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  • 69th Commissioning Ceremony of the U.S.S. Orleck

    69th Commissioning Ceremony of the U.S.S. Orleck

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:45:58 GMT
    A commissioning ceremony on the U.S.S. Orleck took place this weekend. September 15 marks the 69th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S.S. Orleck. This recognizes the day the ship began serving her country. The importance of the 69th year, is the countdown to 70 which marks the end of World War II.More >>
    A commissioning ceremony on the U.S.S. Orleck took place this weekend. September 15 marks the 69th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S.S. Orleck. This recognizes the day the ship began serving her country. The importance of the 69th year, is the countdown to 70 which marks the end of World War II.More >>
  • New Orleans Police arrest man in officer shooting

    New Orleans Police arrest man in officer shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:25:54 GMT
     New Orleans police have arrested a man they say was involved in the shooting of an officer early Sunday morning.
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     New Orleans police have arrested a man they say was involved in the shooting of an officer early Sunday morning.

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  • CPSB library offers special technology for students with disabilities

    CPSB library offers special technology for students with disabilities

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:06:04 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    The library may be a tiny room inside the Calcasieu Parish School Board's technology building, but it's a small space creating big opportunities for students with disabilities. "You have students that are non-readers, non-verbal, are hearing impaired, vision impaired, physically impaired, and we have assistive technology to cover all of those things," said Grant Facilitator for the Calcasieu Parish School Board, Julie White. Thanks to a state grant, the Lending Library was born. It works like...More >>
    The library may be a tiny room inside the Calcasieu Parish School Board's technology building, but it's a small space creating big opportunities for students with disabilities. "You have students that are non-readers, non-verbal, are hearing impaired, vision impaired, physically impaired, and we have assistive technology to cover all of those things," said Grant Facilitator for the Calcasieu Parish School Board, Julie White. Thanks to a state grant, the Lending Library was born. It works like...More >>
  • Zack's Work Week Forecast

    Zack's Work Week Forecast

    The work week forecast for Southwest Louisiana.

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    The work week forecast for Southwest Louisiana.

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  • Your 7 Day Forecast

    Your 7 Day Forecast

    Your Southwest Louisiana weather forecast from the 7Stormteam.More >>
    Your Southwest Louisiana weather forecast from the 7Stormteam.More >>
  • Saints lose 26-24, fall to 0-2

    Saints lose 26-24, fall to 0-2

    Browns kicker Billy Cundiff booted a go-ahead 29-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, and the Browns defeated the Saints 26-24. The Saints are now 0-2 for the first time since 2007 with coachMore >>
    Browns kicker Billy Cundiff booted a go-ahead 29-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, and the Browns defeated the Saints 26-24. The Saints are now 0-2 for the first time since 2007 with coach Sean Payton on the sidelines. Payton was suspended for the 2012 season, in which New Orleans started 0-4. More >>
  • Gulf turns quiet, Edouard now a hurricane

    Gulf turns quiet, Edouard now a hurricane

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:49:09 GMT
    The tropical disturbance we have been tracking across the Gulf of Mexico the past few days continues to dissipate.More >>
    The tropical disturbance we have been tracking across the Gulf of Mexico the past few days continues to dissipate.More >>
  • McNeese routs Prairie View A&M in home opener

    McNeese routs Prairie View A&M in home opener

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)
    Derrick Milton ran for 109 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead McNeese State to a 48-16 win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday night.More >>
    Derrick Milton ran for 109 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead McNeese State to a 48-16 win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday night.
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  • Louisiana ranks fourth in domestic homicide rates

    Louisiana ranks fourth in domestic homicide rates

    The shocking footage of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice has brought domestic violence into the spotlight.
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    The shocking footage of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice has brought domestic violence into the spotlight. More >>
  • La. coastal jobs in high demand of qualified workers

    La. coastal jobs in high demand of qualified workers

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:48:57 GMT
    Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Erosion is eating away at the coast, and though billions of dollars are being spent to restore it, there are more jobs than qualified workers to fill the positions.More >>
    Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Erosion is eating away at the coast, and though billions of dollars are being spent to restore it, there are more jobs than qualified workers to fill the positions.More >>
  • Community center renamed in Cpl. Stevens honor

    Community center renamed in Cpl. Stevens honor

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:33:34 GMT
    At only 19 years of age, a soldier from Calcasieu Parish died in the line of duty, after spending just three months in Vietnam. That was nearly 50 years ago.More >>
    At only 19 years of age, a soldier from Calcasieu Parish died in the line of duty, after spending just three months in Vietnam. That was nearly 50 years ago.More >>
  • 1 dead in gas accident on offshore LA platform

    1 dead in gas accident on offshore LA platform

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:38:58 GMT

    Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast. The contractor was among four maintenance workers on the platform about 11:10 a.m. Saturday.

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    Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast. The contractor was among four maintenance workers on the platform about 11:10 a.m. Saturday.

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  • Sulphur hosts 5th annual Stars and Stripes Car Show; unveils Sulphur Memorial Wall layouts

    Sulphur hosts 5th annual Stars and Stripes Car Show; unveils Sulphur Memorial Wall layouts

    Sulphur hosts 5th annual Stars and Stripes Car Show; unveils Sulphur Memorial Wall layouts

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:30:02 GMT
    The city of Sulphur hosted its 5th annual Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car show and Cruise night Saturday. Hundreds filled Sulphur's Heritage Square to get a glimpse of classic rides and take time to honor those lost during the attacks on 9/11.More >>
    The city of Sulphur hosted its 5th annual Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car show and Cruise night Saturday. Hundreds filled Sulphur's Heritage Square to get a glimpse of classic rides and take time to honor those lost during the attacks on 9/11.More >>
  • SWLA Literacy Council hosts Literacy Awareness Day

    SWLA Literacy Council hosts Literacy Awareness Day

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:28:01 GMT
    The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana hosted a Literacy Awareness Day at Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles.The theme "wild about reading" encouraged children to enjoy reading at a young age. Director of the Literacy Council, Tommeka Semien, said, "In our country we have a lot of adults who grow up and they have difficulty with reading and writing. So if we promote literacy early as a fun activity as a family activity and also if we share information about community resources for people wh...More >>
    The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana hosted a Literacy Awareness Day at Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles.The theme "wild about reading" encouraged children to enjoy reading at a young age. Director of the Literacy Council, Tommeka Semien, said, "In our country we have a lot of adults who grow up and they have difficulty with reading and writing. So if we promote literacy early as a fun activity as a family activity and also if we share information about community resources for people wh...More >>
  • Colors for a Cause 5K run/walk benefits families battling Cancer

    Colors for a Cause 5K run/walk benefits families battling Cancer

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:20:03 GMT
    Hundreds of walkers and runners gathered in Westlake for the third annual Colors for a Cause 5K run and one mile walk. Proceeds benefit cancer fighters in Louisiana with expenses related to their cancer treatment along with funding the Colors for a Cause Cancer Awareness Program.More >>
    Hundreds of walkers and runners gathered in Westlake for the third annual Colors for a Cause 5K run and one mile walk. Proceeds benefit cancer fighters in Louisiana with expenses related to their cancer treatment along with funding the Colors for a Cause Cancer Awareness Program.More >>
  • Nuisance barge off Goos Ferry Road

    Nuisance barge off Goos Ferry Road

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:30:33 GMT
    A barge off Goos Ferry Road continues to be a nuisance for Lake Charles firefighters.More >>
    A barge off Goos Ferry Road continues to be a nuisance for Lake Charles firefighters.More >>
  • Senator Landrieu apologizes for misusing taxpayer's money

    Senator Landrieu apologizes for misusing taxpayer's money

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:03:12 GMT
    Senator Mary Landrieu apologized Friday afternoon for misusing taxpayer's money over the past 12 years, but blamed it on bookkeeping errors.More >>
    Senator Mary Landrieu apologized Friday afternoon for misusing taxpayer's money over the past 12 years, but blamed it on bookkeeping errors.More >>
  • Ruling keeps Condea Vista spying case alive

    Ruling keeps Condea Vista spying case alive

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:37:53 GMT
    It's been more than six years since we first told you about a local industry's alleged spying on Lake area environmentalists and their attorneys. But, the legal wrangling over the allegations continues.More >>
    It's been more than six years since we first told you about a local industry's alleged spying on Lake area environmentalists and their attorneys. But, the legal wrangling over the allegations continues.More >>
  • An overnight shooting sends a Lafayette Police Officer to the hospital

    An overnight shooting sends a Lafayette Police Officer to the hospital

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:19:01 GMT
    Chase Chaisson. (Source: Lafayette Police Department)Chase Chaisson. (Source: Lafayette Police Department)
    Lafayette Police investigating a Wednesday shooting were searching for a suspect at an apartment complex on Thursday on W. Willow St. when a confrontation with the suspect led to exchanged gunfire.More >>
    Lafayette Police investigating a Wednesday shooting were searching for a suspect at an apartment complex on Thursday on W. Willow St. when a confrontation with the suspect led to exchanged gunfire.More >>
  • BREAKING

    One dead, one injured in training accident at Ft. Polk

    One dead, one injured in training accident at Ft. Polk

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:01:02 GMT
    FILE PHOTO. (Source: Fort Polk Public Affiars Office)FILE PHOTO. (Source: Fort Polk Public Affiars Office)
    An accident during a training exercise at Ft. Polk on Wednesday has left one soldier dead and another injured.More >>
    An accident during a training exercise at Ft. Polk on Wednesday has left one soldier dead and another injured.More >>
  • Kinder High School trophies found in dumpster

    Kinder High School trophies found in dumpster

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:34 GMT
    KPLC has received numerous calls, emails and Facebook posts about an incident at Kinder High School.More >>
    KPLC has received numerous calls, emails and Facebook posts about an incident at Kinder High School.More >>
  • Iota officer charged with sexual battery

    Iota officer charged with sexual battery

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:45:10 GMT
    Harold James "Jamie" Doucet Jr. (Source: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office)Harold James "Jamie" Doucet Jr. (Source: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office)
    An officer with the Iota Police Department has been charged with sexual battery, following an investigation by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.More >>
    An officer with the Iota Police Department has been charged with sexual battery, following an investigation by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • DeRidder looking to build its first fenced in dog park

    DeRidder looking to build its first fenced in dog park

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:22:05 GMT
    Planned dog park in DeRidder. (Source: City of DeRidder)Planned dog park in DeRidder. (Source: City of DeRidder)
    The City of DeRidder presented a proposal for a new dog park at a city council meeting on Monday. DeRidder project coordinator Ashley Rush said the park would cost about $32,000.More >>
    The City of DeRidder presented a proposal for a new dog park at a city council meeting on Monday. DeRidder project coordinator Ashley Rush said the park would cost about $32,000.More >>
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...More >>
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.More >>
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:40 GMT
    White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
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