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  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-02-24 04:24:34 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

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    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

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  • Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:22 PM EST2018-02-24 02:22:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

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    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

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  • Judge agrees to halt construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

    Judge agrees to halt construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

    A federal judge has agreed to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline that is being built through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country.More >>
    A federal judge has agreed to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline that is being built through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country.More >>
  • Authorities: Jennings man bites officer during arrest

    Authorities: Jennings man bites officer during arrest

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-23 23:58:20 GMT
    Miles Hoffpauir (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Miles Hoffpauir (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)
    Miles Hoffpauir (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Miles Hoffpauir (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A man bit an officer while the officer was trying to arrest him for fighting while intoxicated. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was responding to a call at 3:30 a.m. on Sheridan Street in Iowa, Lake Charles about a drunken fight. Miles Hoffpauir, 34, entered the residence of his sister-in-law and was so intoxicated and belligerent that she called the cops.  When deputies arrived at the home, they struggled to handcuff Hoffpauir as he bit one deputy and fought with ...

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    A man bit an officer while the officer was trying to arrest him for fighting while intoxicated. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was responding to a call at 3:30 a.m. on Sheridan Street in Iowa, Lake Charles about a drunken fight. Miles Hoffpauir, 34, entered the residence of his sister-in-law and was so intoxicated and belligerent that she called the cops.  When deputies arrived at the home, they struggled to handcuff Hoffpauir as he bit one deputy and fought with ...

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  • Threatening comments or posts may haunt youthful offenders for years

    Threatening comments or posts may haunt youthful offenders for years

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-02-23 23:39:28 GMT

    Over the 10 days since the massacre in at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, there's a renewed debate over gun control... And  there has been a dramatic rise in threats against schools, including here in Southwest Louisiana.  Even if such threats are meant as a joke, the consequences may be serious and follow those arrested for years to come: So, what happens if you make a comment or post that sounds threatening to a s...

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    Over the 10 days since the massacre in at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, there's a renewed debate over gun control... And  there has been a dramatic rise in threats against schools, including here in Southwest Louisiana.  Even if such threats are meant as a joke, the consequences may be serious and follow those arrested for years to come: So, what happens if you make a comment or post that sounds threatening to a s...

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  • New mom says isolette helped save her premature baby's life

    New mom says isolette helped save her premature baby's life

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-02-23 23:37:20 GMT

    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

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    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

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  • Lake Charles veterinarian sentenced in racehorse doping conspiracy

    Lake Charles veterinarian sentenced in racehorse doping conspiracy

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:32 PM EST2018-02-23 23:32:53 GMT
    (Source Pablo)(Source Pablo)
    (Source Pablo)(Source Pablo)

    A Lake Charles veterinarian and a pharmacy in Nebraska were sentenced over a racehorse doping conspiracy. Kyle James Herbert, 43, of Lake Charles was involved with the selling of an unapproved opioid drug 40 times more powerful than morphine used to improve the performance of racehorses.  After a nine-day trial, evidence admitted that Kohll's Pharmacy & Healthcare, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska which operated as Essential Pharmacy Compounding distributed a syn...

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    A Lake Charles veterinarian and a pharmacy in Nebraska were sentenced over a racehorse doping conspiracy. Kyle James Herbert, 43, of Lake Charles was involved with the selling of an unapproved opioid drug 40 times more powerful than morphine used to improve the performance of racehorses.  After a nine-day trial, evidence admitted that Kohll's Pharmacy & Healthcare, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska which operated as Essential Pharmacy Compounding distributed a syn...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers Saturday, heavy rain Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers Saturday, heavy rain Sunday

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-23 21:28:55 GMT
    Few showers SaturdayFew showers Saturday

    Tonight we will still have many clouds around us, but the rain chances are low. There were a few small showers that popped up during the day, but they have come to an end. There is the possibility of some fog overnight, especially near the coast. Temperatures will remain warm, with lows only in the lower 70s. This weekend will bring more rain, particularly on Sunday. Saturday’s rain chances are still up to 30%, so we could have a few small showers during the day. 

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    Tonight we will still have many clouds around us, but the rain chances are low. There were a few small showers that popped up during the day, but they have come to an end. There is the possibility of some fog overnight, especially near the coast. Temperatures will remain warm, with lows only in the lower 70s. This weekend will bring more rain, particularly on Sunday. Saturday’s rain chances are still up to 30%, so we could have a few small showers during the day. 

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  • CPSO arrests man on unauthorized entry charges

    CPSO arrests man on unauthorized entry charges

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:08 PM EST2018-02-23 21:08:08 GMT
    Adam Person (Source: CPSO)Adam Person (Source: CPSO)
    Adam Person (Source: CPSO)Adam Person (Source: CPSO)

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man for entering a home he didn't inhabit twice without permission. The first incident happened on Feb. 9 where Adam W. Person, 29,  entered a residence on Theriot Road in Lake Charles, owned by an ex-acquaintance. The victim warned Person to stay away but Person even went as far as to send a photo of himself inside the residence to the victim. The second incident was on Feb. 21. Person arrived at the residence an

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    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man for entering a home he didn't inhabit twice without permission. The first incident happened on Feb. 9 where Adam W. Person, 29,  entered a residence on Theriot Road in Lake Charles, owned by an ex-acquaintance. The victim warned Person to stay away but Person even went as far as to send a photo of himself inside the residence to the victim. The second incident was on Feb. 21. Person arrived at the residence an

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  • Superintendent discusses repercussions of school threats

    Superintendent discusses repercussions of school threats

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-02-23 20:18:41 GMT
    (Source: wikiHow)(Source: wikiHow)
    (Source: wikiHow)(Source: wikiHow)

    Allen Parish schools, like others across the country, are dealing with threats in the aftermath of the shooting at a Florida high school. Superintendent Michael Doucet says every threat will be taken seriously and handled in a three-step procedure: The student will be removed from the school. Law enforcement will make a home visit to investigate. An expulsion hearing (including a counselor, principal, child welfare supervisor and the student's parents) will be held to deter...

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    Allen Parish schools, like others across the country, are dealing with threats in the aftermath of the shooting at a Florida high school. Superintendent Michael Doucet says every threat will be taken seriously and handled in a three-step procedure: The student will be removed from the school. Law enforcement will make a home visit to investigate. An expulsion hearing (including a counselor, principal, child welfare supervisor and the student's parents) will be held to deter...

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  • Beyond the Classroom community spelling bee Friday

    Beyond the Classroom community spelling bee Friday

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-02-23 20:15:23 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Children across Southwest Louisiana are coming to LCB Academy tomorrow to try to spell their way to a payday.

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    Children across Southwest Louisiana are coming to LCB Academy tomorrow to try to spell their way to a payday.

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  • Chennault wins LA Airport of the Year

    Chennault wins LA Airport of the Year

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-02-23 18:41:39 GMT
    Chennault StaffChennault Staff
    Chennault StaffChennault Staff

    Lake Charles is now home to the Louisiana Airport of the Year.

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    Lake Charles is now home to the Louisiana Airport of the Year.

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  • LIVE at 1 p.m.: Rat terriers arrive for Puppy Cam

    LIVE at 1 p.m.: Rat terriers arrive for Puppy Cam

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-02-23 16:12:21 GMT

    Gill Bright Animal Hospital Puppy Cam is every other Friday at 1 p.m.

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    Gill Bright Animal Hospital Puppy Cam is every other Friday at 1 p.m.

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  • Congressman Clay Higgins weighs in on gun control debate

    Congressman Clay Higgins weighs in on gun control debate

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-02-23 00:20:37 GMT

    Is now a time for congress to act on gun control? In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many have called for congress to put an emphasis on more gun control in America to prevent another mass shooting.  Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins was in Lake Charles Thursday to speak to the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana, and KPLC questioned him about whether the United States needs more gun control. Higgins said it's absurd to suggest mass shoo...

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    Is now a time for congress to act on gun control? In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many have called for congress to put an emphasis on more gun control in America to prevent another mass shooting.  Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins was in Lake Charles Thursday to speak to the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana, and KPLC questioned him about whether the United States needs more gun control. Higgins said it's absurd to suggest mass shoo...

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  • Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 23

    Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 23

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-23 15:35:27 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)
    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 23: Ben Terry, 35 Loula Chapman, 90 Flora C. Roberts, 80 Regina Douglas, 55 Terrianna Thomas, 3 Alexis Fish, 2 Chance Hartzfelds Korbin Walker, 7 Lana Simmons, 18 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 23: Ben Terry, 35 Loula Chapman, 90 Flora C. Roberts, 80 Regina Douglas, 55 Terrianna Thomas, 3 Alexis Fish, 2 Chance Hartzfelds Korbin Walker, 7 Lana Simmons, 18 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Two people injured in shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University

    Two people injured in shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:21 AM EST2018-02-23 14:21:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus.      In a Friday morning tweet, the school says there's no current threat to campus and university police are investigating the incident.      No other details were immediately available.More >>
    Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus.      In a Friday morning tweet, the school says there's no current threat to campus and university police are investigating the incident.      No other details were immediately available.More >>
  • Pirate Festival to be featured on NCIS New Orleans

    Pirate Festival to be featured on NCIS New Orleans

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:07 AM EST2018-02-23 14:07:58 GMT
    The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13. (Source: SWLA CVB)The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13. (Source: SWLA CVB)
    The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13. (Source: SWLA CVB)The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13. (Source: SWLA CVB)

    The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13.  

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    The Louisiana Pirate Festival will be featured on an NCIS New Orleans segment on Tuesday, March 13.  

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  • Sunrise Kitchen: Bronzed Red Fish with Crawfish Etouffee

    Sunrise Kitchen: Bronzed Red Fish with Crawfish Etouffee

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:25 AM EST2018-02-23 13:25:29 GMT

    Sowela Chef Roy Angelle and his students, Torrie Maturin and Savannah Deskin, share a recipe for Bronzed Red Fish with Crawfish Etouffee. Bronzed Red Fish Ingredients: Two 8 oz. Red Fish filets Blackening season 1 heaping tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons salt 1 heaping teaspoon garlic powder 1 heaping teaspoon onion powder 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons black pepper 1/2 teaspoon drie...

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    Sowela Chef Roy Angelle and his students, Torrie Maturin and Savannah Deskin, share a recipe for Bronzed Red Fish with Crawfish Etouffee. Bronzed Red Fish Ingredients: Two 8 oz. Red Fish filets Blackening season 1 heaping tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons salt 1 heaping teaspoon garlic powder 1 heaping teaspoon onion powder 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons black pepper 1/2 teaspoon drie...

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  • Man arrested after jumping on stage at church to yell about pizza rolls, ice cream and movies

    Man arrested after jumping on stage at church to yell about pizza rolls, ice cream and movies

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-23 03:12:02 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    A man went to The Gathering church in Sulphur Sunday, walked on stage and started talking about pizza rolls, ice cream and watching a movie.  Luckily security jumped in before anything more could happen.  When two men came into The Gathering during service Sunday, senior pastor Casey Rader knew something just wasn't right.   "They were walking with a purpose, and I noticed they kept coming closer to the stage," said Rader.  One of them actually m...

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    A man went to The Gathering church in Sulphur Sunday, walked on stage and started talking about pizza rolls, ice cream and watching a movie.  Luckily security jumped in before anything more could happen.  When two men came into The Gathering during service Sunday, senior pastor Casey Rader knew something just wasn't right.   "They were walking with a purpose, and I noticed they kept coming closer to the stage," said Rader.  One of them actually m...

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  • LSU Greek Life task force makes recommendations, 4 months after hazing death of LSU student

    LSU Greek Life task force makes recommendations, 4 months after hazing death of LSU student

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-02-23 02:40:36 GMT
    (Source: LSU Daily Reveille)(Source: LSU Daily Reveille)
    (Source: LSU Daily Reveille)(Source: LSU Daily Reveille)

    After four months of deliberations following the hazing death of a pledge, LSU’s task force on Greek Life presented 28 recommendations for overseeing fraternities and sororities, including an amnesty policy and moving Greek tailgating to chapter houses. LSU President F. King Alexander plans in March to bring the recommendations to a meeting of presidents of other universities. He said a number of universities plan to adopt similar policies. However, the family of Maxwell Gruve...

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    After four months of deliberations following the hazing death of a pledge, LSU’s task force on Greek Life presented 28 recommendations for overseeing fraternities and sororities, including an amnesty policy and moving Greek tailgating to chapter houses. LSU President F. King Alexander plans in March to bring the recommendations to a meeting of presidents of other universities. He said a number of universities plan to adopt similar policies. However, the family of Maxwell Gruve...

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  • Law enforcement handling numerous rumors of school threats since Florida massacre

    Law enforcement handling numerous rumors of school threats since Florida massacre

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-02-23 01:10:08 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    While some have been arrested-- there's no word of anyone who actually posed a  danger to students or teachers in our area.                 But, since the Florida massacre--people everywhere are on edge. And taking their fears to social media may do more harm than good. Thursday morning, Sheriff Tony Mancuso says it’s taking up a lot of time and manpower at the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Department....

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    While some have been arrested-- there's no word of anyone who actually posed a  danger to students or teachers in our area.                 But, since the Florida massacre--people everywhere are on edge. And taking their fears to social media may do more harm than good. Thursday morning, Sheriff Tony Mancuso says it’s taking up a lot of time and manpower at the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Department....

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  • Female employee files harassment suit against Sec. of State Schedler

    Female employee files harassment suit against Sec. of State Schedler

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-02-23 00:53:25 GMT
    Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB)Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB)

    A female employee has filed suit claiming years of sexual harassment by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler, who is currently separated from his wife, strongly denies the allegations.

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    A female employee has filed suit claiming years of sexual harassment by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler, who is currently separated from his wife, strongly denies the allegations.

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  • Active shooter training session being developed by Allen Parish Sheriff's Office

    Active shooter training session being developed by Allen Parish Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-23 00:44:15 GMT
    Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)
    Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is offering an active shooter preparedness program for businesses, schools, and residents. Recent threats to schools have raised concerns of people all across the country and in Southwest Louisiana. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office addressed some of those concerns on its website:  As we watch the evening news and see the things that are happening around the world and our country, it is a growing concern as to when these situations will darken...More >>
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is offering an active shooter preparedness program for businesses, schools, and residents. Recent threats to schools have raised concerns of people all across the country and in Southwest Louisiana. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office addressed some of those concerns on its website:  As we watch the evening news and see the things that are happening around the world and our country, it is a growing concern as to when these situations will darken...More >>
  • Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

    Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-02-22 22:41:27 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-02-22 22:41:27 GMT
    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks. (Source: Instant Pot)Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks. (Source: Instant Pot)

    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

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    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

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  • Jeff Davis student arrested on terrorizing charges

    Jeff Davis student arrested on terrorizing charges

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-02-22 22:40:17 GMT
    Christopher Simon Marshall (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Christopher Simon Marshall (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Jeff Davis Parish student is facing terrorizing charges after being arrested Thursday.  The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board about a student making shooting threats to a local high school. Upon investigation, deputies learned that Christopher Simon Marshall, 17, of Jennings allegedly made threats to Hathaway High school. Marshall sent Snapchats to students warning them not to attend school Thursday and also made a statemen...

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    A Jeff Davis Parish student is facing terrorizing charges after being arrested Thursday.  The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board about a student making shooting threats to a local high school. Upon investigation, deputies learned that Christopher Simon Marshall, 17, of Jennings allegedly made threats to Hathaway High school. Marshall sent Snapchats to students warning them not to attend school Thursday and also made a statemen...

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  • The Latest: Crowds low at Olympic hockey playoff games

    The Latest: Crowds low at Olympic hockey playoff games

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:57 AM EST2018-02-24 05:57:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

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    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

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  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-02-24 05:36:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

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  • #SWLApreps boys’ basketball first round playoff recap

    #SWLApreps boys’ basketball first round playoff recap

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-02-24 04:44:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The opening round of the boys’ basketball playoffs wrapped up Friday night. Out of 29 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, only 11 advanced to the second round.

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    The opening round of the boys’ basketball playoffs wrapped up Friday night. Out of 29 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, only 11 advanced to the second round.

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  • Big innings do in Cowboys in 12-1 loss to Texas State

    Big innings do in Cowboys in 12-1 loss to Texas State

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-24 04:59:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – The big inning was the thorn in the McNeese Cowboys side once again, this time on Friday night when Texas State scored five runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to post a 12-1 win over the Cowboys in game one of a three-game baseball series. But the big frame in the seventh inning was aided by a fielding error and two wild pitches as the Bobcats (2-3) were able to put the game away over McNeese (0-5).  Game two will carry a 4 p.m. first pitch ...More >>
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – The big inning was the thorn in the McNeese Cowboys side once again, this time on Friday night when Texas State scored five runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to post a 12-1 win over the Cowboys in game one of a three-game baseball series. But the big frame in the seventh inning was aided by a fielding error and two wild pitches as the Bobcats (2-3) were able to put the game away over McNeese (0-5).  Game two will carry a 4 p.m. first pitch ...More >>
  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:44 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

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    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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  • Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

    Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-24 01:05:10 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:21 PM EST2018-02-24 04:21:49 GMT
    Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press)Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press)

    Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.

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    Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.

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  • McNeese wins two as Piancastelli breaks Southland runs record

    McNeese wins two as Piancastelli breaks Southland runs record

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-24 03:46:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.— McNeese softball swung the hot bat in its wins over Villanova and Middle Tennessee here Friday on the opening day of the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational. Senior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference runs scored record against Villanova, scoring three runs in the game to give her 178 career runs scored. The previous record was held by former Cowgirl standout Alanna DiVittorio.   “Erika had a great day with ...More >>
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.— McNeese softball swung the hot bat in its wins over Villanova and Middle Tennessee here Friday on the opening day of the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational. Senior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference runs scored record against Villanova, scoring three runs in the game to give her 178 career runs scored. The previous record was held by former Cowgirl standout Alanna DiVittorio.   “Erika had a great day with ...More >>
  • Woman crashes vehicle into White House security barrier

    Woman crashes vehicle into White House security barrier

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-02-23 20:45:04 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 6:05 PM EST2018-02-23 23:05:12 GMT

    A woman driving a vehicle near the White House hit a security barrier.

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    A woman driving a vehicle near the White House hit a security barrier.

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  • KPLC, St. Jude officially break ground on St. Jude Dream Home

    KPLC, St. Jude officially break ground on St. Jude Dream Home

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:03 PM EST2018-02-23 23:03:18 GMT

    KPLC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officially broke ground on the St. Jude Dream Home in Lake Charles today. A groundbreaking ceremony took place this afternoon at the site of the home in the Graywood Community. Once the home is built, one lucky viewer in Southwest Louisiana will get the honor of calling it their own. KPLC’s Vice President and General Manager John Ware and KPLC Midday host Mari Wilson took part in the ceremony. Salvador Custom Homes will be...

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    KPLC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officially broke ground on the St. Jude Dream Home in Lake Charles today. A groundbreaking ceremony took place this afternoon at the site of the home in the Graywood Community. Once the home is built, one lucky viewer in Southwest Louisiana will get the honor of calling it their own. KPLC’s Vice President and General Manager John Ware and KPLC Midday host Mari Wilson took part in the ceremony. Salvador Custom Homes will be...

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  • 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

    2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:34 AM EST2018-02-23 10:34:42 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-02-23 21:58:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing...

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    A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

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  • Flu season shows signs of ebbing, but risk remains

    Flu season shows signs of ebbing, but risk remains

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-23 21:51:41 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-23 21:51:41 GMT
    Flu activity remains high in 39 states, according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)Flu activity remains high in 39 states, according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)

    The weekly report from the CDC on influenza reveals receding rates of doctor visits and deaths, though the virus remains widespread.

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    The weekly report from the CDC on influenza reveals receding rates of doctor visits and deaths, though the virus remains widespread.

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  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-23 08:05:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-23 21:51:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

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    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

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  • Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

    Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-02-23 06:14:28 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-23 21:36:48 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

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    Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

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  • #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-23 18:25:23 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-02-23 18:36:50 GMT

    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

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    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

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  • Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

    Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-23 17:26:40 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-02-23 17:33:20 GMT

    AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

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    AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

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  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-23 16:17:56 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

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    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

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  • The Latest: Zagitova gives Russians 1st gold in Pyeongchang

    The Latest: Zagitova gives Russians 1st gold in Pyeongchang

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-02-23 01:44:26 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-02-23 15:15:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

    The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate.

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    The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate.

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  • Southwest Louisiana booking report

    Southwest Louisiana booking report

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-02-23 14:39:51 GMT
    Carlos Cruz-Rodriguez, 67, Cheeseburger, MD: Federal Retainer. Marvin Cruz-Ortiz, 33, Pittsburgh, MD: Federal Retainer. Kenneth Massey, 39, Jennings: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia. Ace Walls, 25, Lake Charles: Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Justin Manuel, 37, West lake: Parole Violation. Bobby Bryant, 28, Memphis: Federal retained. Jordan Harris, 20, Lake Charles: Three counts of probati...More >>
    Carlos Cruz-Rodriguez, 67, Cheeseburger, MD: Federal Retainer. Marvin Cruz-Ortiz, 33, Pittsburgh, MD: Federal Retainer. Kenneth Massey, 39, Jennings: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia. Ace Walls, 25, Lake Charles: Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Justin Manuel, 37, West lake: Parole Violation. Bobby Bryant, 28, Memphis: Federal retained. Jordan Harris, 20, Lake Charles: Three counts of probati...More >>
  • Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

    Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-22 18:34:58 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:58 AM EST2018-02-23 06:58:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). This photo combo shows death row immates, from left,  Thomas Whitaker from Texas, Doyle Lee Hamm from Alabama, and Eric Scott Branch from Florida. Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night. If they are carrie...(AP Photo/File). This photo combo shows death row immates, from left, Thomas Whitaker from Texas, Doyle Lee Hamm from Alabama, and Eric Scott Branch from Florida. Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night. If they are carrie...

    Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night.

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    Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night.

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  • #SWLApreps girls’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

    #SWLApreps girls’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-02-23 05:25:00 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Quarterfinal round in the girls’ basketball playoffs wrapped up Thursday night. Out of 16 Quarterfinal teams, Southwest Louisiana has 4 advancing to Alexandria, LA for Marsh Madness. A full list of teams advancing below. CLASS 1A Merryville CLASS 2A Rosepine Lake Arthur CLASS 3A South Beauregard Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Quarterfinal round in the girls’ basketball playoffs wrapped up Thursday night. Out of 16 Quarterfinal teams, Southwest Louisiana has 4 advancing to Alexandria, LA for Marsh Madness. A full list of teams advancing below. CLASS 1A Merryville CLASS 2A Rosepine Lake Arthur CLASS 3A South Beauregard Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting

    FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-02-23 03:39:56 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-02-23 03:39:56 GMT
    Andy Pollack met with President Trump in the Oval Office. (Source: WSVN/CNN)Andy Pollack met with President Trump in the Oval Office. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

    Andy Pollack, the father of one of the 17 killed in Parkland, FL, said President Trump was "accommodating" and "understanding" in an Oval Office meeting.

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    Andy Pollack, the father of one of the 17 killed in Parkland, FL, said President Trump was "accommodating" and "understanding" in an Oval Office meeting.

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  • China cracks down on strippers at funerals

    China cracks down on strippers at funerals

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-22 17:04:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-22 17:04:10 GMT
    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912. (Source: Pixabay)Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912. (Source: Pixabay)

    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912.

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    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912.

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  • Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT

    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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  • How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

    How to keep KPLC in your Facebook news feed

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

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

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

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  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-02-24 04:24:34 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

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    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

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  • Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:22 PM EST2018-02-24 02:22:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

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    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

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  • Police urge residents not to leave firearms unattended in vehicles

    Police urge residents not to leave firearms unattended in vehicles

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-22 17:13:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Police are urging everyone to not leave firearms unattended in their vehicles. The Lake Charles Police Department stated that between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 there have been a total of 27 vehicle burglaries where a firearm has been stolen. That means 27 firearms are in the hands of a thief that could possibly be resold or used to commit a violent crime. The police officers must then come into contact with these violent offenders and result in a possible armed confrontatio...

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    Police are urging everyone to not leave firearms unattended in their vehicles. The Lake Charles Police Department stated that between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 there have been a total of 27 vehicle burglaries where a firearm has been stolen. That means 27 firearms are in the hands of a thief that could possibly be resold or used to commit a violent crime. The police officers must then come into contact with these violent offenders and result in a possible armed confrontatio...

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