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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler today as sunshine quickly returns this morning

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler today as sunshine quickly returns this morning

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler today as sunshine quickly returns this morning

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:36:26 GMT
    Temperatures todayTemperatures today
    Temperatures todayTemperatures today
    A fast-moving front moved through the area overnight with very little rain for the majority of Southwest Louisiana although a few stronger storms over coastal Cameron Parish were noted during the overnight. With the front east of the area, winds have turned northwesterly and are rather gusty this morning with temperatures falling through the 50s as the sun rises. Sunshine will start to warm temperatures up slowly through the 60s and eventually into the 70s this afternoon with highs t...More >>
    A fast-moving front moved through the area overnight with very little rain for the majority of Southwest Louisiana although a few stronger storms over coastal Cameron Parish were noted during the overnight. With the front east of the area, winds have turned northwesterly and are rather gusty this morning with temperatures falling through the 50s as the sun rises. Sunshine will start to warm temperatures up slowly through the 60s and eventually into the 70s this afternoon with highs t...More >>
  • Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:28:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:03:46 GMT
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

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    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

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  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:53:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

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    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

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  • SWLA participates in worldwide nature challenge

    SWLA participates in worldwide nature challenge

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:12:56 GMT
    Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The third annual City Nature challenge is a worldwide competition that calls for community members to take and submit pictures of all sorts of wildlife.

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    The third annual City Nature challenge is a worldwide competition that calls for community members to take and submit pictures of all sorts of wildlife.

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  • Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its passenger cars in North America

    Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its passenger cars in North America

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent. (Source: Ford Motor Co.)Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent. (Source: Ford Motor Co.)

    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

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    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

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  • Lake Charles announces 20th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series

    Lake Charles announces 20th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:25:50 GMT
    The Downtown at Sundown concert series will begin on May 18 with a performance by The Tugboats (Source: City of Lake Charles)The Downtown at Sundown concert series will begin on May 18 with a performance by The Tugboats (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    The City of Lake Charles has announced the lineup for the 20th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series, according to Matt Young, spokesman for the city. The free concert series will last for four consecutive Fridays from 6 - 9 p.m. on Ryan Street in front of Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. In addition to music, the events will feature food and beverages, tabletop galleries, merchandise vendors, and activities for kids. “The original mission of the event was to...

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    The City of Lake Charles has announced the lineup for the 20th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series, according to Matt Young, spokesman for the city. The free concert series will last for four consecutive Fridays from 6 - 9 p.m. on Ryan Street in front of Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. In addition to music, the events will feature food and beverages, tabletop galleries, merchandise vendors, and activities for kids. “The original mission of the event was to...

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  • Bill to allow cameras in nursing home rooms advances

    Bill to allow cameras in nursing home rooms advances

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:30:18 GMT
    Nursing home opposition hasn't slowed a proposal to let Louisiana families install video camera systems in their loved one's nursing home rooms.      Instead, some state senators seemed incredulous Wednesday at the objections raised by the Louisiana Nursing Home Association.      Supporters of the House-backed bill say it would give family members the ability to monitor their loved ones from afar.      The nursing home organization raised c...More >>
    Nursing home opposition hasn't slowed a proposal to let Louisiana families install video camera systems in their loved one's nursing home rooms.      Instead, some state senators seemed incredulous Wednesday at the objections raised by the Louisiana Nursing Home Association.      Supporters of the House-backed bill say it would give family members the ability to monitor their loved ones from afar.      The nursing home organization raised c...More >>
  • NFL says investigation found no evidence of Guice being questioned about sexuality at combine

    NFL says investigation found no evidence of Guice being questioned about sexuality at combine

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:19:25 GMT
    Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)

    The NFL has concluded an investigation into interview tactics used on former LSU running back and draft prospect Derrius Guice.

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    The NFL has concluded an investigation into interview tactics used on former LSU running back and draft prospect Derrius Guice.

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    Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee

    Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:32:50 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:37 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:37:21 GMT

    Trump nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to replace former VA Secretary David Shulkin, who was fired in March.

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    Trump nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to replace former VA Secretary David Shulkin, who was fired in March.

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  • Sunrise Birthday: April 26

    Sunrise Birthday: April 26

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:32:34 GMT
    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for April 26: Andrea Guillory 50 Bernadine Singleton Jones 63 Bray Youngblood 7 Kamoree Childs 9 Lauryn Chavis 7 Micah Weston 12 Shawn Jack 45 Tiffany Metoyer If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for April 26: Andrea Guillory 50 Bernadine Singleton Jones 63 Bray Youngblood 7 Kamoree Childs 9 Lauryn Chavis 7 Micah Weston 12 Shawn Jack 45 Tiffany Metoyer If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana arrest report: April 25, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana arrest report: April 25, 2018

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:29:26 GMT
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Donovan Matthew McKay, 24, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, possession of marijuana, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal carrying of weapons, drug paraphernalia. Bond: $23,000. Edward Lawrence Murphy, Jr., 25, Lake Charles: Simple burglary; theft; possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, manufacture or produce; monetary instrument abuse. Bond:  $80,000. Darion...More >>
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Donovan Matthew McKay, 24, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, possession of marijuana, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal carrying of weapons, drug paraphernalia. Bond: $23,000. Edward Lawrence Murphy, Jr., 25, Lake Charles: Simple burglary; theft; possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, manufacture or produce; monetary instrument abuse. Bond:  $80,000. Darion...More >>
  • Kevin Daigle trial hold reversed

    Kevin Daigle trial hold reversed

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:11:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The states highest court is now reversing their decision from yesterday to put the trial on hold. Prosecutors recently dismissed a motion aimed at allowing the jury to hear about Daigle's misdemeanor crimes during the trial. A spokesperson for the DA's office says they withdrew the motion to help expedite the process, not because the motion was without merit. So, jury selection is back on for this coming Monday, Apr. 30 in Bossier Parish.  The venue has changed because of...More >>
    The states highest court is now reversing their decision from yesterday to put the trial on hold. Prosecutors recently dismissed a motion aimed at allowing the jury to hear about Daigle's misdemeanor crimes during the trial. A spokesperson for the DA's office says they withdrew the motion to help expedite the process, not because the motion was without merit. So, jury selection is back on for this coming Monday, Apr. 30 in Bossier Parish.  The venue has changed because of...More >>
  • Oakdale Origami instructor vying for Guinness record

    Oakdale Origami instructor vying for Guinness record

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:05:50 GMT
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        An Oakdale man who has taught the art of origami for years, is now trying to beat a Guinness world record. We first met Jayson Merrill back in 2001, while he was teaching origami to McNeese Leisure Learning students.  #2 Jayson :12 Origami is a Japanese word for paper folding. It's been around for about 3 thousand years. It actually originated in China. Then the Buddhist monks had taken it to Japan.  Merrill has since written three books on the art.  H...

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        An Oakdale man who has taught the art of origami for years, is now trying to beat a Guinness world record. We first met Jayson Merrill back in 2001, while he was teaching origami to McNeese Leisure Learning students.  #2 Jayson :12 Origami is a Japanese word for paper folding. It's been around for about 3 thousand years. It actually originated in China. Then the Buddhist monks had taken it to Japan.  Merrill has since written three books on the art.  H...

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  • Sulphur woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Sulphur woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-04-26 09:07:44 GMT
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    When Evalise "Tiny" Rentrop celebrated her 103rd birthday two years ago, everyone there had a certain feeling that they'd be back to celebrate again.  "I'm not hard to please. I just like it my way." April 25 is Tiny's 105th birthday.  Mayor Chris Duncan was on hand for a special proclamation.  "We want to make it your day in the city of Sulphur," said Duncan. "We want everybody to recognize that it's your day in the city of Sulphur...More >>
    When Evalise "Tiny" Rentrop celebrated her 103rd birthday two years ago, everyone there had a certain feeling that they'd be back to celebrate again.  "I'm not hard to please. I just like it my way." April 25 is Tiny's 105th birthday.  Mayor Chris Duncan was on hand for a special proclamation.  "We want to make it your day in the city of Sulphur," said Duncan. "We want everybody to recognize that it's your day in the city of Sulphur...More >>
  • The Latest: Senate confirms Pompeo as secretary of state

    The Latest: Senate confirms Pompeo as secretary of state

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:32:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.More >>
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.More >>
  • Trump says Cohen represented him in "Stormy Daniels deal"

    Trump says Cohen represented him in "Stormy Daniels deal"

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:35 GMT
    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

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    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

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  • Senate panel advances bill protecting special counsel

    Senate panel advances bill protecting special counsel

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:28:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...

    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

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    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

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  • Drunken mom accused of letting kid drive, police say

    Drunken mom accused of letting kid drive, police say

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:29:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:32:22 GMT

    Sheboygan County sheriff`s deputies arrived and pulled her over. Hauke denies her 12-year old daughter was in her lap, steering the car. Dashcam video shows she also was reluctant to speak with deputies.

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    Sheboygan County sheriff`s deputies arrived and pulled her over. Hauke denies her 12-year old daughter was in her lap, steering the car. Dashcam video shows she also was reluctant to speak with deputies.

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  • New tick species found in US

    New tick species found in US

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:26:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:26:25 GMT

    “It has the potential to infect multiple North American wildlife species,” agriculture officials said.

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    “It has the potential to infect multiple North American wildlife species,” agriculture officials said.

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  • Postal worker caught throwing packages

    Postal worker caught throwing packages

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:46:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:59 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:59:32 GMT
    Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door. (Source: KTRK/CNN)Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door. (Source: KTRK/CNN)
    Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door. (Source: KTRK/CNN)Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door. (Source: KTRK/CNN)

    Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door.

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    Surveillance video shows a postal worker throwing packages at a front door.

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  • Police shoot man dressed as ninja

    Police shoot man dressed as ninja

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-04-26 08:20:30 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:15 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:15:19 GMT

    A witness said a man dressed as a ninja was trying to get inside a courthouse in Davenport, Iowa. Police said he was armed with some sort of blunt object.

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    A witness said a man dressed as a ninja was trying to get inside a courthouse in Davenport, Iowa. Police said he was armed with some sort of blunt object.

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  • Will the I-10 bridge construction traffic affect the LHSAA Softball State Tournament?

    Will the I-10 bridge construction traffic affect the LHSAA Softball State Tournament?

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:01:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Over 90 teams from across the state will be battling it out for softball championship titles, and while the tournament is held in Sulphur, many teams book hotels in Lake Charles.  But will traffic play a role in this year's tournament?  The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau told 7News hotels are sold out in Calcasieu Parish--filled with teams for this weekend's tournament.  While traffic is a concern, they say they've already talked to team...More >>
    Over 90 teams from across the state will be battling it out for softball championship titles, and while the tournament is held in Sulphur, many teams book hotels in Lake Charles.  But will traffic play a role in this year's tournament?  The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau told 7News hotels are sold out in Calcasieu Parish--filled with teams for this weekend's tournament.  While traffic is a concern, they say they've already talked to team...More >>
  • April 28 election: What's on my ballot?

    April 28 election: What's on my ballot?

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:14:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Voters around Southwest Louisiana will head to the polls Saturday, April 28 to vote in the municipal general election. Listed below is what's on the ballot in every Southwest Louisiana parish. Click HERE to view voting locations and times. ALLEN PARISH School District No. 3 Proposition (Tax Continuation) Shall School District No. 3 of the Parish of Allen, State of Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to continue to levy a nine and fifty-five hundredths (9.55) mills...

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    Voters around Southwest Louisiana will head to the polls Saturday, April 28 to vote in the municipal general election. Listed below is what's on the ballot in every Southwest Louisiana parish. Click HERE to view voting locations and times. ALLEN PARISH School District No. 3 Proposition (Tax Continuation) Shall School District No. 3 of the Parish of Allen, State of Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to continue to levy a nine and fifty-five hundredths (9.55) mills...

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  • Saints NFL Draft

    Saints NFL Draft

    The Saints will play three prime time games this year. (Source: John Snell)The Saints will play three prime time games this year. (Source: John Snell)

    The New Orleans Saints look to the future as they prepare for the 2016 NFL Draft

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    The New Orleans Saints look to the future as they prepare for the NFL Draft

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  • St Jude Dream Home

    St Jude Dream Home

    Your chance to win the very first St. Jude Dream Home in SWLA is coming soon! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for this beautiful 2 story home located in the Graywood community. Only 6000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100.Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help them continue their mission of finding cures to some of the most aggressive childhood cancers and saving the lives of children around the world. 

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    Your chance to win the very first St. Jude Dream Home in SWLA is coming soon! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for this beautiful 2 story home located in the Graywood community. Only 6000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100.Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help them continue their mission of finding cures to some of the most aggressive childhood cancers and saving the lives of children around the world. 

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  • Honoring educators

    Class Act Award Winners

    The Class Act Award honors teachers, tutors, principals and counselors who go above and beyond for their students. Winners are chosen once a month and highlighted on KPLC! The Class Act Award is sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota!

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    The Class Act Award honors teachers, tutors, principals and counselors who go above and beyond for their students. Winners are chosen once a month and highlighted on KPLC! The Class Act Award is sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota!

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  • We'll try before you buy!

    KPLC Taste Test

    KPLC Taste Test

    The KPLC Taste Test Team try all those weird things you see at the grocery store, and give your our honest opinion if they are a hit, or a miss!

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    The KPLC Taste Test Team try all those weird things you see at the grocery store, and give your our honest opinion if they are a hit, or a miss!

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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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