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  • Take a look at this historic 1900s era home for sale in Leesville

    Take a look at this historic 1900s era home for sale in Leesville

    Source: ZillowSource: Zillow

    A historic five bedroom home built in the 1900s for sale in Leesville has an interesting history.  

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    A historic five bedroom home built in the 1900s for sale in Leesville has an interesting history.  

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  • Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 19, 2018

    Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 19, 2018

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-02-19 13:46:19 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 19:  Alexandra Biagas Michael Adams, 70 Adaia Josi Nixon, 4 Christopher Jones, 49 Empress Captain, 16 Gabriel Guillory, 16 Jauin Guillory, 16 Johnathon Kelly, 31 Sylvia Alvarado Tylen Franklin, 12 Kayla Carter, 21 Elaine Theresa Montgomery, 66 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 b...

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    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 19:  Alexandra Biagas Michael Adams, 70 Adaia Josi Nixon, 4 Christopher Jones, 49 Empress Captain, 16 Gabriel Guillory, 16 Jauin Guillory, 16 Johnathon Kelly, 31 Sylvia Alvarado Tylen Franklin, 12 Kayla Carter, 21 Elaine Theresa Montgomery, 66 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 b...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain threat arriving mid to late week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain threat arriving mid to late week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain threat arriving mid to late week

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:34 AM EST2018-02-19 11:34:27 GMT
    Monday forecastMonday forecast
    The first issue of the morning will be fog along the coastal areas with patchy areas of fog inland. Temperatures are in the 60s this morning but will top out unseasonably warm this afternoon with highs around 80. Winds will pick up out of the south through the day, at times gusting over 25 mph. This will help erode away the cloud deck and bring some sunshine to the area by this afternoon. Winds will help fog from becoming a big problem for tonight, as temperatures only drop into the ...More >>
    The first issue of the morning will be fog along the coastal areas with patchy areas of fog inland. Temperatures are in the 60s this morning but will top out unseasonably warm this afternoon with highs around 80. Winds will pick up out of the south through the day, at times gusting over 25 mph. This will help erode away the cloud deck and bring some sunshine to the area by this afternoon. Winds will help fog from becoming a big problem for tonight, as temperatures only drop into the ...More >>
  • Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-02-17 05:22:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
  • Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

    Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-18 04:00:42 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:03 AM EST2018-02-19 16:03:07 GMT
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.More >>
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.More >>
  • US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-19 06:33:27 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-02-19 15:45:03 GMT

    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

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    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

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  • 'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

    'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-18 16:40:47 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-19 15:22:48 GMT

    Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.

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    Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.

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  • McNeese baseball can't overcome hot bats of Wichita State

    McNeese baseball can't overcome hot bats of Wichita State

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-02-19 15:19:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – It has been 1,827 days since the McNeese Cowboys dropped a 1-8 decision to Towson University, falling to the Tigers in an opening weekend sweep. It’s an oddity in McNeese baseball history, but today it happened again, when the 2017-18 Cowboys fell to Wichita State 11-10 in Game 3 of the series. With left-handed pitcher Bryan King on the mound, the McNeese Cowboys were ready to get their final shot at the Wichita State Shockers on Sunday morning. Off to a p...

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    LAKE CHARLES – It has been 1,827 days since the McNeese Cowboys dropped a 1-8 decision to Towson University, falling to the Tigers in an opening weekend sweep. It’s an oddity in McNeese baseball history, but today it happened again, when the 2017-18 Cowboys fell to Wichita State 11-10 in Game 3 of the series. With left-handed pitcher Bryan King on the mound, the McNeese Cowboys were ready to get their final shot at the Wichita State Shockers on Sunday morning. Off to a p...

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  • Southwest Louisiana booking report: Sat. 17

    Southwest Louisiana booking report: Sat. 17

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:50 AM EST2018-02-19 13:50:07 GMT
    William Bolton, 25, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, seven counts instate detainer. Chardric Brown, 28, West Monroe: Theft from $25,000 or more, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Nicholas Jackson, 28, Lake Charles: Resisting an officer by fight, theft less than $1,000. Rafer Hubert, 25, Lake Charles: Stopping, standing or parking outside business or r...More >>
    William Bolton, 25, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, seven counts instate detainer. Chardric Brown, 28, West Monroe: Theft from $25,000 or more, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Nicholas Jackson, 28, Lake Charles: Resisting an officer by fight, theft less than $1,000. Rafer Hubert, 25, Lake Charles: Stopping, standing or parking outside business or r...More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana arrest report: Feb. 16, 2018

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:37 AM EST2018-02-19 13:37:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Michael Adam Tompkins, 42, Lake Charles: Disturbing the peace, entry on or remaining after being forbidden. Bond: $1,500. Jeffery Lynn Daily, 51, Huntington, TX: Bicycle violations, drug paraphernalia, drug possession. Triston Robert Flournoy, 21, Alexandria: Possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, manufacture, or produce; first-offense possession of marijuana. Bond: $13,000.

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    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Michael Adam Tompkins, 42, Lake Charles: Disturbing the peace, entry on or remaining after being forbidden. Bond: $1,500. Jeffery Lynn Daily, 51, Huntington, TX: Bicycle violations, drug paraphernalia, drug possession. Triston Robert Flournoy, 21, Alexandria: Possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, manufacture, or produce; first-offense possession of marijuana. Bond: $13,000.

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  • Man allegedly robs bank for rent money

    Man allegedly robs bank for rent money

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-02-19 12:40:35 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-02-19 12:40:35 GMT

    After his arrest, the 64-year-old pleaded not guilty to robbery-related charges.

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    After his arrest, the 64-year-old pleaded not guilty to robbery-related charges.

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  • Survivor of FL school shooting shielded classmates with his body

    Survivor of FL school shooting shielded classmates with his body

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:37 AM EST2018-02-19 10:37:59 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 5:37 AM EST2018-02-19 10:37:59 GMT

    The 15-year-old took bullets to the back and both legs, but the 20 classmates he was protecting survived uninjured.

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    The 15-year-old took bullets to the back and both legs, but the 20 classmates he was protecting survived uninjured.

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  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

    All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:00 AM EST2018-02-18 08:00:45 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-02-19 06:23:16 GMT

    Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south.

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    Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south.

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  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 12:41 AM EST2018-02-19 05:41:18 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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  • Private school in FL giving away 2 rifles as prizes at golf tournament

    Private school in FL giving away 2 rifles as prizes at golf tournament

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:57 PM EST2018-02-19 03:57:18 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:57 PM EST2018-02-19 03:57:18 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    The school announced the prizes in a post to its event page on Facebook on Jan. 29, weeks before the Parkland shooting brought the gun debate back into the spotlight.

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    The school announced the prizes in a post to its event page on Facebook on Jan. 29, weeks before the Parkland shooting brought the gun debate back into the spotlight.

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  • McNeese Picks Up 5-2 Win Over Southern Miss

    McNeese Picks Up 5-2 Win Over Southern Miss

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:28 PM EST2018-02-19 01:28:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    HATTIESBURG, Miss.—McNeese softball completed play at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational here Sunday with a 5-2 win over the host Golden Eagles to end the tournament with a 2-2 record. The Cowgirl losses came against #11 Baylor and #9 Alabama. McNeese (6-3) collected 10 hits in the game the second game in the tournament where the Cowgirls picked up 10 or more hits. McNeese had a season high 11 hits in the win over Miss. Valley State on Friday night. Sophomore Breniq...More >>
    HATTIESBURG, Miss.—McNeese softball completed play at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational here Sunday with a 5-2 win over the host Golden Eagles to end the tournament with a 2-2 record. The Cowgirl losses came against #11 Baylor and #9 Alabama. McNeese (6-3) collected 10 hits in the game the second game in the tournament where the Cowgirls picked up 10 or more hits. McNeese had a season high 11 hits in the win over Miss. Valley State on Friday night. Sophomore Breniq...More >>
  • Business owner harassed over showing support for police

    Business owner harassed over showing support for police

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-02-18 17:06:59 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-02-18 17:06:59 GMT

    The store owner showed support for police, and someone posted a threatening sign on her door.

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    The store owner showed support for police, and someone posted a threatening sign on her door.

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  • Goepper's journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal

    Goepper's journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:12 AM EST2018-02-18 09:12:17 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-02-18 15:15:08 GMT

    Nick Goepper says he's more prepared to handle the burst of fame that comes with winning an Olympic medal than he was four years ago.

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    Nick Goepper says he's more prepared to handle the burst of fame that comes with winning an Olympic medal than he was four years ago.

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  • How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

    How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-02-15 16:56:19 GMT

    Changes that Facebook is making to your news feed could affect how you receive news happening in your area. A few simple steps will make sure you continue to get stories that matter to your family and friends.

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    Changes that Facebook is making to your news feed could affect how you receive news happening in your area. A few simple steps will make sure you continue to get stories that matter to your family and friends.

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