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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:40:43 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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  • McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:56:31 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

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    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

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  • Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:30:58 GMT
    DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)

    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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    A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

    It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:58:41 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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  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:43 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:43:42 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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  • SUNRISE KITCHEN: Beef and Broccoli Salad

    SUNRISE KITCHEN: Beef and Broccoli Salad

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:43 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:43:08 GMT
    Beef and Broccoli Salad (Source: KPLC)Beef and Broccoli Salad (Source: KPLC)

    Our friend, Cookie Hauser shares her recipe for beef and broccoli salad.

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    Our friend, Cookie Hauser shares her recipe for beef and broccoli salad.

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  • Local students to compete in National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    Local students to compete in National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:08:26 GMT

    While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation in the air conditioning, five local students are spending their time training in the hot sun, getting ready for the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships next week.

    The competition is where many of today's Olympic stars started their careers. 

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    While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation in the air conditioning, five local students are spending their time training in the hot sun, getting ready for the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships next week.

    The competition is where many of today's Olympic stars started their careers. 

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  • Arts and Crabs Fest coming in August

    Arts and Crabs Fest coming in August

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:20:29 GMT
    (Source: The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)(Source: The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)

    The eighth annual Arts and Crabs Fest will take place on Saturday, August 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Burton Coliseum.  Arts and Crabs Fest celebrates Louisiana seafood and culture. There will be a crab dish taste testing contest, and craft brew samples. Festival goers can cast their vote for the Best Crab Dish award, which is determined by the amount of tips each cook receives. Funds raised at the Arts and Crabs Fest will go back to communities in SWLA through the A...

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    The eighth annual Arts and Crabs Fest will take place on Saturday, August 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Burton Coliseum.  Arts and Crabs Fest celebrates Louisiana seafood and culture. There will be a crab dish taste testing contest, and craft brew samples. Festival goers can cast their vote for the Best Crab Dish award, which is determined by the amount of tips each cook receives. Funds raised at the Arts and Crabs Fest will go back to communities in SWLA through the A...

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  • Sulphur participating in National Night Out

    Sulphur participating in National Night Out

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:19:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Sulphur officials will be hosting the City's fifteenth annual Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the West Cal Arena. According to Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan, the event is to raise awareness about crime, drugs, and violence in the community. Free food and drinks will be provided. There will also be games, an antique car show, and exhibits from multiple law enforcement agencies from across southwest Louisiana. S...

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    Sulphur officials will be hosting the City's fifteenth annual Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the West Cal Arena. According to Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan, the event is to raise awareness about crime, drugs, and violence in the community. Free food and drinks will be provided. There will also be games, an antique car show, and exhibits from multiple law enforcement agencies from across southwest Louisiana. S...

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  • Southeast Tourism Society: Marshland Festival Top 20 Event

    Southeast Tourism Society: Marshland Festival Top 20 Event

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:14:53 GMT
    (Source: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau)(Source: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau)

    The Southeast Tourism Society named the Marshland Festival one of 2017s Top 20 Events for the month of July.  The festival is coming up on July twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth at the Lake Charles Civic Center.  There will be Zydeco and Country Cajun music featured. The festival raises funds for schools and churches in Hackberry.  There will be live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, food, and exhibits.  Admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. C...

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    The Southeast Tourism Society named the Marshland Festival one of 2017s Top 20 Events for the month of July.  The festival is coming up on July twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth at the Lake Charles Civic Center.  There will be Zydeco and Country Cajun music featured. The festival raises funds for schools and churches in Hackberry.  There will be live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, food, and exhibits.  Admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. C...

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  • Hometown Hero - Edward Wilcox

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:11:40 GMT
    Ed WilcoxEd Wilcox

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard.  Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march."  Wilcox becam...

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    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard.  Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march."  Wilcox becam...

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  • What's Going Around: roseola

    What's Going Around: roseola

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:56:57 GMT
    Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)

    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

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    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

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  • Parts of Beauregard Parish under boil advisory

    Parts of Beauregard Parish under boil advisory

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:18:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Waterworks district 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory until further notice. The customers located on Neale Oilfield Road and Schuetz Road on the south side of Graybow intersection should boil any water they use until the advisory is lifted. Any questions should be directed to the office of Waterworks District 3 at (337)-725-3000.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Waterworks district 3 of Beauregard Parish has issued a boil advisory until further notice. The customers located on Neale Oilfield Road and Schuetz Road on the south side of Graybow intersection should boil any water they use until the advisory is lifted. Any questions should be directed to the office of Waterworks District 3 at (337)-725-3000.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Black Bear sighting in Calcasieu Parish?

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-07-19 10:57:14 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    A picture shot earlier this spring at a deer lease in the Gillis area could be a rare sighting of two Louisiana Black Bears. The photo got the attention of Justin Lanclos, who manages the Louisiana Bowhunters website.  "There was one gentleman who said they had seen one with a collar and that Wildlife and Fisheries had a tracking device on it, and had seen it travel from Gillis to Sabine Island which is west of Vinton and back," said Lanclos. "Apparently...

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    A picture shot earlier this spring at a deer lease in the Gillis area could be a rare sighting of two Louisiana Black Bears. The photo got the attention of Justin Lanclos, who manages the Louisiana Bowhunters website.  "There was one gentleman who said they had seen one with a collar and that Wildlife and Fisheries had a tracking device on it, and had seen it travel from Gillis to Sabine Island which is west of Vinton and back," said Lanclos. "Apparently...

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  • Multiple vehicle accident on I-10 WB from Lakeshore Drive exit to bridge

    Multiple vehicle accident on I-10 WB from Lakeshore Drive exit to bridge

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:43:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Lakeshore Drive exit to the bridge for the next 30 to 45 minutes due to a multiple vehicle accident, according to the Lake Charles Police Department.

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    Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Lakeshore Drive exit to the bridge for the next 30 to 45 minutes due to a multiple vehicle accident, according to the Lake Charles Police Department.

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:22:10 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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  • Health care advocates for those with disabilities take bus trip to Washington D.C.

    Health care advocates for those with disabilities take bus trip to Washington D.C.

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:50:46 GMT

    Imagine the prospect of losing your independence because health care you depend on is no longer provided. Elderly people and people with disabilities fear that's a real possibility without changes to the proposed health care bill in Congress.

    Several from our area boarded a bus with others to Washington D.C. to make others aware of the issues.

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    Imagine the prospect of losing your independence because health care you depend on is no longer provided. Elderly people and people with disabilities fear that's a real possibility without changes to the proposed health care bill in Congress.

    Several from our area boarded a bus with others to Washington D.C. to make others aware of the issues.

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  • Hometown Heroes - TeamCITGO

    Hometown Heroes - TeamCITGO

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:05:30 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    In 1987, a group of employees from the CITGO refinery decided they wanted to start giving back to the community through non-profit organizations.  They formed "TeamCITGO" and got right to it. "We feel it is our duty to help give back to the community that we operate in," said Dennis Thibodeaux, longtime TeamCITGO volunteer. "I love what we do for the community," said Petula Glaspie, a TeamCITGO volunteer. "But It's also a great opportunit...

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    In 1987, a group of employees from the CITGO refinery decided they wanted to start giving back to the community through non-profit organizations.  They formed "TeamCITGO" and got right to it. "We feel it is our duty to help give back to the community that we operate in," said Dennis Thibodeaux, longtime TeamCITGO volunteer. "I love what we do for the community," said Petula Glaspie, a TeamCITGO volunteer. "But It's also a great opportunit...

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  • El Salvador man pleads guilty to illegally entering US for fifth time

    El Salvador man pleads guilty to illegally entering US for fifth time

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:27:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A man from El Salvador pleaded guilty Thursday to reentering the United States after having been previously removed four times, acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

    Aristides Arevalo-Rodriguez, 44, of El Salvador, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of illegal reentry following removal. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter.

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    A man from El Salvador pleaded guilty Thursday to reentering the United States after having been previously removed four times, acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

    Aristides Arevalo-Rodriguez, 44, of El Salvador, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of illegal reentry following removal. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter.

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  • Seven Tigers named to Preseason All-SEC Teams

    Seven Tigers named to Preseason All-SEC Teams

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:44:17 GMT
    Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)

    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Seven Tigers have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-SEC Teams. LSU junior Derrius Guice was named first team running back and second team all-purpose. Joining Guice on the preseason first team was linebacker Arden Key. Defensive lineman Christian LaCouture, defensive back Donte Jackson and offensive lineman K.J. Malone were selected as second team members. Center Will Clapp and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence earned third team honors. Alabama had t...

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    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Seven Tigers have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-SEC Teams. LSU junior Derrius Guice was named first team running back and second team all-purpose. Joining Guice on the preseason first team was linebacker Arden Key. Defensive lineman Christian LaCouture, defensive back Donte Jackson and offensive lineman K.J. Malone were selected as second team members. Center Will Clapp and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence earned third team honors. Alabama had t...

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  • LSU picked to finish behind Alabama, Auburn in the SEC West

    LSU picked to finish behind Alabama, Auburn in the SEC West

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:43:47 GMT
    LSU coach Ed Orgeron (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)LSU coach Ed Orgeron (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Head coach Ed Orgeron and the 2017 Tigers are picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Auburn. LSU is the number four pick to win the SEC Championship behind Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.  The good news for Tiger fans, only six times since 1992 – four times in the last 20 -  the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship.  View image on Twitter  Follow SEC Network&nbs...More >>
    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Head coach Ed Orgeron and the 2017 Tigers are picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Auburn. LSU is the number four pick to win the SEC Championship behind Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.  The good news for Tiger fans, only six times since 1992 – four times in the last 20 -  the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship.  View image on Twitter  Follow SEC Network&nbs...More >>
  • Pediatric specialty clinic opens in Lake Charles

    Pediatric specialty clinic opens in Lake Charles

    Friday, July 14 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-07-14 11:52:00 GMT
    The Women’s & Children’s Specialty Center - Lake Charles recently opened at 1890 W. Gauthier Road, Suite 115 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)The Women’s & Children’s Specialty Center - Lake Charles recently opened at 1890 W. Gauthier Road, Suite 115 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have a child with special medical needs, no doubt you have spent hours traveling to specialist appointments out of town.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new pediatric specialty clinic is now open in Lake Charles, relieving the burden of traveling a long distance.

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    If you have a child with special medical needs, no doubt you have spent hours traveling to specialist appointments out of town.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new pediatric specialty clinic is now open in Lake Charles, relieving the burden of traveling a long distance.

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  • Boil advisory lifted for Village of Elizabeth

    Boil advisory lifted for Village of Elizabeth

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:46:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The boil advisory that was issued July 10 by the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted for all water customers, the Village of Elizabeth announced Thursday afternoon. Water can now be used for all purposes without boiling as of today, July 13, according to the Village of Elizabeth. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The boil advisory that was issued July 10 by the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted for all water customers, the Village of Elizabeth announced Thursday afternoon. Water can now be used for all purposes without boiling as of today, July 13, according to the Village of Elizabeth. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • What's Going Around: athlete's foot

    What's Going Around: athlete's foot

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-07-13 11:07:04 GMT
    Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection and Dr. Tyson Green at Center for Orthopaedics says he's seeing a lot of infections this summer. (Source: CDC)Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection and Dr. Tyson Green at Center for Orthopaedics says he's seeing a lot of infections this summer. (Source: CDC)

    A contagious fungal infection that affects the feet is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports athlete's foot is typically not serious, but it can be challenging to treat.

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    A contagious fungal infection that affects the feet is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports athlete's foot is typically not serious, but it can be challenging to treat.

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  • Louisiana Traveler - Collectible tins

    Louisiana Traveler - Collectible tins

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-07-13 08:24:05 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV
    It was in 2000 when we first met Louise Bordelon.  She proudly showed me her collection of ornamental tin cans, which at that time, numbered about 400. She started gathering them as a hobby.  "I really don't know. Just seeing a pretty can caught my attention," said Louise. "I could display it somewhere in this big house when all the kids were gone."  Her son Donald was called in to help.  "You at first when she started collecting, it was...More >>
    It was in 2000 when we first met Louise Bordelon.  She proudly showed me her collection of ornamental tin cans, which at that time, numbered about 400. She started gathering them as a hobby.  "I really don't know. Just seeing a pretty can caught my attention," said Louise. "I could display it somewhere in this big house when all the kids were gone."  Her son Donald was called in to help.  "You at first when she started collecting, it was...More >>
  • $31 million Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration underway

    $31 million Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration underway

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:07:22 GMT

    It's been said that Cameron Parish is Lake Charles' best defense against hurricanes and the damage they cause. A $31 million marsh restoration project is underway in Cameron Parish to help create more land to provide more protection.

    As Louisiana loses land it loses protection from incoming storms. But here in Cameron Parish, the Oyster Bayou Marsh restoration project is transforming open water into marsh and land.

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    It's been said that Cameron Parish is Lake Charles' best defense against hurricanes and the damage they cause. A $31 million marsh restoration project is underway in Cameron Parish to help create more land to provide more protection.

    As Louisiana loses land it loses protection from incoming storms. But here in Cameron Parish, the Oyster Bayou Marsh restoration project is transforming open water into marsh and land.

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  • Legal Corner: Does Louisiana or Texas have a law against commercial drivers having loaded firearms in their commercial vehicles?

    Legal Corner: Does Louisiana or Texas have a law against commercial drivers having loaded firearms in their commercial vehicles?

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-07-12 15:54:19 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Are there laws that require vehicles that drive on public roads to have their tires covered by fenders? There seems to be a lot of jeeps and trucks running with either no fenders or their tires hanging well outside the fenders. These vehicles are throwing rocks and debris and are a hazard to others on the road. 32§364. Fenders and mudguards A. Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, when operated upo...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Are there laws that require vehicles that drive on public roads to have their tires covered by fenders? There seems to be a lot of jeeps and trucks running with either no fenders or their tires hanging well outside the fenders. These vehicles are throwing rocks and debris and are a hazard to others on the road. 32§364. Fenders and mudguards A. Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, when operated upo...More >>
  • Five individuals honored with Patriot Award at Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball

    Five individuals honored with Patriot Award at Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:22:16 GMT
    Ed Hudson (Source: City of Lake Charles)Ed Hudson (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    Five Individuals Honored with Patriot Award at Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball At the 11th Annual Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball, five individuals were recognized by Mayor Nic Hunter and Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission President Colonel James Jackson, U.S. Army (Ret.) with the Patriot Award for the year 2016-2017.  Held on July 1 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the event was emceed by Heather Ieyoub. The Patriot Awards are p...

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    Five Individuals Honored with Patriot Award at Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball At the 11th Annual Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Patriots Ball, five individuals were recognized by Mayor Nic Hunter and Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission President Colonel James Jackson, U.S. Army (Ret.) with the Patriot Award for the year 2016-2017.  Held on July 1 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the event was emceed by Heather Ieyoub. The Patriot Awards are p...

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  • UPDATE: Power restored for many Entergy customers in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis

    UPDATE: Power restored for many Entergy customers in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis

    Sunday, July 9 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-07-09 21:29:07 GMT
    Power outages (Source: Entergy)Power outages (Source: Entergy)

    Entergy is reporting a high number of power outages in Calcasieu Parish and Jeff Davis Parish on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Entergy's online power outage map, 814 customers are affected in Calcasieu, and 467 in Jeff Davis Parish.

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    Entergy is reporting a high number of power outages in Calcasieu Parish and Jeff Davis Parish on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Entergy's online power outage map, 814 customers are affected in Calcasieu, and 467 in Jeff Davis Parish.

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  • Evening beekeeping class starts Monday in DeRidder

    Evening beekeeping class starts Monday in DeRidder

    Sunday, July 9 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-07-09 15:35:06 GMT

    The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Training Center will be abuzz for the next few Monday evenings as the Southwest Louisiana Beekeepers Association and LSU AgCenter present their fourth annual beginning beekeepers...

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    The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Training Center will be abuzz for the next few Monday evenings as the Southwest Louisiana Beekeepers Association and LSU AgCenter present their fourth annual beginning beekeepers class.

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  • Water shut-off notice, boil advisory for Village of Elizabeth Monday

    Water shut-off notice, boil advisory for Village of Elizabeth Monday

    Friday, July 7 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-07 21:06:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Village of Elizabeth water customers will have their water shut off for 3 to 6 hours at around 8 a.m. on Monday, July 10.

    A boil advisory will go into effect immediately after the water is turned back on; the advisory will last until further notice, according to the Village of Elizabeth Water System.

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    Village of Elizabeth water customers will have their water shut off for 3 to 6 hours at around 8 a.m. on Monday, July 10.

    A boil advisory will go into effect immediately after the water is turned back on; the advisory will last until further notice, according to the Village of Elizabeth Water System.

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  • UPDATE: Village of Elizabeth Water System cancels boil advisory

    UPDATE: Village of Elizabeth Water System cancels boil advisory

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:28:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Village of Elizabeth Water System has issued a boil advisory to start Friday, July 7, to last until further notice.

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    The Village of Elizabeth Water System has issued a boil advisory to start Friday, July 7, to last until further notice.

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  • UPDATE: Power restored to most areas in South Lake Charles

    UPDATE: Power restored to most areas in South Lake Charles

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-07-07 14:02:05 GMT
    (Source: Entergy)(Source: Entergy)

    More than 3,000 Entergy customers in South Lake Charles are without electricity Friday morning. According to its outage map, crews are working to determine the cause of the outage. No word on when power will be restored. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    More than 3,000 Entergy customers in South Lake Charles are without electricity Friday morning. According to its outage map, crews are working to determine the cause of the outage. No word on when power will be restored. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Swimming advisories at 11 SWLA beaches

    Swimming advisories at 11 SWLA beaches

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:20:35 GMT
    The Louisiana Beach Monitoring Program has posted swim advisories at 11 of the 14 Southwest Louisiana beaches this week, due to high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)The Louisiana Beach Monitoring Program has posted swim advisories at 11 of the 14 Southwest Louisiana beaches this week, due to high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)

    Nearly every beach in Southwest Louisiana is under a health advisory for high bacteria levels this week, but does that mean you should avoid them altogether? KPLC's Britney Glaser takes that question to a public health officer to see the magnitude of the threat.

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    Nearly every beach in Southwest Louisiana is under a health advisory for high bacteria levels this week, but does that mean you should avoid them altogether? KPLC's Britney Glaser takes that question to a public health officer to see the magnitude of the threat.

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  • Allergists warn of shortage of medicine to treat insect stings

    Allergists warn of shortage of medicine to treat insect stings

    Thursday, July 6 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-07-07 03:54:16 GMT
    Workers were cutting down this tree in Moss Bluff when they were attacked by bees. (Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)Workers were cutting down this tree in Moss Bluff when they were attacked by bees. (Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)

    Allergists across the country have warned of a shortage of a type of medicine used to treat insect stings. It's medicine used to help some work up immunity to an allergen. Lillie Meche of Lake Charles vividly remembers when her husband's cousin had an allergic reaction to a wasp sting. He ran inside and dialed his daughter's phone number. "He said, 'Come help me now!  And he passed out.  That was it.  He died there,"said Meche. Such emergencies require imme...

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    Allergists across the country have warned of a shortage of a type of medicine used to treat insect stings. It's medicine used to help some work up immunity to an allergen. Lillie Meche of Lake Charles vividly remembers when her husband's cousin had an allergic reaction to a wasp sting. He ran inside and dialed his daughter's phone number. "He said, 'Come help me now!  And he passed out.  That was it.  He died there,"said Meche. Such emergencies require imme...

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  • Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:37:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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  • LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss entire 2018 Season

    LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss entire 2018 Season

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:57:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery, causing him to miss the 2018 season, coach Paul Mainieri announced Thursday. Walker, a product of Arlington, Texas, helped lead LSU to the 2017 Southeastern Conference championship and a berth in the College World Series, where the Tigers finished ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery, causing him to miss the 2018 season, coach Paul Mainieri announced Thursday. Walker, a product of Arlington, Texas, helped lead LSU to the 2017 Southeastern Conference championship and a berth in the College World Series, where the Tigers finished ...More >>
  • Vehicle accident on 210 eastbound between I-10 and bridge

    Vehicle accident on 210 eastbound between I-10 and bridge

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-07-05 23:13:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    State Police are responding to a vehicle crash on 210 eastbound between I-10 and the bridge, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman. Drivers can expect traffic delays. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    State Police are responding to a vehicle crash on 210 eastbound between I-10 and the bridge, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman. Drivers can expect traffic delays. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Vehicle accident on I-10 eastbound near 171 causing traffic delays

    Vehicle accident on I-10 eastbound near 171 causing traffic delays

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:28:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A vehicle accident on I-10 eastbound near 171 is causing traffic delays Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries involved in the accident, according to Lake Charles Police. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A vehicle accident on I-10 eastbound near 171 is causing traffic delays Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries involved in the accident, according to Lake Charles Police. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Legal Corner: My son started working at a local fast food restaurant 5 weeks ago and has yet to be paid

    Legal Corner: My son started working at a local fast food restaurant 5 weeks ago and has yet to be paid

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-07-05 20:25:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I have 5 kids. I have joint custody of them. The father is to meet me every weekend. I haven't seen my children in over 3 years. I’ve brought the father to court twice, and he does the same thing. I’ve spent a lot of money bringing him back and forth to court. It’s to the point where I spoke with the Allen Parish School Board Director because the father told the principal he did not want me on school property. Is th...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I have 5 kids. I have joint custody of them. The father is to meet me every weekend. I haven't seen my children in over 3 years. I’ve brought the father to court twice, and he does the same thing. I’ve spent a lot of money bringing him back and forth to court. It’s to the point where I spoke with the Allen Parish School Board Director because the father told the principal he did not want me on school property. Is th...

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  • A forever family for Kendrick

    A forever family for Kendrick

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-07-05 11:30:02 GMT
    In September 2016, we featured Kendrick in The New Family Tree, as he shared his desire to be adopted. We were there for his adoption day as he became a member of the Case family. (Source: KPLC)In September 2016, we featured Kendrick in The New Family Tree, as he shared his desire to be adopted. We were there for his adoption day as he became a member of the Case family. (Source: KPLC)

    A 12-year-old boy no longer has to worry about moving through foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes us inside the courtroom for Kendrick's special adoption day.

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    A 12-year-old boy no longer has to worry about moving through foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes us inside the courtroom for Kendrick's special adoption day.

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  • Red, White, Blue and You wraps up with fireworks at the lakefront

    Red, White, Blue and You wraps up with fireworks at the lakefront

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-07-05 02:57:55 GMT
    Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

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    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

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  • 7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:19:49 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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  • Southwest Louisiana Fourth of July events and closures

    Southwest Louisiana Fourth of July events and closures

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-04 16:47:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following Fourth of July events and closures have been announced for Southwest Louisiana.

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    The following Fourth of July events and closures have been announced for Southwest Louisiana.

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:54:51 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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  • LSU standout catcher to sign with Astros

    LSU standout catcher to sign with Astros

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:48:33 GMT
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - From a young age, Danielle Kang's parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible. Even major championships. Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle pu...More >>
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - From a young age, Danielle Kang's parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible. Even major championships. Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle pu...More >>
  • Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-06-30 23:12:57 GMT
    (Source: Sunday Players)(Source: Sunday Players)
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
  • Lake Charles woman saves owl after it hits her truck

    Lake Charles woman saves owl after it hits her truck

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:30:21 GMT
    (Source: Nikki Mott)(Source: Nikki Mott)

    What could have been a sad accident turned into a sweet story when a Lake Charles woman stopped after a bird hit her car this week. Nikki Mott was on her way to work around 3 a.m. when a tiny owl hit her truck. She stopped to see if the bird was all right and discovered the little owl was still alive.  "He was so sweet," she said. When dealing with a wild animal, you never know what temperament it may have, but Mott's family was lucky. "Never bit at all,&...

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    What could have been a sad accident turned into a sweet story when a Lake Charles woman stopped after a bird hit her car this week. Nikki Mott was on her way to work around 3 a.m. when a tiny owl hit her truck. She stopped to see if the bird was all right and discovered the little owl was still alive.  "He was so sweet," she said. When dealing with a wild animal, you never know what temperament it may have, but Mott's family was lucky. "Never bit at all,&...

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  • Police presence at Memorial Friday morning in response to suicide attempt

    Police presence at Memorial Friday morning in response to suicide attempt

    Friday, June 30 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-06-30 21:09:09 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A police presence near Memorial Hospital Friday morning was in response to a suicide attempt, officials with the Lake Charles Police Department confirmed.

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    A police presence near Memorial Hospital Friday morning was in response to a suicide attempt, officials with the Lake Charles Police Department confirmed.

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  • LSU hoops gets commitment from five-star guard Ja'Vonte Smart

    LSU hoops gets commitment from five-star guard Ja'Vonte Smart

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:36:39 GMT
    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    The Will Wade factor is now in effect. The LSU coach secured a commitment from the number one player in Louisiana on Friday. 2018 five-star point guard Ja'Vonte Smart (Scotlandville) announced on Twitter his intention to pledge to the Tigers, followed by the phrase, "bootUp." 

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    The Will Wade factor is now in effect. The LSU coach secured a commitment from the number one player in Louisiana on Friday. 2018 five-star point guard Ja'Vonte Smart (Scotlandville) announced on Twitter his intention to pledge to the Tigers, followed by the phrase, "bootUp." 

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  • Swimmer's red eyes: chlorine or something else?

    Swimmer's red eyes: chlorine or something else?

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-06-30 11:30:41 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a public campaign through the healthy swimming program to alert swimmers about some of the health risks in the water. (Source: CDC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a public campaign through the healthy swimming program to alert swimmers about some of the health risks in the water. (Source: CDC)

    Do your eyes turn red after swimming in a pool or water park? When the head of the CDC's healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes about the culprit behind the red eyes.

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    Do your eyes turn red after swimming in a pool or water park? When the head of the CDC's healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes about the culprit behind the red eyes.

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  • What's Going Around: water-borne sickness, swimmer's ear

    What's Going Around: water-borne sickness, swimmer's ear

    Thursday, June 29 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-06-29 11:58:34 GMT
    Swimmer's ear is one of the summer-related sicknesses bringing more people in to the WCCH emergency department this week. (Source: KPLC)Swimmer's ear is one of the summer-related sicknesses bringing more people in to the WCCH emergency department this week. (Source: KPLC)

    Before you take a dip in the pool or head to the beach, listen up about What's Going Around this week.There is an uptick in water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and summer rashes. 

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    Before you take a dip in the pool or head to the beach, listen up about What's Going Around this week.There is an uptick in water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and summer rashes. 

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  • LSU's Poche' bids Tigertown a fond farewell

    LSU's Poche' bids Tigertown a fond farewell

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-06-28 23:05:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU pitcher Jared Poche' started his last game in a Tiger uniform Tuesday night against Florida. The senior went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk. The Tigers lost to Florida, 6-1, and a dream season quickly came to a disappointing end. Poche' sent out a letter via Twitter Wednesday thanking his family, friends and LSU fans for the support given to the team this year.  Poche' leaves LSU wi...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU pitcher Jared Poche' started his last game in a Tiger uniform Tuesday night against Florida. The senior went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk. The Tigers lost to Florida, 6-1, and a dream season quickly came to a disappointing end. Poche' sent out a letter via Twitter Wednesday thanking his family, friends and LSU fans for the support given to the team this year.  Poche' leaves LSU wi...More >>
  • Legal Corner: What rights do adopted children as adults have in Louisiana to opening their sealed adoption records?

    Legal Corner: What rights do adopted children as adults have in Louisiana to opening their sealed adoption records?

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:05:07 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: What rights do adopted children as adults have in Louisiana to opening their sealed adoption records? In Tennessee, an adoptee can request the records, but in Louisiana a judge has to approve. Is this an old, outdated law? No, it is a current and a common law. There are a small number of states that allow adoption records to be opened simply after the passage of time. Louisiana is not in that minority. In Louisiana, you need either:...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: What rights do adopted children as adults have in Louisiana to opening their sealed adoption records? In Tennessee, an adoptee can request the records, but in Louisiana a judge has to approve. Is this an old, outdated law? No, it is a current and a common law. There are a small number of states that allow adoption records to be opened simply after the passage of time. Louisiana is not in that minority. In Louisiana, you need either:...More >>
  • Erasing spider veins

    Erasing spider veins

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:49:07 GMT
    Liquid sclerotherapy can make spider veins disappear before your eyes, by scarring down these tiny veins. (Source: KPLC)Liquid sclerotherapy can make spider veins disappear before your eyes, by scarring down these tiny veins. (Source: KPLC)

    Summertime is the season of shorts and swimsuits, and for many women, their dreaded spider veins on bigger display. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports sclerotherapy can make them disappear.

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    Summertime is the season of shorts and swimsuits, and for many women, their dreaded spider veins on bigger display. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports sclerotherapy can make them disappear.

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  • Etling close to 100 percent at Manning Passing Academy

    Etling close to 100 percent at Manning Passing Academy

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:26:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Besides winning a national championship, Danny Etling has had other dreams as a young Indiana quarterback. And that dream was fulfilled today. Etling is a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, rubbing shoulders with Peyton Manning. "I mean how lucky am I just to be out here with Peyton and Eli. Those were childhood heroes of mine growing up in Indiana that I would've never thought even when I was a camper here that I would get to do," Etli...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Besides winning a national championship, Danny Etling has had other dreams as a young Indiana quarterback. And that dream was fulfilled today. Etling is a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, rubbing shoulders with Peyton Manning. "I mean how lucky am I just to be out here with Peyton and Eli. Those were childhood heroes of mine growing up in Indiana that I would've never thought even when I was a camper here that I would get to do," Etli...More >>
  • Lange, Tigers beat Oregon State 3-1

    Lange, Tigers beat Oregon State 3-1

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:14:41 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WAFB) - Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet! Alex Lange pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, striking out eight Oregon State batters and leading the Tigers to a 3-1 victory, forcing a Saturday game with the winner going to the CWS Finals.  Zack Hess came in to record the final five outs for LSU, striking out four. Lange held the Beavers to two hits. Josh Smith had two hits including a seventh inning home run to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead and Zach Watson added ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WAFB) - Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet! Alex Lange pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, striking out eight Oregon State batters and leading the Tigers to a 3-1 victory, forcing a Saturday game with the winner going to the CWS Finals.  Zack Hess came in to record the final five outs for LSU, striking out four. Lange held the Beavers to two hits. Josh Smith had two hits including a seventh inning home run to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead and Zach Watson added ...More >>
  • PHOTOS: National Bring your Dog to Work Day

    PHOTOS: National Bring your Dog to Work Day

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:01:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's National Bring your Dog Work Day! Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    It's National Bring your Dog Work Day! Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Navy veteran now serving at LC Memorial Hospital

    Navy veteran now serving at LC Memorial Hospital

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:37:55 GMT
    Source: Danette NullSource: Danette Null

    A DeRidder native is now using the skills she learned in the military to help others here in Lake Charles.    

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    A DeRidder native is now using the skills she learned in the military to help others here in Lake Charles.    

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  • Was that Jim Cantore in Lake Charles?

    Was that Jim Cantore in Lake Charles?

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:26:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Weatherman Jim Cantore made his way to Lake Charles Wednesday night to cover Tropical Storm Cindy. Cindy came ashore near the Texas border, just west of Lake Charles. Cantore is known for following storms wherever they go. Getting #crushed in Lake Charles! #Cindy pic.twitter.com/zy4s3KjnNr — Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) June 21, 2017 Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Weatherman Jim Cantore made his way to Lake Charles Wednesday night to cover Tropical Storm Cindy. Cindy came ashore near the Texas border, just west of Lake Charles. Cantore is known for following storms wherever they go. Getting #crushed in Lake Charles! #Cindy pic.twitter.com/zy4s3KjnNr — Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) June 21, 2017 Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • What's Going Around: dermatitis

    What's Going Around: dermatitis

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:55 AM EDT2017-06-22 11:55:41 GMT
    Dermatitis, associated with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Dermatitis, associated with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    The strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Cindy likely have leaves or tree branches blown into your yard.  Before you start the clean-up process, you need to be vigilant against What's Going Around this week.

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    The strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Cindy likely have leaves or tree branches blown into your yard.  Before you start the clean-up process, you need to be vigilant against What's Going Around this week.

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  • Where to find updates on power outages during storm

    Where to find updates on power outages during storm

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:00:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Here is the following list of power companies with links to their outage maps and contact information.

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    Here is the following list of power companies with links to their outage maps and contact information.

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  • Legal Corner: Can my unpaid medical bills lower my credit score?

    Legal Corner: Can my unpaid medical bills lower my credit score?

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:34:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Our family home is now in a flood zone. Our neighbor across the street flooded during Hurricane Ike, but we did not. Our neighbor who flooded is not in a flood zone. What can we do to lower our flood insurance cost & correct the elevation with our flood zone. It makes no sense! There are many ways property owners, businesses and communities may mitigate, or reduce, their flood risk and receive additional consideration to help re...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Our family home is now in a flood zone. Our neighbor across the street flooded during Hurricane Ike, but we did not. Our neighbor who flooded is not in a flood zone. What can we do to lower our flood insurance cost & correct the elevation with our flood zone. It makes no sense! There are many ways property owners, businesses and communities may mitigate, or reduce, their flood risk and receive additional consideration to help re...More >>
  • St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:34:16 GMT
    Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)

    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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  • Emergency declaration issued for Calcasieu Parish

    Emergency declaration issued for Calcasieu Parish

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:22:07 GMT
    Tropical Storm CindyTropical Storm Cindy

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has issued an Emergency Declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has issued an Emergency Declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy. 

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  • South Beau's Fontenot, Clark named 2017 HS All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball

    South Beau's Fontenot, Clark named 2017 HS All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:54:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The honors keep coming for South Beauregard as a pair of Golden Knights made Collegiate Baseball's High School All-American list. Chance Clark and Jansen Fontenot were both chosen after a strong senior season that led to South Beau's first-ever state title. Clark, a shortstop and pitcher, was named a first-team multi-position player. He went 10-3 and posted a 1.92 ERA, while he hit .419 with 22 doubles, 29 stolen bases, 7 home runs and 39 RBIs. Clark si...More >>
    The honors keep coming for South Beauregard as a pair of Golden Knights made Collegiate Baseball's High School All-American list. Chance Clark and Jansen Fontenot were both chosen after a strong senior season that led to South Beau's first-ever state title. Clark, a shortstop and pitcher, was named a first-team multi-position player. He went 10-3 and posted a 1.92 ERA, while he hit .419 with 22 doubles, 29 stolen bases, 7 home runs and 39 RBIs. Clark si...More >>
  • Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:27:07 GMT
    (WVUE) - LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. Coach Paul Mainieri said during the game that the injury was not a structural issue, merely a fatigued muscle that "became unbearable." After the Tigers' 13-1 loss, Walker explained the sequence of events. "Went out top of the third and a few warm-up pitches, ...More >>
    (WVUE) - LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. Coach Paul Mainieri said during the game that the injury was not a structural issue, merely a fatigued muscle that "became unbearable." After the Tigers' 13-1 loss, Walker explained the sequence of events. "Went out top of the third and a few warm-up pitches, ...More >>
  • Tigers embrace the challenge of Oregon State

    Tigers embrace the challenge of Oregon State

    Monday, June 19 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-06-19 18:35:14 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers are well-aware of what’s at stake Monday night, and they know the challenge that’s ahead of them. Oregon State is one of the few teams whose numbers are more impressive than LSU’s. "To go 55-4 is almost incomprehensible,” said LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri. "But then it made me think back to a year we came out here when we were 57-9, and we didn’t have a lot of good fortune." If there’s any gam...More >>
    OPELOUSAS, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers are well-aware of what’s at stake Monday night, and they know the challenge that’s ahead of them. Oregon State is one of the few teams whose numbers are more impressive than LSU’s. "To go 55-4 is almost incomprehensible,” said LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri. "But then it made me think back to a year we came out here when we were 57-9, and we didn’t have a lot of good fortune." If there’s any gam...More >>
  • By the numbers: Winning early leads to championships in Omaha

    By the numbers: Winning early leads to championships in Omaha

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-06-19 04:25:07 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - It's common sense that winning the first two games of the College World Series puts you in a tremendously advantageous position, needing just one more game to reach the championship series. But what do the numbers say? How possible is it to bounce back from an opening game loss? What are your chances winning the opening game vs. winning the first two games?  Fortunately for you, if you were wondering, my Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying 2 Chainz new album ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - It's common sense that winning the first two games of the College World Series puts you in a tremendously advantageous position, needing just one more game to reach the championship series. But what do the numbers say? How possible is it to bounce back from an opening game loss? What are your chances winning the opening game vs. winning the first two games?  Fortunately for you, if you were wondering, my Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying 2 Chainz new album ...More >>
  • 'Beach Ball Rally' Gives LSU CWS Opening Win, 5-4

    'Beach Ball Rally' Gives LSU CWS Opening Win, 5-4

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:30:22 GMT
    Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU rightfielder Greg Deichmann drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night, and senior left-hander Jared Poche' tied the school record for career wins as the Tigers posted a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind win over Florida State in their opening game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won its 17th straight game, improving to 49-17 on the year, while Florida State dropped 45-...More >>
    Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU rightfielder Greg Deichmann drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night, and senior left-hander Jared Poche' tied the school record for career wins as the Tigers posted a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind win over Florida State in their opening game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won its 17th straight game, improving to 49-17 on the year, while Florida State dropped 45-...More >>
  • Oberlin boil advisory lifted

    Oberlin boil advisory lifted

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:04:38 GMT

    The boil advisory for the Town of Oberlin has been lifted, Superintendent Robert Smith announced Sunday morning. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The boil advisory for the Town of Oberlin has been lifted, Superintendent Robert Smith announced Sunday morning. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Clutch hitting, running and a beach ball lead to LSU win

    Clutch hitting, running and a beach ball lead to LSU win

    Sunday, June 18 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-06-18 15:22:43 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - Seconds after it happened, Twitter dubbed it the rally beach ball. It’s just the latest prop to interrupt a game and spark an LSU comeback. This one in particular, that led to a 5-4 victory over Florida State, might be the weirdest. Officially ruled an Antoine Duplantis single and three errors, the play allowed Cole Freeman to score all the way from first base and tie the game. “Right off the bat, when I hit it to right field, I thought Cole (Freeman) ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - Seconds after it happened, Twitter dubbed it the rally beach ball. It’s just the latest prop to interrupt a game and spark an LSU comeback. This one in particular, that led to a 5-4 victory over Florida State, might be the weirdest. Officially ruled an Antoine Duplantis single and three errors, the play allowed Cole Freeman to score all the way from first base and tie the game. “Right off the bat, when I hit it to right field, I thought Cole (Freeman) ...More >>
  • Two legendary baseball programs meet in Omaha tonight

    Two legendary baseball programs meet in Omaha tonight

    Saturday, June 17 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-17 19:31:31 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - So much is always made of of the dimensions here at TD Ameritrade Park.335 to left field, 406 to center, and 335 down right. It plays big, no doubt. But not that much bigger than what the Tigers are used to. "It's a big ball park, but it's comparable to Alex Box. We have one of the bigger ball parks in the SEC that plays really big, especially to center field, like this place. I think it suits us well, like Alex Box, Hoover and TD Ameritrade," said short...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - So much is always made of of the dimensions here at TD Ameritrade Park.335 to left field, 406 to center, and 335 down right. It plays big, no doubt. But not that much bigger than what the Tigers are used to. "It's a big ball park, but it's comparable to Alex Box. We have one of the bigger ball parks in the SEC that plays really big, especially to center field, like this place. I think it suits us well, like Alex Box, Hoover and TD Ameritrade," said short...More >>
  • WATCH AGAIN: President Donald Trump gives remarks on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives and signs Executive Order

    WATCH AGAIN: President Donald Trump gives remarks on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives and signs Executive Order

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-06-16 13:57:33 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    President Donald Trump gave remarks on the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives and signed an Executive Order at the White House on Thursday, June 15. .

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    President Donald Trump gave remarks on the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives and signed an Executive Order at the White House on Thursday, June 15. .

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  • Town of Oberlin under boil advisory

    Town of Oberlin under boil advisory

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-06-16 13:17:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to an electrical failure that occurred sometime during the night. Residents are asked to boil water before consuming.  For more information, call Superintendent Robert Smith at 337-389-9157 or City Hall at 337-639-4333. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to an electrical failure that occurred sometime during the night. Residents are asked to boil water before consuming.  For more information, call Superintendent Robert Smith at 337-389-9157 or City Hall at 337-639-4333. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Community garden in the works in North Lake Charles

    Community garden in the works in North Lake Charles

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:29 AM EDT2017-06-16 11:29:45 GMT
    Volunteers are working to get the ground tilled for the Mill St. community garden in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Volunteers are working to get the ground tilled for the Mill St. community garden in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Ground is being tilled on a big piece of property in North Lake Charles to bring the first of its kind community garden to the entire city. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports for it to be successful, lots of volunteers are needed to get involved!

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    Ground is being tilled on a big piece of property in North Lake Charles to bring the first of its kind community garden to the entire city. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports for it to be successful, lots of volunteers are needed to get involved!

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  • Former Barbe Buc Layna Savoie Named Elite 90 Award Winner

    Former Barbe Buc Layna Savoie Named Elite 90 Award Winner

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:49:03 GMT
    (Source: LSU)(Source: LSU)
    LSU senior Layna Savoie has been named the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, it was announced at the team banquet Tuesday night. Savoie earned the award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site of the NCAA's Championship. Savoie owns a 3.95 GPA in psychology. She is the third LSU student-athlete to earn the award, joining softball's Dylan Supak (2015) and Alex Bo...More >>
    LSU senior Layna Savoie has been named the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, it was announced at the team banquet Tuesday night. Savoie earned the award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site of the NCAA's Championship. Savoie owns a 3.95 GPA in psychology. She is the third LSU student-athlete to earn the award, joining softball's Dylan Supak (2015) and Alex Bo...More >>
  • What's Going Around: staph infections

    What's Going Around: staph infections

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:37:45 GMT
    Dr. Tim Haman, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital infectious disease physician, says he is seeing staph infections every day in the hospital and clinic setting. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Tim Haman, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital infectious disease physician, says he is seeing staph infections every day in the hospital and clinic setting. (Source: KPLC)

    One of the most common germs found on people's skin and in their noses is creeping into the body and causing infections. Staph infections are what's going around this week.

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    One of the most common germs found on people's skin and in their noses is creeping into the body and causing infections. Staph infections are what's going around this week.

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  • Hometown Hero: Michelle Hagerich served in Army Reserve for 31 years

    Hometown Hero: Michelle Hagerich served in Army Reserve for 31 years

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:17:10 GMT
    Source: Michelle HagerichSource: Michelle Hagerich

    After 31 years of a career that involved serving during the wars in Iraq, a Moss Bluff Army reservist is retiring. 

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    After 31 years of a career that involved serving during the wars in Iraq, a Moss Bluff Army reservist is retiring. 

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  • Veterans Job Fair set for June 15

    Veterans Job Fair set for June 15

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-06-15 09:01:54 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Veteran job seekers should wear business attire and bring picture identification and several copies of their resume.

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    Veteran job seekers should wear business attire and bring picture identification and several copies of their resume.

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  • Legal Corner: Do I need a fishing license to go crabbing?

    Legal Corner: Do I need a fishing license to go crabbing?

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-06-14 15:12:11 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I live next door to a business in Calcasieu Parish. For as long as it’s been there, over 15 years, it had a wooden fence separating its property from ours. A few weeks ago, on a very windy day, a portion of the fence blew down into my yard. They did pick it up off my property a few days later. I spoke with the owner and he said he hoped to have it up in 2 days. It’s been 6-7 weeks now with nothing done or mention of it. I...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I live next door to a business in Calcasieu Parish. For as long as it’s been there, over 15 years, it had a wooden fence separating its property from ours. A few weeks ago, on a very windy day, a portion of the fence blew down into my yard. They did pick it up off my property a few days later. I spoke with the owner and he said he hoped to have it up in 2 days. It’s been 6-7 weeks now with nothing done or mention of it. I...More >>
  • New book looks into "Lost Lake Charles"

    New book looks into "Lost Lake Charles"

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-14 11:24:58 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    As the city of lake Charles celebrates 150 years, there's a new book shedding light on its history. 

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    As the city of lake Charles celebrates 150 years, there's a new book shedding light on its history. 

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  • C. diff vaccine trial fast-tracked by FDA

    C. diff vaccine trial fast-tracked by FDA

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-13 18:28:40 GMT
    A clinical trial is underway to develop a C. diff vaccine. (Source: Cdiffense)A clinical trial is underway to develop a C. diff vaccine. (Source: Cdiffense)

    A clinical trial for a C. diff vaccine has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration to get protection to people most at risk as quickly, and safely, as possible.

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    A clinical trial for a C. diff vaccine has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration to get protection to people most at risk as quickly, and safely, as possible.

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  • Chief Don Dixon's fun day

    Chief Don Dixon's fun day

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:42:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The rain didn't stop the fun at Chief Don Dixon's fun day.

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    The rain didn't stop the fun at Chief Don Dixon's fun day.

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  • Oyster fishermen and local biologist agree tonging won't help oysters

    Oyster fishermen and local biologist agree tonging won't help oysters

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:37:03 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    State lawmakers just passed a bill requiring oyster fishermen in Calcasieu Lake to use tongs instead of dredges.   The oyster fishermen say it's a step backwards that will make their lives harder and won't help the resource. At least one local biologist agrees with the fishermen. Commercial fishing is a hard way to make a living in Cameron, where right now they're catching shrimp.  But if they get an oyster season, buyer Adley Dyson says it will be harder when fis...

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    State lawmakers just passed a bill requiring oyster fishermen in Calcasieu Lake to use tongs instead of dredges.   The oyster fishermen say it's a step backwards that will make their lives harder and won't help the resource. At least one local biologist agrees with the fishermen. Commercial fishing is a hard way to make a living in Cameron, where right now they're catching shrimp.  But if they get an oyster season, buyer Adley Dyson says it will be harder when fis...

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  • LCPD annual Fun Day

    LCPD annual Fun Day

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-06-13 10:00:27 GMT
    (Source: Jason Rivera/KPLC)(Source: Jason Rivera/KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department will hold its annual “Fun Day” event on Tuesday, June 13, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department will hold its annual “Fun Day” event on Tuesday, June 13, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

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  • LSU dominates Mississippi State to advance to College World Series

    LSU dominates Mississippi State to advance to College World Series

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:23:47 GMT

    LSU took the field with the same form we've seen over the last month to win their 16th straight game and secure their place in the College World Series. 

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    LSU took the field with the same form we've seen over the last month to win their 16th straight game and secure their place in the College World Series. 

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  • VA Outpatient Clinic 80% complete; volunteers still needed

    VA Outpatient Clinic 80% complete; volunteers still needed

    Monday, June 12 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-06-12 16:50:16 GMT

    Officials from the VA in Alexandria were in Lake Charles today to check out the progress of the new medical clinic for veterans of Southwest Louisiana. The clinic is now 80% complete and they are on target for it to open August 28th of this year.  Public Affairs Officer Tammie Arnold says they are still looking for volunteers work at the clinic “We're looking for someone who's positive, who's upbeat and just wants to come out again and have a positive interaction with ou...

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    Officials from the VA in Alexandria were in Lake Charles today to check out the progress of the new medical clinic for veterans of Southwest Louisiana. The clinic is now 80% complete and they are on target for it to open August 28th of this year.  Public Affairs Officer Tammie Arnold says they are still looking for volunteers work at the clinic “We're looking for someone who's positive, who's upbeat and just wants to come out again and have a positive interaction with ou...

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  • Lake Charles doctor discusses 'dry drowning'

    Lake Charles doctor discusses 'dry drowning'

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:59:22 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The parents of little Frankie Delgado say the four year old died six days after returning home from a trip to Galveston bay.  His parents say he was briefly knocked down by a wave but got right up and seemed normal. But days later his parents say he became severely ill, vomiting and in pain: His father described the severe illness that came over the child.. "'Ahhh.' he went like that!  'Ahhh!' he looked at me with these painful, hurtful eyes like I've never ...

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    The parents of little Frankie Delgado say the four year old died six days after returning home from a trip to Galveston bay.  His parents say he was briefly knocked down by a wave but got right up and seemed normal. But days later his parents say he became severely ill, vomiting and in pain: His father described the severe illness that came over the child.. "'Ahhh.' he went like that!  'Ahhh!' he looked at me with these painful, hurtful eyes like I've never ...

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  • Lunch Buddies help students improve their grades and outlook

    Lunch Buddies help students improve their grades and outlook

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-06-08 11:33:13 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

     A program pairing up adults with children to have lunch together at school is showing great results in Southwest Louisiana. 

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     A program pairing up adults with children to have lunch together at school is showing great results in Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • What's Going Around: Salmonella

    What's Going Around: Salmonella

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-06-07 12:55:23 GMT
    The CDC is currently investigating eight different Salmonella outbreaks in 47 states, connected to backyard chickens. (Source: CDC)The CDC is currently investigating eight different Salmonella outbreaks in 47 states, connected to backyard chickens. (Source: CDC)

    Nearly 400 people have been sickened in salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC is investigating eight different outbreaks in 47 states, including Louisiana. 

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    Nearly 400 people have been sickened in salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC is investigating eight different outbreaks in 47 states, including Louisiana. 

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  • 'Big Jack's Reef' under construction in Calcasieu Lake

    'Big Jack's Reef' under construction in Calcasieu Lake

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-06-08 00:50:44 GMT
    "Big Jack's Reef""Big Jack's Reef"

    He was known to his family and friends as "Big Jack." And the late Jack Lawton Sr. was not only an esteemed businessman and philanthropist from the Lake area - he was also a founding member of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana.

    So, what better way to honor his memory than building "Big Jack's Reef" in Calcasieu Lake? It's part of a program aimed at creating exceptional fish habitats. 

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    He was known to his family and friends as "Big Jack." And the late Jack Lawton Sr. was not only an esteemed businessman and philanthropist from the Lake area - he was also a founding member of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana.

    So, what better way to honor his memory than building "Big Jack's Reef" in Calcasieu Lake? It's part of a program aimed at creating exceptional fish habitats. 

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  • Four spots open for Royal Family Kids Camp

    Four spots open for Royal Family Kids Camp

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-06-07 12:03:48 GMT
    Royal Family Kids Camp is set to happen for the first time in Southwest Louisiana in July. (Source: Royal Family KIds Camp)Royal Family Kids Camp is set to happen for the first time in Southwest Louisiana in July. (Source: Royal Family KIds Camp)

    A special sleep-away camp for children in foster care is happening in Beauregard Parish this summer. In this month's The New Family Tree, KPLC's Britney Glaser explains there are still several spots open for female campers between the ages of 6-12.

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    A special sleep-away camp for children in foster care is happening in Beauregard Parish this summer. In this month's The New Family Tree, KPLC's Britney Glaser explains there are still several spots open for female campers between the ages of 6-12.

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  • Second victim dies from May 21 house fire on Gen. Wainwright St.

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-06 23:57:00 GMT

    A house fire in Lake Charles that already claimed one life has now taken another. The woman who helped get others to safety has now succumbed to her injuries from the May 21 fire at 2721 East General Wainwright in Lake Charles.

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    A house fire in Lake Charles that already claimed one life has now taken another.  The woman who helped get others to safety has now succumbed to her injuries from the May 21 fire at 2721 East General Wainwright in Lake Charles.

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  • CPSO to distribute free gun safety locks

    CPSO to distribute free gun safety locks

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-06-06 10:51:52 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will provide free safety gun locks to local residents beginning Monday, June 5.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will provide free safety gun locks to local residents beginning Monday, June 5.

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  • LSU basketball signs 4-Star PG Tremont Waters

    LSU basketball signs 4-Star PG Tremont Waters

    Monday, June 5 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 03:17:52 GMT
    (Source: LSU Sports)(Source: LSU Sports)
     LSU men's basketball Coach Will Wade and LSU Athletics announced on Monday that point guard Tremont Waters has signed Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to join the LSU basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Waters, a four-star prospect from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, is ranked No. 32 in the 2017 ESPN rankings and No. 41 overall in the 2017 class according to Scout.com. He is listed as the eighth point guard in th...More >>
     LSU men's basketball Coach Will Wade and LSU Athletics announced on Monday that point guard Tremont Waters has signed Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to join the LSU basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Waters, a four-star prospect from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, is ranked No. 32 in the 2017 ESPN rankings and No. 41 overall in the 2017 class according to Scout.com. He is listed as the eighth point guard in th...More >>
  • LC Community Band 'Catch-A-Concert' series every Monday in June

    LC Community Band 'Catch-A-Concert' series every Monday in June

    Monday, June 5 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-06-05 13:48:00 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    The Lake Charles Community Band has set the Catch-A-Concert series for 7 p.m. every Monday in June. 

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    The Lake Charles Community Band has set the Catch-A-Concert series for 7 p.m. every Monday in June. 

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  • National Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo qualifiers

    National Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo qualifiers

    Sunday, June 4 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-05 00:22:38 GMT
    W.W. Lewis' Claire Vincent (left) qualified for nationals in Ribbon Roping. (Source: Carrie Hollingsworth)W.W. Lewis' Claire Vincent (left) qualified for nationals in Ribbon Roping. (Source: Carrie Hollingsworth)

    The Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo was held at Burton Coliseum, May 25 through June 3. Full Results from both rodeos can be found here. Top four contestants from each event advanced to nationals. A full list of SWLA Pokes advancing to nationals is below.

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    The Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo was held at Burton Coliseum, May 25 through June 3. Full Results from both rodeos can be found here. Top four contestants from each event advanced to nationals. A full list of SWLA Pokes advancing to nationals is below.

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  • Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo results

    Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo results

    Sunday, June 4 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-06-04 23:06:23 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo is being held at Burton Coliseum, May 30 through June 3. 

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    The Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo is being held at Burton Coliseum, May 30 through June 3. 

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  • Oregon eliminates LSU from WCWS

    Oregon eliminates LSU from WCWS

    Sunday, June 4 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-06-04 19:46:00 GMT
    (Source: LSU)(Source: LSU)
    Oregon's Gwen Svekis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the Ducks went on to a 4-1 win over LSU in a Saturday night elimination game at the Women's College World Series at USA Hall of Fame Stadium-OGE Entergy Field. Oregon, 54-7, advanced to the bracket championship game against Oklahoma Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma needs just one win to go to the best-of-3 championship series that starts Monday. Florida and Washington meet in the other bracket final at noon...More >>
    Oregon's Gwen Svekis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the Ducks went on to a 4-1 win over LSU in a Saturday night elimination game at the Women's College World Series at USA Hall of Fame Stadium-OGE Entergy Field. Oregon, 54-7, advanced to the bracket championship game against Oklahoma Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma needs just one win to go to the best-of-3 championship series that starts Monday. Florida and Washington meet in the other bracket final at noon...More >>
  • Hands Helping Peru all day Saturday at LC Civic Center

    Hands Helping Peru all day Saturday at LC Civic Center

    Sunday, June 4 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-06-04 15:23:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Mudslides and flooding in Peru this year have caused unbearable living conditions for people there. But right here in Lake Charles, those originally from Central and South America have come together with Hands Helping Peru. It’s hoped a daylong event Saturday, June 3 will help ease pain for those struggling in Peru. Peru is a country of rich culture and tradition - from native dances to food. Two children demonstrated folk dances... "The dance is called Marinar...

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    Mudslides and flooding in Peru this year have caused unbearable living conditions for people there.  But right here in Lake Charles. those originally from Central and South America have come together with Hands Helping Peru. It’s hoped a daylong event Saturday, June 3 will help ease pain for those struggling in Peru. Peru is a country of rich culture and tradition - from native dances to food. Two children demonstrated folk dances... "The dance is called Marinar...

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  • Movies in the Square in Sulphur canceled tonight due to rainfall

    Movies in the Square in Sulphur canceled tonight due to rainfall

    Saturday, June 3 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-06-03 16:33:17 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    Movies in the Square in Sulphur has been canceled for the evening of Saturday, June 3 due to standing water at Heritage Square from rainfall this week, said Kaitlyn Gallegos, public relations and marketing representative for the City of Sulphur. 

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    Movies in the Square in Sulphur has been canceled for the evening of Saturday, June 3 due to standing water at Heritage Square from rainfall this week, said Kaitlyn Gallegos, public relations and marketing representative for the City of Sulphur. 

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  • Boil advisory for Oberlin lifted

    Boil advisory for Oberlin lifted

    Saturday, June 3 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-06-03 14:59:26 GMT
    The boil advisory for residents of Oberlin has been lifted, announced Robert Smith, Oberlin assistant superintendent, on Saturday, June 3. For questions, you can contact Smith at 337-389-9157 or 337-639-4333. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The boil advisory for residents of Oberlin has been lifted, announced Robert Smith, Oberlin assistant superintendent, on Saturday, June 3. For questions, you can contact Smith at 337-389-9157 or 337-639-4333. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Iowa community watch meeting planned for Monday, June 5

    Iowa community watch meeting planned for Monday, June 5

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:08:09 GMT
    (Source: Iowa Police Department)(Source: Iowa Police Department)

    The Iowa Police Department is holding a community watch meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 5 at the Iowa Community Center.

    Members of the public are encouraged to attend to share their concerns about community safety.

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    The Iowa Police Department is holding a community watch meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 5 at the Iowa Community Center.

    Members of the public are encouraged to attend to share their concerns about community safety.

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  • Former LSU/Barbe TE DeSean Smith waived by Carolina Panthers

    Former LSU/Barbe TE DeSean Smith waived by Carolina Panthers

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:56:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Former Barbe Buccaneer and LSU Tiger DeSean Smith was waived by the Carolina Panthers Wednesday after only two weeks with the team. According to Smith's twitter, a hamstring injury was the cause of his release. I've been waived due to a hamstring injury. Thanks for everything panthers. Get your degree kids. — DeSean Jamal Smith (@bigdesean) June 2, 2017 Smith was signed by the Carolina Panthers after participating as a tryout player in Carolina’s rookie m...More >>
    Former Barbe Buccaneer and LSU Tiger DeSean Smith was waived by the Carolina Panthers Wednesday after only two weeks with the team. According to Smith's twitter, a hamstring injury was the cause of his release. I've been waived due to a hamstring injury. Thanks for everything panthers. Get your degree kids. — DeSean Jamal Smith (@bigdesean) June 2, 2017 Smith was signed by the Carolina Panthers after participating as a tryout player in Carolina’s rookie m...More >>
  • Delfin LNG application for offshore facility approved

    Delfin LNG application for offshore facility approved

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:08:58 GMT
    (Source: Delfin LNG)(Source: Delfin LNG)

    The U.S. Department of Energy approved Delfin LNG's application to build a floating offshore export facility just off the Cameron coast Thursday.

    The $7 billion project would feature a pipeline headed about 40 miles offshore to the floating LNG terminal, where the natural gas would be liquefied and placed on ships for export.

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    The U.S. Department of Energy approved Delfin LNG's application to build a floating offshore export facility just off the Cameron coast Thursday.

    The $7 billion project would feature a pipeline headed about 40 miles offshore to the floating LNG terminal, where the natural gas would be liquefied and placed on ships for export.

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  • Possible rain will not cancel Oberlin library festival Saturday

    Possible rain will not cancel Oberlin library festival Saturday

    Friday, June 2 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-02 19:03:46 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    In the event of rain on Saturday, June 3, the Library Summer Reading Fest and Friends of the Library Drive for the Allen Parish Libraries Oberlin Branch will not be canceled.

    In case of inclement weather, the festival will be moved to the Oberlin High School gym, said Lorenza Fontenot, branch manager at the Allen Parish Central Library.

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    In the event of rain on Saturday, June 3, the Library Summer Reading Fest and Friends of the Library Drive for the Allen Parish Libraries Oberlin Branch will not be canceled.

    In case of inclement weather, the festival will be moved to the Oberlin High School gym, said Lorenza Fontenot, branch manager at the Allen Parish Central Library.

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  • Tonight's Downtown at Sundown being moved indoors

    Tonight's Downtown at Sundown being moved indoors

    Friday, June 2 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-06-02 17:03:25 GMT
    Downtown at Sundown (Source: City of Lake Charles)Downtown at Sundown (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight's Downtown at Sundown will be moved inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

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    Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight's Downtown at Sundown will be moved inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

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  • Man arrested on murder charge in connection with missing Lafayette teen

    Man arrested on murder charge in connection with missing Lafayette teen

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:47:36 GMT
    (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department)(Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department)

    A Lafayette man has been arrested in the case of missing Lafayette teen Jacqueline "Daisy" Landry, according to KATC. 

    Malik Davis, 22, was arrested Wednesday night by detectives on a charge of second degree murder and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail, according to John Mowell, spokesman for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

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    A Lafayette man has been arrested in the case of missing Lafayette teen Jacqueline "Daisy" Landry, according to KATC. 

    Malik Davis, 22, was arrested Wednesday night by detectives on a charge of second degree murder and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail, according to John Mowell, spokesman for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

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  • Lake Charles and Sulphur selected as host sites for LHSAA basketball and baseball state championships

    Lake Charles and Sulphur selected as host sites for LHSAA basketball and baseball state championships

    Thursday, June 1 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-06-01 19:51:57 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The LHSAA executive committee selected hosts for the LHSAA championship events at its annual summer meeting Thursday. Southwest Louisiana won the bid for both baseball and boy's basketball, keeping four state championships in the area (softball, swimming). 

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    The LHSAA executive committee selected hosts for the LHSAA championship events at its annual summer meeting Thursday. Southwest Louisiana won the bid for both baseball and boy's basketball, keeping four state championships in the area (softball, swimming). 

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  • Town of Oberlin under boil advisory

    Town of Oberlin under boil advisory

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-06-01 14:14:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to an electrical failure that occurred sometime during the night.

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    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to an electrical failure that occurred sometime during the night.

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  • What's Going Around: whooping cough

    What's Going Around: whooping cough

    Thursday, June 1 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-06-01 12:03:14 GMT
    Whooping cough or pertussis is What's Going Around this week in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)Whooping cough or pertussis is What's Going Around this week in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)

    A highly contagious respiratory disease known for its distinctive cough is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a handful of cases of whooping cough in local children is concerning in the medical community.

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    A highly contagious respiratory disease known for its distinctive cough is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a handful of cases of whooping cough in local children is concerning in the medical community.

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  • Bob Cain served in Air Force and Westlake Police

    Bob Cain served in Air Force and Westlake Police

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:08 AM EDT2017-06-01 11:08:02 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Bob Cain signed up for the U.S. Air Force in October of 1959 while living in Buffalo, New York, where he says there are two seasons: July and Winter.

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    Bob Cain signed up for the U.S. Air Force in October of 1959 while living in Buffalo, New York, where he says there are two seasons: July and Winter.

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  • Legal Corner: Can an employer fire someone for too much time off due to surgery?

    Legal Corner: Can an employer fire someone for too much time off due to surgery?

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-05-31 14:57:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I’ve been searching for an answer about some land I inherited from my father after he passed away. It was his parents,’ and he redeemed it in 1979 as it was going on sale for non-payment of taxes. Through the years, he paid these taxes, did the upkeep on the property, and his sibling never helped with the taxes or the upkeep. The last six years, I have been paying these taxes and upkeep on the property. I was told it does...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I’ve been searching for an answer about some land I inherited from my father after he passed away. It was his parents,’ and he redeemed it in 1979 as it was going on sale for non-payment of taxes. Through the years, he paid these taxes, did the upkeep on the property, and his sibling never helped with the taxes or the upkeep. The last six years, I have been paying these taxes and upkeep on the property. I was told it does...More >>
  • TEEN REPORT: Summertime job tips for teens

    TEEN REPORT: Summertime job tips for teens

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-05-31 11:54:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Working at Market Basket is more than a paycheck for Adam McDaniel.

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    Now that summer break is here, many teens are looking for work to fill their free time and their pockets.

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  • Thriving with Alfi's Syndrome

    Thriving with Alfi's Syndrome

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-05-31 11:36:27 GMT
    Landon Nazworth of Iowa is one of an estimated 250 people in the world living with Alfi's Syndrome. (Source: KPLC)Landon Nazworth of Iowa is one of an estimated 250 people in the world living with Alfi's Syndrome. (Source: KPLC)

    Five years have passed since we introduced you to three-year-old Landon Nazworth.  He's one of 250 people in the world with Alfi's Syndrome. KPLC's Britney Glaser checked in to see how this boy is beating every odd.

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    Five years have passed since we introduced you to three-year-old Landon Nazworth.  He's one of 250 people in the world with Alfi's Syndrome. KPLC's Britney Glaser checked in to see how this boy is beating every odd.

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  • Why are some trauma victims sent from Lake Charles to Lafayette?

    Why are some trauma victims sent from Lake Charles to Lafayette?

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-30 23:39:42 GMT

    A child shot two weeks ago, a Lake Charles attorney this past weekend - In both of those high-profile trauma cases involving gunshot wounds, the victims were moved to Lafayette for treatment. But why?

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    A child shot two weeks ago, a Lake Charles attorney this past weekend - In both of those high-profile trauma cases involving gunshot wounds, the victims were moved to Lafayette for treatment. But why?

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  • Cajun Chef Scott Landry holding benefit show in Lake Charles

    Cajun Chef Scott Landry holding benefit show in Lake Charles

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:57:32 GMT
    (Source: MarkBellPresents.com)(Source: MarkBellPresents.com)

    Chef Scott Landry, known for his Cajun food and his quick wit, has taken his comedy dinner show to 44 states and 7 foreign countries. He'll be bringing his dinner show to Lake Charles VFW Post 2130 on Lake Street on June 20.

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    Chef Scott Landry, known for his Cajun food and his quick wit, has taken his comedy dinner show to 44 states and 7 foreign countries. He'll be bringing his dinner show to Lake Charles VFW Post 2130 on Lake Street on June 20.

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  • Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:38:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday. 

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    The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday. 

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  • LSU wins SEC tourney title, 4-2 over Arkansas

    LSU wins SEC tourney title, 4-2 over Arkansas

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:36:52 GMT
    (Source: LSU Baseball Twitter)(Source: LSU Baseball Twitter)

    Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

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    Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

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  • LSU run-rules South Carolina to make SEC title game

    LSU run-rules South Carolina to make SEC title game

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-05-27 20:27:29 GMT
    (Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)(Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)

    Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat South Carolina 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

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    Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat South Carolina 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

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  • Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:18:02 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

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    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

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  • Louisiana offers sales tax breaks this weekend for hurricane preparedness

    Louisiana offers sales tax breaks this weekend for hurricane preparedness

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:44:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 a "Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday". During the sales tax holiday, eligible purchases are subject to a state sales tax rate of only three percent, applicable to the first $1,500 of the sales price of each eligible item. Eligible purchases include: Any portable self-powered light source, including candles and flashlights Any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio or weather ...

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    The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 a "Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday". During the sales tax holiday, eligible purchases are subject to a state sales tax rate of only three percent, applicable to the first $1,500 of the sales price of each eligible item. Eligible purchases include: Any portable self-powered light source, including candles and flashlights Any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio or weather ...

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  • Lake Charles woman faces 4 counts of child desertion

    Lake Charles woman faces 4 counts of child desertion

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:13:59 GMT

    A Lake Charles woman is facing 4 counts of child desertion, according to a news release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kim Myers. On May 24, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles after a complainant claimed two children were left at the store. 

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    A Lake Charles woman is facing 4 counts of child desertion, according to a news release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kim Myers. On May 24, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles after a complainant claimed two children were left at the store. 

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  • High demand for healthcare jobs

    High demand for healthcare jobs

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:56:00 GMT
    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)

    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

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    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • SUNRISE KITCHEN: Peppery Cheese Biscuits

    SUNRISE KITCHEN: Peppery Cheese Biscuits

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:44:52 GMT
    (Source: forbiddenriceblog.com)(Source: forbiddenriceblog.com)

    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for peppery cheese biscuits.

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    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for peppery cheese biscuits.

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  • Avenue of Flags reaches 1,000 milestone

    Avenue of Flags reaches 1,000 milestone

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:36:44 GMT
    Source: Carol FontenotSource: Carol Fontenot

    It took 32 years, but now the bi-annual display of the Avenue of Flags has reached the one thousand mark. 

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    It took 32 years, but now the bi-annual display of the Avenue of Flags has reached the one thousand mark. 

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  • President-elect Burckel optimistic about future for McNeese

    President-elect Burckel optimistic about future for McNeese

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:14:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    With colleges and universities constantly bracing for more cuts, it seems like a less than ideal time to become head of a university. But McNeese President-elect Daryl Burckel says he sees a future filled with opportunity. Burckel spoke to a local civic club, where he discussed increasingly decreased funding. Burckel says over the last seven years or so state funding has gone from $28 million to roughly $16 million. He says the University ...

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    With colleges and universities constantly bracing for more cuts, it seems like a less than ideal time to become head of a university. But McNeese President-elect Daryl Burckel says he sees a future filled with opportunity. Burckel spoke to a local civic club, where he discussed increasingly decreased funding. Burckel says over the last seven years or so state funding has gone from $28 million to roughly $16 million. He says the University ...

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  • Sulphur man arrested on charges of molestation of juvenile

    Sulphur man arrested on charges of molestation of juvenile

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:20:07 GMT

    A Sulphur man is accused of allegedly having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old boy, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

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    A Sulphur man is accused of allegedly having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old boy, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

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  • New traffic signals at I-10 exit ramps on Beglis Parkway

    New traffic signals at I-10 exit ramps on Beglis Parkway

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:28:22 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    On Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development activated two new traffic signals in Sulphur off I-10 Westbound and I-10 Eastbound ramps at Beglis Parkway. Workers spent the afternoon installing the traffic lights and making minor adjustments. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.     

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    On Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development activated two new traffic signals in Sulphur off I-10 Westbound and I-10 Eastbound ramps at Beglis Parkway. Workers spent the afternoon installing the traffic lights and making minor adjustments. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.     

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  • Boil advisory announced for areas of Longville along US 171

    Boil advisory announced for areas of Longville along US 171

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:05:14 GMT

    A boil advisory has been placed for only those residents on the west side of Highway 171, between 12066 and 12288, the Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish announced Thursday. 

    For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

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    A boil advisory has been placed for only those residents on the west side of Highway 171, between 12066 and 12288, the Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish announced Thursday. 

    For any further questions, please call 337-725-3000.

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  • How to spot termite damage inside and outside your home

    How to spot termite damage inside and outside your home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:10:14 GMT
    (Source: Google)(Source: Google)

    Termites depend on wood and other cellulose materials to survive, according to the LSU AgCenter.  Formosan subterranean termites are very aggressive, and they can cause extensive damage. Here are some signs termites may be in your home. Inside A House: Earthen masses on door frames, edges of walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, skirting or other areas of the house Blistering of paint on windows, door frames and skirting Damp areas on walls Distortion of floor, window or door ...

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    Termites depend on wood and other cellulose materials to survive, according to the LSU AgCenter.  Formosan subterranean termites are very aggressive, and they can cause extensive damage. Here are some signs termites may be in your home. Inside A House: Earthen masses on door frames, edges of walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, skirting or other areas of the house Blistering of paint on windows, door frames and skirting Damp areas on walls Distortion of floor, window or door ...

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  • What's Going Around: shigella

    What's Going Around: shigella

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-05-25 12:03:15 GMT
    People with shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. (Source: KPLC)People with shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. (Source: KPLC)

    A contagious infectious disease that might make you think you have an extreme stomach bug is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to Dr. Anatole Karpovs, who has been treating young patients with shigella.

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    A contagious infectious disease that might make you think you have an extreme stomach bug is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to Dr. Anatole Karpovs, who has been treating young patients with shigella.

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  • What to do on this beautiful afternoon? Here are 10 ideas

    What to do on this beautiful afternoon? Here are 10 ideas

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:07:20 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    It's a beautiful afternoon in Southwest Louisiana. Looking for ways to take advantage of the nice weather? We've put together 10 ideas. 

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    It's a beautiful afternoon in Southwest Louisiana. Looking for ways to take advantage of the nice weather? We've put together 10 ideas. 

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  • Dr. Charles Mackey sworn in as interim Police Juror

    Dr. Charles Mackey sworn in as interim Police Juror

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:45:11 GMT
    Dr. Charles Mackey is sworn in as interim District 5 Police JurorDr. Charles Mackey is sworn in as interim District 5 Police Juror

    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has sworn in Dr. Charles S. Mackey, D.D.S., as interim District 5 police juror.  Mackey was sworn in Wednesday by the Police Jury's legal counsel Sam Gabb.  Mackey will fill the seat vacated by Nic Hunter, who officially resigned from the police jury after being elected mayor of Lake Charles. "I love being on the jury. It's a first-class program. It's always had, what I consider, an excellent administration," Dr. Mackey said. Mac...

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    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has sworn in Dr. Charles S. Mackey, D.D.S., as interim District 5 police juror.  Mackey was sworn in Wednesday by the Police Jury's legal counsel Sam Gabb.  Mackey will fill the seat vacated by Nic Hunter, who officially resigned from the police jury after being elected mayor of Lake Charles. "I love being on the jury. It's a first-class program. It's always had, what I consider, an excellent administration," Dr. Mackey said. Mac...

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  • West Calcasieu Job Fair held today

    West Calcasieu Job Fair held today

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 17:58:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    More than 30 employers gathered in Westlake for the West Calcasieu Job Far. 

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    More than 30 employers gathered in Westlake for the West Calcasieu Job Far. 

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  • Legal Corner: Do I really need a will in Louisiana?

    Legal Corner: Do I really need a will in Louisiana?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:28:48 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Do I really need a will in Louisiana? What is the downside to not having one? First, it is important to differentiate between a living will and a last will and testament. A living will is effective only when a person becomes terminally ill or has an irreversible condition. A traditional or “last will” is not effective until the testator – the author of the will – passes away. The two types of traditional will...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Do I really need a will in Louisiana? What is the downside to not having one? First, it is important to differentiate between a living will and a last will and testament. A living will is effective only when a person becomes terminally ill or has an irreversible condition. A traditional or “last will” is not effective until the testator – the author of the will – passes away. The two types of traditional will...More >>
  • Blood supply at critical level

    Blood supply at critical level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:09:39 GMT
    LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)

    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis common in contact lens wearers

    Giant papillary conjunctivitis common in contact lens wearers

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:09:37 GMT
    Vision Source associate optometrist, Dr. Madison Wall-Hayes, says she is seeing more cases of giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, which you can see on the inside of the upper eyelid. (Source: KPLC)Vision Source associate optometrist, Dr. Madison Wall-Hayes, says she is seeing more cases of giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, which you can see on the inside of the upper eyelid. (Source: KPLC)

    If you wear contact lenses or suffer from seasonal allergies, you will want to pay special attention to this Healthcast. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains the irritating eye condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. 

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    If you wear contact lenses or suffer from seasonal allergies, you will want to pay special attention to this Healthcast. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains the irritating eye condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. 

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  • What's Going Around: sore throats

    What's Going Around: sore throats

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:11:10 GMT
    Viral sore throats and strep throat are what's going around this week, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care. (Source: KPLC)Viral sore throats and strep throat are what's going around this week, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care. (Source: KPLC)

    If your throat is feeling sore or you are feeling pain swallowing, you might have what's going around this week. Viral sore throats and strep throat are the main culprits, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care.

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    If your throat is feeling sore or you are feeling pain swallowing, you might have what's going around this week. Viral sore throats and strep throat are the main culprits, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care.

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  • Hometown Hero: Claby Laviolet

    Hometown Hero: Claby Laviolet

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:25 AM EDT2017-05-18 10:25:45 GMT
    Laviolet familyLaviolet family

    Claby Laviolet was drafted into the U.S. Army infantry, serving mainly in Europe during WWII.

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    Claby Laviolet was drafted into the U.S. Army infantry, serving mainly in Europe during WWII.

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  • Loaner Closet ready to lend medical equipment

    Loaner Closet ready to lend medical equipment

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:19:07 GMT
    The community Loaner Closet at the Southwest Louisiana Independence center is open to people in need of medical equipment and with gently-used items to donate. (Source: KPLC)The community Loaner Closet at the Southwest Louisiana Independence center is open to people in need of medical equipment and with gently-used items to donate. (Source: KPLC)

    From wheelchairs to walkers, hospital beds and crutches, medical equipment is something most of us will need one day or have already used. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's why the SLIC Loaner Closet exists. 
     

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    From wheelchairs to walkers, hospital beds and crutches, medical equipment is something most of us will need one day or have already used. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's why the SLIC Loaner Closet exists. 
     

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  • Famous accordion now owned by Kinder family

    Famous accordion now owned by Kinder family

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:49:02 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Musicians Steve Riley and Justin Manuel are playing with a piece of Cajun music history.  

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    Musicians Steve Riley and Justin Manuel are playing with a piece of Cajun music history.  

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  • Mom to Many: 100 kids and counting

    Mom to Many: 100 kids and counting

    Friday, May 12 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-05-12 12:03:57 GMT
    Easter Belizare visits with her former foster son, Andre Frank, in her Lake Charles home. (Source: KPLC)Easter Belizare visits with her former foster son, Andre Frank, in her Lake Charles home. (Source: KPLC)

    Mother's Day is Sunday and one Lake Charles mom will be the center of many people's celebrations! That's because she has mothered 100 boys and counting. KPLC's Britney Glaser introduces us to 82-year-old Easter Belizare.

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    Mother's Day is Sunday and one Lake Charles mom will be the center of many people's celebrations! That's because she has mothered 100 boys and counting. KPLC's Britney Glaser introduces us to 82-year-old Easter Belizare.

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  • Warning about animal bites after raccoon bites toddler

    Warning about animal bites after raccoon bites toddler

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-05-11 12:09:34 GMT
    This is the time of year pediatricians are reporting more animal bites in children. (Source: KPLC)This is the time of year pediatricians are reporting more animal bites in children. (Source: KPLC)

    A warning about animal bites and your children after a local toddler was recently bitten by a raccoon. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a pediatrician about how best to treat animal bites.

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    A warning about animal bites and your children after a local toddler was recently bitten by a raccoon. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a pediatrician about how best to treat animal bites.

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  • Lake Charles man witnessed first test of hydrogen bomb

    Lake Charles man witnessed first test of hydrogen bomb

    Thursday, May 11 2017 5:33 AM EDT2017-05-11 09:33:01 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    A Lake Charles man who served in the Navy at the end of World War 2 later served during the early days of testing for the hydrogen bomb. Self was only 17 when he signed up with the U.S. Navy in the waning days of World War 2. It was May 1945.  Years later, during the Korean War, Marvin found himself in the Pacific observing the first test of a hydrogen bomb. "It was 1951. The Korean War was going on. We suspect Russia was spying on us."    Self was stationed ...

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    A Lake Charles man who served in the Navy at the end of World War 2 later served during the early days of testing for the hydrogen bomb. Self was only 17 when he signed up with the U.S. Navy in the waning days of World War 2. It was May 1945.  Years later, during the Korean War, Marvin found himself in the Pacific observing the first test of a hydrogen bomb. "It was 1951. The Korean War was going on. We suspect Russia was spying on us."    Self was stationed ...

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  • High bacteria levels at three SWLA beaches

    High bacteria levels at three SWLA beaches

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-05-10 02:04:18 GMT
    Three beaches in Southwest Louisiana are under advisories this week because of high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)Three beaches in Southwest Louisiana are under advisories this week because of high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)

    After big rain events like we saw last week, agricultural run-off can lead to high bacteria levels at recreational beaches. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports three area beaches are under advisories this week.

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    After big rain events like we saw last week, agricultural run-off can lead to high bacteria levels at recreational beaches. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports three area beaches are under advisories this week.

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  • Seasonal allergies in pets

    Seasonal allergies in pets

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-05-05 14:08:51 GMT
    Seasonal allergies in cats and dogs are seen through excessive scratching and recurring ear infections. (Source: KPLC)Seasonal allergies in cats and dogs are seen through excessive scratching and recurring ear infections. (Source: KPLC)

    Seasonal allergies can certainly make people feel miserable this time of year, but did you know your pet could also be feeling under the weather? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the symptoms are different in animals and there are specific treatments to give relief.

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    Seasonal allergies can certainly make people feel miserable this time of year, but did you know your pet could also be feeling under the weather? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the symptoms are different in animals and there are specific treatments to give relief.

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  • Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:10:11 GMT

    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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  • Shortage of foster homes

    Shortage of foster homes

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-02 18:34:54 GMT
    There are more than 450 children in foster care in Southwest Louisiana and only 240 certified foster homes. (Souce: KPLC)There are more than 450 children in foster care in Southwest Louisiana and only 240 certified foster homes. (Souce: KPLC)

    More than 450 children in Southwest Louisiana are in foster care today, yet there are only about 240 certified foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how you can be a solution to this problem.

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    More than 450 children in Southwest Louisiana are in foster care today, yet there are only about 240 certified foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how you can be a solution to this problem.

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  • What's Going Around: pneumonia and strep throat

    What's Going Around: pneumonia and strep throat

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:56:17 GMT
    Pneumonia is typically a more common illness in the winter months, but it's being seen now, in the heart of spring. (Source: KPLC)Pneumonia is typically a more common illness in the winter months, but it's being seen now, in the heart of spring. (Source: KPLC)

    You might think of pneumonia as a cold weather bug, but it's what's going around this week, in the heart of spring. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes you inside an ER, where numbers are up for pneumonia.

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    You might think of pneumonia as a cold weather bug, but it's what's going around this week, in the heart of spring. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes you inside an ER, where numbers are up for pneumonia.

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  • Lake Charles Vietnam vet finally gets Bronze Star

    Lake Charles Vietnam vet finally gets Bronze Star

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:11:43 GMT
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    After waiting 48 years, a Lake Charles man is finally getting the recognition he deserves. In 1969, Specialist 4 Albert Malveaux was in the 101st Airborne, serving in the Vietnam War.  While his company was moving through mountainous jungle terrain, he encountered an attack from a fortified North Vietnamese unit. Malveaux was shot in the hand, but was still able to to counter fire and allow his fellow soldiers to safely retreat.   "I fired a few shots," said Malve...

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    After waiting 48 years, a Lake Charles man is finally getting the recognition he deserves. In 1969, Specialist 4 Albert Malveaux was in the 101st Airborne, serving in the Vietnam War.  While his company was moving through mountainous jungle terrain, he encountered an attack from a fortified North Vietnamese unit. Malveaux was shot in the hand, but was still able to to counter fire and allow his fellow soldiers to safely retreat.   "I fired a few shots," said Malve...

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  • Anti-glare lens coating helps minimize eye strain

    Anti-glare lens coating helps minimize eye strain

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:41:23 GMT
    Anti-glare lens coatings can minimize distracting glares on eyeglasses. (Source: KPLC)Anti-glare lens coatings can minimize distracting glares on eyeglasses. (Source: KPLC)

    10 hours a day: that's how long most of us spend in front of a computer or phone screen each day. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that time can do numbers on your eyes, particularly for eyeglasses wearers.

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    10 hours a day: that's how long most of us spend in front of a computer or phone screen each day. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that time can do numbers on your eyes, particularly for eyeglasses wearers.

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  • Birdhouse artist to display his work at Art Walk

    Birdhouse artist to display his work at Art Walk

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-04-26 10:14:04 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

     A Lake Charles woodworker is gaining recognition for the way he turns local landmarks into birdhouses. 

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     A Lake Charles woodworker is gaining recognition for the way he turns local landmarks into birdhouses. 

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  • Clinical trials underway for lung, colon, and breast cancer patients

    Clinical trials underway for lung, colon, and breast cancer patients

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:36:42 GMT
    Three clinical trials are currently open at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital to some patients with lung, colon, or breast cancer. (Source: KPLC)Three clinical trials are currently open at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital to some patients with lung, colon, or breast cancer. (Source: KPLC)

    New weapons in the arsenal to fight cancer: three clinical trials are now open in Lake Charles for some patients with lung, colon, or breast cancer. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how each trial works.

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    New weapons in the arsenal to fight cancer: three clinical trials are now open in Lake Charles for some patients with lung, colon, or breast cancer. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how each trial works.

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  • What's Going Around: spring allergies

    What's Going Around: spring allergies

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:01:15 GMT
    Spring allergies are making many people feel miserable, but there are some over-the-counter treatment options that can minimize your symptoms, according to Dr. Ben Palombo with Lake Area Family Physicians. (Source: KPLC)Spring allergies are making many people feel miserable, but there are some over-the-counter treatment options that can minimize your symptoms, according to Dr. Ben Palombo with Lake Area Family Physicians. (Source: KPLC)

    Nothing takes the spring out of your enjoyment of springtime weather faster than seasonal allergies. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out some of the best over-the-counter treatments to minimize symptoms.

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    Nothing takes the spring out of your enjoyment of springtime weather faster than seasonal allergies. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out some of the best over-the-counter treatments to minimize symptoms.

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  • Paid time off to volunteer

    Paid time off to volunteer

    Friday, April 14 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-04-14 10:30:36 GMT
    Lake Charles Urgent Care has piloted a program for its employees to take advantage of paid time off to volunteer, or VTO. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Urgent Care has piloted a program for its employees to take advantage of paid time off to volunteer, or VTO. (Source: KPLC)

    No doubt you are familiar with paid time off, or PTO, but have you ever heard of VTO? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on the trend of volunteer time off to connect with communities and attract the best employees.

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    No doubt you are familiar with paid time off, or PTO, but have you ever heard of VTO? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on the trend of volunteer time off to connect with communities and attract the best employees.

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  • What's Going Around: C. diff

    What's Going Around: C. diff

    Thursday, April 13 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-04-13 11:37:12 GMT
    Inflammation of the colon known as C. diff is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Inflammation of the colon known as C. diff is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have recently taken antibiotics, you are at a much greater risk of catching What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports C. diff, which causes inflammation of the colon, is making more people sick.

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    If you have recently taken antibiotics, you are at a much greater risk of catching What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports C. diff, which causes inflammation of the colon, is making more people sick.

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  • Dr. Ken Eastman - community volunteer and scoutmaster

    Dr. Ken Eastman - community volunteer and scoutmaster

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:52 AM EDT2017-04-13 10:52:56 GMT
    Ken EastmanKen Eastman

    If you mention the name Ken Eastman in Westlake, you're sure to hear something about community service and Boy Scouts. 

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    If you mention the name Ken Eastman in Westlake, you're sure to hear something about community service and Boy Scouts. 

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  • Extreme shortage of sign language interpreters

    Extreme shortage of sign language interpreters

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-04-12 12:13:42 GMT
    800 deaf or hard of hearing people in Southwest Louisiana are serviced by just three sign language interpreters. (Source: KPLC)800 deaf or hard of hearing people in Southwest Louisiana are serviced by just three sign language interpreters. (Source: KPLC)

    There are 800 deaf or hard of hearing people in Southwest Louisiana and only three sign language interpreters to bridge the communication gap. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on the struggles of scheduling an interpreter for critical medical appointments and legal settings.

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    There are 800 deaf or hard of hearing people in Southwest Louisiana and only three sign language interpreters to bridge the communication gap. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on the struggles of scheduling an interpreter for critical medical appointments and legal settings.

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  • Coushatta Farmers Market set to take place May 6

    Coushatta Farmers Market set to take place May 6

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-04-12 11:33:45 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Once a month, the town of Elton comes alive on a Saturday morning, welcoming guests from near and far.   

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    Once a month, the town of Elton comes alive on a Saturday morning, welcoming guests from near and far.   

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  • Teen fears 'aging out' with no family

    Teen fears 'aging out' with no family

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-04-07 20:43:25 GMT
    Dale is 14 years old and fears aging out of foster care with no family. (Source: KPLC)Dale is 14 years old and fears aging out of foster care with no family. (Source: KPLC)

    A heartbreaking plea from a teen in foster care: adopt him before he ages out of the system. KPLC's Britney Glaser features 14-year-old Dale in this month's The New Family Tree. 

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    A heartbreaking plea from a teen in foster care: adopt him before he ages out of the system. KPLC's Britney Glaser features 14-year-old Dale in this month's The New Family Tree. 

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  • Docs across U.S. shadow Lake Charles cardiologist for vein training

    Docs across U.S. shadow Lake Charles cardiologist for vein training

    Friday, March 31 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-03-31 12:01:06 GMT
    Dr. Carl Fastabend performs an IVUS procedure in the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center of Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Carl Fastabend performs an IVUS procedure in the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center of Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)

    Doctors from across the United States are traveling to Lake Charles to watch interventional cardiologist, Dr. Carl Fastabend, in action. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports he's become a leading expert in a specialized vein procedure.

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    Doctors from across the United States are traveling to Lake Charles to watch interventional cardiologist, Dr. Carl Fastabend, in action. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports he's become a leading expert in a specialized vein procedure.

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  • Warning about snake bites

    Warning about snake bites

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:39:51 GMT
    Snakes are on the move across Southwest Louisiana after a warm, wet winter and a springlike pattern now. (Source: KPLC)Snakes are on the move across Southwest Louisiana after a warm, wet winter and a springlike pattern now. (Source: KPLC)

    A warning in this week's What's Going Around: snakes are on the move in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a snake bite brought a patient to an area emergency room over the weekend.

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    A warning in this week's What's Going Around: snakes are on the move in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a snake bite brought a patient to an area emergency room over the weekend.

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  • 'Buddy Dance' offers special dance classes

    'Buddy Dance' offers special dance classes

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-03-24 12:01:38 GMT
    Buddy Dance is an inclusive dance class at Premier Dance Center in Lake Charles for boys and girls of all ages who have special needs. (Source: KPLC)Buddy Dance is an inclusive dance class at Premier Dance Center in Lake Charles for boys and girls of all ages who have special needs. (Source: KPLC)

    Dance is a fantastic form of creativity and expression, but some kids and teens can be left out dance classes because of developmental or behavioral disorders. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports one dance center launched "Buddy Dance" as an inclusive dance class for those with special needs. 

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    Dance is a fantastic form of creativity and expression, but some kids and teens can be left out dance classes because of developmental or behavioral disorders. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports one dance center launched "Buddy Dance" as an inclusive dance class for those with special needs. 

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