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  • LEGAL CORNER: Is there any action that can be taken when a neighbor's child is bouncing a basketball at night?

    LEGAL CORNER: Is there any action that can be taken when a neighbor's child is bouncing a basketball at night?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:33:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    1  My father passed away years ago while married to my mom. He left his house to his ex wife when they divorced. Recently the house was sold. Do I, as his child, still have any claims to the home once it was sold? ANSWER: Making the presumption that "He LEFT his house to his ex wife" means that he left it to her in his will or donated it to her, then there are no claims to be made. However, as his child, you may have a claim under certain conditions.  You are cons...

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    1  My father passed away years ago while married to my mom. He left his house to his ex wife when they divorced. Recently the house was sold. Do I, as his child, still have any claims to the home once it was sold? ANSWER: Making the presumption that "He LEFT his house to his ex wife" means that he left it to her in his will or donated it to her, then there are no claims to be made. However, as his child, you may have a claim under certain conditions.  You are cons...

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  • 4-H program enrollment underway

    4-H program enrollment underway

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:11:47 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

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    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

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  • Transmittable diseases carried by mosquitoes more prevalent in SWLA

    Transmittable diseases carried by mosquitoes more prevalent in SWLA

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:54:12 GMT
    Mosquito (Source: KPLC)Mosquito (Source: KPLC)

    You're a walking meal for mosquitoes in Southwest Louisiana. 

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    You're a walking meal for mosquitoes in Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summertime pattern with afternoon storms continuing with Maria going strong in the Caribbean

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summertime pattern with afternoon storms continuing with Maria going strong in the Caribbean

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:43:43 GMT
    Southerly winds bring afternoon showersSoutherly winds bring afternoon showers

    For the rest of today, we will continue to see a few pop up showers, especially in the afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today. It will be a hot and humid day with highs reaching the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. By the late afternoon into the early evening, we will start to cool down and showers will start to weaken and become much more isolated. Through tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end. 

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    For the rest of today, we will continue to see a few pop up showers, especially in the afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today. It will be a hot and humid day with highs reaching the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. By the late afternoon into the early evening, we will start to cool down and showers will start to weaken and become much more isolated. Through tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end. 

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  • "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

    "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:45:06 GMT
    Stacy Bearden (Source: KPLC)Stacy Bearden (Source: KPLC)

    Sulphur native Stacy Bearden has always loved to draw and read. So he put both of his talents together to write a children's book that is now available from Pelican Publishing. It's called "Boudreaux the Mosquiteaux."

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    Sulphur native Stacy Bearden has always loved to draw and read. So he put both of his talents together to write a children's book that is now available from Pelican Publishing. It's called "Boudreaux the Mosquiteaux."

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  • Plastic surgeons trade in the scalpel for the needle

    Plastic surgeons trade in the scalpel for the needle

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:19:45 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Plastic surgeons have always been just that-surgeons. But now, they're turning to less invasive procedures. 

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    Plastic surgeons have always been just that-surgeons. But now, they're turning to less invasive procedures. 

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  • Doctors warn of health hazards associated with flood waters

    Doctors warn of health hazards associated with flood waters

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:18:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Doctors from around the lake area jumped at the chance to help with rescues in Houston after Harvey hit the city.

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    Doctors from around the lake area jumped at the chance to help with rescues in Houston after Harvey hit the city.

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  • 1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:29:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

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    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

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  • Netflix: What's coming, going in October

    Netflix: What's coming, going in October

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:09:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:09:53 GMT

    The second installment of "Stranger Things" arrives Oct. 27 on Netflix, just in time for Halloween.

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    The second installment of "Stranger Things" arrives Oct. 27 on Netflix, just in time for Halloween.

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  • Boy, 5, suspended after school claims he made bomb threat

    Boy, 5, suspended after school claims he made bomb threat

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:02 AM EDT2017-09-20 09:02:57 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:02 AM EDT2017-09-20 09:02:57 GMT

    The boy’s parents say their son was just playing around, and they want the suspension removed from his permanent record.

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    The boy’s parents say their son was just playing around, and they want the suspension removed from his permanent record.

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    Contraband Days Festival changing its name

    Contraband Days Festival changing its name

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:03:53 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau)(Source: Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau)

    For 60 years residents and visitors to SWLA have looked forward to the annual Contraband Days Festival but now the festival is changing its name, according to Angie Manning, spokeswoman for the Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The board that has overseen the festival wants to bring a new focus to Louisiana culture and history from the food, music, and artists to the pirates and the rides, Manning said.  The new name of the festival is the Louisiana Pirate...

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    For 60 years residents and visitors to SWLA have looked forward to the annual Contraband Days Festival but now the festival is changing its name, according to Angie Manning, spokeswoman for the Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The board that has overseen the festival wants to bring a new focus to Louisiana culture and history from the food, music, and artists to the pirates and the rides, Manning said.  The new name of the festival is the Louisiana Pirate...

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  • GOP senator defends health bill against Kimmel's attacks

    GOP senator defends health bill against Kimmel's attacks

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:24:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:20:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

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    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

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  • Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

    Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:33 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:33:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:19:21 GMT

    The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.

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    The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.

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  • Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:17:15 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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  • German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:42:13 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:40:29 GMT

    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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  • CPSO hosts gun safety class in Moss Bluff

    CPSO hosts gun safety class in Moss Bluff

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:40:13 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    "If you're going to be a gun owner...you take care of your guns," said Trinity Meche. "You lock them up (and) get them out of the way of your kids."  The message of gun safety came from the father of Gage Meche,  the boy who accidentally shot by another student during school last year. It happened at Moss Bluff Elementary when another kid brought a loaded gun to school in a backpack.  Gage was hit in the stomach and spent weeks recovering from the ...

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    "If you're going to be a gun owner...you take care of your guns," said Trinity Meche. "You lock them up (and) get them out of the way of your kids."  The message of gun safety came from the father of Gage Meche,  the boy who accidentally shot by another student during school last year. It happened at Moss Bluff Elementary when another kid brought a loaded gun to school in a backpack.  Gage was hit in the stomach and spent weeks recovering from the ...

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  • Boxer Jake LaMotta, inspiration for 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

    Boxer Jake LaMotta, inspiration for 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:29:37 GMT

    The middleweight champion boxer was the first fighter to defeat Sugar Ray Robinson as well as the inspiration for the move Raging Bull, which starred Robert DeNiro as the title character.

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    The middleweight champion boxer was the first fighter to defeat Sugar Ray Robinson as well as the inspiration for the move Raging Bull, which starred Robert DeNiro as the title character.

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  • Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

    Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:52:18 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:38 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:38:31 GMT

    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

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    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

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  • Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:02:12 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:26:08 GMT

    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

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    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

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  • In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:16:29 GMT

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

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    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

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  • Mother accused of intentionally running over daughter

    Mother accused of intentionally running over daughter

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:20:15 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:20:15 GMT

    The woman faces several felonious charges, including vehicular assault and endangering children.

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    The woman faces several felonious charges, including vehicular assault and endangering children.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:14:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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  • Belles and Beaus ball to benefit American Cancer Society

    Belles and Beaus ball to benefit American Cancer Society

    Friday there is a different party with a purpose that will honor men and women fighting cancer.

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    Friday there is a different party with a purpose that will honor men and women fighting cancer.

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  • 4-H program enrollment underway

    4-H program enrollment underway

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:11:47 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

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    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

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  • Saints trade LB Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

    Saints trade LB Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

    Stephone Anthony (Source: WVUE)Stephone Anthony (Source: WVUE)

    The New Orleans Saints have traded linebacker Stephone Anthony to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have traded linebacker Stephone Anthony to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. 

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