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    Witness describes dangerous situation in Prien Lake Park

    Witness describes dangerous situation in Prien Lake Park

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:10:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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  • BREAKING

    Investigators: Excess turpentine led to explosive environment at PCA

    Investigators: Excess turpentine led to explosive environment at PCA

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:00:08 GMT
    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people. (Source: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people. (Source: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people.

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    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people.

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  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:42:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

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    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm again Wednesday, but a cold front arrives early Thursday with rain possible

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm again Wednesday, but a cold front arrives early Thursday with rain possible

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:52:37 GMT
    Cold front approaching late WednesdayCold front approaching late Wednesday
    Cold front approaching late WednesdayCold front approaching late Wednesday
    A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. Wednesday will be warm with highs topping out in the low 80s.  A weak cold front will move through early Thursday morning.  This will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to our area, so the forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain...More >>
    A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. Wednesday will be warm with highs topping out in the low 80s.  A weak cold front will move through early Thursday morning.  This will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to our area, so the forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Kevin Daigle trial stayed by state high court

    Kevin Daigle trial stayed by state high court

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:58:04 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    The Louisiana Supreme Court has stayed the first-degree murder trial of Kevin Daigle. Daigle was to go to trial on April 30. He has a hearing before the Supreme Court on May 1. Daigle is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of State Trooper Steven Vincent during a traffic stop in 2015. The state is seeking the death penalty. Assistant Calcasieu District Attorney Rick Bryant said the Supreme Court stayed the case on its own motion. Bryant said the Supreme Court has ...More >>
    The Louisiana Supreme Court has stayed the first-degree murder trial of Kevin Daigle. Daigle was to go to trial on April 30. He has a hearing before the Supreme Court on May 1. Daigle is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of State Trooper Steven Vincent during a traffic stop in 2015. The state is seeking the death penalty. Assistant Calcasieu District Attorney Rick Bryant said the Supreme Court stayed the case on its own motion. Bryant said the Supreme Court has ...More >>
  • Jamie McGee: Life with Tourette's

    Jamie McGee: Life with Tourette's

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:42:00 GMT

    You may remember him as sports person of the week, or an All-American football player. “It's like an itch that you want to scratch,” said Jamie McGee. “It's like an urge you just if you don't do it you just get so tense.” What many people don't know is Jamie McGee suffers from Tourette’s. “He was diagnosed at seven years old,” said Jamie’s father, James. “He has not let it affect, him he is the poster child for turning a disabil...

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    You may remember him as sports person of the week, or an All-American football player. “It's like an itch that you want to scratch,” said Jamie McGee. “It's like an urge you just if you don't do it you just get so tense.” What many people don't know is Jamie McGee suffers from Tourette’s. “He was diagnosed at seven years old,” said Jamie’s father, James. “He has not let it affect, him he is the poster child for turning a disabil...

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  • CITGO announces Black Heritage Festival scholarship awards

    CITGO announces Black Heritage Festival scholarship awards

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:26:57 GMT

    CITGO has announced the names of four high school seniors awarded scholarships in recognition of their hard work. The announcement follows Black History month and in partnership with the Black Heritage Festival.  This year’s scholarship recipients each received a share of $2,500 to be used towards their college education: Tyler Simien, Barbe High School, $500 Essence Means, Washington Marion High School $500 Xavior Illes, Westlake High School, $500 Biranda Gil...

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    CITGO has announced the names of four high school seniors awarded scholarships in recognition of their hard work. The announcement follows Black History month and in partnership with the Black Heritage Festival.  This year’s scholarship recipients each received a share of $2,500 to be used towards their college education: Tyler Simien, Barbe High School, $500 Essence Means, Washington Marion High School $500 Xavior Illes, Westlake High School, $500 Biranda Gil...

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  • Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

    Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:25:49 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:09:04 GMT
    (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and i...(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and i...

    Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what...

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    Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

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  • Farmers markets around Southwest Louisiana

    Farmers markets around Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:31:55 GMT

    Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, especially when they're locally grown. Here's a list of local farmer's markets you can buy your fruits and veggies at: CHARLESTOWN FARMERS MARKET - Every Saturday behind 1911 Historic City Hall in downtown Lake Charles from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can purchase Louisiana grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, and plants.  CASH AND CARRY FARMERS MARKET - Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to ...

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    Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, especially when they're locally grown. Here's a list of local farmer's markets you can buy your fruits and veggies at: CHARLESTOWN FARMERS MARKET - Every Saturday behind 1911 Historic City Hall in downtown Lake Charles from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can purchase Louisiana grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, and plants.  CASH AND CARRY FARMERS MARKET - Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to ...

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  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:18:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:52:30 GMT
    The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

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    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

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  • Sunrise Birthday: Tuesday, April 24

    Sunrise Birthday: Tuesday, April 24

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:46:17 GMT
    Sunrise Birthday! Sunrise Birthday for April 24 Byron 'Blacc' Nash 40 Donovan D 11 Johana Clophus 11 Johne Marshall Kathlene Deaville Kaye Billeaudeaux Seth Hardy 6 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 >>
    Sunrise Birthday! Sunrise Birthday for April 24 Byron 'Blacc' Nash 40 Donovan D 11 Johana Clophus 11 Johne Marshall Kathlene Deaville Kaye Billeaudeaux Seth Hardy 6 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 >>
  • Louisiana health department to offer free testing for STD

    Louisiana health department to offer free testing for STDs

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:44:35 GMT
    (SOURCE: WVUE FOX 8 NEWS.)(SOURCE: WVUE FOX 8 NEWS.)

    Louisiana's health department is offering free testing for sexually transmitted diseases at several parish health units this week.

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    Louisiana's health department is offering free testing for sexually transmitted diseases at several parish health units this week.

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  • Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU at Houston hospital

    Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU at Houston hospital

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:52:47 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:55:32 GMT
    Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN)Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN)

    Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other president and first lady in history. 

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    Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other president and first lady in history. 

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  • Lake Charles NAACP hosts forum on Calcasieu Parish schools

    Lake Charles NAACP hosts forum on Calcasieu Parish schools

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:33:01 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    What's going on in Calcasieu Parish schools?  That was the question those in the community wanted to find out at Monday night's NAACP forum.  Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus broke down these three topics-- school accountability, current initiatives, and continuing challenges--  first before questions were asked.  Everything from retaining more certified teachers, to bond issues, and even questions on safety were asked.  But while every concern couldn't ...

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    What's going on in Calcasieu Parish schools?  That was the question those in the community wanted to find out at Monday night's NAACP forum.  Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus broke down these three topics-- school accountability, current initiatives, and continuing challenges--  first before questions were asked.  Everything from retaining more certified teachers, to bond issues, and even questions on safety were asked.  But while every concern couldn't ...

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  • Dozens of homes in south Lake Charles targeted by package thief

    Dozens of homes in south Lake Charles targeted by package thief

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:33:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A number of residents in south Lake Charles have had packages stolen right off their doorsteps.  For about a month, authorities believe the man, pictured above wearing a hat and glasses, is suspected of stealing more than 10 packages from residents doorsteps.  After numerous posts on Facebook showcasing surveillance footage of the thief in question , members of the community realized that the same person had also stolen from them as well.  One of the victim...More >>
    A number of residents in south Lake Charles have had packages stolen right off their doorsteps.  For about a month, authorities believe the man, pictured above wearing a hat and glasses, is suspected of stealing more than 10 packages from residents doorsteps.  After numerous posts on Facebook showcasing surveillance footage of the thief in question , members of the community realized that the same person had also stolen from them as well.  One of the victim...More >>
  • Daigle trial proceedings put on hold by Third Circuit

    Daigle trial proceedings put on hold by Third Circuit

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:59:15 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

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    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Many benefits to buying locally grown produce

    SPECIAL REPORT: Many benefits to buying locally grown produce

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:04:10 GMT
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)

    We’ve all heard that eating your fruits and veggies is good for you, but not all of them are equally healthy. Eating locally grown produce not only has numerous health benefits, but many people say it’s not too bad on the taste buds either.

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    We’ve all heard that eating your fruits and veggies is good for you, but not all of them are equally healthy. Eating locally grown produce not only has numerous health benefits, but many people say it’s not too bad on the taste buds either.

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  • Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession

    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:28:27 GMT
    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)
    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)

    A group of Franklinton basketball players is getting quite a bit of attention for taking a knee as a funeral procession passed by their pickup game Friday, April 20.

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    A group of Franklinton basketball players is getting quite a bit of attention for taking a knee as a funeral procession passed by their pickup game Friday, April 20.

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  • California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:27:20 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:09:22 GMT
    Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter) Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter)Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter) Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter)

    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.

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    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.

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  • DACA largely restored with federal ruling, but decision stayed 90 days

    DACA largely restored with federal ruling, but decision stayed 90 days

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:36:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:03:51 GMT

    The judge, John Bates, wrote in his judgment that the government's cancellation of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.” 

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    The judge, John Bates, wrote in his judgment that the government's cancellation of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.” 

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  • Where did George H.W. Bush get his literacy socks? A man with down syndrome made them

    Where did George H.W. Bush get his literacy socks? A man with down syndrome made them

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:57:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:57:11 GMT
    (Source: George H.W. Bush/Twitter/CNN)(Source: George H.W. Bush/Twitter/CNN)

    Former president George H.W. Bush garnered attention over the weekend for the "literacy" socks he wore to his wife's funeral. It turns out a Long Island man is behind those socks.

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    Former president George H.W. Bush garnered attention over the weekend for the "literacy" socks he wore to his wife's funeral. It turns out a Long Island man is behind those socks.

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  • The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

    The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 13:46:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:19:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 16, 2018, photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hilin Washington. Jackson is President D...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 16, 2018, photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hilin Washington. Jackson is President D...

    The White House is standing behind Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid growing questions about his qualifications.

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    The White House is standing behind Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid growing questions about his qualifications.

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  • Police: Woman was living with dead body for possibly a year

    Police: Woman was living with dead body for possibly a year

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:04:21 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:04:21 GMT
    The woman was living with the body of her 68-year-old boyfriend near Detroit. (Source: WDIV/CNN)The woman was living with the body of her 68-year-old boyfriend near Detroit. (Source: WDIV/CNN)

    The woman was living with the body of her 68-year-old boyfriend near Detroit.

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    The woman was living with the body of her 68-year-old boyfriend near Detroit.

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  • Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:55:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:13:03 GMT

    Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

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    Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

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  • Masseuse accuses Marvel's Stan Lee of fondling himself

    Masseuse accuses Marvel's Stan Lee of fondling himself

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:27:21 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:43:08 GMT

    A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic's Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017.

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    A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic's Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017.

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  • Bob Dorough of 'Schoolhouse Rock' is dead at 94

    Bob Dorough of 'Schoolhouse Rock' is dead at 94

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:06:38 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:24:00 GMT
    Bob Dorough, the musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died. (Source: Brianmcmillen/Wikipedia)Bob Dorough, the musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died. (Source: Brianmcmillen/Wikipedia)

    For 12 years in the '70s and '80s, children learned grammar, math and civics thanks to Schoolhouse Rock.

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    For 12 years in the '70s and '80s, children learned grammar, math and civics thanks to Schoolhouse Rock.

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  • Black women highlight discrimination after golf club called police on them

    Black women highlight discrimination after golf club called police on them

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:56:45 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:58:16 GMT

    The group, who call themselves "Sisters in the Fairway," recorded part of the incident as they said the club's owner harassed them.

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    The group, who call themselves "Sisters in the Fairway," recorded part of the incident as they said the club's owner harassed them.

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  • YETI says NRA claims are 'inaccurate'

    YETI says NRA claims are 'inaccurate'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:06:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:55:43 GMT
    (Source: Yeti/CNN)(Source: Yeti/CNN)

    YETI said the NRA is twisting its words. 

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    YETI said the NRA is twisting its words. 

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  • 13 semi-trucks help police line highway to stop suicidal man from jumping

    13 semi-trucks help police line highway to stop suicidal man from jumping

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:24:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:26:12 GMT

    Thirteen semis parked underneath the bridge to shorten the potential fall.

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    Thirteen semis parked underneath the bridge to shorten the potential fall.

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  • GoFundMe created for Waffle House hero exceeds goal in less than 24 hours

    GoFundMe created for Waffle House hero exceeds goal in less than 24 hours

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:47:02 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:38:18 GMT

    Many are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero after he rushed a gunman, took his gun away and tossed it over the counter during a mass shooting at a Nashville area Waffle House. 

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    Many are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero after he rushed a gunman, took his gun away and tossed it over the counter during a mass shooting at a Nashville area Waffle House. 

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  • Car crashes into stroller, throws baby 50 feet

    Car crashes into stroller, throws baby 50 feet

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:21:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:21:09 GMT
    The impact launched the child 50 feet down a Modesto, CA, road Sunday, but he miraculously got away with just a few bumps and bruises. (Source: Viewer photo/KTXL/CNN)The impact launched the child 50 feet down a Modesto, CA, road Sunday, but he miraculously got away with just a few bumps and bruises. (Source: Viewer photo/KTXL/CNN)

    The impact launched the child 50 feet down a Modesto, CA, road Sunday, but he miraculously got away with just a few bumps and bruises.

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    The impact launched the child 50 feet down a Modesto, CA, road Sunday, but he miraculously got away with just a few bumps and bruises.

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  • 2 teens allegedly killed mother of 1 of the boys

    2 teens allegedly killed mother of 1 of the boys

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:20:50 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:36:45 GMT
    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen killed her. (Source:Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen killed her. (Source:

    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen strangled her. 

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    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen strangled her. 

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  • Study shows best times to buy airline tickets

    Study shows best times to buy airline tickets

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:35:47 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:46:04 GMT
    A new study shows when to expect the cheapest airfare. (Source: CNN/Southwest Airlines)A new study shows when to expect the cheapest airfare. (Source: CNN/Southwest Airlines)

    A new study shows when to expect the cheapest airfare.

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    A new study shows when to expect the cheapest airfare.

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  • Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:51:48 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:37 AM EDT2018-04-24 07:37:33 GMT
    A federal court said that animals may not sue for copyright protection in a ruling on a lawsuit over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey. (Source: David Slater/KGO/CNN)A federal court said that animals may not sue for copyright protection in a ruling on a lawsuit over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey. (Source: David Slater/KGO/CNN)

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos.

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    A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos.

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  • Waffle House hero starts GoFundMe for families of victims

    Waffle House hero starts GoFundMe for families of victims

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:09:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:47 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:47:22 GMT

    James Shaw, Jr. said he's not a hero. But his actions are nothing short of remarkable.

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    James Shaw, Jr. said he's not a hero. But his actions are nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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