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  • The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

    The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:02 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:58:41 GMT
    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.More >>
    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.More >>
  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: CPPJ votes down RV park

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: CPPJ votes down RV park

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:52:04 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

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

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

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First day of Fall is a hot one, with a few pop up showers possible

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First day of Fall is a hot one, with a few pop up showers possible

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:48 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:48:32 GMT
    A few showers possible this afternoonA few showers possible this afternoon

    For today, we will have a few small pop up showers in the afternoon. Rain chances are at only 20%, so not everyone will see rain. Any rain we do get, will not last long. There will be plenty of passing clouds, but that won’t stop the heat. Highs today will be in the low 90s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s! Even though fall is officially starting today, it certainly will not feel like it! By tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end.

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    For today, we will have a few small pop up showers in the afternoon. Rain chances are at only 20%, so not everyone will see rain. Any rain we do get, will not last long. There will be plenty of passing clouds, but that won’t stop the heat. Highs today will be in the low 90s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s! Even though fall is officially starting today, it certainly will not feel like it! By tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end.

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  • A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:38:02 GMT

    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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  • CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

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    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

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  • UPDATE: The latest in the Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    UPDATE: The latest in the Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:45:25 GMT
    Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

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    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

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  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Do you know this man? Authorities say he stole $398 crossbow

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Do you know this man? Authorities say he stole $398 crossbow

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:55:23 GMT
    (Source: DeRidder Police Department)(Source: DeRidder Police Department)

    The DeRidder Police Department released surveillance photos of a theft suspect on its Facebook page Thursday.  DeRidder Police Department The suspect removed an anti-theft device off of a crossbow and left the store without paying.  The crossbow was valued at $398 and the suspect drove away in a tan Chevrolet truck.  If you have any information on this case the DeRidder police department asks that you call them at 337-462-8911. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights res...

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    The DeRidder Police Department released surveillance photos of a theft suspect on its Facebook page Thursday.  DeRidder Police Department The suspect removed an anti-theft device off of a crossbow and left the store without paying.  The crossbow was valued at $398 and the suspect drove away in a tan Chevrolet truck.  If you have any information on this case the DeRidder police department asks that you call them at 337-462-8911. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights res...

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  • Residents concerned after Starks Fire Department members walk out of meeting

    Residents concerned after Starks Fire Department members walk out of meeting

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:55:12 GMT

    Multiple Starks residents called 7News Wednesday night after they heard volunteer firefighters and the fire chief walked out of a board meeting. Residents were unsure if they were walking off the job.

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    Multiple Starks residents called 7News Wednesday night after they heard volunteer firefighters and the fire chief walked out of a board meeting. Residents were unsure if they were walking off the job.

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  • BREAKING

    Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DWI in crash that killed 16-year-old

    Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DWI in crash that killed 16-year-old

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:42:41 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A Louisiana man is facing vehicular homicide charges after a 16-year-old injured in the two-vehicle crash died, according to Master Trooper Brooks David.  On Sept. 2, Jake Hebert, 25, of Sunset Louisiana was driving a 2006 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on La. 91 in Egan when he crossed the center line and struck the vehicle of Derrick Connor Jr., 19, of Egan.  Hebert was not wearing a seat belt and sustained moderate injuries, and Connor was wearing his seatbelt a...

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    A Louisiana man is facing vehicular homicide charges after a 16-year-old injured in the two-vehicle crash died, according to Master Trooper Brooks David.  On Sept. 2, Jake Hebert, 25, of Sunset Louisiana was driving a 2006 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on La. 91 in Egan when he crossed the center line and struck the vehicle of Derrick Connor Jr., 19, of Egan.  Hebert was not wearing a seat belt and sustained moderate injuries, and Connor was wearing his seatbelt a...

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  • Economy split in Louisiana cities in 2016

    Economy split in Louisiana cities in 2016

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:38 GMT
    Numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department show Lake Charles' economy grew by 8.1 percent in 2016, the fastest in the nation. That growth was boosted by nondurable goods manufacturing tied to oil and chemical refining. (Source: dnr.louisiana.gov)Numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department show Lake Charles' economy grew by 8.1 percent in 2016, the fastest in the nation. That growth was boosted by nondurable goods manufacturing tied to oil and chemical refining. (Source: dnr.louisiana.gov)

    Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas include two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest-shrinking in 2016. Shreveport-Bossier City is not among them.

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    Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas include two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest-shrinking in 2016. Shreveport-Bossier City is not among them.

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  • CPSO cites 17 high school students on charges of criminal mischief

    CPSO cites 17 high school students on charges of criminal mischief

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:04:57 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has cited 17 high school students on charges of vandalizing homes in Lake Charles.

    On Monday, Sept. 18 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., CPSO received two complaints about students from a local high school causing damage to a home on Dietrich Loop and another home on Toulouse Drive, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has cited 17 high school students on charges of vandalizing homes in Lake Charles.

    On Monday, Sept. 18 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., CPSO received two complaints about students from a local high school causing damage to a home on Dietrich Loop and another home on Toulouse Drive, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

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  • MISSING: 16-year-old girl last seen in Denham Springs

    MISSING: 16-year-old girl last seen in Denham Springs

    Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP)Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP)

    The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing.

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    The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing.

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    Vinton man arrested on fifth-offense DWI

    Vinton man arrested on fifth-offense DWI

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:51:11 GMT
    Larry G. Marcantel (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Offce)Larry G. Marcantel (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Offce)

    A Vinton man was arrested on a fifth-offense DWI charge, according to authorities. 

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    A Vinton man was arrested on a fifth-offense DWI charge, according to authorities. 

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  • NYFD volunteers help in Harvey flooding cleanup

    NYFD volunteers help in Harvey flooding cleanup

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:39:35 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    The recovery process continues for residents flooded out by Hurricane Harvey in southwest louisiana and southeast Texas. 

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    The recovery process continues for residents flooded out by Hurricane Harvey in southwest louisiana and southeast Texas. 

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  • 'Run with the Nuns' charity event happening this Saturday

    'Run with the Nuns' charity event happening this Saturday

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-09-21 09:30:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Warm up your motorcycle, get your cooking utensils ready and lace up your running shoes for this year's Run with the Nuns Charity Ride, 5K Run and Cook-Off. Normally, the event traditionally includes a motorcycle/jeep ride and a rice and gravy cook-off, but this year a 5K run is being added.  The annual fundraiser is focused on Hospital needs. Last year and this year the event has been dedicated in memory of Coach Max Caldarera, a former Westlake head football coach ...

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    Warm up your motorcycle, get your cooking utensils ready and lace up your running shoes for this year's Run with the Nuns Charity Ride, 5K Run and Cook-Off. Normally, the event traditionally includes a motorcycle/jeep ride and a rice and gravy cook-off, but this year a 5K run is being added.  The annual fundraiser is focused on Hospital needs. Last year and this year the event has been dedicated in memory of Coach Max Caldarera, a former Westlake head football coach ...

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  • Emotions flare during drainage town hall

    Emotions flare during drainage town hall

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:43:29 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Portions of Iowa have been left swamped by recent heavy rains, especially from Harvey. Wednesday night, residents voiced their opinions on how the town should find a solution to its drainage quagmire. "The biggest thing is just maintaining the ditches," said Iowa resident Warren Hanks. "They're doing it now, but that's after the fact." One-by-one, Iowa residents approached town leaders and emotionally asked for solutions. Many said the town hasn't been clean...

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    Portions of Iowa have been left swamped by recent heavy rains, especially from Harvey. Wednesday night, residents voiced their opinions on how the town should find a solution to its drainage quagmire. "The biggest thing is just maintaining the ditches," said Iowa resident Warren Hanks. "They're doing it now, but that's after the fact." One-by-one, Iowa residents approached town leaders and emotionally asked for solutions. Many said the town hasn't been clean...

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  • Bike lane coming to Pujo Street

    Bike lane coming to Pujo Street

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:31:23 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Bike lanes are officially coming to the city of Lake Charles.  Wednesday night city council approved the first lane that will be on Pujo Street from Kirkman to Bilbo.  In a month Pujo street will look a little different.  "We're going to restripe Pujo Street," said executive director for downtown development, Lori Marinovich.   This will add a permanent bike lane and parking.  "Instead of two lanes of traffic, it will (have) ...More >>
    Bike lanes are officially coming to the city of Lake Charles.  Wednesday night city council approved the first lane that will be on Pujo Street from Kirkman to Bilbo.  In a month Pujo street will look a little different.  "We're going to restripe Pujo Street," said executive director for downtown development, Lori Marinovich.   This will add a permanent bike lane and parking.  "Instead of two lanes of traffic, it will (have) ...More >>
  • Possible bus route changes in Iowa frustrating parents

    Possible bus route changes in Iowa frustrating parents

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:56:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Some Iowa parents got a bit of a scare yesterday when the school board said they would stop bus service for elementary students in certain areas. Elementary students in the dogwood subdivision and surrounding area in Iowa had to find a different way to get to school this morning. Jasmine Moore and Crystal Latulas say they were only notified their children, both students at J.I. Watson Elementary, would not be picked up by the bus this morning. “I’m upset because I have ...

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    Some Iowa parents got a bit of a scare yesterday when the school board said they would stop bus service for elementary students in certain areas. Elementary students in the dogwood subdivision and surrounding area in Iowa had to find a different way to get to school this morning. Jasmine Moore and Crystal Latulas say they were only notified their children, both students at J.I. Watson Elementary, would not be picked up by the bus this morning. “I’m upset because I have ...

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  • North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

    North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:35:40 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:57:56 GMT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person.

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person.

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  • SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

    SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:55:52 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:58:37 GMT

    SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

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    SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

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  • Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success

    Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:15:33 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:57:40 GMT

    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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  • Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

    Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:06:51 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:57:15 GMT

    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.

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    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.

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  • US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:25:57 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:55 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:55:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

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    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

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  • Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:15:50 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:09 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:09:07 GMT

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

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    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

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  • Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:15:34 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:02:25 GMT

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

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    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

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  • Vandals attack swans, damage historic cemetery

    Vandals attack swans, damage historic cemetery

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:59 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:59:20 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 3:59 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:59:20 GMT

    Headstones have been broken, flowers have been stolen and even fish farmed from the ponds.

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    Headstones have been broken, flowers have been stolen and even fish farmed from the ponds.

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  • US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

    US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:45 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:45:29 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:27:51 GMT

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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  • Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

    Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:05:54 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:16:26 GMT

    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

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    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

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  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:08:20 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:12:52 GMT
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
  • Lake Charles hosts community center open house

    Lake Charles hosts community center open house

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:41:10 GMT
    (Source: City of Lake Charles)(Source: City of Lake Charles)
    The City of Lake Charles held an open house event Thursday to introduce a number of parks and programs for the community.  The open houses were held at ten different recreation centers across the city from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and featured activities such as table games, youth activities, reading exercises, fun for seniors, and arts and crafts. The ten recreation centers across the City of Lake Charles are as follows:  •    Bellard, located at 2808...More >>
    The City of Lake Charles held an open house event Thursday to introduce a number of parks and programs for the community.  The open houses were held at ten different recreation centers across the city from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and featured activities such as table games, youth activities, reading exercises, fun for seniors, and arts and crafts. The ten recreation centers across the City of Lake Charles are as follows:  •    Bellard, located at 2808...More >>
  • Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:55:35 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:28:17 GMT
    (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Bernie Casey appears after a performance of "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" in in Los Angeles. Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in “R...(Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Bernie Casey appears after a performance of "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" in in Los Angeles. Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in “R...

    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died.

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    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died.

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  • Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

    Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:40 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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  • Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:41:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:38:37 GMT
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.More >>
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.More >>
  • Boil advisory issued for some Beauregard water customers

    Boil advisory issued for some Beauregard water customers

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:25:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A boil advisory has been announced for some customers of Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish. On Thursday the parish issued the boil advisory for only water customers living on Bennie Felice Road in Ragley.

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    A boil advisory has been announced for some customers of Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish. On Thursday the parish issued the boil advisory for only water customers living on Bennie Felice Road in Ragley.

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  • Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty

    Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:27:30 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:27:30 GMT

    The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

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    The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

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  • 1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:29:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

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    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:14:53 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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  • James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:41:02 GMT
    (Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)(Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Southwest Louisiana Mugshots

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:25:31 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for August. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Southwest Louisiana mugshots for August. Mobile users, click HERE to see the mugshots. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: CPPJ votes down RV park

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: CPPJ votes down RV park

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:52:04 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

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

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

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First day of Fall is a hot one, with a few pop up showers possible

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First day of Fall is a hot one, with a few pop up showers possible

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:48 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:48:32 GMT
    A few showers possible this afternoonA few showers possible this afternoon

    For today, we will have a few small pop up showers in the afternoon. Rain chances are at only 20%, so not everyone will see rain. Any rain we do get, will not last long. There will be plenty of passing clouds, but that won’t stop the heat. Highs today will be in the low 90s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s! Even though fall is officially starting today, it certainly will not feel like it! By tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end.

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    For today, we will have a few small pop up showers in the afternoon. Rain chances are at only 20%, so not everyone will see rain. Any rain we do get, will not last long. There will be plenty of passing clouds, but that won’t stop the heat. Highs today will be in the low 90s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s! Even though fall is officially starting today, it certainly will not feel like it! By tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end.

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  • A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:38:02 GMT

    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

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