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  • UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

    UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:58:17 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

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    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Louisiana’s wildlife seven years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    SPECIAL REPORT: Louisiana’s wildlife seven years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:55:10 GMT
    Brown pelican covered in oil following Deepwater Horizon spill. (Source: Louisiana GOHSEP/Flickr)Brown pelican covered in oil following Deepwater Horizon spill. (Source: Louisiana GOHSEP/Flickr)

    It all started with an explosion, and from that came a fire and gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.

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    It all started with an explosion, and from that came a fire and gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Task force tax measures being rejected at legislative session

    Task force tax measures being rejected at legislative session

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:48 GMT
    Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)
    The ideas of a tax reform task force are being rejected at the state legislative session with only two weeks left before adjournment.  For months, a task force met to help iron out the states financial future. The group was charged with looking beyond easy fixes to find permanent solutions. Thirteen business and political leaders served on the task force, one of those was Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach. "The subject of taxation - that is probably the most difficu...More >>
    The ideas of a tax reform task force are being rejected at the state legislative session with only two weeks left before adjournment.  For months, a task force met to help iron out the states financial future. The group was charged with looking beyond easy fixes to find permanent solutions. Thirteen business and political leaders served on the task force, one of those was Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach. "The subject of taxation - that is probably the most difficu...More >>
  • Blood supply at critical level

    Blood supply at critical level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:09:39 GMT
    LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)

    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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  • Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:15:01 GMT

    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

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    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

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  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

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    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

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  • New dress code in place for employees of Jeff Davis Parish School Board

    New dress code in place for employees of Jeff Davis Parish School Board

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:59:34 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)
    For the past 17 years, students in Jeff Davis Parish have had a dress code. Coming this Fall, school board employees will have one as well. Under the approved dress code policy, the following attire is deemed unacceptable: No open shoulder and sleeveless garments, no denim except on casual days, no body and face piercings and employees will must keep a natural hair color. Superintendent Kirk Credeur addressed the hair color rule. "By natural color, it doesn't mean their parti...More >>
    For the past 17 years, students in Jeff Davis Parish have had a dress code. Coming this Fall, school board employees will have one as well. Under the approved dress code policy, the following attire is deemed unacceptable: No open shoulder and sleeveless garments, no denim except on casual days, no body and face piercings and employees will must keep a natural hair color. Superintendent Kirk Credeur addressed the hair color rule. "By natural color, it doesn't mean their parti...More >>
  • Woman dedicates long hours to help Westlake school

    Woman dedicates long hours to help Westlake school

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:36:18 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    When it comes to shift work, 12-hour shifts are not uncommon, but for one school volunteer that's the norm.  

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    When it comes to shift work, 12-hour shifts are not uncommon, but for one school volunteer that's the norm.  

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  • BREAKING

    Authorities release image of type of hoodie worn during robbery of credit union

    Authorities release image of type of hoodie worn during robbery of credit union

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:52:00 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has released an image of the type of hoodie worn by a suspect during Monday's robbery of CSE Federal Credit Union in Moss Bluff. The hoodie is a black and sleeveless (although the suspect wore a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath), with the name of a New York boxing gym emblazoned on the back. Fulton Street Boxing Gym Brooklyn Heights, New York Sheriff's office spokeswoman Kim Myers asked anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery ...More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has released an image of the type of hoodie worn by a suspect during Monday's robbery of CSE Federal Credit Union in Moss Bluff. The hoodie is a black and sleeveless (although the suspect wore a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath), with the name of a New York boxing gym emblazoned on the back. Fulton Street Boxing Gym Brooklyn Heights, New York Sheriff's office spokeswoman Kim Myers asked anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery ...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Jennings woman killed in crash in Acadia Parish

    Jennings woman killed in crash in Acadia Parish

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:01:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A 28-year-old Jennings woman was killed in two-vehicle crash in Acadia Parish Monday evening. Amy Lejeune died at a Lafayette hospital, according to Master Trooper Brooks David, Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman. Lejeune was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima southbound on La. 97 north of I-10 shortly after 8 p.m. when the crash happened. Lejeune lost control for unknown reasons and the vehicle began to rotate counterclockwise. The Altima crossed the center line into...More >>
    A 28-year-old Jennings woman was killed in two-vehicle crash in Acadia Parish Monday evening. Amy Lejeune died at a Lafayette hospital, according to Master Trooper Brooks David, Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman. Lejeune was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima southbound on La. 97 north of I-10 shortly after 8 p.m. when the crash happened. Lejeune lost control for unknown reasons and the vehicle began to rotate counterclockwise. The Altima crossed the center line into...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives tonight with storms possible, lower humidity the next few days

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives tonight with storms possible, lower humidity the next few days

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:43:46 GMT
    Less humid Wednesday!Less humid Wednesday!

    A cold front will move through Southwest Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  This will bring noticeably drier air back to our area and that means we get a break from the humidity!  But it will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  The timing looks to be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The risk of severe weather is very low, but like last night, it is not zero!

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    A cold front will move through Southwest Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  This will bring noticeably drier air back to our area and that means we get a break from the humidity!  But it will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  The timing looks to be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The risk of severe weather is very low, but like last night, it is not zero!

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  • Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:59:12 GMT
    (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

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    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

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  • Justin Hill, Shane Selman garner top Southland baseball awards

    Justin Hill, Shane Selman garner top Southland baseball awards

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:04:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese head coach Justin Hill and sophomore outfielder Shane Selman were named the 2017 Southland Conference Coach of the Year and Hitter of the Year, respectively, by the league office on Tuesday in conjunction with the announcing of the 2017 all-conference baseball teams.   Hill, in his fourth season at the helm, becomes the fifth McNeese head coach to garner the coach of the year award and the first since Chad Clement received the honor in 2006.   Sel...More >>
    McNeese head coach Justin Hill and sophomore outfielder Shane Selman were named the 2017 Southland Conference Coach of the Year and Hitter of the Year, respectively, by the league office on Tuesday in conjunction with the announcing of the 2017 all-conference baseball teams.   Hill, in his fourth season at the helm, becomes the fifth McNeese head coach to garner the coach of the year award and the first since Chad Clement received the honor in 2006.   Sel...More >>
  • Woman killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Woman killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:00:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

    Woman killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire.

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    Woman killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire.

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  • West Calcasieu job fair Wednesday May 24

    West Calcasieu job fair Wednesday May 24

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:04:39 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    A job fair hosted by the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 24, at the Managan Recreation Center, 1000 McKinley Street in Westlake. 

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    A job fair hosted by the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 24, at the Managan Recreation Center, 1000 McKinley Street in Westlake. 

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  • Local counselors host bullying support group

    Local counselors host bullying support group

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:44:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Bullying is an ongoing issue throughout the country.

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    Bullying is an ongoing issue throughout the country.

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  • LSU receives No. 11 ranking in preseason football poll

    LSU receives No. 11 ranking in preseason football poll

    The 2017 LSU  Tigers are ranked No. 11 in the Athlon Sports College Football Preseason Top 25 Poll. 

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    The 2017 LSU  Tigers are ranked No. 11 in the Athlon Sports College Football Preseason Top 25 Poll. 

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  • Former James Bond Roger Moore dies

    Former James Bond Roger Moore dies

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-05-23 13:28:59 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:14:06 GMT

    Roger Moore, a British actor known primarily for his portrayal of James Bond, has died. He was 89.

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    Roger Moore, a British actor known primarily for his portrayal of James Bond, has died. He was 89.

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  • Funeral arrangements set for former Welsh Mayor James Martin

    Funeral arrangements set for former Welsh Mayor James Martin

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:00:36 GMT
    (Source: Hixson Funeral Home)(Source: Hixson Funeral Home)

    Family members said former Welsh Mayor and state representative James Paul Martin died on Sunday, May 21, at the age of 88 in the comfort of his home.

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    Family members said former Welsh Mayor and state representative James Paul Martin died on Sunday, May 21, at the age of 88 in the comfort of his home.

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  • Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

    Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:24 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:24 GMT

    Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

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    Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

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  • Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

    Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:17 GMT

    The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

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    The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

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  • Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:44:19 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:44:19 GMT
    The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.More >>
    The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.More >>
  • Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:36:02 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:36:02 GMT

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

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    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

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  • Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

    Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:27:51 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:32:22 GMT
    A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA.More >>
    A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA.More >>
  • 11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

    11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:44:01 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:44:01 GMT

    Bill Cosby, once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple University women's basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

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    Bill Cosby, once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple University women's basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

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  • Breast cancer linked to one alcoholic drink daily

    Breast cancer linked to one alcoholic drink daily

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:22:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:06:20 GMT

    There's bad news and good news from a new comprehensive study about women, breast cancer, alcohol and exercise. 

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    There's bad news and good news from a new comprehensive study about women, breast cancer, alcohol and exercise. 

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  • NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:15:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:45:28 GMT

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

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    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

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  • Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

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    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

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  • LSU RB Lanard Fournette faces illegal gambling charge

    LSU RB Lanard Fournette faces illegal gambling charge

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-05-23 11:24:15 GMT

    LSU sophomore running back Lanard Fournette is out on bond, after authorities reported he was arrested for allegedly gambling illegally.

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    LSU sophomore running back Lanard Fournette is out on bond, after authorities reported he was arrested for allegedly gambling illegally.

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  • BREAKING

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:42:39 GMT
    (Source: Coast Guard)(Source: Coast Guard)
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
  • 'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:13:57 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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  • LCPD searching for man suspected of using credit cards without permission

    LCPD searching for man suspected of using credit cards without permission

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:51:49 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    The Lake Charles Police Department has released a photo from surveillance video of a man suspected of unauthorized use of a credit card. The credit cards were taken from a wallet that was lost during the early morning hours of May 6, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. Soon after the wallet was last, one of the victim's credit cards was used at numerous locations in Lake Charles. Surveillance photos show a suspect wearing a blue t-shirt and a red baseball cap. Kraus asked anyone with inf...More >>
    The Lake Charles Police Department has released a photo from surveillance video of a man suspected of unauthorized use of a credit card. The credit cards were taken from a wallet that was lost during the early morning hours of May 6, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. Soon after the wallet was last, one of the victim's credit cards was used at numerous locations in Lake Charles. Surveillance photos show a suspect wearing a blue t-shirt and a red baseball cap. Kraus asked anyone with inf...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Moss Bluff man posts bond on school shooting charges, ends up back in jail without bond

    Moss Bluff man posts bond on school shooting charges, ends up back in jail without bond

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:56:46 GMT
    Michael Dugas (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Michael Dugas (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Moss Bluff man arrested in connection to a shooting at Moss Bluff Elementary returned to jail last week after initially bonding out on charges of negligent injuring and improper supervision of a minor. The Calcasieu Sheriff's Office confirmed Michael Dugas bonded out on Thursday, May 18th on charges connected to the shooting. 

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    A Moss Bluff man arrested in connection to a shooting at Moss Bluff Elementary returned to jail last week after initially bonding out on charges of negligent injuring and improper supervision of a minor. The Calcasieu Sheriff's Office confirmed Michael Dugas bonded out on Thursday, May 18th on charges connected to the shooting. 

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  • BREAKING

    Man wanted on charge of attempted first-degree murder in Vinton shooting

    Man wanted on charge of attempted first-degree murder in Vinton shooting

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:39:52 GMT
    Artemus Beasley (Department of Transportation)Artemus Beasley (Department of Transportation)
    A victim was shot several times early Sunday morning in Vinton, authorities said. Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says a suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting: Artemus C. Beasley, 37, from Orange, Texas. Beasley and the victim were visiting Vinton from Orange, Texas, when the shooting happened, Myers said. Sheriff's deputies responded to the call near Broussard and Toomey roads around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found the victim on the ground with...More >>
    A victim was shot several times early Sunday morning in Vinton, authorities said. Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says a suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting: Artemus C. Beasley, 37, from Orange, Texas. Beasley and the victim were visiting Vinton from Orange, Texas, when the shooting happened, Myers said. Sheriff's deputies responded to the call near Broussard and Toomey roads around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found the victim on the ground with...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Officials release new details on robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Officials release new details on robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:15:06 GMT
    (Source: Perris Jones / KPLC)(Source: Perris Jones / KPLC)

    All Moss Bluff schools are on lockdown following a robbery in the area, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers has confirmed. A credit union was robbed, Myers said. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    All Moss Bluff schools are on lockdown following a robbery in the area, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers has confirmed. A credit union was robbed, Myers said. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

    Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:36:49 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:36:49 GMT

    President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home.

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    President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home.

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  • Man finds sneaker with decomposed foot inside

    Man finds sneaker with decomposed foot inside

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:09 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:09:53 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:39:13 GMT

    Officials said the bones are confirmed to be a human foot and partial ankle inside a woman's white Reebok sneaker.

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    Officials said the bones are confirmed to be a human foot and partial ankle inside a woman's white Reebok sneaker.

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  • Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

    Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:14:59 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:14:59 GMT

    Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.

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    Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.

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  • Lake Charles police officers honored at annual awards banquet

    Lake Charles police officers honored at annual awards banquet

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:02:26 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Lake Charles police officers were recognized for their service to the community at the recent Lake Charles Police Annual Honors and Awards Banquet ceremony. 

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    Lake Charles police officers were recognized for their service to the community at the recent Lake Charles Police Annual Honors and Awards Banquet ceremony. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:33:42 GMT

    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Hayden Gunter

    Sports Person of the Week - Hayden Gunter

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:14:30 GMT
    From the gridiron, to the hardwood, to the diamond, South Beauregard's Hayden Gunter has done it all. Just a week before his high school graduation, Gunter and the Golden Knights capped off their first baseball state championship in school history. "Everyone doubted us, like who thinks a team from South Beau could win a state championship," asked Gunter." From the chaos of a live rooster in the dugout, to winning the first 3A state title in Sulphur, th...More >>
    From the gridiron, to the hardwood, to the diamond, South Beauregard's Hayden Gunter has done it all. Just a week before his high school graduation, Gunter and the Golden Knights capped off their first baseball state championship in school history. "Everyone doubted us, like who thinks a team from South Beau could win a state championship," asked Gunter." From the chaos of a live rooster in the dugout, to winning the first 3A state title in Sulphur, th...More >>
  • Your child can do the Weather With Ben Terry on 7News Sunrise!

    Weather with Ben

    Weather with Ben

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:16:19 GMT

    Ben Terry is looking for an assistant! If you’d like to be a Junior Weather Reporter and do the weather with Ben on 7News Sunrise … here’s what you need to do. 

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    Ben Terry is looking for an assistant! If you’d like to be a Junior Weather Reporter and do the weather with Ben on 7News Sunrise … here’s what you need to do. 

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    Stories to make you happy

    Click on these feel-good stories that will uplift, warm your heart, are cute, sweet or just something that makes you smile. 

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    Click on these feel-good stories that will uplift, warm your heart, are cute, sweet or just something that makes you smile. 

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