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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:25:22 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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  • Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

    Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

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

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

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

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  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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  • Wildlife & Fisheries secretary: New building in LC would cost up to $8 million

    Monday, March 27 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-03-28 00:53:36 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Could a new Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building be in the works for the Lake Charles area?

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    Could a new Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building be in the works for the Lake Charles area?

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  • Missing Iowa Teen Found

    Missing Iowa Teen Found

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:13:26 GMT
    Gavin Blake Beazer (Source: Iowa Police Department)Gavin Blake Beazer (Source: Iowa Police Department)
    An Iowa teen reported missing over a month ago has been found, his mother confirmed. Gavin Blake Beazer, 16, was reported missing in mid-February. His mother first posted that he was found on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    An Iowa teen reported missing over a month ago has been found, his mother confirmed. Gavin Blake Beazer, 16, was reported missing in mid-February. His mother first posted that he was found on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Nic Hunter prepares for upcoming election

    Nic Hunter prepares for upcoming election

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:43:54 GMT
    Nic Hunter and Wilford CarterNic Hunter and Wilford Carter

    With the Lake Charles Mayor election ending in a run off, two candidates now go head to head for the mayoral seat. 

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    With the Lake Charles Mayor election ending in a run off, two candidates now go head to head for the mayoral seat. 

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  • KPLC wins four first-place Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press awards

    KPLC wins four first-place Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press awards

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:23:21 GMT
    Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press AwardsLouisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Awards

    KPLC 7 News was honored, Saturday evening, with four first place awards at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press ceremony held in Jackson, MS.

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    KPLC 7 News was honored, Saturday evening, with four first place awards at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press ceremony held in Jackson, MS.

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  • Funeral arrangements announced for Hurricane Rita survivor Dora Pinch

    Funeral arrangements announced for Hurricane Rita survivor Dora Pinch

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-03-27 11:13:07 GMT
    Dora Mae Nunez Pinch (Source: Johnson Funeral Home website)Dora Mae Nunez Pinch (Source: Johnson Funeral Home website)

    Funeral arrangements for Dora Mae Nunez Pinch, 92, have been announced. Pinch, of Grand Chenier, died Saturday, March 25, in her residence.

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    Funeral arrangements for Dora Mae Nunez Pinch, 92, have been announced. Pinch, of Grand Chenier, died Saturday, March 25, in her residence.

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  • Limited services at Calcasieu Division of Planning and Development during system upgrade

    Limited services at Calcasieu Division of Planning and Development during system upgrade

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-03-27 09:29:10 GMT
    Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (Source: KPLC)Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (Source: KPLC)

    Services will be limited at Calcasieu Parish Division of Planning and Development office as the department undergoes a system upgrade this week.

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    Services will be limited at Calcasieu Parish Division of Planning and Development office as the department undergoes a system upgrade this week.

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  • LSU salvages game three vs Florida, 10-6

    LSU salvages game three vs Florida, 10-6

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:11:01 GMT
     Fourth-ranked LSU exploded for six runs in the eighth inning Sunday with three two-run homers, as the Tigers posted a 10-6 win over 11th-ranked Florida at McKethan Stadium. LSU improved to 18-7 overall and 4-2 in the SEC, while Florida dropped to 16-9 overall and 2-4 in league play. LSU will play host to Tulane at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers will wear “Throwback” uniforms in the contest, reminiscent of uniforms worn by L...More >>
     Fourth-ranked LSU exploded for six runs in the eighth inning Sunday with three two-run homers, as the Tigers posted a 10-6 win over 11th-ranked Florida at McKethan Stadium. LSU improved to 18-7 overall and 4-2 in the SEC, while Florida dropped to 16-9 overall and 2-4 in league play. LSU will play host to Tulane at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers will wear “Throwback” uniforms in the contest, reminiscent of uniforms worn by L...More >>
  • Perret, Theall in runoff for 3rd Circuit seat

    Perret, Theall in runoff for 3rd Circuit seat

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:27:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Candyce Perret and Susan Theall are in a runoff for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, 3rd District Division B seat.

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    Candyce Perret and Susan Theall are in a runoff for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, 3rd District Division B seat.

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  • SUNRISE KITCHEN: Shrimp Fajitas and Classic Mexican Guacamole

    SUNRISE KITCHEN: Shrimp Fajitas and Classic Mexican Guacamole

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:40:34 GMT
    Shrimp Fajitas (Source: KPLC)Shrimp Fajitas (Source: KPLC)

    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for Shrimp Fajitas and Mexican Guacamole.

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    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for Shrimp Fajitas and Mexican Guacamole.

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  • DeRidder American Legion Post 27 Freedom Walk and Garden project underway

    DeRidder American Legion Post 27 Freedom Walk and Garden project underway

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-03-25 16:04:41 GMT
    John Bridges with honorary brick from American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder. (Source: KPLC)John Bridges with honorary brick from American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder. (Source: KPLC)

    A Freedom Walk and Garden is being constructed out at American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder.

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    A Freedom Walk and Garden is being constructed out at American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder.

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  • Southwest Louisiana Easter 2017 events

    Southwest Louisiana Easter 2017 events

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:54:08 GMT
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)

    The following Easter events have been announced for Southwest Louisiana. 

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    The following Easter events have been announced for Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • Today's 'Live at the Lakefront' moved indoors due to inclement weather

    Today's 'Live at the Lakefront' moved indoors due to inclement weather

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:36:34 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    Due to expected inclement weather, the 'Live at the Lakefront' event set for tonight is moving indoors. 

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    Due to expected inclement weather, the 'Live at the Lakefront' event set for tonight is moving indoors. 

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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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  • Truth, Facts & Lies presented to area teens, tackling tough issues

    Truth, Facts & Lies presented to area teens, tackling tough issues

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:11:15 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    A new program to help teenagers understand the problems of human trafficking, social media safety and online solicitation is taking shape in Calcasieu Parish. 

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    A new program to help teenagers understand the problems of human trafficking, social media safety and online solicitation is taking shape in Calcasieu Parish. 

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  • PHOTOS: Today is National Puppy Day!

    PHOTOS: Today is National Puppy Day!

    Thursday, March 23 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-03-23 18:18:28 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Today is National Puppy Day! 

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    Today is National Puppy Day! 

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  • Hiring Our Heroes job fair helps veterans build resumes, interviewing and networking skills

    Hiring Our Heroes job fair helps veterans build resumes, interviewing and networking skills

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:51:40 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    Veterans looking for jobs, active duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses attended a one-of-a-kind career fair in Lake Charles on Wednesday.

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    Veterans looking for jobs, active duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses attended a one-of-a-kind career fair in Lake Charles on Wednesday.

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  • Legal Corner: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day?

    Legal Corner: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day?

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-03-22 15:57:11 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day? There’s no one living there – just four dogs. I’ve contacted animal control several times, but I haven’t seen any progress? To clarify – incessant or late-night barking is definitely a violation of the parish’s “Nuisance Animal” statute. Section 5-43 defines a nuisance animal in several ways, one of which ...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day? There’s no one living there – just four dogs. I’ve contacted animal control several times, but I haven’t seen any progress? To clarify – incessant or late-night barking is definitely a violation of the parish’s “Nuisance Animal” statute. Section 5-43 defines a nuisance animal in several ways, one of which ...

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  • Sulphur testing fire hydrants throughout the month of March

    Sulphur testing fire hydrants throughout the month of March

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 5:55 AM EDT2017-03-22 09:55:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Sulphur Fire Department will be testing and inspecting fire hydrants throughout the month of March.

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    The Sulphur Fire Department will be testing and inspecting fire hydrants throughout the month of March.

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  • Summer camp for foster kids recruiting campers, volunteers

    Summer camp for foster kids recruiting campers, volunteers

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:37:47 GMT
    The Royal Family Kids Camp will be July 10-14, 2017 in Beauregard Parish. (Source: KPLC)The Royal Family Kids Camp will be July 10-14, 2017 in Beauregard Parish. (Source: KPLC)

    A summer camp for children in foster care is offering a royal experience, full of love and fun memories. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it will be held for the first time in SWLA this summer. 

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    The wounds children in foster care experience can cut unimaginably deep.  That's why a summer camp was created to give children a royal experience, full of love and fun memories. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it will be held for the first time in SWLA this summer. 

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  • Today is National Common Courtesy Day

    Today is National Common Courtesy Day

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:52:45 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    It's National Common Courtesy Day. 

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    It's National Common Courtesy Day. 

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  • McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:36:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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  • CHRISTUS' Regional Heart Center gets new name

    CHRISTUS' Regional Heart Center gets new name

    Monday, March 20 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-03-20 22:46:09 GMT
    (Source: CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Hospital)(Source: CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Hospital)

    The CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Health System's Regional Heart Center has now been renamed to the "John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center," thanks to a $1.1 million donation from the couple.

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    The CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Health System's Regional Heart Center has now been renamed to the "John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center," thanks to a $1.1 million donation from the couple.

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  • Sam Houston angler named to 2017 Bassmaster High School All-State Team

    Sam Houston angler named to 2017 Bassmaster High School All-State Team

    Monday, March 20 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-20 20:22:18 GMT

    Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.   The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

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    Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.   The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

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  • Possible power outages for Beauregard Electric customers in Anacoco March 21

    Possible power outages for Beauregard Electric customers in Anacoco March 21

    Monday, March 20 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-03-20 16:54:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Some residents in Anacoco may experience power outages on Tuesday, March 21.

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    Some residents in Anacoco may experience power outages on Tuesday, March 21.

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  • Power outages in Cameron Parish March 21

    Power outages in Cameron Parish March 21

    Monday, March 20 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-03-20 09:06:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Some residents in Cameron parish may experience power outages on Tuesday, March 21. 

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    Some residents in Cameron parish may experience power outages on Tuesday, March 21. 

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  • Elton native Al Woods signs with Colts

    Elton native Al Woods signs with Colts

    Sunday, March 19 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-03-20 00:55:34 GMT
    (Source: Indianapolis Colts/colts.com)(Source: Indianapolis Colts/colts.com)
    Former Elton Indian and LSU Tiger Al Woods is on the move again. Woods, 29, signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. "When I came in for my visit, and after talking with the coaches, it felt like a home," Woods told Colts.com. "That's what I was looking for, and I didn't have to waste any time."  Woods joins the Colts after three seasons in Tennessee. He started 17 games for the Titans after spending his first four years ...More >>
    Former Elton Indian and LSU Tiger Al Woods is on the move again. Woods, 29, signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. "When I came in for my visit, and after talking with the coaches, it felt like a home," Woods told Colts.com. "That's what I was looking for, and I didn't have to waste any time."  Woods joins the Colts after three seasons in Tennessee. He started 17 games for the Titans after spending his first four years ...More >>
  • LSU sweeps Georgia behind 7-6 game three victory

    LSU sweeps Georgia behind 7-6 game three victory

    Sunday, March 19 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-03-19 22:42:36 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU Athletics)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU Athletics)
    Shortstop Kramer Robertson scored four runs and right-hander Eric Walker struck out a career-best eight batters as the No. 6 LSU baseball team completed the series sweep against Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improves to 16-5 on the year and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia falls to 8-13 and 0-3 in the conference with the loss. Walker improved to 3-0 on the year after fi...More >>
    Shortstop Kramer Robertson scored four runs and right-hander Eric Walker struck out a career-best eight batters as the No. 6 LSU baseball team completed the series sweep against Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improves to 16-5 on the year and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia falls to 8-13 and 0-3 in the conference with the loss. Walker improved to 3-0 on the year after fi...More >>
  • Robot-assisted total knee replacements

    Robot-assisted total knee replacements

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-03-17 12:05:37 GMT
    Robot-assisted total knee replacements are now available in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)Robot-assisted total knee replacements are now available in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)

    An innovative alternative to conventional knee replacements is now available in Lake Charles, tapping into the smarts of a robot. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on this surgical breakthrough.

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    An innovative alternative to conventional knee replacements is now available in Lake Charles, tapping into the smarts of a robot. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on this surgical breakthrough.

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  • Lake Charles cardiologist served in Iraq

    Lake Charles cardiologist served in Iraq

    Friday, March 17 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-03-17 10:18:23 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Before arriving here at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Dr. Edward Bergen spent 14 years as a U.S. Army doctor in El Paso and San Antonio. 

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    Before arriving here at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Dr. Edward Bergen spent 14 years as a U.S. Army doctor in El Paso and San Antonio. 

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  • Calcasieu drive-thru rabies clinic set for March 18, April 1

    Calcasieu drive-thru rabies clinic set for March 18, April 1

    Friday, March 17 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-03-17 09:11:10 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services Department will host two drive-thru rabies clinic for pet owners in the parish.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services Department will host two drive-thru rabies clinic for pet owners in the parish.

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  • Many are turning to natural medicine to keep them healthy

    Many are turning to natural medicine to keep them healthy

    Thursday, March 16 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-03-16 23:31:11 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Whether it's because traditional medicine isn't helping their conditions or because it can be less damaging to organs and their bodies, many people are turning to holistic medicine.

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    Whether it's because traditional medicine isn't helping their conditions or because it can be less damaging to organs and their bodies, many people are turning to holistic medicine.

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  • Woman in captivity for 18 years visits Lake Charles for police training

    Woman in captivity for 18 years visits Lake Charles for police training

    Thursday, March 16 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-03-16 23:14:41 GMT

    She lived in captivity for 18 years and bore two children by her abductor. But Jaycee Dugard was rescued in 2009 after two campus police in California noticed something not right about a man with two young girls.

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    She lived in captivity for 18 years and bore two children by her abductor. But Jaycee Dugard was rescued in 2009 after two campus police in California noticed something not right about a man with two young girls.

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  • 2017 Live at the Lakefront kicks off March 17

    2017 Live at the Lakefront kicks off March 17

    Thursday, March 16 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-03-16 16:42:32 GMT
    (Source: Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)(Source: Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA)

    "Live at the Lakefront" organizers announced the headliners for the upcoming event that will feature live music, local art and food vendors.

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    "Live at the Lakefront" organizers announced the headliners for the upcoming event that will feature live music, local art and food vendors.

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  • What's Going Around: upper respiratory infections

    What's Going Around: upper respiratory infections

    Thursday, March 16 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-03-16 11:48:54 GMT
    Upper respiratory infections, or the common cold, is what's going around this week, according to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital infection preventionist, Bridget Redlich. (Source: KPLC)Upper respiratory infections, or the common cold, is what's going around this week, according to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital infection preventionist, Bridget Redlich. (Source: KPLC)

    A common viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and airways is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports upper respiratory infections are up.

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    A common viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and airways is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports upper respiratory infections are up.

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  • Drew Brees invests in Waitr

    Drew Brees invests in Waitr

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-03-16 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: Waitr app)(Source: Waitr app)

    A star athlete is hoping to make a touchdown with his new investment in the Lake Charles-based food delivery app, Waitr. 

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    A star athlete is hoping to make a touchdown with his new investment in the Lake Charles-based food delivery app, Waitr. 

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  • Victim : Javonta Harrison is 'the devil himself'

    Victim : Javonta Harrison is 'the devil himself'

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-03-16 00:11:40 GMT
    Javonta Jermel Harrison. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Javonta Jermel Harrison. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Javonta Harrison, who raped a woman at gunpoint and recorded video of it, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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    Javonta Harrison, who raped a woman at gunpoint and recorded video of it, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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  • Candidates for Lake Charles mayor agree to participate in KPLC forum

    Candidates for Lake Charles mayor agree to participate in KPLC forum

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-03-15 23:08:52 GMT

    All eight candidates vying to be the next mayor of Lake Charles have agreed to participate in a forum hosted by KPLC-TV. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 15th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. central time and will be broadcast live on KPLC-TV, kplctv.com and the KPLC 7 Facebook page.  The forum will be moderated by longtime KPLC news anchor Cynthia Arceneaux, along with fellow anchors and panelists Jillian Corder and Randall Kamm. The eight candidates who will participate includ...

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    All eight candidates vying to be the next mayor of Lake Charles have agreed to participate in a forum hosted by KPLC-TV. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 15th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. central time and will be broadcast live on KPLC-TV, kplctv.com and the KPLC 7 Facebook page.  The forum will be moderated by longtime KPLC news anchor Cynthia Arceneaux, along with fellow anchors and panelists Jillian Corder and Randall Kamm. The eight candidates who will participate includ...

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  • Legal Corner: Neighbor's dog is chewing up my fence. Can we file charges?

    Legal Corner: Neighbor's dog is chewing up my fence. Can we file charges?

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-03-15 17:27:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My neighbor’s dog has chewed up our fence. We have asked her repeatedly to fix it, but she won’t. Can we file charges? Yes you can. Ordinance #5650 for Calcasieu Parish addresses nuisance animals states that the director of the Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center or his designated agent may designate an animal a nuisance if it engages in any of the following non-exclusive behaviors or activities: (1) Mol...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My neighbor’s dog has chewed up our fence. We have asked her repeatedly to fix it, but she won’t. Can we file charges? Yes you can. Ordinance #5650 for Calcasieu Parish addresses nuisance animals states that the director of the Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center or his designated agent may designate an animal a nuisance if it engages in any of the following non-exclusive behaviors or activities: (1) Mol...More >>
  • Harrison gets life in prison for rape, 104 years for robbery and 30 years for burglary

    Harrison gets life in prison for rape, 104 years for robbery and 30 years for burglary

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-03-15 17:21:55 GMT
    Javonta Jermel Harrison (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Javonta Jermel Harrison (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Javonta Harrison, who raped a woman at gunpoint and recorded video of it, will spend the rest of his life in prison.   In State District Court, Harrison was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated rape; 104 years for armed robbery with a firearm and 30 years for aggravated burglary. In a letter to the court, the victim called Harrison the devil himself and told how he ruined her life. She said Harrison shows no remorse for his crime or that her young daughter was in th...

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    Javonta Harrison, who raped a woman at gunpoint and recorded video of it, will spend the rest of his life in prison.   In State District Court, Harrison was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated rape; 104 years for armed robbery with a firearm and 30 years for aggravated burglary. In a letter to the court, the victim called Harrison the devil himself and told how he ruined her life. She said Harrison shows no remorse for his crime or that her young daughter was in th...

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  • WCCH reports 23 percent increase in breastfeeding rate

    WCCH reports 23 percent increase in breastfeeding rate

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:30:35 GMT
    West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has seen its breastfeeding rate go from 49 percent in 2014 to nearly 72 percent today, since launching The Gift initiative. (Source: KPLC)West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has seen its breastfeeding rate go from 49 percent in 2014 to nearly 72 percent today, since launching The Gift initiative. (Source: KPLC)

    The Gift is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing facilities to increase breastfeeding rates and maternal care. KPLC's Britney Glaser goes inside WCCH to see how the initiative has made a huge impact on breastfeeding rates.

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    The Gift is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing facilities to increase breastfeeding rates and maternal care. KPLC's Britney Glaser goes inside WCCH to see how the initiative has made a huge impact on breastfeeding rates.

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  • Know Your Rights workshop: Renters, what are your rights?

    Know Your Rights workshop: Renters, what are your rights?

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-03-15 03:30:20 GMT
    (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)(Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
    Attorney Jason Senegal said at Tuesday's "Know Your Rights" housing workshop that the biggest issue he deals with from landlords and tenants is eviction. Senegal spoke about the Fair Housing Act and how it protects people from discrimination when it comes to housing - whether it be for renting, buying or securing money for a home.  He discussed tenants' rights and the importance of fighting for your rights. "You have to fight for your rights, especially if y...More >>
    Attorney Jason Senegal said at Tuesday's "Know Your Rights" housing workshop that the biggest issue he deals with from landlords and tenants is eviction. Senegal spoke about the Fair Housing Act and how it protects people from discrimination when it comes to housing - whether it be for renting, buying or securing money for a home.  He discussed tenants' rights and the importance of fighting for your rights. "You have to fight for your rights, especially if y...More >>
  • Alliance working to promote positive growth

    Alliance working to promote positive growth

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-03-15 02:15:00 GMT

    Everybody wants a piece of the pie when it comes to the potential for economic prosperity during Southwest Louisiana's "big boom."

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    Everybody wants a piece of the pie when it comes to the potential for economic prosperity during Southwest Louisiana's "big boom."

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  • Community Easter egg hunts planned for the Lake Area

    Community Easter egg hunts planned for the Lake Area

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:46:34 GMT
    (Source: City of Lake Charles)(Source: City of Lake Charles)

    Children 12 and under are invited to participate. Each event is free and open to the public.

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    The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department is hosting several Easter egg hunts at eight parks and recreation sites across the city. Children 12 and under are invited to participate. Each event is free and open to the public.

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  • Newsman Jim Beam inducted into La. Political Hall of Fame

    Newsman Jim Beam inducted into La. Political Hall of Fame

    Monday, March 13 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-03-14 01:04:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A huge honor for a southwest Louisiana newsman this weekend..  Retired Editor of the American Press newspaper, Jim Beam, has been inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame. It's a rare honor to be inducted with the likes of Huey and Earl Long and others of the state's most well known, and memorable politicians.  And it's even rarer for a journalist. Yet, Beam is now the first and only journalist from Southwest Louisiana to receive the honor bestowed this pas...

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    A huge honor for a southwest Louisiana newsman this weekend..  Retired Editor of the American Press newspaper, Jim Beam, has been inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame. It's a rare honor to be inducted with the likes of Huey and Earl Long and others of the state's most well known, and memorable politicians.  And it's even rarer for a journalist. Yet, Beam is now the first and only journalist from Southwest Louisiana to receive the honor bestowed this pas...

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  • Elton man accused of stealing ceiling fans, cabinets out of neighbor's home

    Elton man accused of stealing ceiling fans, cabinets out of neighbor's home

    Monday, March 13 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-03-13 21:14:52 GMT
    James Randall Marks (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)James Randall Marks (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)

    An Elton man was arrested on charges that he stole kitchen cabinets and ceiling fans out of his neighbor's home.

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    An Elton man was arrested on charges that he stole kitchen cabinets and ceiling fans out of his neighbor's home.

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  • Walker throws six shutout innings; Tigers sweep Wichita State

    Walker throws six shutout innings; Tigers sweep Wichita State

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:31:02 GMT
    No. 6 LSU (12-4) defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth-straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season with six innings of shutout baseball. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out three WSU batters on Sunday. The Shockers dropped to 8-6 on the year with Sunday’s setback. W...More >>
    No. 6 LSU (12-4) defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth-straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season with six innings of shutout baseball. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out three WSU batters on Sunday. The Shockers dropped to 8-6 on the year with Sunday’s setback. W...More >>
  • Washington-Marion washes away 30 years of pain with first state title since 1987

    Washington-Marion washes away 30 years of pain with first state title since 1987

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-03-12 04:14:40 GMT
    Washington-Marion won its first title in 30 years. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Washington-Marion won its first title in 30 years. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    As coach Hartwell has said this week, 30 years is a long time. The Charging Indians head coach had three decades worth of passion, frustration and love hit him all at once as the clock struck zero and Washington-Marion was named state champions for the first time since 1987. Oh yeah, we've been fighting for it and fighting for it," said head coach Albert Hartwell. "You get to the point where some people say you can coach and some people say you can't coach.But, i...More >>
    As coach Hartwell has said this week, 30 years is a long time. The Charging Indians head coach had three decades worth of passion, frustration and love hit him all at once as the clock struck zero and Washington-Marion was named state champions for the first time since 1987. Oh yeah, we've been fighting for it and fighting for it," said head coach Albert Hartwell. "You get to the point where some people say you can coach and some people say you can't coach.But, i...More >>
  • Washington-Marion back on top; Chargin' Indians win first state title in 30 years

    Washington-Marion back on top; Chargin' Indians win first state title in 30 years

    Saturday, March 11 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-12 02:00:05 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC

    The Washington-Marion revenge tour was capped off with maybe the biggest celebration the Burton Coliseum has ever seen.  In a packed house the Chargin' Indians made history capturing their first state title in 30 years, 66-58 over Ellender. It didn't take long for Washington-Marion to get the crowd rocking. In the first quarter Chris Edwards started off the contest with a tomahawk one hand slam. After the semi's win over Woodlawn, Edwards said "We are going to win state....

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    The Washington-Marion revenge tour was capped off with maybe the biggest celebration the Burton Coliseum has ever seen.  In a packed house the Chargin' Indians made history capturing their first state title in 30 years, 66-58 over Ellender. It didn't take long for Washington-Marion to get the crowd rocking. In the first quarter Chris Edwards started off the contest with a tomahawk one hand slam. After the semi's win over Woodlawn, Edwards said "We are going to win state....

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  • U.S. attorney for La. western district retiring

    U.S. attorney for La. western district retiring

    Saturday, March 11 2017 12:37 AM EST2017-03-11 05:37:44 GMT
    (Source: US Attorney's Office)(Source: US Attorney's Office)

    Stephanie A. Finley, United States Attorney for the western district of Louisiana, announced Friday that she is retiring after 25 years of federal service. Finley began her public service in the military in 1988 after she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, competing nationally and being designated as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She served for four years on active duty at England Air Force Base, Louisiana and Sha...

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    Stephanie A. Finley, United States Attorney for the western district of Louisiana, announced Friday that she is retiring after 25 years of federal service. Finley began her public service in the military in 1988 after she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, competing nationally and being designated as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She served for four years on active duty at England Air Force Base, Louisiana and Sha...

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  • Hathaway falls to Zwolle in Class B championship, 37-34

    Hathaway falls to Zwolle in Class B championship, 37-34

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-03-10 23:34:22 GMT
    Hathaway named Class B runner-up. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Hathaway named Class B runner-up. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The top-seeded Zwolle basketball team overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat No. 2 Hathaway 37-34 in front of a hostile crowd in the Louisiana High School boys Class B finals.

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    The top-seeded Zwolle basketball team overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat No. 2 Hathaway 37-34 in front of a hostile crowd in the Louisiana High School boys Class B finals.

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  • Four suspects sought by Rayne Police for outstanding warrants

    Four suspects sought by Rayne Police for outstanding warrants

    Friday, March 10 2017 4:17 PM EST2017-03-10 21:17:53 GMT
    Sonny Dore (Source: Rayne PD)Sonny Dore (Source: Rayne PD)

    Rayne Police is searching for four people wanted on various outstanding warrants: Sonny Dore, 27, of Lafayette is wanted for vehicle burglary that occurred on Edgewood Drive on February 14, 2017. Claire Doucet, 30, of Rayne is wanted for two counts of unauthorized use of an access card. Police say she used a debit card taken from a vehicle burglary. Quinton Paul Marshall, 36, of St. Martinville is wanted for stalking. Jansen Jamal Rabon, 19, of Carencro is wanted for residential b...

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    Rayne Police is searching for four people wanted on various outstanding warrants: Sonny Dore, 27, of Lafayette is wanted for vehicle burglary that occurred on Edgewood Drive on February 14, 2017. Claire Doucet, 30, of Rayne is wanted for two counts of unauthorized use of an access card. Police say she used a debit card taken from a vehicle burglary. Quinton Paul Marshall, 36, of St. Martinville is wanted for stalking. Jansen Jamal Rabon, 19, of Carencro is wanted for residential b...

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  • 'Gift of Hope' applications open for free IVF

    'Gift of Hope' applications open for free IVF

    Friday, March 10 2017 5:48 AM EST2017-03-10 10:48:18 GMT
    Two Louisiana couples will be selected for this year's "Gift of Hope," awarding grants to cover a cycle of in vitro fertilization. (Source: KPLC)Two Louisiana couples will be selected for this year's "Gift of Hope," awarding grants to cover a cycle of in vitro fertilization. (Source: KPLC)

    Two couples facing medical and financial roadblocks to having a baby are eligible to receive grants for a free cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) through a program called the "Gift of Hope."

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    Two couples facing medical and financial roadblocks to having a baby are eligible to receive grants for a free cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) through a program called the "Gift of Hope."

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  • Washington-Marion holds off Woodlawn to make back-to-back title game appearances

    Washington-Marion holds off Woodlawn to make back-to-back title game appearances

    Thursday, March 9 2017 8:44 PM EST2017-03-10 01:44:45 GMT
    Christian Edwards had a trio of dunks and scored 10 points. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Christian Edwards had a trio of dunks and scored 10 points. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    The top-seeded Charging Indians are headed back to the Class 4A championship after Washington-Marion held off a Woodlawn (SH) rally to win, 73-66. Washington-Marion was led by senior guard De'Vantre Vitor who finished the day 8-14 shooting for 24 points. Demarcus Vital and Christian Edwards added 13 and 10 points respectively.  W-M controlled most of the game before star forward Christian Edwards was benched with foul trouble in the second half. Woodlawn tied the game at 5...

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    The top-seeded Charging Indians are headed back to the Class 4A championship after Washington-Marion held off a Woodlawn (SH) rally to win, 73-66. Washington-Marion was led by senior guard De'Vantre Vitor who finished the day 8-14 shooting for 24 points. Demarcus Vital and Christian Edwards added 13 and 10 points respectively.  W-M controlled most of the game before star forward Christian Edwards was benched with foul trouble in the second half. Woodlawn tied the game at 5...

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  • CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day set for March 11

    CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day set for March 11

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-03-09 23:50:27 GMT
    (Source: CITGO)(Source: CITGO)

    If you want to get rid of any old electronics, CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day is happening Saturday, March 11.

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    If you want to get rid of any old electronics, CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day is happening Saturday, March 11.

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  • City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission to honor Vietnam War Veterans

    City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission to honor Vietnam War Veterans

    Thursday, March 9 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-03-09 21:06:17 GMT
    (Source: The City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission)(Source: The City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission)

    The City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission will host a "Vietnam Veterans Honor Day."

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    The City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission will host a "Vietnam Veterans Honor Day."

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  • What's Going Around: strep throat

    What's Going Around: strep throat

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-03-09 12:51:31 GMT
    Dr. Bruce Thompson at The Children's Clinic in Lake Charles says strep throat is What's Going Around this week. (Source: CDC)Dr. Bruce Thompson at The Children's Clinic in Lake Charles says strep throat is What's Going Around this week. (Source: CDC)

    A contagious bacterial infection that causes a sore throat and fever is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser goes inside The Children's Clinic in Lake Charles, where pediatrician, Dr. Bruce Thompson, says strep throat is being spread more among school-aged kids.

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    A contagious bacterial infection that causes a sore throat and fever is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser goes inside The Children's Clinic in Lake Charles, where pediatrician, Dr. Bruce Thompson, says strep throat is being spread more among school-aged kids.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-03-09 05:23:18 GMT

    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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  • Legal Corner: Movers didn't relocate my trailer correctly, and I'm disabled and can't do it on my own

    Legal Corner: Movers didn't relocate my trailer correctly, and I'm disabled and can't do it on my own

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 12:07 PM EST2017-03-08 17:07:45 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I recently had to move my trailer. The movers moved it but did not finish the job – no tie down and did not leave blocks. I already paid for the job. I am disabled and can’t do the work myself. What can I do ? This question turns on whether a contract was signed. Usually, in transactions in the thousands of dollars, a written contract is used in order to clarify all parties’ obligations. So, the viewer should revie...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I recently had to move my trailer. The movers moved it but did not finish the job – no tie down and did not leave blocks. I already paid for the job. I am disabled and can’t do the work myself. What can I do ? This question turns on whether a contract was signed. Usually, in transactions in the thousands of dollars, a written contract is used in order to clarify all parties’ obligations. So, the viewer should revie...More >>
  • Seven-year-old Mikeala yearns to be adopted

    Seven-year-old Mikeala yearns to be adopted

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 8:33 AM EST2017-03-08 13:33:18 GMT
    Seven-year-old Mikeala is legally freed for adoption through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC)Seven-year-old Mikeala is legally freed for adoption through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC)

    A bright-eyed, spunky seven-year-old girl named Mikeala is hoping to be part of a forever family through adoption. KPLC's Britney Glaser heads to the library with Mikeala, who is ready for her years in foster care to come to an end.

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    A bright-eyed, spunky seven-year-old girl named Mikeala is hoping to be part of a forever family through adoption. KPLC's Britney Glaser heads to the library with Mikeala, who is ready for her years in foster care to come to an end.

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  • Registration starts for the Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games

    Registration starts for the Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 12:29 PM EST2017-03-07 17:29:24 GMT
    Senior Games (Source: Medical Reserve Corps)Senior Games (Source: Medical Reserve Corps)

    It's time for The Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games. 

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    It's time for The Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games. 

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  • Jennings man arrested on attempted rape, kidnapping charges

    Jennings man arrested on attempted rape, kidnapping charges

    Monday, March 6 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-03-07 04:58:15 GMT
    (Source: Jennings Police Department)(Source: Jennings Police Department)

    The Jennings Police Department arrested a man on Friday on attempted rape and second-degree kidnapping charges just two hours after he'd been released from jail.

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    The Jennings Police Department arrested a man on Friday on attempted rape and second-degree kidnapping charges just two hours after he'd been released from jail.

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  • Derouen, Cournoyer named to 2017 LHSAA All-Tournament Team

    Derouen, Cournoyer named to 2017 LHSAA All-Tournament Team

    Monday, March 6 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-03-07 00:11:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The LHSAA announced the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls' Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Monday and Southwest Louisiana was well-represented. Class 3A champion South Beauregard had guard Ashlynn Derouen make the 10-player list and she is joined by Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer. Derouen led the Lady K's to their first state title since 1971 by scoring 20 and 28 points in the semifinal and championship games respectively. Derouen was also named the Class 3A title g...More >>
    The LHSAA announced the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls' Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Monday and Southwest Louisiana was well-represented. Class 3A champion South Beauregard had guard Ashlynn Derouen make the 10-player list and she is joined by Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer. Derouen led the Lady K's to their first state title since 1971 by scoring 20 and 28 points in the semifinal and championship games respectively. Derouen was also named the Class 3A title g...More >>
  • No. 4 LSU falls to No. 10 Texas Tech in Shriners Classic

    No. 4 LSU falls to No. 10 Texas Tech in Shriners Classic

    Sunday, March 5 2017 9:46 PM EST2017-03-06 02:46:36 GMT
    Centerfielder Tanner Gardner’s infield single Sunday scoring the winning run for Texas Tech in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU,  5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU will play host to San Diego at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will air on LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, and the radio broadcast and liv...More >>
    Centerfielder Tanner Gardner’s infield single Sunday scoring the winning run for Texas Tech in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU,  5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU will play host to San Diego at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will air on LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, and the radio broadcast and liv...More >>
  • Destrehan edges Barbe to win the Class 5A state championship

    Destrehan edges Barbe to win the Class 5A state championship

    Saturday, March 4 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-03-05 04:38:16 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    In a battle between the two top-ranked teams in the state, Destrehan defeated Barbe 62-57 in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A girls basketball state championship Saturday night at the...

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    In a battle between the two top-ranked teams in the state, Destrehan defeated Barbe 62-57 in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A girls basketball state championship Saturday night at the University...

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  • Mississippi State tops LSU to snap 7-game skid, 88-76

    Mississippi State tops LSU to snap 7-game skid, 88-76

    Saturday, March 4 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-03-05 03:16:14 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU)

    Quinndary Weatherspoon had 18 points as Mississippi State snapped a seven-game losing streak with an 88-76 win over LSU on Saturday.

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    Quinndary Weatherspoon had 18 points as Mississippi State snapped a seven-game losing streak with an 88-76 win over LSU on Saturday.

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  • South Beauregard downs Albany to win Class 3A state championship

    South Beauregard downs Albany to win Class 3A state championship

    Saturday, March 4 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-03-05 00:37:44 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Top-seeded South Beauregard won its first state title since 1971, defeating Albany 60-47 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A girls basketball state championship game Friday at the University...

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    Top-seeded South Beauregard won its first state title since 1971, defeating Albany 60-47 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A girls basketball state championship game Friday at the University Center.

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  • 2017 LHSAA boys basketball playoffs - quarterfinal round finals

    2017 LHSAA boys basketball playoffs - quarterfinal round finals

    Saturday, March 4 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-03-04 05:30:20 GMT
    (Source: LHSAA)(Source: LHSAA)

    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys basketball tournament brackets Tuesday. The "Top 28" (now 48) will be held March 6-11 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. 

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    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys basketball tournament brackets Tuesday. The "Top 28" (now 48) will be held March 6-11 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. 

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  • What is there to eat on Fridays during Lent?

    What is there to eat on Fridays during Lent?

    Friday, March 3 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-03-04 01:38:06 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Friday, March 3, marks the first Friday of Lent and those who observe it will be fasting. Most will be eating seafood.

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    What is there to eat on Fridays during Lent?

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  • Work to begin on Capt. Daniel Goos statue on lakefront

    Work to begin on Capt. Daniel Goos statue on lakefront

    Friday, March 3 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-03-03 22:59:12 GMT
    (Source: Archives and Special Collections at Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University)(Source: Archives and Special Collections at Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University)

    Construction will soon begin on the statue of Capt. Daniel Goos for Memorial Point on the Lakefront Promenade. 

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    Construction will soon begin on the statue of Capt. Daniel Goos for Memorial Point on the Lakefront Promenade. 

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  • Can weather changes make you sick?

    Can weather changes make you sick?

    Friday, March 3 2017 6:23 AM EST2017-03-03 11:23:19 GMT
    Can the weather truly make you feel under the weather? Dr. Michael Robinson with Memorial/LSUHSC answers that question in Healthcast. (Source: KPLC)Can the weather truly make you feel under the weather? Dr. Michael Robinson with Memorial/LSUHSC answers that question in Healthcast. (Source: KPLC)

    From 80 degree, humid weather, to windy, dry temperatures in the 40s, we are seeing quite the shift in seasons this week in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out if the weather truly be to blame when you "feel under the weather?" 

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    From 80 degree, humid weather, to windy, dry temperatures in the 40s, we are seeing quite the shift in seasons this week in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out if the weather truly be to blame when you "feel under the weather?" 

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  • CPPJ Special 'Movies Under the Stars': 101 Dalmations

    CPPJ Special 'Movies Under the Stars': 101 Dalmations

    Friday, March 3 2017 6:01 AM EST2017-03-03 11:01:09 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    Come and celebrate tobacco-free Calcasieu Parks at a special 'Movies Under The Stars' event in Lake Charles. 

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    Come and celebrate tobacco-free Calcasieu Parks at a special 'Movies Under The Stars' event in Lake Charles. 

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  • PHOTOS: Reach Out and Read Day celebrates Dr. Seuss

    PHOTOS: Reach Out and Read Day celebrates Dr. Seuss

    Friday, March 3 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-03-03 05:30:23 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)

    The Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Clinic hosted a "Reach Out and Read" event on Thursday, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day.

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    The Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Clinic hosted a "Reach Out and Read" event on Thursday, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day.

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  • UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for Town of Rosepine

    UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for Town of Rosepine

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-03-02 23:24:54 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Town of Vinton has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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    The Town of Vinton has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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  • What's Going Around: Norovirus and C. diff

    What's Going Around: Norovirus and C. diff

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:29 AM EST2017-03-02 11:29:35 GMT
    Dr. Kevin Schlamp, a family medicine physician in Sulphur, says norovirus and C. diff are What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Kevin Schlamp, a family medicine physician in Sulphur, says norovirus and C. diff are What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    Another wave of the stomach bug is making people sick this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it's Norovirus this time, and C. diff is also making the rounds. 

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    Another wave of the stomach bug is making people sick this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it's Norovirus this time, and C. diff is also making the rounds. 

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  • State police: Two men arrested on drug charges after I-10 traffic stops

    State police: Two men arrested on drug charges after I-10 traffic stops

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-03-01 23:12:57 GMT
    Renier Acosta and Christopher Conerly (Source: Louisiana State Police Troop D)Renier Acosta and Christopher Conerly (Source: Louisiana State Police Troop D)

    Two out-of-state men were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after two separate traffic stops on I-10, state police said.

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    Two out-of-state men were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after two separate traffic stops on I-10, state police said.

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  • 2017 LHSAA girls basketball playoffs - second round finals

    2017 LHSAA girls basketball playoffs - second round finals

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-03-01 21:57:00 GMT

    The LHSAA released the 2017 playoff brackets on Monday. The first round playoff matchups will begin on Thursday Feb.16 and will continue until the state championship games in Hammond, March 3-4. Southwest Louisiana had a pair of number one seeds in this years bracket. Both Barbe and South Beauregard earned respected number one overall seeds. You can find the seedings and first round schedule down below. CLASS 5A (32) Hammond at (1) Barbe - 2/16 (28) Alexandria at (...

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    The LHSAA released the 2017 playoff brackets on Monday. The first round playoff matchups will begin on Thursday Feb.16 and will continue until the state championship games in Hammond, March 3-4. Southwest Louisiana had a pair of number one seeds in this years bracket. Both Barbe and South Beauregard earned respected number one overall seeds. You can find the seedings and first round schedule down below. CLASS 5A (32) Hammond at (1) Barbe - 2/16 (28) Alexandria at (...

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  • LEGAL CORNER: How can I find out if my son's baby is his? His newborn looks nothing like him.

    LEGAL CORNER: How can I find out if my son's baby is his? His newborn looks nothing like him.

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 12:03 PM EST2017-03-01 17:03:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How can I find out if my son’s baby is his? His wife just gave birth, but the baby looks nothing like him. LA Rev Stat § 9:398.2 states that a petition for order to submit to blood or tissue tests prior to bringing filiation action: A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the husband of the mother, prior to filing an action of disavowal of a child born or conceived during his marriage to the mot...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How can I find out if my son’s baby is his? His wife just gave birth, but the baby looks nothing like him. LA Rev Stat § 9:398.2 states that a petition for order to submit to blood or tissue tests prior to bringing filiation action: A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the husband of the mother, prior to filing an action of disavowal of a child born or conceived during his marriage to the mot...

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  • February 2017 takes top spot for record warmth in Lake Charles

    February 2017 takes top spot for record warmth in Lake Charles

    February 2017 takes top spot for record warmth in Lake Charles

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-03-01 14:02:40 GMT
    Top 10 warmest Februarys in Lake Charles historyTop 10 warmest Februarys in Lake Charles history

    February 2017 sets the record for the warmest February in history for Lake Charles with a monthly average temperature of 64.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    February 2017 sets the record for the warmest February in history for Lake Charles with a monthly average temperature of 64.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Family's beloved dog dies from "swamp cancer"

    Family's beloved dog dies from "swamp cancer"

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:50 AM EST2017-03-01 13:50:36 GMT
    An autopsy on three-year-old Max shows his cause of death to be pythiosis or "swamp cancer." (Source: KPLC)An autopsy on three-year-old Max shows his cause of death to be pythiosis or "swamp cancer." (Source: KPLC)

    A rare illness known as "swamp cancer" is to blame for the death of a Moss Bluff family's beloved dog. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it's not just dogs that can be sickened by this devastating disease, it can also affect other animals, even humans. 

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    A rare illness known as "swamp cancer" is to blame for the death of a Moss Bluff family's beloved dog. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it's not just dogs that can be sickened by this devastating disease, it can also affect other animals, even humans. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: Your Mardi Gras photos

    SLIDESHOW: Your Mardi Gras photos

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 5:19 AM EST2017-03-01 10:19:19 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles CVB)(Source: Lake Charles CVB)

    Mardi Gras season has arrived. We want your Mardi Gras photos. Send them to newmedia@kplctv.com and we'll add them to our slideshow. For a list of Mardi Gras events around Southwest Louisiana, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Mardi Gras season has arrived. We want your Mardi Gras photos. Send them to newmedia@kplctv.com and we'll add them to our slideshow. For a list of Mardi Gras events around Southwest Louisiana, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Mardi Gras closures, trash schedule

    Mardi Gras closures, trash schedule

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 9:47 AM EST2017-02-28 14:47:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following closures and garbage schedule changes have been announced regarding Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana: 

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    The following closures and garbage schedule changes have been announced regarding Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana: 

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  • Boil advisory lifted for Kinder residents

    Boil advisory lifted for Kinder residents

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 9:09 AM EST2017-02-28 14:09:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A boil advisory has been for some residents in Kinder. Customers on U.S. 190 west at Cappel Road is under a boil advisory until further notice due to a line repair, according to officials with Southwest Allen Parish Water District #2.  For more information, call 337-738-5621. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A boil advisory has been for some residents in Kinder. Customers on U.S. 190 west at Cappel Road is under a boil advisory until further notice due to a line repair, according to officials with Southwest Allen Parish Water District #2.  For more information, call 337-738-5621. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Mardi Gras parade-goers urged to keep safety in mind

    Mardi Gras parade-goers urged to keep safety in mind

    Monday, February 27 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-02-28 01:08:04 GMT

    A crash during a parade in New Orleans has heightened safety concerns of parade-goers. The crash at the Endymion parade injured 32 people and sent 23 to the hospital. Law enforcement in the Lake area says measures already in place would likely prevent such a crash here. Still, officers urge people to keep safety in the forefront.

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    A crash during a parade in New Orleans has heightened safety concerns of parade-goers. The crash at the Endymion parade injured 32 people and sent 23 to the hospital. Law enforcement in the Lake area says measures already in place would likely prevent such a crash here. Still, officers urge people to keep safety in the forefront.

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  • #2 LSU sweeps Maryland, 9-5

    #2 LSU sweeps Maryland, 9-5

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:21 PM EST2017-02-27 02:21:08 GMT
    The LSU baseball team defeated Maryland, 9-5, to earn its first three-game series sweep of the season Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improved to 7-1 on the season while Maryland fell to 1-5. Sophomore right-hander Caleb Gilbert entered in relief for the Tigers in the fifth inning and earned the win, his first of the season. He fired two innings and struck out a career-high six batters. Hunter Newman entered in the eighth i...More >>
    The LSU baseball team defeated Maryland, 9-5, to earn its first three-game series sweep of the season Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improved to 7-1 on the season while Maryland fell to 1-5. Sophomore right-hander Caleb Gilbert entered in relief for the Tigers in the fifth inning and earned the win, his first of the season. He fired two innings and struck out a career-high six batters. Hunter Newman entered in the eighth i...More >>
  • Poche' allows one hit in shutout of Maryland

    Poche' allows one hit in shutout of Maryland

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-02-26 02:39:14 GMT
    LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' tossed eight more innings of no-hit baseball before finally surrendering his first hit of the season in the ninth inning, and the Tigers’ offense was impressive as well, defeating Maryland 14-0. The Tigers improved to 6-1 on the year, while Maryland fell to 1-4 with the loss. The teams will complete the weekend series Sunday morning, with Game 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can...More >>
    LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' tossed eight more innings of no-hit baseball before finally surrendering his first hit of the season in the ninth inning, and the Tigers’ offense was impressive as well, defeating Maryland 14-0. The Tigers improved to 6-1 on the year, while Maryland fell to 1-4 with the loss. The teams will complete the weekend series Sunday morning, with Game 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can...More >>
  • Lange strikes out 12 as Tigers top Terps, 6-1

    Lange strikes out 12 as Tigers top Terps, 6-1

    Saturday, February 25 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-02-25 05:13:32 GMT
    Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
    Junior right-hander Alex Lange struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings pitched and Michael Papierski hit a three-run home run as LSU defeated Maryland, 6-1, Friday night in Game 1 of the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season, while Maryland fell to 1-3. Lange improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing only one run on six hits and walking two. Right-hander Brian Shaffer (0-1) suffered the ...More >>
    Junior right-hander Alex Lange struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings pitched and Michael Papierski hit a three-run home run as LSU defeated Maryland, 6-1, Friday night in Game 1 of the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season, while Maryland fell to 1-3. Lange improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing only one run on six hits and walking two. Right-hander Brian Shaffer (0-1) suffered the ...More >>
  • SUNRISE KITCHEN: Oyster Florentine and Oyster Bienville

    SUNRISE KITCHEN: Oyster Florentine and Oyster Bienville

    Friday, February 24 2017 1:11 PM EST2017-02-24 18:11:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for Oyster Florentine and Oyster Bienville.

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    Chef Roy Angelle at SOWELA Community Technical College shares his recipe for Oyster Florentine and Oyster Bienville.

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  • Lake Charles J.C. Penney not affected by recent announcement of closures

    Lake Charles J.C. Penney not affected by recent announcement of closures

    Friday, February 24 2017 10:08 AM EST2017-02-24 15:08:35 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Prien Lake Mall Director Nikkie Buxton confirmed via email that the J.C. Penney store in Lake Charles will not be affected by the recent announcement by the company to close about 130 to 140 stores and two distribution facilities.

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    Prien Lake Mall Director Nikkie Buxton confirmed via email that the J.C. Penney store in Lake Charles will not be affected by the recent announcement by the company to close about 130 to 140 stores and two distribution facilities.

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  • Paralyzed coach making a difference

    Paralyzed coach making a difference

    Friday, February 24 2017 7:23 AM EST2017-02-24 12:23:23 GMT
    David Buller coaches his Upward basketball team from his wheelchair. (Source: KPLC)David Buller coaches his Upward basketball team from his wheelchair. (Source: KPLC)

    When a terrible hunting accident nearly killed 68-year-old David Buller, his recovery was nothing short of a miracle. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports in spite of tremendous challenges, he has been able to return to one of his first loves: the basketball court. 

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    When a terrible hunting accident nearly killed 68-year-old David Buller, his recovery was nothing short of a miracle. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports in spite of tremendous challenges, he has been able to return to one of his first loves: the basketball court. 

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  • Renovations coming to the Allen Parish Welcome Center

    Renovations coming to the Allen Parish Welcome Center

    Thursday, February 23 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-02-24 00:58:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's a plan to upgrade the Allen Parish Tourist Commission's Welcome Center. 

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    There's a plan to upgrade the Allen Parish Tourist Commission's Welcome Center. 

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  • What's Going Around: flu and RSV

    What's Going Around: flu and RSV

    Thursday, February 23 2017 7:29 AM EST2017-02-23 12:29:30 GMT
    Dr. Robert Anderson with Calcasieu Urgent Care says flu and RSV are What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Robert Anderson with Calcasieu Urgent Care says flu and RSV are What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    There is no sign of slowing down with rapidly spreading flu in Southwest Louisiana this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's What's Going Around this week, along with RSV.  

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    There is no sign of slowing down with rapidly spreading flu in Southwest Louisiana this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's What's Going Around this week, along with RSV.  

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  • Vinton fire chief retires after 50 years of service

    Thursday, February 23 2017 5:49 AM EST2017-02-23 10:49:09 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    The Town of Vinton's Fire Chief is retiring after 50 years of fighting fires and helping with rescues and traffic accidents. 

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    The Town of Vinton's Fire Chief is retiring after 50 years of fighting fires and helping with rescues and traffic accidents. 

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  • LSU cruises in 8-1 win over Hofstra

    LSU cruises in 8-1 win over Hofstra

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:54 AM EST2017-02-23 05:54:07 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU SID)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU SID)
    Freshman right-hander Zack Hess fired five innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and six strikeouts in his first collegiate start, helping lead second-ranked LSU to an 8-1 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. On the year, LSU improved to 4-1 with the win, while Hofstra fell to 0-4. The Tigers will return to action Friday night at 7 p.m. to face Maryland in Game 1 of a weekend series. The series may be viewed online through the...More >>
    Freshman right-hander Zack Hess fired five innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and six strikeouts in his first collegiate start, helping lead second-ranked LSU to an 8-1 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. On the year, LSU improved to 4-1 with the win, while Hofstra fell to 0-4. The Tigers will return to action Friday night at 7 p.m. to face Maryland in Game 1 of a weekend series. The series may be viewed online through the...More >>
  • St. Louis comes from behind to down Episcopal for Division III soccer championship

    St. Louis comes from behind to down Episcopal for Division III soccer championship

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:34 AM EST2017-02-23 05:34:54 GMT
    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    St. Louis defeated Episcopal, 2-1 in the Division III LHSAA soccer championship Wednesday night in New Orleans. The Saints won their state-record 13th title in school history, and the seventh in the past eight years. Senior Zac Eisner carried the Saints, scoring a pair of goals while winning the game's MVP award. His penalty kick in the 53rd minute broke the 1-1 tie that sent the Saints out with a third consecutive state cha...

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    St. Louis defeated Episcopal, 2-1 in the Division III LHSAA soccer championship Wednesday night in New Orleans. The Saints won their state-record 13th title in school history, and the seventh in the past eight years. Senior Zac Eisner carried the Saints, scoring a pair of goals while winning the game's MVP award. His penalty kick in the 53rd minute broke the 1-1 tie that sent the Saints out with a third consecutive state cha...

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  • City officials, businesses gearing up for Mardi Gras

    City officials, businesses gearing up for Mardi Gras

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-02-23 01:08:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Mardi Gras On Tuesday, February 28, the City of Lake Charles will observe the .  Several events, including the Krewe of Krewes Parade, will be held in the City. The following is an overview of activities planned for the day: Sister City Street Party, Luna Bar and Grill (live music – 10 a.m.- after Krewe of Krewes Parade) Second Line...

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    Mardi Gras On Tuesday, February 28, the City of Lake Charles will observe the .  Several events, including the Krewe of Krewes Parade, will be held in the City. The following is an overview of activities planned for the day: Sister City Street Party, Luna Bar and Grill (live music – 10 a.m.- after Krewe of Krewes Parade) Second Line...

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  • SLIDESHOW: Sunrise, sunset in Southwest Louisiana

    SLIDESHOW: Sunrise, sunset in Southwest Louisiana

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-02-23 00:32:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)
    There's no doubt about it, sunrise and sunset in Southwest Louisiana are beautiful. We often get viewer photos submitted to us of the beauty of our corner of the state and today we wanted to share of few of them with you. You can always submit your photo through our 7News mobile app or through email at newmedia@kplctv.com. Mobile users, click HERE to see the photos. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    There's no doubt about it, sunrise and sunset in Southwest Louisiana are beautiful. We often get viewer photos submitted to us of the beauty of our corner of the state and today we wanted to share of few of them with you. You can always submit your photo through our 7News mobile app or through email at newmedia@kplctv.com. Mobile users, click HERE to see the photos. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • TEEN REPORT: Teen depression rates are on the rise

    TEEN REPORT: Teen depression rates are on the rise

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-02-22 22:18:26 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    About one in five teens will experience depression before they become adults.

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    About one in five teens will experience depression before they become adults.

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  • Free child safety seat check set for Saturday in Lake Charles

    Free child safety seat check set for Saturday in Lake Charles

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-02-22 16:46:41 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Louisiana State Police Troop D will be conducting a child passenger safety seat check in Lake Charles. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Southwest Beverage, 3860 Broad Street. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check the installation of your child's seat and will answer any questions you may have at no charge. "It is estimated at least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused. This free chil...

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    The Louisiana State Police Troop D will be conducting a child passenger safety seat check in Lake Charles. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Southwest Beverage, 3860 Broad Street. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check the installation of your child's seat and will answer any questions you may have at no charge. "It is estimated at least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused. This free chil...

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  • CPPJ Asset Builders of Southwest Louisiana orientation set for Feb. 23

    CPPJ Asset Builders of Southwest Louisiana orientation set for Feb. 23

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 11:38 AM EST2017-02-22 16:38:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Calcasieu parish residents with low incomes saving to buy a home are invited to take part in the Asset Builders of Southwest Louisiana orientation. 

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    Calcasieu parish residents with low incomes saving to buy a home are invited to take part in the Asset Builders of Southwest Louisiana orientation. 

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  • Legal Corner: My husband will be deported after completing his prison sentence. Do I qualify for a divorce, and does he have any rights to see my children?

    Legal Corner: My husband will be deported after completing his prison sentence. Do I qualify for a divorce, and does he have any rights to see my children?

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:45 AM EST2017-02-22 11:45:11 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My husband has been incarcerated since December 2009. He will be deported after completing his sentence. Do I qualify for a divorce, and does he have any rights to see my children? You definitely have grounds for divorce. Civil Code Article 103: Except in the case of a covenant marriage, a divorce shall be granted on the petition of a spouse upon proof that:             (1) The ...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My husband has been incarcerated since December 2009. He will be deported after completing his sentence. Do I qualify for a divorce, and does he have any rights to see my children? You definitely have grounds for divorce. Civil Code Article 103: Except in the case of a covenant marriage, a divorce shall be granted on the petition of a spouse upon proof that:             (1) The ...More >>
  • Mobile learning lab training heart teams

    Mobile learning lab training heart teams

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:36 AM EST2017-02-22 13:36:21 GMT
    CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital interventional cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Mulhearn, practices using the Impella device on a model inside the Mobile Learning Lab. (Source: KPLC)CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital interventional cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Mulhearn, practices using the Impella device on a model inside the Mobile Learning Lab. (Source: KPLC)

    A show and tell of sorts for cardiac care staff in Lake Charles brings them aboard a giant 18-wheeler. Abiomed's Impella Mobile Learning Lab made a stop at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, giving clinicians hands-on training for the world's smallest heart pump.

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    A show and tell of sorts for cardiac care staff in Lake Charles brings them aboard a giant 18-wheeler. Abiomed's Impella Mobile Learning Lab made a stop at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, giving clinicians hands-on training for the world's smallest heart pump.

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  • McNeese professor shows off his Alp horn

    McNeese professor shows off his Alp horn

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:12 AM EST2017-02-22 13:12:21 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    The Alp Horn has been around for centuries and is an instrument that immediately makes you think of the Swiss Alps. 

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    The Alp Horn has been around for centuries and is an instrument that immediately makes you think of the Swiss Alps. 

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  • Homeless man finds kindness, compassion at sandwich shop

    Homeless man finds kindness, compassion at sandwich shop

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:02 PM EST2017-02-22 04:02:28 GMT

    The perils of living life on the streets are many and varied - from braving bad weather to not having a decent meal. But one local homeless man found kindness and compassion at a sandwich shop.

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    The perils of living life on the streets are many and varied - from braving bad weather to not having a decent meal. But one local homeless man found kindness and compassion at a sandwich shop.

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  • Opelousas man arrested for multiple vehicle burglary charges

    Opelousas man arrested for multiple vehicle burglary charges

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-02-21 22:02:09 GMT
    Eddie Lee McClain (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Eddie Lee McClain (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An Opelousas man has been arrested in connection with numerous vehicle burglaries in the Kinder area, authorities said.

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    An Opelousas man has been arrested in connection with numerous vehicle burglaries in the Kinder area, authorities said.

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  • LC Outback not affected by recent announcement of closures

    LC Outback not affected by recent announcement of closures

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:45 PM EST2017-02-21 18:45:43 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Lake Charles Outback Steakhouse Managing Partner, Rober Newmaster confirmed via phone that the Lake Charles location will not be affected by the recent announcement by its parent company Bloomin' Brands of Tampa to close 43 underperforming restaurants in it Q4 earning statement. According to a report by Marketwatch, Bloomin' Brands reported a loss of $4.28 million, down from the previous year's profit of $17.7 million in the fourth quarter. Bloomin' Brands of Tampa also ow...

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    Lake Charles Outback Steakhouse Managing Partner, Rober Newmaster confirmed via phone that the Lake Charles location will not be affected by the recent announcement by its parent company Bloomin' Brands of Tampa to close 43 underperforming restaurants in it Q4 earning statement. According to a report by Marketwatch, Bloomin' Brands reported a loss of $4.28 million, down from the previous year's profit of $17.7 million in the fourth quarter. Bloomin' Brands of Tampa also ow...

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  • Hamilton's Beta team wins first place in state competition, going to nationals

    Hamilton's Beta team wins first place in state competition, going to nationals

    Monday, February 20 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-02-21 04:27:15 GMT

    An open house at Hamilton Christian Academy on Monday included five special students who demonstrated their Beta Build project.

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    An open house at Hamilton Christian Academy on Monday included five special students who demonstrated their Beta Build project.

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  • LSU bats come alive to defeat Air Force, 10-3

    LSU bats come alive to defeat Air Force, 10-3

    Sunday, February 19 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-02-20 00:08:55 GMT
    (Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)(Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)
    LSU exploded for six runs in the fourth inning Sunday to defeat Air Force, 10-3, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU was perfect on the weekend, moving to 3-0 with the win, while the loss dropped Air Force to 2-2. The Tigers will return to action Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., when they face New Orleans at Maestri Field in New Orleans. The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television, and it may viewed in non-CST markets via the WatchESPN app. The LSU-UNO game will be broa...More >>
    LSU exploded for six runs in the fourth inning Sunday to defeat Air Force, 10-3, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU was perfect on the weekend, moving to 3-0 with the win, while the loss dropped Air Force to 2-2. The Tigers will return to action Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., when they face New Orleans at Maestri Field in New Orleans. The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television, and it may viewed in non-CST markets via the WatchESPN app. The LSU-UNO game will be broa...More >>
  • Alabama takes down LSU, 90-72

    Alabama takes down LSU, 90-72

    Saturday, February 18 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-02-19 03:52:29 GMT

    A torrid first-half shooting the ball by Alabama and 16 points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes spelled another defeat for the LSU Tigers Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Tide scored a 90-72 victory over the Tigers at Coleman Coliseum. The Tigers, who would actually outscore the Tide in the second half (40-39), fell to 9-17 and 1-13 in the Southeastern Conference entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Alabama is now 16-10 on the season and 9-5 in the league. LSU

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    A torrid first-half shooting the ball by Alabama and 16 points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes spelled another defeat for the LSU Tigers Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Tide scored a 90-72 victory over the Tigers at Coleman Coliseum. The Tigers, who would actually outscore the Tide in the second half (40-39), fell to 9-17 and 1-13 in the Southeastern Conference entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Alabama is now 16-10 on the season and 9-5 in the league. LSU

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  • #4 LSU shuts out Army in game one, 9-0

    #4 LSU shuts out Army in game one, 9-0

    Saturday, February 18 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-18 23:10:31 GMT
    (Source: LSU Sports)(Source: LSU Sports)
    The LSU baseball team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win against Army, marking the largest opening game shutout for the Tigers since 1996. The Tigers improved to 1-0 on the season and 11-0 in season openers under head coach Paul Mainieri, and Army fell to 0-2 on the year. The teams will have another seven-inning game against Army at 4 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can be accessed at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. It will ...More >>
    The LSU baseball team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win against Army, marking the largest opening game shutout for the Tigers since 1996. The Tigers improved to 1-0 on the season and 11-0 in season openers under head coach Paul Mainieri, and Army fell to 0-2 on the year. The teams will have another seven-inning game against Army at 4 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can be accessed at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. It will ...More >>
  • BBBS: Research proves mentors make measurable differences for kids

    BBBS: Research proves mentors make measurable differences for kids

    Friday, February 17 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-02-18 01:24:02 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    Organizers say kids who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters are less likely to start using drugs and alcohol, or get into fights.

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    Organizers say kids who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters are less likely to start using drugs and alcohol, or get into fights.

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  • SUNRISE KITCHEN: 'Diggity Dog' Biscuits

    SUNRISE KITCHEN: 'Diggity Dog' Biscuits

    Friday, February 17 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-02-17 16:28:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Our friend, Cookie Hauser shares her recipe for 'Diggity Dog' biscuits.

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    Our friend, Cookie Hauser shares her recipe for 'Diggity Dog' biscuits.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Friday, February 17 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-02-17 06:03:05 GMT
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
  • Lake Charles woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Lake Charles woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Thursday, February 16 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-02-17 03:55:37 GMT
    (Source: Perris Jones/KPLC)(Source: Perris Jones/KPLC)

    A Lake Charles woman celebrated a huge milestone on Thursday - her 105th birthday. 

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    A Lake Charles woman was celebrating a huge milestone at the Lake Charles Care Center Thursday, her 105th birthday. 

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  • What's Going Around: flu and strep throat

    What's Going Around: flu and strep throat

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:39 AM EST2017-02-16 16:39:23 GMT
    Louisiana is now experiencing the highest measurable flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CDC)Louisiana is now experiencing the highest measurable flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CDC)

    Louisiana is now in the "red," meaning we are experiencing the highest measurable flu activity this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the flu and strep throat have been so prevalent over the past week that one area school canceled classes. 

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    Louisiana is now in the "red," meaning we are experiencing the highest measurable flu activity this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the flu and strep throat have been so prevalent over the past week that one area school canceled classes. 

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  • Lake Charles water service interruption Thursday Feb. 16

    Lake Charles water service interruption Thursday Feb. 16

    Thursday, February 16 2017 6:53 AM EST2017-02-16 11:53:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Some Lake Charles residents will experience water interruption beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, for approximately four hours. 

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    Some Lake Charles residents will experience water interruption beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, for approximately four hours. 

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  • Welsh to honor its only Vietnam War casualty

    Welsh to honor its only Vietnam War casualty

    Thursday, February 16 2017 6:02 AM EST2017-02-16 11:02:20 GMT
    Source: KPLC-TVSource: KPLC-TV

    The community of Welsh is honoring one of its fallen soldiers in a special way.In the mid 1960's Donald Charles Gillett was what many would consider an all-American boy.

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    The community of Welsh is honoring one of its fallen soldiers in a special way.In the mid 1960's Donald Charles Gillett was what many would consider an all-American boy.

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  • Progressive Waste Connections bulk truck down in Sulphur

    Progressive Waste Connections bulk truck down in Sulphur

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-02-15 22:11:01 GMT
    (Source: Progressive Watse)(Source: Progressive Watse)

    Progressive/Waste Connections' large item truck will be out of service for up to one week.

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    Progressive/Waste Connections' large item truck will be out of service for up to one week.

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  • Early detection key in slowing eye disease progression

    Early detection key in slowing eye disease progression

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-02-15 20:51:16 GMT
    This OCT machine is used to help detect eye disease at their earliest stages. (Source: KPLC)This OCT machine is used to help detect eye disease at their earliest stages. (Source: KPLC)

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and it is considered an incurable eye disease today. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports if caught early, there are therapies that can dramatically slow its progression. 

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    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and it is considered an incurable eye disease today. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports if caught early, there are therapies that can dramatically slow its progression. 

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  • Legal Corner: If you have been living with someone since 2005, are you legally married in Louisiana?

    Legal Corner: If you have been living with someone since 2005, are you legally married in Louisiana?

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 12:34 PM EST2017-02-15 17:34:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If you have been living with someone since 2005, are you legally married in Louisiana? What is known as a “common law” marriage is not recognized in Louisiana. Here, according to CC Art. 86, marriage is defined as a legal relationship between a man and a woman that is created by CIVIL CONTRACT. The relationship and the contract are subject to special rules prescribed by law. CC Art. 87 states that the requirements for th...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If you have been living with someone since 2005, are you legally married in Louisiana? What is known as a “common law” marriage is not recognized in Louisiana. Here, according to CC Art. 86, marriage is defined as a legal relationship between a man and a woman that is created by CIVIL CONTRACT. The relationship and the contract are subject to special rules prescribed by law. CC Art. 87 states that the requirements for th...More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: KPLC Live News at 5

    WATCH LIVE: KPLC Live News at 5

    Sunday, January 29 2017 5:50 PM EST2017-01-29 22:50:51 GMT

    Watch our newscast today at 5pm

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    Watch our newscast today at 5pm

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  • Oak Park Dental serves 200 customers during 'Free Dental Day'

    Oak Park Dental serves 200 customers during 'Free Dental Day'

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-02-15 01:15:34 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Residents started lining up Monday afternoon to take advantage of Oak Park Dental's "Free Dental Day" on Tuesday.

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    Residents started lining up Monday afternoon to take advantage of Oak Park Dental's "Free Dental Day" on Tuesday.

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  • Keep your pets away from your Valentine's Day goodies

    Keep your pets away from your Valentine's Day goodies

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-02-14 22:19:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Keep your Valentine's Day sweets away from your pets, warns the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. 

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    Keep your Valentine's Day sweets away from your pets, warns the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. 

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  • Sheriff's office makes several arrests after Westlake club search

    Sheriff's office makes several arrests after Westlake club search

    Monday, February 13 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-02-14 04:04:28 GMT
    Rene Diaz  (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Rene Diaz (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested several people after doing a search of a nightclub in Westlake, authorities said. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested several people after doing a search of a nightclub in Westlake, authorities said. 

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  • 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Championships

    2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Championships

    Monday, February 13 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-02-14 02:24:32 GMT

    The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament wrapped up this weekend in Bossier City with a pair of local wrestlers bringing home a state title. In Division III, Gavin Christ of Basile took first place over Calep Balcuns from Brusly in the 126 weight class. Also, in Division III Alexander Yokubaitis of St. Louis grabbed first over David Kent from Brusly in the 106 weight class. Several other area athletes placed in the tournament.  For a f...

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    The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament wrapped up this weekend in Bossier City with a pair of local wrestlers bringing home a state title. In Division III, Gavin Christ of Basile took first place over Calep Balcuns from Brusly in the 126 weight class. Also, in Division III Alexander Yokubaitis of St. Louis grabbed first over David Kent from Brusly in the 106 weight class. Several other area athletes placed in the tournament.  For a f...

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  • NEW FAMILY TREE: Finding a family for Sheldon

    NEW FAMILY TREE: Finding a family for Sheldon

    Monday, February 13 2017 4:57 AM EST2017-02-13 09:57:35 GMT

    A five-year-old boy who has spent almost half of his life in foster care is hoping a forever family is waiting for him today. KPLC's Britney Glaser spends a day with Sheldon, a bright-eyed ball of energy, who has lots of love to give.

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    A five-year-old boy who has spent almost half of his life in foster care is hoping a forever family is waiting for him today. KPLC's Britney Glaser spends a day with Sheldon, a bright-eyed ball of energy, who has lots of love to give.

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  • Stolen vehicle recovered, four arrests made in Grant

    Stolen vehicle recovered, four arrests made in Grant

    Sunday, February 12 2017 6:29 PM EST2017-02-12 23:29:46 GMT
    Joseph Shannon Metcalf & Quincy James Soileau  (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Joseph Shannon Metcalf & Quincy James Soileau (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested four individuals after finding a stolen truck in Grant.

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    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested four individuals after finding a stolen truck in Grant.

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  • 5 injured in Allen parish home invasion

    5 injured in Allen parish home invasion

    Saturday, February 11 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-02-11 18:08:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Five people were injured during an early morning home invasion this week in Allen parish, authorities said. At 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Deputies with the sheriff's office and Officers with the Oberlin Police Department responded to the incident at a residence located on 713, 8th Street in Oberlin, said Allen Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses. The victims told deputies that three armed masked suspects broke into the home and demanded money. Several items were removed from the home....

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    Five people were injured during an early morning home invasion this week in Allen parish, authorities said. At 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Deputies with the sheriff's office and Officers with the Oberlin Police Department responded to the incident at a residence located on 713, 8th Street in Oberlin, said Allen Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses. The victims told deputies that three armed masked suspects broke into the home and demanded money. Several items were removed from the home....

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  • Two arrested, stolen vehicle recovered

    Two arrested, stolen vehicle recovered

    Saturday, February 11 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-02-11 18:07:23 GMT
    Michael AnthonyTaylor and Jessica Dodd Doise (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Michael AnthonyTaylor and Jessica Dodd Doise (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Authorities have apprehended two suspects accused stealing a vehicle back in December 2016. On Feb. 6, Michael Anthony Taylor, 45, and Jessica Dodd Doise, 38, both of Oberlin, were arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle, said Allen Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses. The vehicle, a 1993 Toyota pickup truck, was reported stolen in December 2016, Moses said. Detectives with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and Officers with the Oberlin Police Department found the vehicle at a resid...

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    Authorities have apprehended two suspects accused stealing a vehicle back in December 2016. On Feb. 6, Michael Anthony Taylor, 45, and Jessica Dodd Doise, 38, both of Oberlin, were arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle, said Allen Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses. The vehicle, a 1993 Toyota pickup truck, was reported stolen in December 2016, Moses said. Detectives with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and Officers with the Oberlin Police Department found the vehicle at a resid...

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  • YMCA building donated to Boy Scouts

    YMCA building donated to Boy Scouts

    Friday, February 10 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-02-11 00:05:48 GMT

    For almost twelve years the building that once housed the Kirby street YMCA has been vacant and deteriorating. But the building has now been donated to the Boy Scouts Calcasieu Council. Since hurricane Rita devastated the building it's been vacant, trashed and partly boarded up causing many to ask... Concerned citizen John Chavanne:  "I wanna know, what's going on with this building?  Ever since Rita, nothing's happened."    Local historic preservation...

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    For almost twelve years the building that once housed the Kirby street YMCA has been vacant and deteriorating. But the building has now been donated to the Boy Scouts Calcasieu Council. Since hurricane Rita devastated the building it's been vacant, trashed and partly boarded up causing many to ask... Concerned citizen John Chavanne:  "I wanna know, what's going on with this building?  Ever since Rita, nothing's happened."    Local historic preservation...

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  • Boil advisory lifted for Kinder

    Boil advisory lifted for Kinder

    Friday, February 10 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-02-10 14:28:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A boil advisory has been issued for some residents in Kinder. 

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    A boil advisory has been issued for some residents in Kinder. 

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  • Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Friday, February 10 2017 1:35 AM EST2017-02-10 06:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)

    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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  • Grant aims to help Cameron Parish families elevate homes

    Grant aims to help Cameron Parish families elevate homes

    Thursday, February 9 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-02-09 23:54:19 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    If you head to Grand Lake and take a turn on Country Lane, you'll come across Deana and Trevor Kelley's home.  The Kelleys have been living at their Cameron Parish home since 2004 and have experienced firsthand the damage Mother Nature can cause. "Hurricane Rita put 18 inches of water in the house and Hurricane Ike put 24 inches," said Trevor Kelley. "We spent a year out of our house rebuilding our house so we had a lot of damage, we were in the house probably ab...

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    If you head to Grand Lake and take a turn on Country Lane, you'll come across Deana and Trevor Kelley's home.  The Kelleys have been living at their Cameron Parish home since 2004 and have experienced firsthand the damage Mother Nature can cause. "Hurricane Rita put 18 inches of water in the house and Hurricane Ike put 24 inches," said Trevor Kelley. "We spent a year out of our house rebuilding our house so we had a lot of damage, we were in the house probably ab...

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  • A day in the life of a K-9 officer

    A day in the life of a K-9 officer

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-02-09 21:36:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Men and women in uniform are not the only ones to put their lives on the line to protect and serve. Just because they're dogs doesn't make them any less a part of the team as their human partners.  Dogs can see hear and smells things we can't, making them a valuable tool in the field. It's a job that demands a lot, but after getting an inside look at what these K9's can do, there's really nothing they can't handle.  Monday is training day for the Beauregard Sheriff's ...

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    Men and women in uniform are not the only ones to put their lives on the line to protect and serve. Just because they're dogs doesn't make them any less a part of the team as their human partners.  Dogs can see hear and smells things we can't, making them a valuable tool in the field. It's a job that demands a lot, but after getting an inside look at what these K9's can do, there's really nothing they can't handle.  Monday is training day for the Beauregard Sheriff's ...

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  • What's Going Around: pneumonia

    What's Going Around: pneumonia

    Thursday, February 9 2017 8:27 AM EST2017-02-09 13:27:18 GMT
    Dr. Robert Bernauer with Lake Area Medical Center says he is treating more patients in the emergency room for pneumonia. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Robert Bernauer with Lake Area Medical Center says he is treating more patients in the emergency room for pneumonia. (Source: KPLC)

    Flu numbers continue to soar in Southwest Louisiana this week and one of the most common flu-related complications is also on the rise. Pneumonia is What's Going Around this week.

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    Flu numbers continue to soar in Southwest Louisiana this week and one of the most common flu-related complications is also on the rise. Pneumonia is What's Going Around this week.

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  • Pelicans return to Contraband Bayou

    Pelicans return to Contraband Bayou

    Thursday, February 9 2017 6:36 AM EST2017-02-09 11:36:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It was early February of last year when we first visited Jeff and Lisa Ferguson, who live along Contraband Bayou. 

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    It was early February of last year when we first visited Jeff and Lisa Ferguson, who live along Contraband Bayou. 

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony set for new natatorium

    Groundbreaking ceremony set for new natatorium

    Thursday, February 9 2017 5:42 AM EST2017-02-09 10:42:23 GMT
    (Source: Ward 3 Recreation)(Source: Ward 3 Recreation)

    A new natatorium - or swimming pool -  is coming to Lake Charles.

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    A new natatorium - or swimming pool -  is coming to Lake Charles.

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  • Navy vet dedicated to restoring USS Orleck Naval Museum

    Navy vet dedicated to restoring USS Orleck Naval Museum

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:40 AM EST2017-02-09 09:40:43 GMT
    USS Orleck MuseumUSS Orleck Museum
    It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the 70 year old U.S.S. Orleck Naval Museum running throughout the year. Many of those volunteers are military veterans. Navy veteran Stephen Miller first got interested in the U.S.S. Orleck when plans were being made to move the ship from Orange Texas to Lake Charles. "The ship was built in Orange, Texas in World War II," said Miller. "I remembered that my dad worked in the shipyard in Orange during the war. He was a sheet meta...More >>
    It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the 70 year old U.S.S. Orleck Naval Museum running throughout the year. Many of those volunteers are military veterans. Navy veteran Stephen Miller first got interested in the U.S.S. Orleck when plans were being made to move the ship from Orange Texas to Lake Charles. "The ship was built in Orange, Texas in World War II," said Miller. "I remembered that my dad worked in the shipyard in Orange during the war. He was a sheet meta...More >>
  • In Depth: Background on Packaging Corporation of America

    In Depth: Background on Packaging Corporation of America

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-09 03:07:37 GMT

    Three people are dead and one unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder, officials said. The plant is located at 4200 Highway 190 West in Beauregard Parish.   According to the plant's website, the company operates a containerboard mill with two containerboard machines in DeRidder. Those machines produced 874,000 tons in 2015.  The company also reports producing more than 3.7 tons of kraft linerboard annual...

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    Three people are dead and one unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder, officials said. The plant is located at 4200 Highway 190 West in Beauregard Parish.   According to the plant's website, the company operates a containerboard mill with two containerboard machines in DeRidder. Those machines produced 874,000 tons in 2015.  The company also reports producing more than 3.7 tons of kraft linerboard annual...

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  • Draining, emotional day for family members of plant workers

    Draining, emotional day for family members of plant workers

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-02-09 03:02:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Three men were killed and seven people were injured in an explosion at Packaging Corporation of America Wednesday morning. It was a draining, emotional day for family members waiting to hear whether their family members were safe.

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    Three men were killed and seven people were injured in an explosion at Packaging Corporation of America Wednesday morning. It was a draining, emotional day for family members waiting to hear whether their family members were safe.

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  • Alex Bregman named to 2017 USA World Baseball Classic roster

    Alex Bregman named to 2017 USA World Baseball Classic roster

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-02-09 03:01:48 GMT
    USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The roster is made up of 13 pitchers and 15 position players, and features 13 USA Baseball alumni - five of whom participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The roster also features 18 Major League All-Stars, two Most Valuable Players and nine Gold Glove recipients. "We're excited to kick off the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the announcement of our roster," said Paul Seiler,...More >>
    USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The roster is made up of 13 pitchers and 15 position players, and features 13 USA Baseball alumni - five of whom participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The roster also features 18 Major League All-Stars, two Most Valuable Players and nine Gold Glove recipients. "We're excited to kick off the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the announcement of our roster," said Paul Seiler,...More >>
  • Barbe alum Bryce Jordan out for 2017 LSU baseball season

    Barbe alum Bryce Jordan out for 2017 LSU baseball season

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 6:26 PM EST2017-02-08 23:26:03 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)(Source: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)
    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced Wednesday that junior Bryce Jordan suffered a severe injury and has been ruled out for the 2017 season.  Jordan, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was a selection to the first-team All-SEC at the DH/Utility position last season. The passionate Jordan was an on-base machine and led the Southeastern Conference in hit-by-pitches in 2016 with 23 for the most by an LSU player since at least 1984.  Jordan pla...More >>
    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced Wednesday that junior Bryce Jordan suffered a severe injury and has been ruled out for the 2017 season.  Jordan, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was a selection to the first-team All-SEC at the DH/Utility position last season. The passionate Jordan was an on-base machine and led the Southeastern Conference in hit-by-pitches in 2016 with 23 for the most by an LSU player since at least 1984.  Jordan pla...More >>
  • Legal Corner: If we borrow from a 401k and pay taxes, do we have to pay them again come tax time?

    Legal Corner: If we borrow from a 401k and pay taxes, do we have to pay them again come tax time?

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-02-08 16:14:53 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If we borrowed money from our 401k and paid taxes at the time, do we have to pay them again on our income taxes at the end of the year? If money was borrowed, there should have been no taxes last year. If it was treated as a distribution last year, it would have been taxable, but there should not be any loan payments required. It is a one-time tax. Either way, there should be no additional taxes this year. Question: We have used a ...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If we borrowed money from our 401k and paid taxes at the time, do we have to pay them again on our income taxes at the end of the year? If money was borrowed, there should have been no taxes last year. If it was treated as a distribution last year, it would have been taxable, but there should not be any loan payments required. It is a one-time tax. Either way, there should be no additional taxes this year. Question: We have used a ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: National Boy Scouts Day

    SLIDESHOW: National Boy Scouts Day

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-02-08 14:59:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It's National Boy Scouts Day! Since 1910 boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America. Mobile users, click HERE to view slideshow of local area troops. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    It's National Boy Scouts Day! Since 1910 boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America. Mobile users, click HERE to view slideshow of local area troops. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Lake Charles Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters

    Lake Charles Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:47 AM EST2017-02-08 14:47:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Fire Department is accepting applications.

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    The Lake Charles Fire Department is accepting applications.

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  • Iowa promotes defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to head football coach

    Iowa promotes defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to head football coach

    Monday, February 6 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-02-07 01:07:57 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Iowa didn't have to search very far to find its replacement for the departure of head coach Sean Richard. The Yellow Jackets promoted defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to the post of head coach on Thursday.  "I think it makes it a lot easier because you are familiar with the kids, the administration and the community," said Johns. "Those are the things that you need to build a program." Johns has been a staple in the Southwest Louisiana coachi...More >>
    Iowa didn't have to search very far to find its replacement for the departure of head coach Sean Richard. The Yellow Jackets promoted defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to the post of head coach on Thursday.  "I think it makes it a lot easier because you are familiar with the kids, the administration and the community," said Johns. "Those are the things that you need to build a program." Johns has been a staple in the Southwest Louisiana coachi...More >>
  • Super Bowl snacks in high demand

    Super Bowl snacks in high demand

    Monday, February 6 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-02-06 18:26:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The USDA says Americans will eat 1.3 million wings and 4.4 million pizzas on Superbowl Sunday.

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    The USDA says Americans will eat 1.3 million wings and 4.4 million pizzas on Superbowl Sunday.

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  • Two men captured after high speed chase in Jennings

    Two men captured after high speed chase in Jennings

    Monday, February 6 2017 12:34 PM EST2017-02-06 17:34:10 GMT

    Two Welsh men led who led police on a chase through Jennings before ditching the vehicle and fleeing, were captured Sunday night, authorities said. Ronnie Sonnier and Billy Knight, both 25, were arrested and charged with resisting an officer, said Deputy Chief Chris Ivey with Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office. Knight was also charged with obstruction of public passage and unauthorized entry. The high-speed chase began when deputies observed a vehicle obstructing the roadway on McKinl...

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    Two Welsh men led who led police on a chase through Jennings before ditching the vehicle and fleeing, were captured Sunday night, authorities said. Ronnie Sonnier and Billy Knight, both 25, were arrested and charged with resisting an officer, said Deputy Chief Chris Ivey with Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office. Knight was also charged with obstruction of public passage and unauthorized entry. The high-speed chase began when deputies observed a vehicle obstructing the roadway on McKinl...

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  • SLIDESHOW: Most Googled Super Bowl foods (by state)

    Friday, February 3 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-02-03 23:53:29 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    According to Google, here are the most searched recipes for Super Bowl foods, by state:

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    According to Google, here are the most searched recipes for Super Bowl foods, by state:

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  • Lake Charles Sesquicentennial events planned

    Lake Charles Sesquicentennial events planned

    Friday, February 3 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-02-03 13:18:05 GMT
    Source: American PressSource: American Press

    The year was 1967. America was heavily involved in the Vietnam War, Lyon Johnson was president and Lake Charles was celebrating its 100th birthday.  There was a multi night centennial extravaganza at McNeese Cowboy Stadium and a huge parade through downtown Lake Charles. "As I glance at the pictures, I can hear the sounds of the (Lake Charles High School) Kilties, as they march down," said Centennial Chair and former mayor Willie Mount. "The smell of restaura...

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    The year was 1967. America was heavily involved in the Vietnam War, Lyon Johnson was president and Lake Charles was celebrating its 100th birthday.  There was a multi night centennial extravaganza at McNeese Cowboy Stadium and a huge parade through downtown Lake Charles. "As I glance at the pictures, I can hear the sounds of the (Lake Charles High School) Kilties, as they march down," said Centennial Chair and former mayor Willie Mount. "The smell of restaura...

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  • LHSAA releases 2017 boys soccer playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2017 boys soccer playoff brackets

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-02-03 05:56:54 GMT
    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys soccer tournament brackets Wednesday. The championship matches will be held February 22 and 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Baton Rouge at (12) Barbe (18) Sulphur at (15) Hammond Division III- (21) New Orleans Military & Maritime at (12) Leesville  (19) Abbeville at (14) DeRidder (3) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I-IV. Division I Divisio...More >>
    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys soccer tournament brackets Wednesday. The championship matches will be held February 22 and 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Baton Rouge at (12) Barbe (18) Sulphur at (15) Hammond Division III- (21) New Orleans Military & Maritime at (12) Leesville  (19) Abbeville at (14) DeRidder (3) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I-IV. Division I Divisio...More >>
  • Free mammograms available to eligible Louisiana women

    Free mammograms available to eligible Louisiana women

    Thursday, February 2 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-02-03 03:26:35 GMT
    Mammograms are now being offered at no cost to Louisiana women who qualify. (Source: KPLC)Mammograms are now being offered at no cost to Louisiana women who qualify. (Source: KPLC)

    It is a first-of-its kind effort to change the state's mortality rate connected to breast cancer. The cost of critical screenings will no longer be a hindrance for uninsured or underinsured women, thanks to a new partnership offering free mammograms to eligible women.

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    It is a first-of-its kind effort to change the state's mortality rate connected to breast cancer. The cost of critical screenings will no longer be a hindrance for uninsured or underinsured women, thanks to a new partnership offering free mammograms to eligible women.

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  • LC businessman shares story of survival and overcoming adversity

    LC businessman shares story of survival and overcoming adversity

    Thursday, February 2 2017 8:35 PM EST2017-02-03 01:35:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    He survived and lives to share his message to all who will listen. Local businessman nick Perioux was shot in the stomach and nearly died just over 12 years ago. It's about overcoming adversity: by all accounts, Perioux should have died that December night in 2004 in an attempted armed robbery and shooting as he was leaving his family's restaurant..

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    He survived and lives to share his message to all who will listen. Local businessman nick Perioux was shot in the stomach and nearly died just over 12 years ago. It's about overcoming adversity: by all accounts, Perioux should have died that December night in 2004 in an attempted armed robbery and shooting as he was leaving his family's restaurant..

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  • Widespread flu outbreak, Tamiflu tough to find

    Widespread flu outbreak, Tamiflu tough to find

    Thursday, February 2 2017 7:02 AM EST2017-02-02 12:02:39 GMT
    Louisiana is one of 37 states dealing with a widespread flu outbreak. (Source: CDC)Louisiana is one of 37 states dealing with a widespread flu outbreak. (Source: CDC)

    The flu is approaching epidemic levels in parts of the United States this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports Louisiana is one of 37 states reporting a widespread flu outbreak.

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    The flu is approaching epidemic levels in parts of the United States this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports Louisiana is one of 37 states reporting a widespread flu outbreak.

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  • Barre works out arms, legs, core

    Barre works out arms, legs, core

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-02-02 00:07:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    If you hate the traditional push up and sit up and working out isn't really your thing, there are some things out there that could get you in shape without you realizing that you're breaking a sweat. 

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    If you hate the traditional push up and sit up and working out isn't really your thing, there are some things out there that could get you in shape without you realizing that you're breaking a sweat. 

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  • Legal Corner: New neighbors say my long-time fence is encroaching on their property

    Legal Corner: New neighbors say my long-time fence is encroaching on their property

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:45 PM EST2017-02-01 17:45:23 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I own a house with a fence around. My neighbor who has lived next door for years just sold his house. The new neighbors had a survey done.  Their survey said my fence, which has been there for years, was encroaching on their property. They are asking to me to move my fence. Do I have to since it’s been up for years? Not necessarily. If the fence had been up for 30 years, then the viewer can claim ownership of the property...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I own a house with a fence around. My neighbor who has lived next door for years just sold his house. The new neighbors had a survey done.  Their survey said my fence, which has been there for years, was encroaching on their property. They are asking to me to move my fence. Do I have to since it’s been up for years? Not necessarily. If the fence had been up for 30 years, then the viewer can claim ownership of the property...

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  • Doctor creates new pain relief cream

    Doctor creates new pain relief cream

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:34 AM EST2017-02-01 13:34:33 GMT
    Dr. Craig Morton with Center for Orthopedics created a new pain relief cream that he says has fewer side effects than others on the market. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Craig Morton with Center for Orthopedics created a new pain relief cream that he says has fewer side effects than others on the market. (Source: KPLC)

    When a Lake Charles doctor couldn't find the exact fix for his patients in pain, he decided to invent his own solution. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports Dr. Craig Morton created a pain relief cream that promises more benefits, with fewer side effects.

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    When a Lake Charles doctor couldn't find the exact fix for his patients in pain, he decided to invent his own solution. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports Dr. Craig Morton created a pain relief cream that promises more benefits, with fewer side effects.

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  • LHSAA releases 2017 girls soccer playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2017 girls soccer playoff brackets

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:49 PM EST2017-01-31 20:49:15 GMT
    The LHSAA released its 2017 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship games will be held February 22-23 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Airline at (12) Barbe (22) Sulphur at (11) Dutchtown Division II- (18) Academy of Our Lady at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (24) Leesville at (9) Ursuline Academy (20) Lusher Charter at (13) DeRidder (4) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I...More >>
    The LHSAA released its 2017 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship games will be held February 22-23 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Airline at (12) Barbe (22) Sulphur at (11) Dutchtown Division II- (18) Academy of Our Lady at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (24) Leesville at (9) Ursuline Academy (20) Lusher Charter at (13) DeRidder (4) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I...More >>
  • Funeral arrangements set for former McNeese AD Sonny Watkins Jr.

    Funeral arrangements set for former McNeese AD Sonny Watkins Jr.

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 8:14 AM EST2017-01-31 13:14:51 GMT
    (Source: Johnson Funeral Home)(Source: Johnson Funeral Home)

    Funeral arrangements have been set for former McNeese AD "Harold" Sonny Watkins, Jr.

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    Funeral arrangements have been set for former McNeese AD "Harold" Sonny Watkins, Jr.

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  • Parents await refunds, records from License 2 Drive

    Parents await refunds, records from License 2 Drive

    Monday, January 30 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-01-31 03:15:59 GMT

    Parents of students at the Lake Charles driving school that recently lost its license are becoming increasingly frustrated.

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    Parents of students at the Lake Charles driving school that recently lost its license are becoming increasingly frustrated.

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  • Authorities: Black smoke result of flaring from local plant; no danger to public

    Authorities: Black smoke result of flaring from local plant; no danger to public

    Monday, January 30 2017 2:10 PM EST2017-01-30 19:10:52 GMT
    (Source: viewer)(Source: viewer)

    The huge release of black smoke seen around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning was due to a flaring at a local plant, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish OEP Director Dick Gremillion said Lyondell-Basell apparently lost their steamline to their flare. It in unclear how long the flare will last. The burn posed no danger to the public, Gremillion said. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The huge release of black smoke seen around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning was due to a flaring at a local plant, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish OEP Director Dick Gremillion said Lyondell-Basell apparently lost their steamline to their flare. It in unclear how long the flare will last. The burn posed no danger to the public, Gremillion said. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Sam Houston hires Chad Paulk as head football coach

    Sam Houston hires Chad Paulk as head football coach

    Saturday, January 28 2017 12:51 AM EST2017-01-28 05:51:06 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Sam Houston High School took one step closer to a district title on Tuesday by luring away Barbe offensive coordinator, Chad Paulk. The Broncos hired Paulk to be their head coach after six seasons coaching the Buccaneer offense.  The hire benefits Sam Houston by weakening the reigning co-district champ and by giving the Broncos an infusion of young energy.  "My vision is this is going to be the best high school in the state of Louisiana and the entire n...More >>
    Sam Houston High School took one step closer to a district title on Tuesday by luring away Barbe offensive coordinator, Chad Paulk. The Broncos hired Paulk to be their head coach after six seasons coaching the Buccaneer offense.  The hire benefits Sam Houston by weakening the reigning co-district champ and by giving the Broncos an infusion of young energy.  "My vision is this is going to be the best high school in the state of Louisiana and the entire n...More >>
  • McNeese offering blacksmith classes

    McNeese offering blacksmith classes

    Friday, January 27 2017 9:32 AM EST2017-01-27 14:32:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Once upon a time, men like E.J. McCann were on every street corner. 

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    Once upon a time, men like E.J. McCann were on every street corner. 

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  • Five year mortality linked to loss of smell

    Five year mortality linked to loss of smell

    Friday, January 27 2017 7:56 AM EST2017-01-27 12:56:41 GMT
    Dr. Samuel Sprehe, ENT and allergist with Memorial Medical Group, says losing the sense of smell could be a sign of a much bigger health problem. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Samuel Sprehe, ENT and allergist with Memorial Medical Group, says losing the sense of smell could be a sign of a much bigger health problem. (Source: KPLC)

    How is your sense of smell? The findings of a study on people who have lost the ability to smell might shock you. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports there is a strong link between sense of smell and death.

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    How is your sense of smell? The findings of a study on people who have lost the ability to smell might shock you. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports there is a strong link between sense of smell and death.

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  • Sowela honors former nursing instructor

    Sowela honors former nursing instructor

    Thursday, January 26 2017 8:36 AM EST2017-01-26 13:36:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    When officials at Sowela Technical Community college saw our Hometown Hero story on Faye Singer last year, they took notice. 

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    When officials at Sowela Technical Community college saw our Hometown Hero story on Faye Singer last year, they took notice. 

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  • What's Going Around: RSV

    What's Going Around: RSV

    Thursday, January 26 2017 7:48 AM EST2017-01-26 12:48:47 GMT
    Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is what's going around this week. (Source: KPLC)Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is what's going around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    Three letters can send fear into any parent of a young child: RSV. It is a very contagious respiratory infection and is what's going around this week. 

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    Three letters can send fear into any parent of a young child: RSV. It is a very contagious respiratory infection and is what's going around this week. 

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  • John Bridges shares 105 pound weight loss

    John Bridges shares 105 pound weight loss

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 7:07 AM EST2017-01-25 12:07:13 GMT
    KPLC's John Bridges has lost 105 pounds since January 2014. (Source: KPLC)KPLC's John Bridges has lost 105 pounds since January 2014. (Source: KPLC)

    KPLC's John Bridges has dramatically transformed his health and just surpassed the 100 pound weight loss milestone.  

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    KPLC's John Bridges has dramatically transformed his health and just surpassed the 100 pound weight loss milestone.  

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  • What's Going Around: pink eye

    What's Going Around: pink eye

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 6:12 AM EST2017-01-24 11:12:02 GMT
    Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    If your eyes are feeling itchy, burning, irritated or looking red, there is a good chance you have what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports highly contagious pink eye is making the rounds in childcare and school settings again.

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    If your eyes are feeling itchy, burning, irritated or looking red, there is a good chance you have what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports highly contagious pink eye is making the rounds in childcare and school settings again.

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  • St. Louis High students learn history first-hand

    St. Louis High students learn history first-hand

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:24 AM EST2017-01-19 13:24:45 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    Two high school students from Lake Charles are learning what their late great-grandfather did during the Korean War. Korean War veteran Raymond Bernard Sherman died in 2002, but his legacy continues through his great grandchildren who are students here at St. Louis Catholic High School. "When my granddaughter and grandson expressed an interest in what my dad had done and wanted to meet someone who perhaps had survived that, it just makes me want to cry. Because it's so special a...

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    Two high school students from Lake Charles are learning what their late great-grandfather did during the Korean War. Korean War veteran Raymond Bernard Sherman died in 2002, but his legacy continues through his great grandchildren who are students here at St. Louis Catholic High School. "When my granddaughter and grandson expressed an interest in what my dad had done and wanted to meet someone who perhaps had survived that, it just makes me want to cry. Because it's so special a...

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  • Mumps outbreak has Louisiana health officials on alert

    Mumps outbreak has Louisiana health officials on alert

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 8:06 AM EST2017-01-18 13:06:07 GMT
    A nationwide mumps outbreak has Louisiana health officials on alert. (Source: KPLC)A nationwide mumps outbreak has Louisiana health officials on alert. (Source: KPLC)

    The nation is in the midst of a mumps outbreak. Louisiana has remained isolated from the contagious virus, but KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that does not mean we are in the clear.  

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    The nation is in the midst of a mumps outbreak. Louisiana has remained isolated from the contagious virus, but KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that does not mean we are in the clear.  

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  • Teen moving to Olympic Training Center with Tokyo 2020 dreams

    Teen moving to Olympic Training Center with Tokyo 2020 dreams

    Friday, January 13 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-01-13 12:19:14 GMT
    16-year-old Jacob Waters of Ragley has been selected to the residency program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. (Source: KPLC)16-year-old Jacob Waters of Ragley has been selected to the residency program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. (Source: KPLC)

    A Ragley teen who has dreamed of competing in the Olympics is one huge step closer to seeing that become his reality! KPLC's Britney Glaser reports 16-year-old cyclist, Jacob Waters, is moving to the  Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

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    A Ragley teen who has dreamed of competing in the Olympics is one huge step closer to seeing that become his reality! KPLC's Britney Glaser reports 16-year-old cyclist, Jacob Waters, is moving to the  Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

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  • Flu death in Lake Charles, virus spikes in Louisiana

    Flu death in Lake Charles, virus spikes in Louisiana

    Thursday, January 12 2017 6:54 AM EST2017-01-12 11:54:07 GMT
    The influenza virus has turned deadly in Lake Charles after the death this week of a patient from flu-related complications. (Source: KPLC)The influenza virus has turned deadly in Lake Charles after the death this week of a patient from flu-related complications. (Source: KPLC)

    A warning this week about just how serious the flu virus can be, after the death of a patient in Lake Charles from flu complications. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the flu is What's Going Around.

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    A warning this week about just how serious the flu virus can be, after the death of a patient in Lake Charles from flu complications. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the flu is What's Going Around.

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  • Deadline to enroll in Affordable Care Act is January 31

    Deadline to enroll in Affordable Care Act is January 31

    Thursday, January 12 2017 5:48 AM EST2017-01-12 10:48:26 GMT
    The deadline to enroll in or change a plan with the Affordable Care Act is January 31. (Source: KPLC)The deadline to enroll in or change a plan with the Affordable Care Act is January 31. (Source: KPLC)

    The fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a top priority on Capitol Hill. Still, it is the law of the land today and a deadline to choose a 2017 health plan is fast approaching, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.

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    The fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a top priority on Capitol Hill. Still, it is the law of the land today and a deadline to choose a 2017 health plan is fast approaching, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.

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  • Moss Bluff skydiver helped develop BASE jumping

    Moss Bluff skydiver helped develop BASE jumping

    Thursday, January 12 2017 5:05 AM EST2017-01-12 10:05:36 GMT
    Source: Dewayne BruetteSource: Dewayne Bruette
    DeWayne Bruette of Moss Bluff is a familiar site at McNeese Cowboy football games. He's one of several Parapokes who sky dive into the stadium with the American flag at each home game. "Parachute rides are fun. Free fall is the closest I'll ever get to this side of eternity to get an out of body experience. You're weightless and you feel free. Literally." But back in the early 1980s, Bruette was arrested for trespassing after jumping off the tallest building west of the Mi...More >>
    DeWayne Bruette of Moss Bluff is a familiar site at McNeese Cowboy football games. He's one of several Parapokes who sky dive into the stadium with the American flag at each home game. "Parachute rides are fun. Free fall is the closest I'll ever get to this side of eternity to get an out of body experience. You're weightless and you feel free. Literally." But back in the early 1980s, Bruette was arrested for trespassing after jumping off the tallest building west of the Mi...More >>
  • Over 3,000 people helped by KPLC viewers during holidays

    Over 3,000 people helped by KPLC viewers during holidays

    Friday, January 6 2017 9:29 AM EST2017-01-06 14:29:18 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    Thanks to donations to The KPLC Community Christmas and Salvation Army Angel Tree programs, more families and children were helped than ever before. 

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    Thanks to donations to The KPLC Community Christmas and Salvation Army Angel Tree programs, more families and children were helped than ever before. 

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  • Hometown Hero: Joy Snyder served as a secret courier in the Cold War

    Hometown Hero: Joy Snyder served as a secret courier in the Cold War

    Thursday, December 15 2016 5:19 AM EST2016-12-15 10:19:00 GMT
    Source: Joy SnyderSource: Joy Snyder

    A Welsh native entered the military during the Cold War with a special duty. It was 1950 and at the age of 19, Joy Lee Snyder was sworn into the United States Marine Corps for Women. The Welsh native was assigned to a base in North Carolina as a top secret courier. "I used to take secret and confidential documents to different officers on the base. I had to carry a briefcase and had to have it locked on my wrist."  Joy says she was taken seriously by most of those on ...

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    A Welsh native entered the military during the Cold War with a special duty. It was 1950 and at the age of 19, Joy Lee Snyder was sworn into the United States Marine Corps for Women. The Welsh native was assigned to a base in North Carolina as a top secret courier. "I used to take secret and confidential documents to different officers on the base. I had to carry a briefcase and had to have it locked on my wrist."  Joy says she was taken seriously by most of those on ...

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  • Kiwanis Coats for Kids collects more than 1,000 coats

    Kiwanis Coats for Kids collects more than 1,000 coats

    Thursday, December 8 2016 8:29 AM EST2016-12-08 13:29:31 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    Over a thousand newly donated coats are now in the hands of those who need them, thanks to a civic club's project. 

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    Over a thousand newly donated coats are now in the hands of those who need them, thanks to a civic club's project. 

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  • LOUISIANA TRAVELER: Relive the magic with the Muller's Christmas trains display

    LOUISIANA TRAVELER: Relive the magic with the Muller's Christmas trains display

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 9:18 PM EST2016-12-08 02:18:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Andy Buckley is reliving a childhood memory: operating  model trains.

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    Andy Buckley is reliving a childhood memory: operating  model trains.

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  • Westlake woman nursed GIs during WWII

    Westlake woman nursed GIs during WWII

    Thursday, December 1 2016 8:36 AM EST2016-12-01 13:36:25 GMT
    (Source: John Bridges/KPLC)(Source: John Bridges/KPLC)

    Faye Singer was only 16 when she signed up to be an Army Cadet nurse.

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    Faye Singer was only 16 when she signed up to be an Army Cadet nurse.

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  • Owen Bourque still teaching at the age of 83

    Owen Bourque still teaching at the age of 83

    Thursday, November 17 2016 7:03 AM EST2016-11-17 12:03:17 GMT
    Courtesy: KPLC-TVCourtesy: KPLC-TV

    Owen Bourque began his teaching career in the fall of 1957 at Maplewood School. 

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    Owen Bourque began his teaching career in the fall of 1957 at Maplewood School. 

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  • Innovative diabetes treatment introduced at Trina Health

    Innovative diabetes treatment introduced at Trina Health

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:44 AM EST2016-11-16 12:44:01 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    The effects of diabethes differ patient to patient, requiring specialized treatment for everyone. Trina Health in Lake Charles is offering one of the newest treatment options that creators hope will be the unique diabetes management that patients have been looking for. "I was diagnosed at age 3," said Kristen Orndoff who's lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She's had to face some of the many complications the disease brings on. "I've had 6 eye surgeri...

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    The effects of diabethes differ patient to patient, requiring specialized treatment for everyone. Trina Health in Lake Charles is offering one of the newest treatment options that creators hope will be the unique diabetes management that patients have been looking for. "I was diagnosed at age 3," said Kristen Orndoff who's lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She's had to face some of the many complications the disease brings on. "I've had 6 eye surgeri...

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  • High school students learn value of civic engagement

    High school students learn value of civic engagement

    Thursday, November 10 2016 8:08 AM EST2016-11-10 13:08:16 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

    These high school students from throughout Southwest Louisiana represent the next set of voters.

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    These high school students from throughout Southwest Louisiana represent the next set of voters.

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  • KPLC 7News webcast

    KPLC 7News webcast

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:20 PM EST2016-11-09 04:20:28 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    KPLC invites you to join our live election night webcast, where we'll have the early returns as they begin coming in, as well as live reports from our team of reporters staged across the area.

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    KPLC invites you to join our live election night webcast, where we'll have the early returns as they begin coming in, as well as live reports from our team of reporters staged across the area.

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  • Little Troopers helps veterans and their children

    Little Troopers helps veterans and their children

    Thursday, November 3 2016 7:00 AM EDT2016-11-03 11:00:38 GMT

    Joshua and Melissa Macer are military veterans trying to get their lives back together after giving years of service to their country.  

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    Joshua and Melissa Macer are military veterans trying to get their lives back together after giving years of service to their country.  

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  • SWLA Veterans Home set to honor its vets

    SWLA Veterans Home set to honor its vets

    Thursday, October 27 2016 8:14 AM EDT2016-10-27 12:14:20 GMT
    Source: KPLC-TVSource: KPLC-TV

    Located on 40 acres in east Jennings, The Southwest Louisiana Veterans home houses about 150 residents. 

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    Located on 40 acres in east Jennings, The Southwest Louisiana Veterans home houses about 150 residents. 

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  • What's Going Around: shingles

    What's Going Around: shingles

    Thursday, October 27 2016 7:46 AM EDT2016-10-27 11:46:05 GMT
    Dr. Tim Haman, infectious disease physician at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, says shingles is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Tim Haman, infectious disease physician at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, says shingles is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have ever had chickenpox, you are at risk of developing a very painful rash from the reactivation of that virus, even decades after it first made you sick. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports shingles is What's Going Around. 

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    If you have ever had chickenpox, you are at risk of developing a very painful rash from the reactivation of that virus, even decades after it first made you sick. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports shingles is What's Going Around. 

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  • New lens implant for cataract patients

    New lens implant for cataract patients

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 8:16 AM EDT2016-10-26 12:16:31 GMT
    A new lens implant for cataract patients that provides both near and distance focus is now available. (Source: KPLC)A new lens implant for cataract patients that provides both near and distance focus is now available. (Source: KPLC)

    A breakthrough in vision technology is changing the way people with cataracts can see. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new lens implant now offers cataract patients both near and distance focus, something that had been limited with other implants on the market.  

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    A breakthrough in vision technology is changing the way people with cataracts can see. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new lens implant now offers cataract patients both near and distance focus, something that had been limited with other implants on the market.  

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  • Cardiovascular outpatient cath lab opens in Lake Charles

    Cardiovascular outpatient cath lab opens in Lake Charles

    Friday, October 21 2016 8:08 AM EDT2016-10-21 12:08:16 GMT
    A newly opened cardiovascular outpatient clinic in Lake Charles is connecting highly specialized heart doctors with non-emergency heart patients. (Source: KPLC)A newly opened cardiovascular outpatient clinic in Lake Charles is connecting highly specialized heart doctors with non-emergency heart patients. (Source: KPLC)

    KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a newly opened cardiovascular outpatient clinic in Lake Charles is connecting highly specialized heart doctors with non-emergency patients. 

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    KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a newly opened cardiovascular outpatient clinic in Lake Charles is connecting highly specialized heart doctors with non-emergency patients. 

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  • What's Going Around: strep throat

    What's Going Around: strep throat

    Thursday, October 20 2016 7:50 AM EDT2016-10-20 11:50:22 GMT
    Every day this week, Dr. Jay Marque at Lake Charles Urgent Care is treating patients with strep throat. (Source: KPLC)Every day this week, Dr. Jay Marque at Lake Charles Urgent Care is treating patients with strep throat. (Source: KPLC)

    Every day this week, Dr. Jay Marque at Lake Charles Urgent Care is treating patients with strep throat. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how this contagious bacterial infection is spread in What's Going Around.

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    Every day this week, Dr. Jay Marque at Lake Charles Urgent Care is treating patients with strep throat. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how this contagious bacterial infection is spread in What's Going Around.

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  • Lake Charles native hikes the entire Appalachian Trail

    Lake Charles native hikes the entire Appalachian Trail

    Thursday, October 20 2016 5:03 AM EDT2016-10-20 09:03:13 GMT
    Source: Michael WinkleSource: Michael Winkle
    52 year old Michael Winkle is just back from a busy spring and summer in the northeastern U.S. His girlfriend died last year and he decided to honor her by hiking the Appalachian Trail. "Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I grabbed all my stuff and I started out March 23.  Crossed 14 states, 2189 miles, and finished it September 28. It took me 189 days." Winkle was supported along the way by family and friends who mailed him food at different towns along the way. &...More >>
    52 year old Michael Winkle is just back from a busy spring and summer in the northeastern U.S. His girlfriend died last year and he decided to honor her by hiking the Appalachian Trail. "Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I grabbed all my stuff and I started out March 23.  Crossed 14 states, 2189 miles, and finished it September 28. It took me 189 days." Winkle was supported along the way by family and friends who mailed him food at different towns along the way. &...More >>
  • Deer hunter survives terrible fall

    Deer hunter survives terrible fall

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 7:03 AM EDT2016-10-19 11:03:49 GMT
    Justin Lanclos of Sulphur shows how high up he was in a deer stand when he fell from the tree. (Source: KPLC)Justin Lanclos of Sulphur shows how high up he was in a deer stand when he fell from the tree. (Source: KPLC)

    Deer hunting is an obsession for one Sulphur man who is having to sit this season out after a terrible injury. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports one mistake grounded him and taught him a huge lesson in hunter's safety.

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    Deer hunting is an obsession for one Sulphur man who is having to sit this season out after a terrible injury. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports one mistake grounded him and taught him a huge lesson in hunter's safety.

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  • 3-D mammography now available in Lake Charles

    3-D mammography now available in Lake Charles

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 7:32 AM EDT2016-10-12 11:32:36 GMT
    CHRISTUS St. Patrick Women's Health Center radiologist, Dr. Charles Brdlik, compares 2-D mammography to 3-D images. (Source: KPLC)CHRISTUS St. Patrick Women's Health Center radiologist, Dr. Charles Brdlik, compares 2-D mammography to 3-D images. (Source: KPLC)

    The latest weapon in the arsenal to identify breast cancer at an earlier stage is now available in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports 3-D mammography is now being offered in Lake Charles, giving a more accurate view of the breast.

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    The latest weapon in the arsenal to identify breast cancer at an earlier stage is now available in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports 3-D mammography is now being offered in Lake Charles, giving a more accurate view of the breast.

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  • What's Going Around: early flu

    What's Going Around: early flu

    Thursday, October 6 2016 7:34 AM EDT2016-10-06 11:34:41 GMT
    Early flu numbers are rising in Southwest Louisiana, according to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital infection preventionist, Bridget Redlich. (Source: KPLC)Early flu numbers are rising in Southwest Louisiana, according to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital infection preventionist, Bridget Redlich. (Source: KPLC)

    Flu activity is up in Southwest Louisiana, an earlier than usual start to the season. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports in What's Going Around. 

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    Flu activity is up in Southwest Louisiana, an earlier than usual start to the season. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports in What's Going Around. 

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  • Two brothers hope to be adopted together

    Two brothers hope to be adopted together

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 7:34 AM EDT2016-10-05 11:34:13 GMT
    Brothers Leon and Hakeem have spent the past four years in foster care.  They are legally freed for adoption today through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC)Brothers Leon and Hakeem have spent the past four years in foster care. They are legally freed for adoption today through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC)

    Leon and Hakeem have watched two of their siblings move into adoptive placements, as they continue to wait in foster care. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to the brothers about their desire to be adopted. 

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    Leon and Hakeem have watched two of their siblings move into adoptive placements, as they continue to wait in foster care. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to the brothers about their desire to be adopted. 

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  • Grand Chenier celebrates St. Eugene Alligator Festival

    Grand Chenier celebrates St. Eugene Alligator Festival

    Sunday, October 2 2016 7:59 PM EDT2016-10-02 23:59:35 GMT

    For Father Clyde Thomas of St. Eugene, it's his first Alligator Festival.  

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    For Father Clyde Thomas of St. Eugene, it's his first Alligator Festival.  

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  • CDC says no to FluMist, kids need flu shots

    CDC says no to FluMist, kids need flu shots

    Friday, September 30 2016 8:12 AM EDT2016-09-30 12:12:35 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says FluMist should not be used this year, due to it not being effective. (Source: KPLC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says FluMist should not be used this year, due to it not being effective. (Source: KPLC)

    It has been the "go-to" for parents wanting flu protection for their children: the nasal spray FluMist. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports this year the CDC says children need flu shots, because the FluMist isn't working. 

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    It has been the "go-to" for parents wanting flu protection for their children: the nasal spray FluMist. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports this year the CDC says children need flu shots, because the FluMist isn't working. 

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