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  • LIVE RADAR: Strong to severe storms remain possible for portions of SWLA

    LIVE RADAR: Strong to severe storms remain possible for portions of SWLA

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:41:05 GMT
    Storms remain possible for a few more hoursStorms remain possible for a few more hours

    Thunderstorms continue to slowly move east across SWLA, and as of midnight it looks like the worst is over from Oakdale to Cameron and points west; east of that line storms remain possible.

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    Thunderstorms continue to slowly move east across SWLA, and as of midnight it looks like the worst is over from Oakdale to Cameron and points west; east of that line storms remain possible.

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  • BREAKING

    More than 6,000 remain without power in SWLA

    More than 6,000 remain without power in SWLA

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:34:09 GMT

    About 2,500 Beauregard Electric Co-Op customers are currently without power. As of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, BECi's power outage map lists 2,578 customers without power. There is no estimated service return time. Customers experiencing an outage or hazardous situation are asked to call 800-367-0275. A severe thunderstorm is moving across Southwest Louisiana. The latest on weather conditions HERE. Entergy also shows 221 customers without power in the Sulphur area. C...

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    About 2,500 Beauregard Electric Co-Op customers are currently without power. As of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, BECi's power outage map lists 2,578 customers without power. There is no estimated service return time. Customers experiencing an outage or hazardous situation are asked to call 800-367-0275. A severe thunderstorm is moving across Southwest Louisiana. The latest on weather conditions HERE. Entergy also shows 221 customers without power in the Sulphur area. C...

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  • BREAKING

    TRAFFIC: Roads, streets flooded throughout Southwest Louisiana

    TRAFFIC: Roads, streets flooded throughout Southwest Louisiana

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:22:44 GMT
    Westlake (Google Maps)Westlake (Google Maps)

    Several streets are flooded in Westlake. Police Chief Chris Wilrye said some roads are impassable. There are reports of stalled vehicles and police say barricades are being set up. Here is a list of flooded streets: Parts of Samson Street McKinley Street Mulberry Street Krause Street Wehrt Street Miller Avenue Jones Street Garden Street West side of Guillory Street Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Several streets are flooded in Westlake. Police Chief Chris Wilrye said some roads are impassable. There are reports of stalled vehicles and police say barricades are being set up. Here is a list of flooded streets: Parts of Samson Street McKinley Street Mulberry Street Krause Street Wehrt Street Miller Avenue Jones Street Garden Street West side of Guillory Street Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Roofs partially torn off motel, gas station in Oakdale, authorities believe tornado touched down

    Roofs partially torn off motel, gas station in Oakdale, authorities believe tornado touched down

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:29:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

    There is "a lot of damage" in Oakdale following a strong storm system that is moving through the area, said Chief of Police Joseph Lockett. Lockett said he believes a tornado touched down near Walmart on 165. Whether it was a tornado or high winds, it did a lot of damage. The roof of the Country Inn Motel was partially torn off. The tin roof covering the gas pumps at the Murphy USA station was torn off. Lockett said no injuries are currently being reported. Copyright&nb...

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    There is "a lot of damage" in Oakdale following a strong storm system that is moving through the area, said Chief of Police Joseph Lockett. Lockett said he believes a tornado touched down near Walmart on 165. Whether it was a tornado or high winds, it did a lot of damage. The roof of the Country Inn Motel was partially torn off. The tin roof covering the gas pumps at the Murphy USA station was torn off. Lockett said no injuries are currently being reported. Copyright&nb...

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  • K-9 police procession to crematory held on Wednesday

    K-9 police procession to crematory held on Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:54:59 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Rosco, the Crowley police K-9 officer who was shot and killed during an overnight shooting last week, was honored on Wednesday in a special procession.

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    Rosco, the Crowley police K-9 officer who was shot and killed during an overnight shooting last week, was honored on Wednesday in a special procession.

    His handler officer, Tate Thibodeaux, was hospitalized in the shooting.

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  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Tornado Watch in effect for SWLA through 3 a.m.

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Tornado Watch in effect for SWLA through 3 a.m.

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:42:54 GMT
    Tornado Watch in effect until 3 a.m.Tornado Watch in effect until 3 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and all of Acadiana.   This watch is in effect through 3 a.m.

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    The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and all of Acadiana.   This watch is in effect through 3 a.m.

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  • Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:59:16 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
  • BREAKING

    Tornado warning issued for Jennings, Welsh, Iota

    Tornado warning issued for Jennings, Welsh, Iota

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:10:32 GMT
    (Source: National Weather Service)(Source: National Weather Service)

    A tornado warning has issued in Jeff Davis Parish until 8:30 p.m. The warning includes Jennings, Welsh and Iota.

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    A tornado warning has issued in Jeff Davis Parish until 8:30 p.m. The warning includes Jennings, Welsh and Iota.

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  • TRAFFIC

    Police: Overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 west near Enterprise

    Police: Overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 west near Enterprise

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:28:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    Lake Charles police report an overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 westbound and on the service road near the Road King Truck Stop. Police are asking that drivers avoid the area for the next several hours. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Lake Charles police report an overturned 18-wheeler on I-10 westbound and on the service road near the Road King Truck Stop. Police are asking that drivers avoid the area for the next several hours. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • SKYCAMS: Storms rolling into SWLA

    SKYCAMS: Storms rolling into SWLA

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:01:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Watch the storms rolling into Southwest Louisiana on our KPLC SkyCams.

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    Watch the storms rolling into Southwest Louisiana on our KPLC SkyCams.

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  • BREAKING

    Tornado warning issued for Vernon Parish

    Tornado warning issued for Vernon Parish

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:11:09 GMT

    A tornado warning has been issued for Vernon Parish until 6:30 p.m. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted in the area. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A tornado warning has been issued for Vernon Parish until 6:30 p.m. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted in the area. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Vietnam War Veterans Day

    SLIDESHOW: Vietnam War Veterans Day

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:04:47 GMT

    In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, submit your photos of Vietnam, Vietnam-era Veterans to news@kplctv.com.  

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    In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, submit your photos of Vietnam, Vietnam-era Veterans to news@kplctv.com.  

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  • WATCH: Gov. Edwards announces tax plan at news conference

    WATCH: Gov. Edwards announces tax plan at news conference

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-03-29 21:35:15 GMT
    (Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website)(Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website)

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will announce his tax and budget reform proposals during a 1:30 p.m. news conference. The 2017 Regular Legislative Session begins on April 10. Mobile users, click HERE if unable to view the live stream. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Gov. John Bel Edwards will announce his tax and budget reform proposals during a 1:30 p.m. news conference. The 2017 Regular Legislative Session begins on April 10. Mobile users, click HERE if unable to view the live stream. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Lake Charles hosts 6th annual Vietnam Veterans Honor Day

    Lake Charles hosts 6th annual Vietnam Veterans Honor Day

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-03-29 21:19:44 GMT

    The City of Lake Charles and Mayor's Armed Forces Commission hosted the 6th annual Vietnam Veterans Honor Day on Saturday. Due to inclement weather, this year's event took place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center. 

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    The City of Lake Charles and Mayor's Armed Forces Commission hosted the 6th annual Vietnam Veterans Honor Day on Saturday. Due to inclement weather, this year's event took place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center. 

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  • McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:46:26 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
  • Wilford Carter explains what his first few days in office would look like

    Wilford Carter explains what his first few days in office would look like

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:00:23 GMT

    Lake Charles Mayoral Candidate, Wilford Carter says his plan for the next month of campaigning will be to meet the people of Lake Charles and listen to them. 

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    Lake Charles Mayoral Candidate, Wilford Carter says his plan for the next month of campaigning will be to meet the people of Lake Charles and listen to them. 

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  • Legal Corner: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "rights" of a blood sibling?

    Legal Corner: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "rights" of a blood sibling?

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:22:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "RIGHTS" of a blood sibling? Are there special questions to ask before retaining an attorney? (LA R.S 47:287.736 et seq. Wills, Trusts, and Estates): A Louisiana estate planning attorney can assist you with the Napoleonic rights of a blood sibling. Four years before Louisiana became a state in 1812, the former French and Spanish colony adopted a version of the Napoleo...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "RIGHTS" of a blood sibling? Are there special questions to ask before retaining an attorney? (LA R.S 47:287.736 et seq. Wills, Trusts, and Estates): A Louisiana estate planning attorney can assist you with the Napoleonic rights of a blood sibling. Four years before Louisiana became a state in 1812, the former French and Spanish colony adopted a version of the Napoleo...More >>
  • Help wanted to grant birthday wish of KY teen battling cancer

    Help wanted to grant birthday wish of KY teen battling cancer

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:25:06 GMT
    Aaron Stamper (Source: WLEX-TV)Aaron Stamper (Source: WLEX-TV)

    An Estill County teenager who's battling cancer has a unique wish for his 16th birthday his family hopes to grant: he's asking for a mailbox full of birthday cards.

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    An Estill County teenager who's battling cancer has a unique wish for his 16th birthday his family hopes to grant: he's asking for a mailbox full of birthday cards.

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  • SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man cuts lock, helps steal trailer from Vinton High School

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man cuts lock, helps steal trailer from Vinton High School

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:20:47 GMT
    Trailer stolen from Vinton High School (Source: Tarius Davis)Trailer stolen from Vinton High School (Source: Tarius Davis)

    A trailer full of (football and marching band equipment) was stolen from Vinton High School on Sunday afternoon, said Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox. Vinton High School Principal Eric Heinen reported the theft to Vinton Police after he arrived on Monday morning and found the trailer missing from behind the school near the field house, said Fox. Fox said he is waiting to receive surveillance footage of the theft, (which school officials tol...

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    A trailer full of (football and marching band equipment) was stolen from Vinton High School on Sunday afternoon, said Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox. Vinton High School Principal Eric Heinen reported the theft to Vinton Police after he arrived on Monday morning and found the trailer missing from behind the school near the field house, said Fox. Fox said he is waiting to receive surveillance footage of the theft, (which school officials tol...

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  • 13 killed in Texas crash between church van, truck

    13 killed in Texas crash between church van, truck

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:02:52 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:21:11 GMT

    The crash happened near Garner State Park, west of San Antonio.  

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    The crash happened near Garner State Park, west of San Antonio.  

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  • Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:48:23 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:52:25 GMT

    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

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    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to o purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

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  • Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

    Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:35:42 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:35:42 GMT
    The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee say they will steer clear of politics in probing Russian interference in last year's presidential election in sharp contrast to partisanship on a...More >>
    The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee say they will steer clear of politics in probing Russian interference in last year's presidential election in sharp contrast to partisanship on a House panel.More >>
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    Jennings police searching for vehicle in connection with fatal hit-and-run

    Jennings police searching for vehicle in connection with fatal hit-and-run

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-03-29 11:59:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Jennings Police Department is on scene following a fatal hit-and-run in Jeff Davis Parish Tuesday morning, according to KATC.

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    The Jennings Police Department is on scene following a fatal hit-and-run in Jeff Davis Parish Tuesday morning, according to KATC.

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: 48 hours without a cell phone

    SPECIAL REPORT: 48 hours without a cell phone

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:59 AM EDT2017-03-29 09:59:25 GMT

    “Excessive, abusive, compulsive - those are traits of an addictive behavior,” said Frank Miller, chief executive officer at New Beginnings.

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    “Excessive, abusive, compulsive - those are traits of an addictive behavior,” said Frank Miller, chief executive officer at New Beginnings.

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  • It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

    It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:35:55 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:37:14 GMT

    Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

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    Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

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  • Movies Under the Stars returns to Prien Lake Park

    Movies Under the Stars returns to Prien Lake Park

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-03-29 20:50:26 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    Movies Under the Stars, the free outdoor movie series hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, will return to Prien Lake Park on April 7.

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    Movies Under the Stars, the free outdoor movie series hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, will return to Prien Lake Park on April 7.

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  • CyPhaCon coming to Lake Charles April 7-9

    CyPhaCon coming to Lake Charles April 7-9

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-03-29 20:43:17 GMT
    (Source: Jason Rivera/KPLC)(Source: Jason Rivera/KPLC)

    All you pop culture fanatics in Southwest Louisiana, get ready for CyPhaCon.

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    All you pop culture fanatics in Southwest Louisiana, get ready for CyPhaCon.

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  • Report: Saints sign QB Chase Daniel

    Report: Saints sign QB Chase Daniel

    Report: Chase Daniel signs with Saints (David Grunfeld, Nola.com/ Times Picayune).Report: Chase Daniel signs with Saints (David Grunfeld, Nola.com/ Times Picayune).
    The Saints are bringing back a familiar face at quarterback. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Saints have signed Chase Daniel. Daniel visited the Saints a few weeks ago after getting released by Philadelphia. Daniel spent 2009-2012 in New Orleans and backed up Drew Brees from 2010-2012. He left to join the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent three years and started two games.  Daniel joins Brees, Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson in the Saints quarterback room.  Copyrig...More >>
    The Saints are bringing back a familiar face at quarterback. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Saints have signed Chase Daniel. Daniel visited the Saints a few weeks ago after getting released by Philadelphia. Daniel spent 2009-2012 in New Orleans and backed up Drew Brees from 2010-2012. He left to join the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent three years and started two games.  Daniel joins Brees, Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson in the Saints quarterback room.  Copyrig...More >>
  • Lawsuit: Louisiana police officer took phone, deleted photo

    Lawsuit: Louisiana police officer took phone, deleted photo

    A woman is suing officials of a Louisiana city in federal court, claiming a police officer took her cellphone and deleted a picture from it - without a warrant or her consent.More >>
    A woman is suing officials of a Louisiana city in federal court, claiming a police officer took her cellphone and deleted a picture from it - without a warrant or her consent.More >>
  • Transportation groups says Louisiana's roads cost drivers billions of dollars a year

    Transportation groups says Louisiana's roads cost drivers billions of dollars a year

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:57:26 GMT
    Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and DevelopmentSource: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    A report released Wednesday shows that poor road quality and traffic cost Louisiana drivers about $6.5 billion a year. Those costs come from crashes, higher gas payments caused by traffic and car repairs.

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    A report released Wednesday shows that poor road quality and traffic cost Louisiana drivers about $6.5 billion a year. Those costs come from crashes, higher gas payments caused by traffic and car repairs.

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  • Louisiana inmates sue over solitary confinement on death row

    Louisiana inmates sue over solitary confinement on death row

    Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom."More >>
    Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom."More >>
  • LSU earns spot in AP's top 100 basketball teams

    LSU earns spot in AP's top 100 basketball teams

    The Associated Press released its all-time college basketball rankings, and LSU checks in at No. 47.

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    The Associated Press released its all-time college basketball rankings, and LSU checks in at No. 47.

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  • Audubon Zoo opossums celebrate 2nd birthday...with cake!

    Audubon Zoo opossums celebrate 2nd birthday...with cake!

    Tohbi and Lusa, Audubon Zoo's resident opossums, turned two years old on Monday.

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    Tohbi and Lusa, Audubon Zoo's resident opossums, turned two years old on Monday.

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  • Rosepine student fighting to get rid of school uniforms

    Rosepine student fighting to get rid of school uniforms

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:56:24 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Eight years ago, two parents pushed to end uniforms for students in the Rosepine school district.

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    Eight years ago, two parents pushed to end uniforms for students in the Rosepine school district.

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  • Man accused of burglarizing several homes, pawning stolen items

    Man accused of burglarizing several homes, pawning stolen items

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:14:26 GMT
    Nathan Smith (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Nathan Smith (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Lake Charles police arrested a man who is accused of burglarizing several homes.

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    Lake Charles police arrested a man who is accused of burglarizing several homes.

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  • Louisiana Railroad Days Festival set for April 6-8

    Louisiana Railroad Days Festival set for April 6-8

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:32:07 GMT
    DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)

    The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival begins April 6 at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

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    The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival begins April 6 at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

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  • Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

    Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-03-28 10:39:57 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, on the second and third floors of the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. 

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    The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, on the second and third floors of the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. 

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  • BREAKING

    Ron Richard withdraws from runoff for District A city council seat

    Ron Richard withdraws from runoff for District A city council seat

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:18:55 GMT
    Mary Morris, Ron Richard (Source: KPLC)Mary Morris, Ron Richard (Source: KPLC)

    Local attorney Ron Richard has withdrawn his name from the runoff for the District A Lake Charles City Council Race. Incumbent Mary Morris and Ron Richard were the top two finishers (out of five) in the March 25 election. The race entered a runoff because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes. Morris received 46 percent, or 1,109 votes, while Richard received 23 percent, or 550 votes. Richard released the following statement: As a candidate in the runoff for Cit...

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    Local attorney Ron Richard has withdrawn his name from the runoff for the District A Lake Charles City Council Race. Incumbent Mary Morris and Ron Richard were the top two finishers (out of five) in the March 25 election. The race entered a runoff because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes. Morris received 46 percent, or 1,109 votes, while Richard received 23 percent, or 550 votes. Richard released the following statement: As a candidate in the runoff for Cit...

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  • Jackalopes teaming up with hospital

    Jackalopes teaming up with hospital

    Odessa Jackalopes. (Source: KWES)Odessa Jackalopes. (Source: KWES)

    The Odessa Jackalope Hockey Team may not be in the playoffs this season, but they are helping those in need. 

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    The Odessa Jackalope Hockey Team may not be in the playoffs this season, but they are helping those in need. 

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  • Police searching for two robbers in their early teens

    Police searching for two robbers in their early teens

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:17:36 GMT
    Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Wednesday night.  Just before 10:00 p.m., two men in their early teens entered the store at 3107 E Stan Schlueter Loop. One was wearing a dark sweatshirt, the other had on a gray sweater and at least one of them was carrying a handgun.   They demanded money from the employees and left with an undisclosed amount of cash heading toward the highway.  No one was hurt during the robbery, police are stil...More >>
    Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Wednesday night.  Just before 10:00 p.m., two men in their early teens entered the store at 3107 E Stan Schlueter Loop. One was wearing a dark sweatshirt, the other had on a gray sweater and at least one of them was carrying a handgun.   They demanded money from the employees and left with an undisclosed amount of cash heading toward the highway.  No one was hurt during the robbery, police are stil...More >>
  • Chaps bats blast wranglers

    Chaps bats blast wranglers

    Midland College Baseball. (Source: KWES)Midland College Baseball. (Source: KWES)

    On Wednesday, The Midland College Chaps racked up 10 runs versus the Odessa College Wranglers. 

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    On Wednesday, The Midland College Chaps racked up 10 runs versus the Odessa College Wranglers. 

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