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  • Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:30:58 GMT
    DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)

    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More warm temperatures this weekend with a better chance for afternoon showers

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More warm temperatures this weekend with a better chance for afternoon showers

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:56:21 GMT
    Scattered showers return this weekendScattered showers return this weekend

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down. Heat indices will still be high through tonight, possibly not dropping below 80 degrees. Overnight we will be left with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to zero overnight. At the start of the weekend, more scattered storms in the afternoon are expected on Saturday. An upper level high to our north that has limited rain chances, will be moving away and a weak disturbance i...

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    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down. Heat indices will still be high through tonight, possibly not dropping below 80 degrees. Overnight we will be left with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to zero overnight. At the start of the weekend, more scattered storms in the afternoon are expected on Saturday. An upper level high to our north that has limited rain chances, will be moving away and a weak disturbance i...

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  • Special delivery for Gage Meche

    Special delivery for Gage Meche

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:55:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Gage Meche is doing really well in his recovery, according to his family. This week KPLC met up with the 7 year old to deliver some special gifts our viewers have sent in. From handwritten "get well" cards, to coloring books, to a Captain America fidget spinner - Gage loved all the gifts.  It's now been two months since he was accidentally shot at Moss Bluff Elementary, but from the smile on his face you'd probably never know.  A benefit is planned for Gage...

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    Gage Meche is doing really well in his recovery, according to his family. This week KPLC met up with the 7 year old to deliver some special gifts our viewers have sent in. From handwritten "get well" cards, to coloring books, to a Captain America fidget spinner - Gage loved all the gifts.  It's now been two months since he was accidentally shot at Moss Bluff Elementary, but from the smile on his face you'd probably never know.  A benefit is planned for Gage...

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  • Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director

    Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director

    Monday, February 13 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-13 23:10:56 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:44:44 GMT

    Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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    Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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  • Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

    Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:02:42 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:15:36 GMT

    (RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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    (RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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  • Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:32:15 GMT
    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)

    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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  • Grillin and Chillin in DeQuincy this Friday

    Grillin and Chillin in DeQuincy this Friday

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:51:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Folks from KPLC will be back out in the community of DeQuincy for the continuing Grillin & Chillin series. Be sure to join us this Friday, July 20, at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton, Candy Rodriguez, and other members of the KPLC team will be broadcasting live – and we’ll be grilling hot dogs for our viewers. Join us Friday afternoon during the First at Four, Live at Five, and 7 News at Six newscasts. KPLC wants t...

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    Folks from KPLC will be back out in the community of DeQuincy for the continuing Grillin & Chillin series. Be sure to join us this Friday, July 20, at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton, Candy Rodriguez, and other members of the KPLC team will be broadcasting live – and we’ll be grilling hot dogs for our viewers. Join us Friday afternoon during the First at Four, Live at Five, and 7 News at Six newscasts. KPLC wants t...

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  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

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    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

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  • McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:26:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Two new arrests in N. Simmons Street homicide, one murder warrant recalled

    Two new arrests in N. Simmons Street homicide, one murder warrant recalled

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:35:01 GMT

    Two more people have been arrested in connection with a homicide on N. Simmons Street early Monday morning, authorities said. But charges are being withdrawn against one of the people first arrested for the crime. Gary Obrien, 31, was shot when he refused to comply with a demand made by one of a group of males who were robbing the home, authorities said. Lake Charles men Devonta Deywane Orphey, 23, and Devin Jalmal Holefield, 25, were arrested Thursday afternoon in Waco, Texas, ...

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    Two more people have been arrested in connection with a homicide on N. Simmons Street early Monday morning, authorities said. But charges are being withdrawn against one of the people first arrested for the crime. Gary Obrien, 31, was shot when he refused to comply with a demand made by one of a group of males who were robbing the home, authorities said. Lake Charles men Devonta Deywane Orphey, 23, and Devin Jalmal Holefield, 25, were arrested Thursday afternoon in Waco, Texas, ...

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  • BREAKING

    Rape charges handed down against men accused of assaulting woman in shower

    Rape charges handed down against men accused of assaulting woman in shower

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:14:36 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.  According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...

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    The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.  According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...

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  • LCPD hosting recruit day to fill 17 openings

    LCPD hosting recruit day to fill 17 openings

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:58:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is hosting a recruitment event to help fill the 17 open positions in the force. 

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is hosting a recruitment event to help fill the 17 open positions in the force. 

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  • GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 08:08:06 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:30:15 GMT

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:43 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:43:42 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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  • Dog dies after injuries suffered at Shreveport Dog Park, owner says

    Dog dies after injuries suffered at Shreveport Dog Park, owner says

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:30:06 GMT
    Sandy had to be put down after being attacked by other dogs at the new dog park in Shreveport, according to her owner.Sandy had to be put down after being attacked by other dogs at the new dog park in Shreveport, according to her owner.

    The owner of a dog fatally injured by other dogs at Shreveport's newly-opened dog park says she wants to spread awareness of the dangers of mixing small dogs and big dogs at the park. 

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    The owner of a dog fatally injured by other dogs at Shreveport's newly-opened dog park says she wants to spread awareness of the dangers of mixing small dogs and big dogs at the park. 

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  • Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

    Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:08:10 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-07-21 05:13:00 GMT

    Facebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform.

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    Facebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform.

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  • O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

    O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-21 08:08:39 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:14:55 GMT

    Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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    Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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  • Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

    Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:10:26 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:20:12 GMT

    The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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    The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:58:41 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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  • Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

    Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:58:40 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-07-21 07:38:58 GMT

    A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

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    A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

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  • CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:50:54 GMT
    (Source: Legally Armed America)(Source: Legally Armed America)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:10:01 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for July. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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