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  • Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:31:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:14:08 GMT

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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  • LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:04:35 GMT
    LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)

    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Humidity returns along with rain chances this weekend before a big cool down next week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Humidity returns along with rain chances this weekend before a big cool down next week

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:15:52 GMT
    Warm, yet cloudy on FridayWarm, yet cloudy on Friday

    Through tonight, temperatures will cool down to the mid 60s along the I-10 corridor and south. North of I-10 could get down to the upper 50s. So it will not be quite as cool tonight. It will start off mostly clear with more clouds flowing in late. By the early morning hours, we will have partly cloudy skies. Friday will have some changes come into play. A high pressure center is now to our east, bringing southerly winds and slightly increasing temperatures to the mid 80s.

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    Through tonight, temperatures will cool down to the mid 60s along the I-10 corridor and south. North of I-10 could get down to the upper 50s. So it will not be quite as cool tonight. It will start off mostly clear with more clouds flowing in late. By the early morning hours, we will have partly cloudy skies. Friday will have some changes come into play. A high pressure center is now to our east, bringing southerly winds and slightly increasing temperatures to the mid 80s.

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    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:36:12 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)(Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
  • The cause of your food allergies may be different than you expect

    The cause of your food allergies may be different than you expect

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:42:44 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The people of Southwest Louisiana love their seafood, but for those allergic to things such as shellfish, whitefish or seafood in general, it can be hard to order off the menu. 

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    The people of Southwest Louisiana love their seafood, but for those allergic to things such as shellfish, whitefish or seafood in general, it can be hard to order off the menu. 

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    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:27:32 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • VA Outpatient Clinic grand opening slated for Friday

    VA Outpatient Clinic grand opening slated for Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:11:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic is finally here. 

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    The Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic is finally here. 

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  • BREAKING

    Oakdale authorities asking for help locating missing man

    Oakdale authorities asking for help locating missing man

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:52:55 GMT
    Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department)Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department)

    The Oakdale Police Department is asking for help locating a man last seen in September. Terry Wayne Townley was last seen in the mid-morning hours of Sept. 16, according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett. Townley's 1996 Ford Explorer (which is white with a gray strip at the bottom) was found abandoned on a dead end road, although no one was around the vehicle. Townley's belongings were still in the vehicle. Lockett asked anyone with information about Townley's whereabouts to...

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    The Oakdale Police Department is asking for help locating a man last seen in September. Terry Wayne Townley was last seen in the mid-morning hours of Sept. 16, according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett. Townley's 1996 Ford Explorer (which is white with a gray strip at the bottom) was found abandoned on a dead end road, although no one was around the vehicle. Townley's belongings were still in the vehicle. Lockett asked anyone with information about Townley's whereabouts to...

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  • US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

    US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:11:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:55:41 GMT

    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their...

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    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:35:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
  • Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

    Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:41:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:35:10 GMT

    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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  • Protesters march against white supremacist Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida

    Protesters march against white supremacist Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:52:02 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:14:12 GMT

    The cost of security for the event is the equivalent of 1,000 tuitions, according to the University of Florida president.

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    The cost of security for the event is the equivalent of 1,000 tuitions, according to the University of Florida president.

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  • TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    TDL Week 8: DeRidder hosts Leesville in Game of the Week

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:08:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

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    The Hooper Trophy is up for grabs tonight when DeRidder hosts Leesville in a District 3-4A matchup. The game should be a good one as both teams enter the Touchdown Live Game of the Week with only one loss. They're also leading the district. DeRidder (5-1, 1-0) has won four straight and is coming off a 35-20 win over Tioga (5-2, 1-1), a team that needs Leesville to win to get back in the district championship picture. Leesville (6-1, 2-0) won its first two district games. A win ove...

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  • SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    SWLA Halloween, Harvest events

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:32:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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    The following is a list of Southwest Louisiana Halloween and Harvest events: 

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  • LC City Council approves new funeral home on Center Street

    LC City Council approves new funeral home on Center Street

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:28:10 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It was a battle over a funeral home at Wednesday's city council meeting. One property owner wants it, but neighbors were against the idea. The fate of a piece of property on Center Street was in the hands of city council members Wednesday night. 

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    It was a battle over a funeral home at Wednesday's city council meeting. One property owner wants it, but neighbors were against the idea. The fate of a piece of property on Center Street was in the hands of city council members Wednesday night. 

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  • Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Registration for 'Toys for Tots' begins Oct. 30

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:49:30 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 will begin accepting applications for the 'Toy for Tots' program on Oct. 30. 

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  • Heart of Louisiana: Wooden Sailboat

    Heart of Louisiana: Wooden Sailboat

    From the New Orleans Lakefront to communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you find marinas chock full of sailboats. They can be floating escapes from the daily grind. 

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    From the New Orleans Lakefront to communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, you find marinas chock full of sailboats. They can be floating escapes from the daily grind. 

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  • Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:51:37 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:03:32 GMT

    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:06:36 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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  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:22:20 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • FBI arrests 120, recovers 84 children in human trafficking sting

    FBI arrests 120, recovers 84 children in human trafficking sting

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:04:01 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:42:20 GMT

    The youngest victim recovered this year was a 3-month-old girl, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15 years old. 

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    The youngest victim recovered this year was a 3-month-old girl, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15 years old. 

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  • Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

    Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:32:09 GMT
    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team (Source: TTUHSC)A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team (Source: TTUHSC)

    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team Tuesday (October 17th). Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was trapped when his legs were caught inside of a 20-foot tall grain auger cart, causing severe life-threatening injuries.

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    A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team Tuesday (October 17th). Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was trapped when his legs were caught inside of a 20-foot tall grain auger cart, causing severe life-threatening injuries.

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  • A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:23:08 GMT
    A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

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    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

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