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  • Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

    Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-08-19 06:19:59 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-08-20 05:26:53 GMT

    Baxter, a three-year veteran of the department, died later in a hospital and Howard, a 10-year veteran, was in serious condition.

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    Baxter, a three-year veteran of the department, died later in a hospital and Howard, a 10-year veteran, was in serious condition.

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  • 'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

    'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-08-19 11:50:52 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-08-20 05:23:35 GMT

    Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters are preparing for a rally on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.

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    Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters are preparing for a rally on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.

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  • Community helps Merryville family rebuild after house fire

    Community helps Merryville family rebuild after house fire

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:03:28 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

     “I came out of the house, and I noticed Heath’s truck was parked sideways and I heard him screaming,”said Tommy Robberson.   “I just started beating and banging on the door, and I was about ready to give up and just kick it in and they woke up,” said Heath Singletary.   “We finally heard him knocking on the door, and he got us out just in time," said Darlton Calcote.  Now nearly two months later there's not muc...

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     “I came out of the house, and I noticed Heath’s truck was parked sideways and I heard him screaming,”said Tommy Robberson.   “I just started beating and banging on the door, and I was about ready to give up and just kick it in and they woke up,” said Heath Singletary.   “We finally heard him knocking on the door, and he got us out just in time," said Darlton Calcote.  Now nearly two months later there's not muc...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:52:33 GMT
    Showers return Sunday afternoonShowers return Sunday afternoon

    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

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    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:24:00 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

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    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:21:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
  • Move-in day for McNeese students

    Move-in day for McNeese students

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-08-19 13:23:31 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...

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    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...

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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:35:29 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

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    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:34:30 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic.   Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic.   Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Team Coverage on Monday

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Team Coverage on Monday

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:25:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...More >>
    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...More >>
  • Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

    Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-08-19 07:10:08 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-08-20 05:22:49 GMT

    The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia.

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    The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia.

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  • SPD: Rapper "Mystikal" one of two sought in alleged sexual assault

    SPD: Rapper "Mystikal" one of two sought in alleged sexual assault

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:06:57 GMT
    (Source: Mystikal/Facebook)(Source: Mystikal/Facebook)

    Shreveport Police are searching for New Orleans based rapper Mystikal and another woman after arresting one man after an alleged sexual assault. 

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    Shreveport Police are searching for New Orleans based rapper Mystikal and another woman after arresting one man after an alleged sexual assault. 

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  • US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

    US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:19:48 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-08-19 16:44:14 GMT
    Europe took a 2 ½ - 1 ½ lead over the U.S. after foursome play at the Solheim Cup.More >>
    Europe took a 2 ½ - 1 ½ lead over the U.S. after foursome play at the Solheim Cup.More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 02:39:13 GMT
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
  • Four lawsuits filed against Welsh Alderman Perry

    Four lawsuits filed against Welsh Alderman Perry

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:06:36 GMT

    In the Town of Welsh, there seems to be constant discord between longtime city officials and a new, young alderman: Colby Perry. There's a recall petition underway against Perry, and just this week one was started against Mayor Carolyn Louviere. Now four lawsuits have been filed against Perry. The plaintiffs are Louviere, two of her children and Police Chief Marcus Crochet.

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    In the Town of Welsh, there seems to be constant discord between longtime city officials and a new, young alderman: Colby Perry. There's a recall petition underway against Perry, and just this week one was started against Mayor Carolyn Louviere. Now four lawsuits have been filed against Perry. The plaintiffs are Louviere, two of her children and Police Chief Marcus Crochet.

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  • How does the weather impact your mood?

    How does the weather impact your mood?

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:49:37 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

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    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

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  • BREAKING

    Judge denies motion for continuance in Daigle trial

    Judge denies motion for continuance in Daigle trial

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-08-18 15:51:46 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    A judge in state district court has denied a motion for a continuance for Kevin Daigle's first-degree murder trial. Daigle is facing the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent. Daigle's defense team asked for the continuance after his lead attorney, David Price, died on July 27. Daigle is set for trial on Sept. 18. Daigle is accused of shooting Vincent to death during a traffic stop in August 2015. In denying the continuance, Jud...

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    A judge in state district court has denied a motion for a continuance for Kevin Daigle's first-degree murder trial. Daigle is facing the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent. Daigle's defense team asked for the continuance after his lead attorney, David Price, died on July 27. Daigle is set for trial on Sept. 18. Daigle is accused of shooting Vincent to death during a traffic stop in August 2015. In denying the continuance, Jud...

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  • Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

    Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:15:42 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-08-20 04:35:16 GMT
    Comedian and activist Dick Gregory, seen In this 2012 file photo, has died. He was 84. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)Comedian and activist Dick Gregory, seen In this 2012 file photo, has died. He was 84. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    The groundbreaking African-American comedian and civil rights activist has died, social media posts from his family report. 

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    The groundbreaking African-American comedian and civil rights activist has died, social media posts from his family report. 

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  • Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:12:21 GMT
    (Source: State of Louisiana)(Source: State of Louisiana)

    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

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    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

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  • BREAKING

    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shootings arrested

    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shootings arrested

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:48:37 GMT
    Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)

    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a pair of drive-by shootings that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 15. On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman.

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    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a pair of drive-by shootings that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 15. On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman.

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