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  • Commonwealth LNG meets with Cameron Parish residents

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:38:59 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

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    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

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  • TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:08:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles

    Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:39:21 GMT

    It's an antique house that at one point the owners wanted to demolish-- but historic preservationists objected-- urging that it's a great candidate for adaptive re-use. The Augustine foursquare is on the Northeast corner of Kirby and Common Streets in Lake Charles. Selective demolition on additions has been underway and then came the bad weather, explains contractor Damian Broussard... "We pulled off the front and this back area right here and then I come back this we...

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    It's an antique house that at one point the owners wanted to demolish-- but historic preservationists objected-- urging that it's a great candidate for adaptive re-use. The Augustine foursquare is on the Northeast corner of Kirby and Common Streets in Lake Charles. Selective demolition on additions has been underway and then came the bad weather, explains contractor Damian Broussard... "We pulled off the front and this back area right here and then I come back this we...

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Where did the Lake Charles music scene go?

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:05:06 GMT

    Throughout history are periods of time when creativity flourishes. New talents pop up, and different styles of music are born. Going back to the1920's when Nelly Lutcher and the Chitlin Circuit reigned supreme, music has always been a driving force in Southwest Louisiana. 

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    Throughout history are periods of time when creativity flourishes. New talents pop up, and different styles of music are born. Going back to the1920's when Nelly Lutcher and the Chitlin Circuit reigned supreme, music has always been a driving force in Southwest Louisiana. 

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    Fallen power line affecting Calcasieu River boat traffic

    Fallen power line affecting Calcasieu River boat traffic

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-10-23 22:25:53 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    A power line that fell in yesterday's storm is lying across the Calcasieu River just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff. The downed line is limiting use of the waterway for both commercial and residential boat traffic. Dick Gremillion, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, advised residential traffic to use extreme caution in the area. Chip Arnould, with Entergy, said special equipment is being brought in to remove the power line. Enter...

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    A power line that fell in yesterday's storm is lying across the Calcasieu River just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff. The downed line is limiting use of the waterway for both commercial and residential boat traffic. Dick Gremillion, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, advised residential traffic to use extreme caution in the area. Chip Arnould, with Entergy, said special equipment is being brought in to remove the power line. Enter...

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  • Monroe woman pleads guilty to shooting LA wildlife agent

    Monroe woman pleads guilty to shooting LA wildlife agent

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-10-23 21:41:14 GMT
    CONVICTED: Amethyst Baird Rathore, 32, of the 2500 block of Winnsboro Road in Monroe (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)CONVICTED: Amethyst Baird Rathore, 32, of the 2500 block of Winnsboro Road in Monroe (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Monroe woman accused of shooting a Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries agent in Morehouse Parish will not be going to trial in Bossier District Court.

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    The Monroe woman accused of shooting a Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries agent in Morehouse Parish will not be going to trial in Bossier District Court.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful fall weather this week with an even bigger cool down on its way

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful fall weather this week with an even bigger cool down on its way

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:15:19 GMT
    Nothing but beautiful weather this week!Nothing but beautiful weather this week!

    Through tonight, we will have clear skies with no chance for any more rain. There has not been a cloud in the sky, nor will any more come in. It will now be cooler overnight, with lows in the mid 50s! It should be a great evening to get outside! For Tuesday and Wednesday, things will get even better! We will be back to undeniably beautiful weather with complete sunshine and no chance for any more rain. Temperatures in the afternoon will be up to the mid 70s on Tuesday.

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    Through tonight, we will have clear skies with no chance for any more rain. There has not been a cloud in the sky, nor will any more come in. It will now be cooler overnight, with lows in the mid 50s! It should be a great evening to get outside! For Tuesday and Wednesday, things will get even better! We will be back to undeniably beautiful weather with complete sunshine and no chance for any more rain. Temperatures in the afternoon will be up to the mid 70s on Tuesday.

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  • Recall: Vegetables sold at Walmart, Target, others for listeria concern

    Recall: Vegetables sold at Walmart, Target, others for listeria concern

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:39:03 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:03:59 GMT

    Mann Packing issued a voluntary recall of vegetable products sold across the U.S. and Canada at outlets including Walmart, Target, Aldi and H-E-B. 

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    Mann Packing issued a voluntary recall of vegetable products sold across the U.S. and Canada at outlets including Walmart, Target, Aldi and H-E-B. 

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  • Teal Pumpkin Project hits Southwest Louisiana

    Teal Pumpkin Project hits Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:13 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:13:43 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    People are decorating their lawns with teal pumpkins in an effort to raise awareness for children with food allergies.  This was all started by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014 in an effort to raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By handing out non-food items, things like stickers, glow sticks, pencils and other small toys. Lake Charles resident, Barbara Bazzell, is part...More >>
    People are decorating their lawns with teal pumpkins in an effort to raise awareness for children with food allergies.  This was all started by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014 in an effort to raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By handing out non-food items, things like stickers, glow sticks, pencils and other small toys. Lake Charles resident, Barbara Bazzell, is part...More >>
  • Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:42:51 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 08:04:59 GMT

    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

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    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

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    Chef Besh steps down from company amid sexual harassment investigation, report says

    Chef Besh steps down from company amid sexual harassment investigation, report says

    John Besh. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsJohn Besh. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    A famed New Orleans chef has stepped down from his company. 

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    A famed New Orleans chef has stepped down from his company. 

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  • LaGrange and Lafayette to forfeit week nine games after benches-clearing fight

    LaGrange and Lafayette to forfeit week nine games after benches-clearing fight

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-10-23 21:51:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Due to a benches-clearing fight at the end of the LaGrange-Lafayette football game on Friday, both teams must forfeit its upcoming game in week nine. LaGrange will forfeit its game vs Acadiana and Sam Houston will earn an automatic win vs Lafayette. The Gators won the game, 24-7. LaGrange will fall to 3-5 on the season, while Sam Houston increases its record to 4-5. The Sam Houston Broncos will lose out on senior night due to the forfeiture. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All ri...

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    Due to a benches-clearing fight at the end of the LaGrange-Lafayette football game on Friday, both teams must forfeit its upcoming game in week nine. LaGrange will forfeit its game vs Acadiana and Sam Houston will earn an automatic win vs Lafayette. The Gators won the game, 24-7. LaGrange will fall to 3-5 on the season, while Sam Houston increases its record to 4-5. The Sam Houston Broncos will lose out on senior night due to the forfeiture. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All ri...

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  • What's coming, going from Netflix in November

    What's coming, going from Netflix in November

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-10-23 14:33:26 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-10-23 14:48:55 GMT

    Here's what's coming and going from the online streaming service in November.

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    Here's what's coming and going from the online streaming service in November.

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  • 65 pounds of marijuana arrive with couple's Amazon order

    65 pounds of marijuana arrive with couple's Amazon order

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:35:18 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:35:18 GMT

    Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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    Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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  • SLIDESHOW: SWLA Halloween pictures

    SLIDESHOW: SWLA Halloween pictures

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-21 23:51:50 GMT

    Halloween's almost here, and that means lots of costumes, parties and trick 'r treating - and lots and lots of photos of all that stuff. And so we'd like your help putting together a slideshow of Halloween pictures from around Southwest Louisiana. Please send your photos that are spooky, funny, cute or all of the above to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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    Halloween's almost here, and that means lots of costumes, parties and trick 'r treating - and lots and lots of photos of all that stuff. And so we'd like your help putting together a slideshow of Halloween pictures from around Southwest Louisiana. Please send your photos that are spooky, funny, cute or all of the above to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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  • SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:32:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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  • Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-24 07:47:39 GMT

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

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    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

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  • US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:34:40 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-10-24 07:46:12 GMT

    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

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    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

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  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:49 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:49:28 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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  • Woman dies after ambulance fails to show up

    Woman dies after ambulance fails to show up

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:38:12 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:00:57 GMT

    Two police officers tried to help by driving the woman to the hospital, but she died in spite of their efforts.

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    Two police officers tried to help by driving the woman to the hospital, but she died in spite of their efforts.

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  • Judge: Trump's health care cuts don't pose immediate threat

    Judge: Trump's health care cuts don't pose immediate threat

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:23:58 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:15:20 GMT

    State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

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    State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

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  • Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

    Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:34 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:34:03 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-10-23 23:43:07 GMT

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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  • Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:49:30 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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  • More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-10-22 14:13:30 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:56:08 GMT
    How states are handling Trump's voter information request.More >>
    How states are handling Trump's voter information request.More >>
  • Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    Saturday, October 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-10-21 20:43:05 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:44:07 GMT

    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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    Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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  • Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:16:06 GMT

    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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