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  • UPDATE: Teen girl key witness in Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    UPDATE: Teen girl key witness in Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:03:24 GMT
    Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

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    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

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  • The Latest: Sanders praises McCain's for using 'conscience'

    The Latest: Sanders praises McCain's for using 'conscience'

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:36:34 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:26:26 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it.More >>
    Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it.More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall is officially here, but it will feel like summer this weekend!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall is officially here, but it will feel like summer this weekend!

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:50:10 GMT
    High pressure still in control of our weatherHigh pressure still in control of our weather

    Fall officially began at 3:02 p.m. Friday, but Mother Nature did not get that memo!  It will continue to feel like summer through this weekend into most of next week.  The long-range forecast does show a possible cold front, but that is nearly a week away and subject to change.  Temperatures will be warm and muggy overnight with lows by Saturday morning ranging from the upper 60s north of I-10 to the upper 70s at the coast.  

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    Fall officially began at 3:02 p.m. Friday, but Mother Nature did not get that memo!  It will continue to feel like summer through this weekend into most of next week.  The long-range forecast does show a possible cold front, but that is nearly a week away and subject to change.  Temperatures will be warm and muggy overnight with lows by Saturday morning ranging from the upper 60s north of I-10 to the upper 70s at the coast.  

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  • State treasurer hosting unclaimed property event at Prien Lake Mall Saturday

    State treasurer hosting unclaimed property event at Prien Lake Mall Saturday

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:31:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    This Saturday Lake Area residents can stop by Prien Lake Mall to see if the State of Louisiana owes them money. State Treasurer Ron Henson is holding a free public event at the mall, near the Sears court entrance, to return unclaimed property to qualifying Louisiana residents on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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    This Saturday Lake Area residents can stop by Prien Lake Mall to see if the State of Louisiana owes them money. State Treasurer Ron Henson is holding a free public event at the mall, near the Sears court entrance, to return unclaimed property to qualifying Louisiana residents on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  • TDL Week 4: High school football scores

    TDL Week 4: High school football scores

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:09:43 GMT

    The Iowa Yellow Jackets just keep landing in big matchups. Because of that, Iowa is once again in our Game of the Week. The Yellow Jackets host the Jennings Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Both teams are undefeated, Jennings (2-0) coming off a 26-6 win over DeRidder and Iowa (3-0) coming off a 42-14 win over Sam Houston. It will be the first District 4-3A matchup for both teams. We'll have a live scoreboard during the game. Mobile users, click HERE to view the scoreboard. Here's the list of ...

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    The Iowa Yellow Jackets just keep landing in big matchups. Because of that, Iowa is once again in our Game of the Week. The Yellow Jackets host the Jennings Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Both teams are undefeated, Jennings (2-0) coming off a 26-6 win over DeRidder and Iowa (3-0) coming off a 42-14 win over Sam Houston. It will be the first District 4-3A matchup for both teams. We'll have a live scoreboard during the game. Mobile users, click HERE to view the scoreboard. Here's the list of ...

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  • BREAKING

    Hay barn fire reported in Jeff Davis Parish

    Hay barn fire reported in Jeff Davis Parish

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:59:55 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Calcasieu Parish OEP is reporting a serious structure fire in Jeff Davis Parish Friday afternoon.

    The Iowa Fire Department and Jeff Davis Fire Department are responding to a "fully-involved" structure fire at 21242 Clifton Road, said OEP Director Dick Gremillion.

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    Calcasieu Parish OEP is reporting a serious structure fire in Jeff Davis Parish Friday afternoon.

    The Iowa Fire Department and Jeff Davis Fire Department are responding to a "fully-involved" structure fire at 21242 Clifton Road, said OEP Director Dick Gremillion.

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  • Video captures woman wailing on driver in road-rage incident

    Video captures woman wailing on driver in road-rage incident

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:33:14 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:33:14 GMT

    Police say a mom and her stepdaughter first had a verbal dispute with the female driver. The suspects then approach her car and grabbed her by the hair and neck. They pulled the woman out through an open window and punched her multiple times. 

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    Police say a mom and her stepdaughter first had a verbal dispute with the female driver. The suspects then approach her car and grabbed her by the hair and neck. They pulled the woman out through an open window and punched her multiple times. 

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  • Breaking

    Sulphur woman sentenced to 7 years for stealing more than $4 million

    Sulphur woman sentenced to 7 years for stealing more than $4 million

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:25:56 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A former bookkeeper was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for stealing about $4 Million while working for a local oilfield company, according to Henri Lejeune with the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Elizabeth "Missy" Istre, 52, of Sulphur was found guilty of issuing fraudulent checks payable to herself and her husband from 2004 to 2014 while working for a family-owned petroleum company in Sulphur.  Istre started writing the checks not long after b...

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    A former bookkeeper was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for stealing about $4 Million while working for a local oilfield company, according to Henri Lejeune with the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Elizabeth "Missy" Istre, 52, of Sulphur was found guilty of issuing fraudulent checks payable to herself and her husband from 2004 to 2014 while working for a family-owned petroleum company in Sulphur.  Istre started writing the checks not long after b...

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  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 EB open at Calcasieu River Bridge

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 EB open at Calcasieu River Bridge

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:31:36 GMT
    I-10 EB right lane blocked at bridge (Source: Google)I-10 EB right lane blocked at bridge (Source: Google)

    The right lane of I-10 eastbound is blocked at the Calcasieu River Bridge because of a disabled truck. Traffic congestion is approaching four miles, nearing La. 108.

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    The right lane of I-10 eastbound is blocked at the Calcasieu River Bridge because of a disabled truck. Traffic congestion is approaching four miles, nearing La. 108.

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  • TRAFFIC

    Downed power line, tree close US 90 in Jennings until 5 p.m.

    Downed power line, tree close US 90 in Jennings until 5 p.m.

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:56:19 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)
    U.S. 90 in Jennings is expected to be closed until 5 p.m. Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods says a downed power line and tree are to blame for the closure. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    U.S. 90 in Jennings is expected to be closed until 5 p.m. Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods says a downed power line and tree are to blame for the closure. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • breaking

    2nd arrest made in connection with Moss Bluff credit union robbery

    2nd arrest made in connection with Moss Bluff credit union robbery

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:05:14 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A second arrest has been made in connection with the robbery of a Moss Bluff credit union in May.

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    A second arrest has been made in connection with the robbery of a Moss Bluff credit union in May.

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  • Dramatic rescue caught on camera in Puerto Rico

    Dramatic rescue caught on camera in Puerto Rico

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:24:53 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:24:53 GMT

    Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress call on Wednesday and rescuers found them on Thursday.

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    Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress call on Wednesday and rescuers found them on Thursday.

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  • CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

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    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

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  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Do you know this man? Authorities say he stole $398 crossbow

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Do you know this man? Authorities say he stole $398 crossbow

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:55:23 GMT
    (Source: DeRidder Police Department)(Source: DeRidder Police Department)

    The DeRidder Police Department released surveillance photos of a theft suspect on its Facebook page Thursday.  DeRidder Police Department The suspect removed an anti-theft device off of a crossbow and left the store without paying.  The crossbow was valued at $398 and the suspect drove away in a tan Chevrolet truck.  If you have any information on this case the DeRidder police department asks that you call them at 337-462-8911. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights res...

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    The DeRidder Police Department released surveillance photos of a theft suspect on its Facebook page Thursday.  DeRidder Police Department The suspect removed an anti-theft device off of a crossbow and left the store without paying.  The crossbow was valued at $398 and the suspect drove away in a tan Chevrolet truck.  If you have any information on this case the DeRidder police department asks that you call them at 337-462-8911. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights res...

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  • Economy split in Louisiana cities in 2016

    Economy split in Louisiana cities in 2016

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:38 GMT
    Numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department show Lake Charles' economy grew by 8.1 percent in 2016, the fastest in the nation. That growth was boosted by nondurable goods manufacturing tied to oil and chemical refining. (Source: dnr.louisiana.gov)Numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department show Lake Charles' economy grew by 8.1 percent in 2016, the fastest in the nation. That growth was boosted by nondurable goods manufacturing tied to oil and chemical refining. (Source: dnr.louisiana.gov)

    Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas include two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest-shrinking in 2016. Shreveport-Bossier City is not among them.

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    Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas include two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest-shrinking in 2016. Shreveport-Bossier City is not among them.

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  • CPSO cites 17 high school students on charges of criminal mischief

    CPSO cites 17 high school students on charges of criminal mischief

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:04:57 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has cited 17 high school students on charges of vandalizing homes in Lake Charles.

    On Monday, Sept. 18 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., CPSO received two complaints about students from a local high school causing damage to a home on Dietrich Loop and another home on Toulouse Drive, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has cited 17 high school students on charges of vandalizing homes in Lake Charles.

    On Monday, Sept. 18 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., CPSO received two complaints about students from a local high school causing damage to a home on Dietrich Loop and another home on Toulouse Drive, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

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  • Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

    Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:15:33 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:07:03 GMT

    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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  • Video perfectly captures what Fall feels like in the South

    Video perfectly captures what Fall feels like in the South

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:11:32 GMT
    (Source: It's a Southern Thing)(Source: It's a Southern Thing)

    It's the first day of Fall in SWLA and if you walk outside right now you definitely wouldn't know it. A video posted by "It's a Southern Thing" Facebook page perfectly puts into perspective what Fall is like here in the South.  When It's "Fall" in the South The video is going viral with 123,000 shares and 2.2 Million views and we understand why. We can totally relate because Fall is our favorite week of the year too. According to 7Stormteam meteoro...

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    It's the first day of Fall in SWLA and if you walk outside right now you definitely wouldn't know it. A video posted by "It's a Southern Thing" Facebook page perfectly puts into perspective what Fall is like here in the South.  When It's "Fall" in the South The video is going viral with 123,000 shares and 2.2 Million views and we understand why. We can totally relate because Fall is our favorite week of the year too. According to 7Stormteam meteoro...

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  • Louisiana police officer faces charges for 'alleged sexual misconduct' with teen

    Louisiana police officer faces charges for 'alleged sexual misconduct' with teen

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:15:40 GMT

    A police officer was arrested Thursday evening on carnal knowledge of a juvenile and other charges, according to investigators.

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    A police officer was arrested Thursday evening on carnal knowledge of a juvenile and other charges, according to investigators.

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  • US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

    US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:45 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:45:29 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:27:51 GMT

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:08:20 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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  • A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:38:02 GMT

    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:12:52 GMT
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
  • Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

    Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:40 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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  • MISSING: 16-year-old girl last seen in Denham Springs

    MISSING: 16-year-old girl last seen in Denham Springs

    Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP)Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP)

    The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing.

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    The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing.

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  • 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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