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  • "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

    "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

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

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

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

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  • Plastic surgeons trade in the scalpel for the needle

    Plastic surgeons trade in the scalpel for the needle

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

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

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

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  • Doctors warn of health hazards associated with flood waters

    Doctors warn of health hazards associated with flood waters

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

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

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

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  • Calcasieu Parish 4-H enrollment underway

    Calcasieu Parish 4-H enrollment underway

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-09-20 09:22:50 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...More >>
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    Contraband Days Festival changing its name

    Contraband Days Festival changing its name

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

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

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

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  • CPSO hosts gun safety class in Moss Bluff

    CPSO hosts gun safety class in Moss Bluff

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:04:20 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    "If you're going to be a gun owner...you take care of your guns," said Trinity Meche. "You lock them up (and) get them out of the way of your kids."  The message of gun safety came from the father of Gage Meche,  the boy who accidentally shot by another student during school last year. It happened at Moss Bluff Elementary when another kid brought a loaded gun to school in a backpack.  Gage was hit in the stomach and spent weeks recovering from the ...More >>
    "If you're going to be a gun owner...you take care of your guns," said Trinity Meche. "You lock them up (and) get them out of the way of your kids."  The message of gun safety came from the father of Gage Meche,  the boy who accidentally shot by another student during school last year. It happened at Moss Bluff Elementary when another kid brought a loaded gun to school in a backpack.  Gage was hit in the stomach and spent weeks recovering from the ...More >>
  • Police still searching for suspect in fatal hit & run

    Police still searching for suspect in fatal hit & run

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:11:54 GMT
    Police are still looking for a suspect after a cyclist was killed Friday night. When you combine a university of over 7,000 students with one of the busiest roads in Lake Charles accidents are bound to happen. “It's tricky, it's a 4-lane road that runs alongside a university,” said Lt. Richard Harrell. “There's a high volume of foot traffic and motorists that aren't paying attention for various reasons. These things do happen unfortunately.” Harrell says wit...More >>
    Police are still looking for a suspect after a cyclist was killed Friday night. When you combine a university of over 7,000 students with one of the busiest roads in Lake Charles accidents are bound to happen. “It's tricky, it's a 4-lane road that runs alongside a university,” said Lt. Richard Harrell. “There's a high volume of foot traffic and motorists that aren't paying attention for various reasons. These things do happen unfortunately.” Harrell says wit...More >>
  • Coastal Staffing says progress made paying workers

    Coastal Staffing says progress made paying workers

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:27:38 GMT

    Coastal Staffing says it has now paid more than half the contractors who did relief work in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Friday in Sulphur, hundreds of workers descended upon a Coastal office in Sulphur, complaining they had not been paid.   A   spokesman says the company is working around the clock to verify paperwork and documentation to provide pay to workers.    And they apologize the process has been a hardship for their contractors.    For more...

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    Coastal Staffing says it has now paid more than half the contractors who did relief work in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Friday in Sulphur, hundreds of workers descended upon a Coastal office in Sulphur, complaining they had not been paid.   A   spokesman says the company is working around the clock to verify paperwork and documentation to provide pay to workers.    And they apologize the process has been a hardship for their contractors.    For more...

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  • Kenneth Gleason charged with murder, attempted murder, other charges in random shootings

    Kenneth Gleason charged with murder, attempted murder, other charges in random shootings

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:14:00 GMT

    Kenneth Gleason is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the apparently random deadly shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week, authorities said Tuesday.

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    Kenneth Gleason is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the apparently random deadly shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week, authorities said Tuesday.

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    Name of electrocuted Southern Electric worker released

    Name of electrocuted Southern Electric worker released

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:01:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Southern Electric employee who was electrocuted Monday morning has been identified, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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    The Southern Electric employee who was electrocuted Monday morning has been identified, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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  • Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:14:50 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer pattern of heat and daily storm chances continues

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer pattern of heat and daily storm chances continues

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer pattern of heat and daily storm chances continues

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:49:57 GMT
    As has been the case every morning this week, fog will likely return to parts of Southwest Louisiana and cause some visibility issues for your morning commute today as temperatures remain on the warm and muggy side in the lower to middle 70s. Otherwise look for some sun to return and quickly warm temperatures up through the 70s and 80s during the morning with high humidity resulting in heat index values in the upper 90s by the noon hour. The hot temperatures will eventually spark som...More >>
    As has been the case every morning this week, fog will likely return to parts of Southwest Louisiana and cause some visibility issues for your morning commute today as temperatures remain on the warm and muggy side in the lower to middle 70s. Otherwise look for some sun to return and quickly warm temperatures up through the 70s and 80s during the morning with high humidity resulting in heat index values in the upper 90s by the noon hour. The hot temperatures will eventually spark som...More >>
  • James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:41:02 GMT
    (Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)(Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
  • Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:12:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:39:49 GMT

    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

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    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

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  • Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

    Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:33 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:33:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:39:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:37:13 GMT

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

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

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  • Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

    Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:24:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:36:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:42:13 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:11:40 GMT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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

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

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

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  • One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

    One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:32:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:19 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:19:31 GMT

    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

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    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Mother accused of intentionally running over daughter

    Mother accused of intentionally running over daughter

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

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

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

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  • McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

    McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:41:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a win at Alcorn State. It was a thriller, that came down to the final seconds. Kent Shelby's touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds left was the difference. The Cowboys finished the game strong. "Of course we got the interception and then we got the score at the end with Kent Shelby. It was a very exciting game a little too exciting for me, but our offense came through at the end I think in the last for five minutes there we...More >>
    The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a win at Alcorn State. It was a thriller, that came down to the final seconds. Kent Shelby's touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds left was the difference. The Cowboys finished the game strong. "Of course we got the interception and then we got the score at the end with Kent Shelby. It was a very exciting game a little too exciting for me, but our offense came through at the end I think in the last for five minutes there we...More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

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

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

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

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