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  • Sulphur PD hosting Safe Sleep Baby Shower

    Sulphur PD hosting Safe Sleep Baby Shower

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:01:38 GMT

    Louisiana has one of the highest rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, according to the Office of Public Heath. 

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    Louisiana has one of the highest rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, according to the Office of Public Heath. 

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  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Arts and Crabs Fest

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Arts and Crabs Fest

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-08-18 09:41:37 GMT
    (Source: The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)(Source: The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot day with partly cloudy skies and a few very isolated showers this afternoon

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot day with partly cloudy skies and a few very isolated showers this afternoon

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:50 AM EDT2017-08-18 08:50:09 GMT
    Few showers and a hot day FridayFew showers and a hot day Friday

    We will start today with mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will build up this afternoon with the possibility of a few very isolated showers. Rain chances are only up to 20% for the day. There should be much less rain than yesterday. With the low coverage of rain and clouds, we will have hot temperatures reaching the mid 90s this afternoon. We are under a heat advisory from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. 

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    We will start today with mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will build up this afternoon with the possibility of a few very isolated showers. Rain chances are only up to 20% for the day. There should be much less rain than yesterday. With the low coverage of rain and clouds, we will have hot temperatures reaching the mid 90s this afternoon. We are under a heat advisory from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. 

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  • Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:57:32 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:42:08 GMT
    The Yucatan Peninsula is the projected path of the storm. (Source: National Hurricane Center)The Yucatan Peninsula is the projected path of the storm. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

    The storm is predicted to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America.

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    The storm is predicted to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America.

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  • 5 terrorists killed to stop attempted second attack near Barcelona, police say

    5 terrorists killed to stop attempted second attack near Barcelona, police say

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:45:43 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 1:47 AM EDT2017-08-18 05:47:16 GMT
    According to El Pais in Spain, authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (Source: AP Photo/Oriol Duran)According to El Pais in Spain, authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (Source: AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

    A second attack near Barcelona has been foiled, police said early Friday morning.  A terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday took the lives of at least 13 and left 100 injured.

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    A second attack near Barcelona has been foiled, police said early Friday morning.  A terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday took the lives of at least 13 and left 100 injured.

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  • Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

    Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:15:29 GMT
    (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

    It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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    It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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  • I Wanna Know: Why don't they cut the grass?

    I Wanna Know: Why don't they cut the grass?

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:01:31 GMT

    High grass and weeds can be hiding places for pests like rodents and snakes, and they can breed mosquitoes. That's why Lake Charles resident Raymond LeDay wants to know why billion-dollar company Entergy doesn't cut its grass. The Southeast corner of Highway 171 and Fitzenreiter Road is a large tract of land. Much, if not most of it, is owned by Entergy.

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    High grass and weeds can be hiding places for pests like rodents and snakes, and they can breed mosquitoes. That's why Lake Charles resident Raymond LeDay wants to know why billion-dollar company Entergy doesn't cut its grass. The Southeast corner of Highway 171 and Fitzenreiter Road is a large tract of land. Much, if not most of it, is owned by Entergy.

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  • BREAKING

    Rep. Mark Abraham speaks from Barcelona

    Rep. Mark Abraham speaks from Barcelona

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:19:40 GMT
    Mark Abraham (Source: Facebook)Mark Abraham (Source: Facebook)

    Representative Mark Abraham is currently in Barcelona, site of today's deadly terror attack.

    KPLC's Candy Rodriguez spoke with Abraham, who was in Barcelona on vacation. 

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    Representative Mark Abraham is currently in Barcelona, site of today's deadly terror attack.

    KPLC's Candy Rodriguez spoke with Abraham, who was in Barcelona on vacation. 

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  • Group of solicitors may be scamming Calcasieu residents

    Group of solicitors may be scamming Calcasieu residents

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:15:29 GMT
    (SOURCE: FACEBOOK)(SOURCE: FACEBOOK)

    Residents all over Calcasieu Parish are starting to catch on to a group of people who collect money at busy intersections. It's all over Facebook: questions about a group of men wearing safety vests and collecting money. You can find them at the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Highway 14 in Lake Charles, Beglis Parkway and Highway 90 in Sulphur, and most notably, Highway 171 and 378 in Moss Bluff.

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    Residents all over Calcasieu Parish are starting to catch on to a group of people who collect money at busy intersections. It's all over Facebook: questions about a group of men wearing safety vests and collecting money. You can find them at the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Highway 14 in Lake Charles, Beglis Parkway and Highway 90 in Sulphur, and most notably, Highway 171 and 378 in Moss Bluff.

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  • 10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life

    10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:44:38 GMT
    Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)

    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

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    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

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  • Plans announced for Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Plans announced for Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:24:10 GMT
    Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration (Source: City of Lake Charles)Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. On Friday, September 29, from 5-9 p.m., an exhibit opening will be held at 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan Street). The exhibit, titled 150 Years of Lake Charles, is a 16-panel, multimedia display that covers the storied history of Lake Charles from its early years through present day....

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    The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. On Friday, September 29, from 5-9 p.m., an exhibit opening will be held at 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan Street). The exhibit, titled 150 Years of Lake Charles, is a 16-panel, multimedia display that covers the storied history of Lake Charles from its early years through present day....

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    Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:16:54 GMT
    Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

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    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:54:36 GMT
    (Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

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    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

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  • Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Barbados, but poses no threat to SWLA at this time

    Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Barbados, but poses no threat to SWLA at this time

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:50:11 GMT
    Tropical Storm HarveyTropical Storm Harvey

    The eighth named tropical storm of the season forms just east of the Lesser Antilles.  Tropical Storm Harvey is located about 200 miles east of Barbados at 13.0 north, 55.8 west.  Harvey has winds of 40 mph and is likely to strengthen.  Harvey is moving west and will move through the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea Friday...

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    The eighth named tropical storm of the season forms just east of the Lesser Antilles.  Tropical Storm Harvey is located about 200 miles east of Barbados at 13.0 north, 55.8 west.  Harvey has winds of 40 mph and is likely to strengthen.  Harvey is moving west and will move through the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea Friday...

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  • Indictment returned against man accused of beating woman unconscious

    Indictment returned against man accused of beating woman unconscious

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:40:48 GMT
    John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Sulphur man has been indicted for allegedly beating a woman until she was unconscious, then beating her again after she regained consciousness.  John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was indicted on one count of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of "forcefully and repeatedly" choking, punching, and slamming the victims head into a concrete roadway with the intent to kill the victim.  Read the original story HERE: Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unco...

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    A Sulphur man has been indicted for allegedly beating a woman until she was unconscious, then beating her again after she regained consciousness.  John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was indicted on one count of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of "forcefully and repeatedly" choking, punching, and slamming the victims head into a concrete roadway with the intent to kill the victim.  Read the original story HERE: Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unco...

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  • CPSO: Sex offender charged with indecent behavior with juvenile

    CPSO: Sex offender charged with indecent behavior with juvenile

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:36:32 GMT
    Otis R. Jackson (Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Otis R. Jackson (Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A registered sex offender has been charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and failure to register as a sex offender, authorities say. In July the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl, who was a family member, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman. 

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    A registered sex offender has been charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and failure to register as a sex offender, authorities say. In July the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl, who was a family member, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman. 

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  • Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:21:39 GMT
    Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

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    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

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  • Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

    Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-17 07:49:12 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 4:10 AM EDT2017-08-18 08:10:43 GMT

    A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on "both sides."

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    A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on "both sides."

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:48:21 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
  • Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:16:26 GMT

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:38:03 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
  • Lake Charles Beach Sweep planned for Sept. 16

    Lake Charles Beach Sweep planned for Sept. 16

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:14:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event is presented by the City of Lake Charles and Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful - Team Green, said Matt Young, spokesman for the City of Lake Charles. The Beach Sweep is part of a worldwide environmental effort; each year on the third Saturday of September...

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    The Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event is presented by the City of Lake Charles and Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful - Team Green, said Matt Young, spokesman for the City of Lake Charles. The Beach Sweep is part of a worldwide environmental effort; each year on the third Saturday of September, volunteers all over the world converge on beaches, shorelines and inland waterways to...

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  • Boil advisory issued for parts of Beauregard Parish

    Boil advisory issued for parts of Beauregard Parish

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:47:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory for customers located on the following roads in the Ragley area: Hunt Road, Gimnick Road, Pascal LeBleu Road, Bill LeBleu Road, George Smart Road, Ray Sanders Road, Elroy Sittig Road, Craft Road, Sophie Craft Road, Atwood Daniels Road, and Louis Burnett Road. For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

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    Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory for customers located on the following roads in the Ragley area: Hunt Road, Gimnick Road, Pascal LeBleu Road, Bill LeBleu Road, George Smart Road, Ray Sanders Road, Elroy Sittig Road, Craft Road, Sophie Craft Road, Atwood Daniels Road, and Louis Burnett Road. For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

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  • South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:46:33 GMT
    (Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)(Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
  • Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:22:55 GMT
    (Source: Progressive Waste)(Source: Progressive Waste)

    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

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    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

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  • Doll maker donates her work to Oasis Women's Shelter

    Doll maker donates her work to Oasis Women's Shelter

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:17:10 GMT

    Children staying at the Oasis Women's Shelter will be getting a gift from a former Sweetlake resident in the coming days. Jeanne LaVergne is putting the final touches on some 50 dolls she's made at her new home at Tower Oaks Apartments. The 75-year-old Sweetlake native wanted to do something for children at the local women's shelter. "When my husband died in September of 2015, his check was cut off and I didn't have financial help," said LaVergne. She didn't know how she w...

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    Children staying at the Oasis Women's Shelter will be getting a gift from a former Sweetlake resident in the coming days. Jeanne LaVergne is putting the final touches on some 50 dolls she's made at her new home at Tower Oaks Apartments. The 75-year-old Sweetlake native wanted to do something for children at the local women's shelter. "When my husband died in September of 2015, his check was cut off and I didn't have financial help," said LaVergne. She didn't know how she w...

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  • Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

    Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:20 AM EDT2017-08-18 08:20:34 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:40:26 GMT

    Under fire over competence and moral leadership, Trump defends Confederate statues and attacks his critics.

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    Under fire over competence and moral leadership, Trump defends Confederate statues and attacks his critics.

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  • Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

    Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:30 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:30:03 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:40:14 GMT

    Spanish police kill five suspects connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group.

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    Spanish police kill five suspects connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group.

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  • Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

    Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:30 AM EDT2017-08-18 08:30:21 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:40:03 GMT

    Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets.

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    Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets.

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  • iPhone explodes, catches fire near infant, burns couple

    iPhone explodes, catches fire near infant, burns couple

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:54 AM EDT2017-08-18 09:54:05 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:10:53 GMT

    It happened when they and their 3-month-old daughter were lying near the phone, which they said was not charging and hadn't been used for a while.

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    It happened when they and their 3-month-old daughter were lying near the phone, which they said was not charging and hadn't been used for a while.

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  • Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

    Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-08-17 08:18:54 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:02:01 GMT

    President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.

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    President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.

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  • Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump

    Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:08:38 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:32:18 GMT
    Survey finds Russian President Vladimir Putin is more trusted than President Donald Trump to do the right thing in global affairs by people in numerous major U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven...More >>
    Survey finds Russian President Vladimir Putin is more trusted than President Donald Trump to do the right thing in global affairs by people in numerous major U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members.More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:38:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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  • Time Magazine cover depicts Nazi salute with US flag

    Time Magazine cover depicts Nazi salute with US flag

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:27:26 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:27:26 GMT

    The cover of Time Magazine shows a figure in jack boots giving a Nazi salute while mostly hidden behind a draped American flag.

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    The cover of Time Magazine shows a figure in jack boots giving a Nazi salute while mostly hidden behind a draped American flag.

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  • Safety Seat Check event being held in Sulphur

    Safety Seat Check event being held in Sulphur

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:06:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Sulphur Police Department will be hosting a free child safety seat check event this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, according to Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman. The event will be held at the West Cal Event Center from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents will be able to speak with a technician or law enforcement officer who will demonstrate how to correctly use the safety seat, and make sure the child is in the right seat for his/her height and ...

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    Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Sulphur Police Department will be hosting a free child safety seat check event this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, according to Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman. The event will be held at the West Cal Event Center from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents will be able to speak with a technician or law enforcement officer who will demonstrate how to correctly use the safety seat, and make sure the child is in the right seat for his/her height and ...

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  • 5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

    5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-08-16 13:28:33 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:24:26 GMT

    The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:03:37 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
  • Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:58:20 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

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    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

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  • Surviving the Storm - A KPLC Hurricane Special

    Surviving the Storm - A KPLC Hurricane Special

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:14:49 GMT
    Southwest Louisiana has a history of attracting powerful storms. With every devastating hurricane, we learn more and are able to advance technology to better predict, track and prepare for storms. In our 2017 Hurricane Special we present the latest information our this year's hurricane season and provide some tips on how to prepare. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.   More >>
    Southwest Louisiana has a history of attracting powerful storms. With every devastating hurricane, we learn more and are able to advance technology to better predict, track and prepare for storms. In our 2017 Hurricane Special we present the latest information our this year's hurricane season and provide some tips on how to prepare. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.   More >>
  • Scheduled power outage in Cameron Parish on August 17

    Scheduled power outage in Cameron Parish on August 17

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:57:01 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative customers in the Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou areas will experience a power outage on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance.  Contact Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative at 824-4330 with any questions. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative customers in the Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou areas will experience a power outage on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance.  Contact Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative at 824-4330 with any questions. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Officials: Rescued mother likely survived 4 days on cliff face

    Officials: Rescued mother likely survived 4 days on cliff face

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:54:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:54:47 GMT

    The woman’s husband found her near where she left her car when he looked down onto the coastal cliffs.

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    The woman’s husband found her near where she left her car when he looked down onto the coastal cliffs.

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  • Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

    Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-08-17 07:28:53 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:32 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:32:33 GMT

    Many historians say it's far-fetched to place Robert E. Lee and George Washington in the same category the way President Donald Trump has suggested.

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    Many historians say it's far-fetched to place Robert E. Lee and George Washington in the same category the way President Donald Trump has suggested.

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  • Girl, 11, takes on pit bull attack to protect brother

    Girl, 11, takes on pit bull attack to protect brother

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:24 AM EDT2017-08-17 06:24:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:24 AM EDT2017-08-17 06:24:00 GMT

    The girl’s 2-year-old brother was unharmed, and she is being hailed as a hero.

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    The girl’s 2-year-old brother was unharmed, and she is being hailed as a hero.

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  • 1 US soldier killed in combat in Afghan; others wounded

    1 US soldier killed in combat in Afghan; others wounded

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:28:43 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:38:01 GMT

    The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan.

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    The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan.

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  • Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

    Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:02:59 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The much-anticipated solar eclipse happens Monday.  We'll see about a 70-percent eclipse here, weather permitting. To view the eclipse safely, you'll need special glasses. However, if you picked up eclipse glasses from any Calcasieu Parish Library location, you're asked to throw them away. There has been a lot of talk about knock-off Solar Eclipse glasses. Amazon has been experiencing some issues with phony glasses forcing them to give customer refunds. Calcasieu Parish Libra...

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    The much-anticipated solar eclipse happens Monday.  We'll see about a 70-percent eclipse here, weather permitting. To view the eclipse safely, you'll need special glasses. However, if you picked up eclipse glasses from any Calcasieu Parish Library location, you're asked to throw them away. There has been a lot of talk about knock-off Solar Eclipse glasses. Amazon has been experiencing some issues with phony glasses forcing them to give customer refunds. Calcasieu Parish Libra...

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  • Sulphur PD hosting Safe Sleep Baby Shower

    Sulphur PD hosting Safe Sleep Baby Shower

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:01:38 GMT

    Louisiana has one of the highest rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, according to the Office of Public Heath. 

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    Louisiana has one of the highest rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, according to the Office of Public Heath. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:48:21 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
  • Gunman steals car as motorist is airing up the tires

    Gunman steals car as motorist is airing up the tires

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:15:37 GMT
    Shreveport police are trying to identify this man in connection with the theft of a car. He stands 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs 150 pounds to 160 pounds and has a noticeable tattoo on the left side of his chest. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Shreveport police are trying to identify this man in connection with the theft of a car. He stands 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs 150 pounds to 160 pounds and has a noticeable tattoo on the left side of his chest. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

    Police are sharing this surveillance camera image in hopes someone can help them identify the man they think took a gray 2009 Hyundai Sonata from Raceway in the 400 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. 

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    Police are sharing this surveillance camera image in hopes someone can help them identify the man they think took a gray 2009 Hyundai Sonata from Raceway in the 400 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. 

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