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  • Westlake police and Phillips 66 partner to host women's self-defense course

    Westlake police and Phillips 66 partner to host women's self-defense course

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:30:16 GMT

    Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking; anyone can become a target of these types of violence. However, if you're a woman, chances are you probably have or may come across a situation one day where, unfortunately you have to defend yourself.  At some point, most women ask themselves the question, "Would I be able to fight back if I were attacked?"  Today, officers over at the Westlake police department had an answer to that question. The agency hosted a women...

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    Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking; anyone can become a target of these types of violence. However, if you're a woman, chances are you probably have or may come across a situation one day where, unfortunately you have to defend yourself.  At some point, most women ask themselves the question, "Would I be able to fight back if I were attacked?"  Today, officers over at the Westlake police department had an answer to that question. The agency hosted a women...

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  • Locals react to rising gas prices

    Locals react to rising gas prices

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:01:50 GMT

    From coast to coast, gas prices continue to rise. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of gas is the highest its been in nearly three years. KPLC spoke with a few people pumping gas who said the prices are too high. "It's digging in everybody's pocket," said Kevin Lewis. "It use to be $20 to fill up a tank now it's about $40." Soaring prices have some residents, like Shawda Love, adjusting their budgets. "I have to make sure that I'm workin...

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    From coast to coast, gas prices continue to rise. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of gas is the highest its been in nearly three years. KPLC spoke with a few people pumping gas who said the prices are too high. "It's digging in everybody's pocket," said Kevin Lewis. "It use to be $20 to fill up a tank now it's about $40." Soaring prices have some residents, like Shawda Love, adjusting their budgets. "I have to make sure that I'm workin...

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  • Cinemark enforcing evening policy for children under 17

    Cinemark enforcing evening policy for children under 17

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:59:42 GMT
    (Source: Simon Property Group)(Source: Simon Property Group)

    Changes are being put in place at Prien Lake Mall for those under 17 years old. Mall officials say children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m. Cinemark has also imposed a policy that no children under 17 may purchase tickets for a movie after 6 p.m.

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    Changes are being put in place at Prien Lake Mall for those under 17 years old. Mall officials say children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m. Cinemark has also imposed a policy that no children under 17 may purchase tickets for a movie after 6 p.m.

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  • Kevin Daigle requests another change in venue

    Kevin Daigle requests another change in venue

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:18:30 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Kevin Daigle has submitted a request for a change in venue from Bossier Parish to an alternate jurisdiction, according to court documents. The request comes after Louisiana State Police held a widely-distributed law enforcement operation in honor of Trooper Steven Vincent two weeks before jury selection. Nearly 180 arrests were made for a variety of offenses in Vincent's memory, according to the document. The document reads, "In light of the continued release of prejudicia...

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    Kevin Daigle has submitted a request for a change in venue from Bossier Parish to an alternate jurisdiction, according to court documents. The request comes after Louisiana State Police held a widely-distributed law enforcement operation in honor of Trooper Steven Vincent two weeks before jury selection. Nearly 180 arrests were made for a variety of offenses in Vincent's memory, according to the document. The document reads, "In light of the continued release of prejudicia...

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  • BREAKING

    Fire reported at Cheniere in Cameron Parish

    Fire reported at Cheniere in Cameron Parish

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:10:29 GMT
    Responders are working to put out a fire at the Cheniere LNG plant in Cameron Parish. (Source: Google Maps)Responders are working to put out a fire at the Cheniere LNG plant in Cameron Parish. (Source: Google Maps)

    A fire has been reported at Cheniere LNG in Cameron Parish, authorities confirmed. No injuries have been reported, according to Danny Lavergne, head of Cameron OEP. Lavergne said that in-house fire responders are in the processing of putting out the fire. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A fire has been reported at Cheniere LNG in Cameron Parish, authorities confirmed. No injuries have been reported, according to Danny Lavergne, head of Cameron OEP. Lavergne said that in-house fire responders are in the processing of putting out the fire. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

    Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:55:21 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 19:31:34 GMT

    The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has reached a verdict: guilty on all counts.

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    The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has reached a verdict: guilty on all counts.

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  • Clues sought on severed heads discovered Cameron Parish, Texas

    Clues sought on severed heads discovered in Texas, Louisiana

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:56:06 GMT
    Workers along a Louisiana highway found a human head wrapped in a plastic bag Thursday afternoon. (Source: Axxis Maps)Workers along a Louisiana highway found a human head wrapped in a plastic bag Thursday afternoon. (Source: Axxis Maps)

    Investigators are trying to determine if severed heads discovered last month near lakes in Texas and Louisiana are part of the same gruesome case.

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    Investigators are trying to determine if severed heads discovered last month near lakes in Texas and Louisiana are part of the same gruesome case.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lots of sunshine in store for Friday with a dry weekend ahead

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lots of sunshine in store for Friday with a dry weekend ahead

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:39:45 GMT
    Nice weather on FridayNice weather on Friday
    Nice weather on FridayNice weather on Friday

    For the rest of today, it will be very nice to get outside. There are not many clouds, and therefore there is a lot of sunshine! Temperatures are a bit cooler outside compared to the last few days. Plus, the humidity is lower, so it feels better outside! The temperatures will be cooling down quickly after sunset. Tonight, there will not be any clouds and therefore no rain. There should be cool temperatures overnight. Lows will be back in the 50s. 

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    For the rest of today, it will be very nice to get outside. There are not many clouds, and therefore there is a lot of sunshine! Temperatures are a bit cooler outside compared to the last few days. Plus, the humidity is lower, so it feels better outside! The temperatures will be cooling down quickly after sunset. Tonight, there will not be any clouds and therefore no rain. There should be cool temperatures overnight. Lows will be back in the 50s. 

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  • Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

    Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:41:13 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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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:02:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
  • CPSB announces "Teach for Calcasieu" program

    CPSB announces "Teach for Calcasieu" program

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:55:45 GMT
    (Source: CPSB)(Source: CPSB)
    (Source: CPSB)(Source: CPSB)
    Calcasieu Parish School Board has announced their upcoming "Teach for Calcasieu" program, according to Holly Holland, public information officer for the school board. The program, also sponsored by McNeese State University College of Education, is aimed at recruiting teachers. Young says the program offers 24 tuition-free credit hours to eligible prospective teachers seeking alternative education in high need content areas. The qualifications are as follows: Have a&nbs...More >>
    Calcasieu Parish School Board has announced their upcoming "Teach for Calcasieu" program, according to Holly Holland, public information officer for the school board. The program, also sponsored by McNeese State University College of Education, is aimed at recruiting teachers. Young says the program offers 24 tuition-free credit hours to eligible prospective teachers seeking alternative education in high need content areas. The qualifications are as follows: Have a&nbs...More >>
  • Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its North American passenger cars

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

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:25:34 GMT

    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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  • 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 1:48 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:48:50 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: Browns select Mayfield with No. 1 pick

    The Latest: Browns select Mayfield with No. 1 pick

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:31:36 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:31:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...(AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.More >>
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.More >>
  • Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:26:57 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 committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:28:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:23:48 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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  • Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:59:01 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:10:31 GMT
    Amazon has ventured into other business areas including, shipping and medical care, and now banking. (Source: AMAZON/CNN)Amazon has ventured into other business areas including, shipping and medical care, and now banking. (Source: AMAZON/CNN)

    Amazon says it will hike up the price of its Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.

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    Amazon says it will hike up the price of its Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.

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  • Broward Co. Sheriff gets 'no-confidence' vote

    Broward Co. Sheriff gets 'no-confidence' vote

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:48:10 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:50:22 GMT
    Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association vote shows "no confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel. (Source: CNN)Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association vote shows "no confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel. (Source: CNN)

    Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association vote shows "no confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel.

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    Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association vote shows "no confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel.

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  • The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:43:55 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 gives Oval Office tour to White House reporters' kids

    Trump gives Oval Office tour to White House reporters' kids

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:51:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:24:00 GMT
    Trump visits with kids in Oval Office for Bring Your Child to Work Day. (Source: CNN)Trump visits with kids in Oval Office for Bring Your Child to Work Day. (Source: CNN)

    The White House is taking questions from the children of journalists at Take Your Kid to Work Day. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump's favorite animal is probably an...

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    The White House is taking questions from the children of journalists at Take Your Kid to Work Day. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump's favorite animal is probably an elephant, the symbol of the Republican Party.

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  • Is this the perfect summer job? Money, world travel and a fully-furnished apartment

    Is this the perfect summer job? Money, world travel and a fully-furnished apartment

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:19:53 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:28:36 GMT

    The job pays $4,500 a month and you get to take your best friend along too.

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    The job pays $4,500 a month and you get to take your best friend along too.

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  • NFL Draft: 'Mr. Irrelevant' is a badge of honor and the vacation is pretty sweet

    NFL Draft: 'Mr. Irrelevant' is a badge of honor and the vacation is pretty sweet

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:11:30 GMT

    Two-hundred-fifty-six men will be drafted into the NFL this week but only one of them will join one of the league’s most exclusive clubs.

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    Two-hundred-fifty-six men will be drafted into the NFL this week but only one of them will join one of the league’s most exclusive clubs.

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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

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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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    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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    Contests

    Register for all of KPLC's featured contests and giveaways!

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    Get registered for all of KPLC's featured contests and giveaways!

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    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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    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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