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  • Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

    Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:47:03 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:47:03 GMT
    The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance.More >>
    The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance.More >>
  • French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:46 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:46 GMT

    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

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    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

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  • First ever orchid show brightens up local church

    First ever orchid show brightens up local church

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:11:59 GMT
    A gym full of Orchids brightened up the Church of the Good Shepard today.  The Calcasieu Orchid Society held it's first ever show, free to the public.  There were displays, as well as orchids and artwork to buy, even a competition for cut arrangements and just general beauty. Judges from all over the country came to judge the competition and organizers say it was a huge success.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
    A gym full of Orchids brightened up the Church of the Good Shepard today.  The Calcasieu Orchid Society held it's first ever show, free to the public.  There were displays, as well as orchids and artwork to buy, even a competition for cut arrangements and just general beauty. Judges from all over the country came to judge the competition and organizers say it was a huge success.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Lake Charles Fashion Week takes over Isle of Capri

    Lake Charles Fashion Week takes over Isle of Capri

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:08:57 GMT
    High fashion designers strutted their way into Lake Charles this weekend. When you think of fashion week--the runways of New York, Paris and LA, usually come to mind...  But there is a new destination on the map according to fashion week Lake Charles founder, Julie Branden. "No one knew we have designers in Lake Charles. We have designers in Lake Charles, we have fashion in Lake Charles, so we're trying to get everybody to come on board," said Branden. "I didn'...More >>
    High fashion designers strutted their way into Lake Charles this weekend. When you think of fashion week--the runways of New York, Paris and LA, usually come to mind...  But there is a new destination on the map according to fashion week Lake Charles founder, Julie Branden. "No one knew we have designers in Lake Charles. We have designers in Lake Charles, we have fashion in Lake Charles, so we're trying to get everybody to come on board," said Branden. "I didn'...More >>
  • Hundreds of racers come out for 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race

    Hundreds of racers come out for 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:06:32 GMT
    Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)

    It's an event that is growing every year and something many look forward to--the dragon boat race.  Saturday marks the 5th year for the event that benefits Christus St. Patrick Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.  With 30 teams comes a lot of rowers some for the first time,  "This is my first year," said Donnie Glyenn.  And others with a little bit more experience  "I've been doing it for three years," said Hollie Zimmerman.&n...

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    It's an event that is growing every year and something many look forward to--the dragon boat race.  Saturday marks the 5th year for the event that benefits Christus St. Patrick Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.  With 30 teams comes a lot of rowers some for the first time,  "This is my first year," said Donnie Glyenn.  And others with a little bit more experience  "I've been doing it for three years," said Hollie Zimmerman.&n...

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  • New details released on Grantham homicide investigation

    New details released on Grantham homicide investigation

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:15:20 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Authorities have released new details of the investigation into the homicide of Justin Grantham.

    The body of the 25-year-old Calcasieu Parish man was found on Friday around noon, after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body.

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    Authorities have released new details of the investigation into the homicide of Justin Grantham.

    The body of the 22-year-old Calcasieu Parish man was found on Friday around noon, after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body.

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  • WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    WEATHER WITH BEN: Jackson forecasts 100% chance of sunshine and happiness

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:10:23 GMT
    Jackson, Jr. MeteorologistJackson, Jr. Meteorologist

    KPLC launched a new kids weather segment today, and the first junior meteorologist to join Ben for the new segment on 7News Sunrise was Jackson. Jackson is ten-years-old and is in the 4th grade and lives in Lake Charles.

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    KPLC launched a new kids weather segment today, and the first junior meteorologist to join Ben for the new segment on 7News Sunrise was Jackson. Jackson is ten-years-old and is in the 4th grade and lives in Lake Charles.

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  • 2017 Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival set for May 4-7

    2017 Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival set for May 4-7

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-04-24 11:30:26 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles/SWLA CVB)(Source: Lake Charles/SWLA CVB)

    The 2017 Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival will be held May 4-7 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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    The 2017 Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival will be held May 4-7 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer today; front brings a storm threat late Wednesday night

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer today; front brings a storm threat late Wednesday night

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer today; front brings a storm threat late Wednesday night

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:49:15 GMT

    Temperatures are running about 10 degrees below normal this morning in the upper 40s to lower 50s prior to sunrise. Sunshine returns today making for a very nice afternoon ahead as warmer temperatures return with highs near 80 degrees.

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    Temperatures are running about 10 degrees below normal this morning in the upper 40s to lower 50s prior to sunrise. Sunshine returns today making for a very nice afternoon ahead as warmer temperatures return with highs near 80 degrees.

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  • Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

    Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:47:05 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:47:05 GMT

    Republican leaders in Congress remain dubious that a health care bill can emerge from the House next week after lawmakers return from their spring break.

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    Republican leaders in Congress remain dubious that a health care bill can emerge from the House next week after lawmakers return from their spring break.

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  • On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

    On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-24 07:06:36 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-24 07:06:36 GMT
    Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.More >>
    Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.More >>
  • LSU gives up 18 hits to Kentucky in series-deciding loss

    LSU gives up 18 hits to Kentucky in series-deciding loss

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:14:12 GMT
    Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda (27-15, 10-8) for first place in the SEC East. Kentucky is one game behind Mississippi State (28-14, 13-5) for the overall SEC lead. LSU (27-14, 10-8) is three games behind Mississippi State in the SEC Western Division. The Fi...More >>
    Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda (27-15, 10-8) for first place in the SEC East. Kentucky is one game behind Mississippi State (28-14, 13-5) for the overall SEC lead. LSU (27-14, 10-8) is three games behind Mississippi State in the SEC Western Division. The Fi...More >>
  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:12:09 GMT
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
  • LHSAA 2017 baseball playoff brackets released

    LHSAA 2017 baseball playoff brackets released

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:37:32 GMT
    The LHSAA released the 2017 boys high school baseball playoff brackets April 23. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held May 12-13 at McMurry Park in Sulphur. You can find the seeding of all coverage teams below. CLASS 5A (31) Haughton at (2) Barbe (24) Lafayette at (9) Sulphur - 4/24 @ 6 (30) Chalmette at (3) Sam Houston - 4/24 @ 5 CLASS 4A (31) Leesville at (1) Benton (26) LaGrange at (7) Livonia (23) Beau Chene at (10) DeRidder -...More >>
    The LHSAA released the 2017 boys high school baseball playoff brackets April 23. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held May 12-13 at McMurry Park in Sulphur. You can find the seeding of all coverage teams below. CLASS 5A (31) Haughton at (2) Barbe (24) Lafayette at (9) Sulphur - 4/24 @ 6 (30) Chalmette at (3) Sam Houston - 4/24 @ 5 CLASS 4A (31) Leesville at (1) Benton (26) LaGrange at (7) Livonia (23) Beau Chene at (10) DeRidder -...More >>
  • Funnel clouds sighted in SWLA Saturday afternoon

    Funnel clouds sighted in SWLA Saturday afternoon

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:36:31 GMT

    Reports of tropical funnel clouds were sent in by viewers on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 as thunderstorms moved across parts of Southwest Louisiana.  According to the 7Stormteam, these are a common occurrence in Louisiana with thunderstorms, especially in the summer months, and rarely ever touch down. Since the rotation is relatively weak and below the level of radar, they often go undetected. If you have any severe weather to report, let us know by submittin...

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    Reports of tropical funnel clouds were sent in by viewers on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 as thunderstorms moved across parts of Southwest Louisiana.  According to the 7Stormteam, these are a common occurrence in Louisiana with thunderstorms, especially in the summer months, and rarely ever touch down. Since the rotation is relatively weak and below the level of radar, they often go undetected. If you have any severe weather to report, let us know by submittin...

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  • The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

    The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:46 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:46 GMT
    The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate.More >>
    The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate.More >>
  • Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

    Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:23 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:23 GMT

    The vice president met with American Samoan officials and troops on his way to Hawaii at the end of a tour of the Asia Pacific region.

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    The vice president met with American Samoan officials and troops on his way to Hawaii at the end of a tour of the Asia Pacific region.

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  • Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

    Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:17:59 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:17:59 GMT

    Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed health care push and his demands that a must-pass government funding bill should include money for the wall.

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    Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed health care push and his demands that a must-pass government funding bill should include money for the wall.

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  • South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

    South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:17:48 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:17:48 GMT

    South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.

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    South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.

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  • Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:08:55 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:08:55 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.More >>
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.More >>
  • Fore! Hash browns recalled over golf ball bits

    Fore! Hash browns recalled over golf ball bits

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:22:24 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:29:07 GMT

    The producer, McCain Foods, says some golf ball materials may have been accidentally harvested with the potatoes.

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    The producer, McCain Foods, says some golf ball materials may have been accidentally harvested with the potatoes.

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  • Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

    Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:07:15 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:07:15 GMT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore.".

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore.".

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  • Lake Charles Spring Art Walk April 28

    Lake Charles Spring Art Walk April 28

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-04-24 11:31:12 GMT
    (Source: The Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana)(Source: The Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana)

    Come celebrate the Lake Area's vibrant community during the Arts Council of SWLA's annual Spring Art Walk.

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    Come celebrate the Lake Area's vibrant community during the Arts Council of SWLA's annual Spring Art Walk.

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  • Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 07:37:41 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 07:37:41 GMT

    President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline.

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    President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline.

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  • Rescuer talks about saving girl who fell out of bus

    Rescuer talks about saving girl who fell out of bus

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:04:55 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:17:53 GMT

     Ryan Ciampoli, a hero volunteer firefighter, is talking about how he helped a little girl who fell out of the back of a bus.

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     Ryan Ciampoli, a hero volunteer firefighter, is talking about how he helped a little girl who fell out of the back of a bus.

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