and don't know who it is, you shouldn't answer it," said Carmen Million, president of Southwest Louisiana's Better Business Bureau. Someone, with what appears to be a local number calls your phone. The caller on the other end, however, couldn't be farther away. "These scammers are really so...

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    It's becoming a more than common occurance for many in Southwest Louisiana: receiving a number of phone calls each day from unknown local numbers. "If you don't recognize a number and don't know who it is, you shouldn't answer it," said Carmen Million, president of Southwest Louisiana's Better Business Bureau. Someone, with what appears to be a local number calls your phone. The caller on the other end, however, couldn't be farther away. "These scammers are really so...

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  • BREAKING

    Authorities say suspects in Moss Bluff vehicle burglaries caught on camera

    Authorities say suspects in Moss Bluff vehicle burglaries caught on camera

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-11-18 01:19:06 GMT
    (Source: Calcasie Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasie Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Authorities are searching for suspects in a rash of vehicle robberies in Moss Bluff. The suspects broke into numerous vehicles in the areas of Poeyfarre Road, E. Michael Square, N. Michael Square, Erble Lane, N. Perkins Ferry Road, and Coffey Road during the night of Nov. 16 and the early morning hours of Nov. 17, according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Detectives with the Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit (VCIU) are attempting to identify th...

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    Authorities are searching for suspects in a rash of vehicle robberies in Moss Bluff. The suspects broke into numerous vehicles in the areas of Poeyfarre Road, E. Michael Square, N. Michael Square, Erble Lane, N. Perkins Ferry Road, and Coffey Road during the night of Nov. 16 and the early morning hours of Nov. 17, according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Detectives with the Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit (VCIU) are attempting to identify th...

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  • Some graves still disturbed from September flooding at Niblett's Bluff Cemetery

    Some graves still disturbed from September flooding at Niblett's Bluff Cemetery

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-11-18 01:16:20 GMT

    For the second time in less than two years some families must rebury their loved ones laid to rest in Niblett's Bluff Cemetery. The graves were disturbed in September flooding. But this time, there's no federal funding for reburial - at least so far.

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    For the second time in less than two years some families must rebury their loved ones laid to rest in Niblett's Bluff Cemetery. The graves were disturbed in September flooding. But this time, there's no federal funding for reburial - at least so far.

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  • Vernon Sheriff asking for help finding man last seen in late October

    Vernon Sheriff asking for help finding man last seen in late October

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-11-17 23:55:08 GMT
    Alex Spurgeon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Alex Spurgeon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Alex Spurgeon, 23, of Lacamp.

    Spurgeon's family members filed a missing persons report on Nov. 15, in which they indicated they have not seen nor spoken with Alex since late October, according to Rhonda Jordan, VPSO spokeswoman.

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    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Alex Spurgeon, 23, of Lacamp.

    Spurgeon's family members filed a missing persons report on Nov. 15, in which they indicated they have not seen nor spoken with Alex since late October, according to Rhonda Jordan, VPSO spokeswoman.

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  • New Orleans may have to refund $28M in traffic camera fines

    New Orleans may have to refund $28M in traffic camera fines

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:40 PM EST2017-11-18 20:40:56 GMT
    Traffic Lights (Source: Google Images)Traffic Lights (Source: Google Images)

    A judge says New Orleans must refund as much as $28 million in fines collected from tickets based on traffic cameras.

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    A judge says New Orleans must refund as much as $28 million in fines collected from tickets based on traffic cameras.

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  • Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

    Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

    Friday, November 17 2017 1:18 AM EST2017-11-17 06:18:49 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:22 PM EST2017-11-18 20:22:23 GMT

    The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota, but officials don't believe it has polluted water.

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    The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota, but officials don't believe it has polluted water.

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  • Voters choose Louisiana's next treasurer in Saturday runoff

    Voters chose Louisiana's next treasurer in Saturday runoff

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:10 PM EST2017-11-18 19:10:23 GMT
    Derrick Edwards and John Schroder (Source: Candidates' campaign websites)Derrick Edwards and John Schroder (Source: Candidates' campaign websites)

    A small percentage of voters are expected to cast ballots in a special election to choose Louisiana's next treasurer.

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    A small percentage of voters are expected to cast ballots in a special election to choose Louisiana's next treasurer.

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  • AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

    AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-11-18 08:19:29 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:20 PM EST2017-11-18 18:20:14 GMT

    AP sources: Congressional investigators asking 2 participants in 2016 Trump Tower meeting why they discussed the gathering in Moscow a year later.

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    AP sources: Congressional investigators asking 2 participants in 2016 Trump Tower meeting why they discussed the gathering in Moscow a year later.

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  • AC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    AC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:26 AM EST2017-11-18 15:26:08 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:55 AM EST2017-11-18 15:55:10 GMT

    Young co-founded the rock back with his brother in 1973. He stopped performing with AC/DC in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.

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    Young co-founded the rock back with his brother in 1973. He stopped performing with AC/DC in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.

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  • West Calcasieu Solid Waste Center to reopen Saturday; East Calcasieu site to close Nov. 21

    West Calcasieu Solid Waste Center to reopen Saturday; East Calcasieu site to close Nov. 21

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-11-18 00:08:43 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    The West Calcasieu Solid Waste Center will reopen Saturday, Nov. 18, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The center, located at 2915 Post Oak Road in Sulphur, has been closed around a month for construction.

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    The West Calcasieu Solid Waste Center will reopen Saturday, Nov. 18, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The center, located at 2915 Post Oak Road in Sulphur, has been closed around a month for construction.

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  • Veteran upset about tattered US flag at Lake Charles post office

    Veteran upset about tattered US flag at Lake Charles post office

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-11-17 23:50:18 GMT

    A local veteran is looking for answers after seeing an unserviceable flag flying in front of the post office on Main Street in Lake Charles yesterday. Douglas Ducote, a retired Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, said he could tell the flag has been in bad condition for months. "It's a disgrace," said Ducote. "It's a disgrace to our flag, to our country, to our men and women who have served under this flag."

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    A local veteran is looking for answers after seeing an unserviceable flag flying in front of the post office on Main Street in Lake Charles yesterday. Douglas Ducote, a retired Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, said he could tell the flag has been in bad condition for months. "It's a disgrace," said Ducote. "It's a disgrace to our flag, to our country, to our men and women who have served under this flag."

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  • Toys for Tots accepting donations in Calcasieu

    Toys for Tots accepting donations in Calcasieu

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-11-17 22:45:16 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    The annual Toys for Tots holiday toy collection campaign is in full swing. Collection boxes have been placed at several locations in Calcasieu Parish. Area residents are asked to drop off new, unwrapped toys, for children up to 12 years of age, at any of the following locations: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2011 Ryan St., Lake Charles Walmart Supercenter, 3415 Gerstner Memorial Blvd., Lake Charles Walmart Neighborhood Market, 260 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy., Moss Bluff Wa...

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    The annual Toys for Tots holiday toy collection campaign is in full swing. Collection boxes have been placed at several locations in Calcasieu Parish. Area residents are asked to drop off new, unwrapped toys, for children up to 12 years of age, at any of the following locations: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2011 Ryan St., Lake Charles Walmart Supercenter, 3415 Gerstner Memorial Blvd., Lake Charles Walmart Neighborhood Market, 260 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy., Moss Bluff Wa...

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  • LEGAL CORNER: I need to have a succession done. I heard that it’s a whole lot cheaper to do a small succession. Is that right?

    LEGAL CORNER: I need to have a succession done. I heard that it’s a whole lot cheaper to do a small succession. Is that right?

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-11-17 21:28:08 GMT
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. Question 1: I serve on a non-profit board that is selling some real estate.  The buyer’s attorney is saying that we have to amend our articles of incorporation because they say that we have “members.”  It is true that this is how our articles read.  But, as a practical matter, we have never had members, just a board of directors.  Why do we have to amend our articles? ...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. Question 1: I serve on a non-profit board that is selling some real estate.  The buyer’s attorney is saying that we have to amend our articles of incorporation because they say that we have “members.”  It is true that this is how our articles read.  But, as a practical matter, we have never had members, just a board of directors.  Why do we have to amend our articles? ...More >>
  • Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate

    Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-18 04:39:35 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:54 PM EST2017-11-18 20:54:04 GMT

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

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    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

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  • Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

    Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:09 AM EST2017-11-18 08:09:31 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-11-18 20:52:28 GMT

    While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules.

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    While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules.

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  • Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

    Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:02 PM EST2017-11-17 19:02:57 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:02 AM EST2017-11-18 16:02:26 GMT

    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration's decision to allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the "wrong move at the wrong time.".

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    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration's decision to allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the "wrong move at the wrong time.".

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  • US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

    US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-11-18 01:19:16 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:00 AM EST2017-11-18 12:00:01 GMT

    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office.

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    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office.

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  • Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

    Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-11-17 21:39:26 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 5:55 AM EST2017-11-18 10:55:49 GMT

    The ultra-wealthy do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.

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    The ultra-wealthy do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.

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