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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:40:39 GMT
    Rainfall totals through SundayRainfall totals through Sunday
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
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    Lincoln County shooting leaves 8 dead, including sheriff's deputy

    Lincoln County shooting leaves 8 dead, including sheriff's deputy

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-05-29 04:40:44 GMT
    Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

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    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

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  • A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:54:49 GMT

    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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  • Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:14:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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  • Sales tax break on hurricane items this weekend

    Sales tax break on hurricane items this weekend

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:49:07 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Flashlights, tarps, fuel cans, and lanterns. These are just some of the many items Carolyn Trahan sells at Trahan Hardware. With hurricane season approaching, Trahan and her employees like Jeremy Jolviette are usually selling these types of items right before a hurricane. "Everyone is trying to get prepared for it," said Jolviette. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared this weekend a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday. All hurrica...

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    Flashlights, tarps, fuel cans, and lanterns. These are just some of the many items Carolyn Trahan sells at Trahan Hardware. With hurricane season approaching, Trahan and her employees like Jeremy Jolviette are usually selling these types of items right before a hurricane. "Everyone is trying to get prepared for it," said Jolviette. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared this weekend a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday. All hurrica...

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  • Gregg Allman, pioneering Southern rock musician, dies

    Gregg Allman, pioneering Southern rock musician, dies

    Gregg Allman was a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.  

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    Gregg Allman was a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.  

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  • High demand for healthcare jobs

    High demand for healthcare jobs

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

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

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

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  • Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-05-25 15:13:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

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

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

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  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:48:01 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:48:01 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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  • NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

    NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:47:56 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:47:56 GMT

    South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

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    South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

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  • Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:30:24 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:30:24 GMT

    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.

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    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.

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  • Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

    Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-29 06:45:09 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-29 06:45:09 GMT

    Takuma Sato gave Andretti Autosport a 2nd consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 by holding off Helio Castroneves in the closing laps.

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    Takuma Sato gave Andretti Autosport a 2nd consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 by holding off Helio Castroneves in the closing laps.

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  • Police: Mother locked her kids in car trunk while shopping

    Police: Mother locked her kids in car trunk while shopping

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:28:04 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:28:04 GMT

    Good Samaritans helped the 2-year-old and 5-year-old escape the trunk.

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    Good Samaritans helped the 2-year-old and 5-year-old escape the trunk.

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  • US Navy Seal parachutist killed during event in NJ

    US Navy Seal parachutist killed during event in NJ

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:54:06 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:54:06 GMT

    The parachutist hit the water after he cut away from his broken chute, The team jump, featuring the Navy Seals’ Leap Frogs, was part of Fleet Week for New York Harbor,

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    The parachutist hit the water after he cut away from his broken chute, The team jump, featuring the Navy Seals’ Leap Frogs, was part of Fleet Week for New York Harbor,

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  • Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

    Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:26:31 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:26:31 GMT

    A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement.

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    A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement.

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  • Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

    Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

    Sunday, May 28 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-05-28 15:56:58 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-28 15:58:07 GMT

    Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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    Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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  • Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

    Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:16:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:16:38 GMT

    President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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    President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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  • In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT

    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of...

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    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids.

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  • UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-05-28 08:56:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:23:57 GMT

    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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  • VIDEO: Boy thrown from CA water slide

    VIDEO: Boy thrown from CA water slide

    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:59 AM EDT2017-05-28 10:59:45 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:59 AM EDT2017-05-28 10:59:45 GMT

    The slide will remain closed as the city investigates the incident.

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    The slide will remain closed as the city investigates the incident.

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

    Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-05-28 07:36:12 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-05-28 10:33:27 GMT

    Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

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    Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

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  • World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT

    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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  • Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

    Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:28:32 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:28:32 GMT

    It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam.

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    It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam.

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  • Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

    Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

    Saturday, May 27 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-05-27 13:36:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-05-27 13:36:12 GMT

    Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates.

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    Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates.

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  • G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

    G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-27 10:44:52 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-27 10:44:52 GMT

    The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief.

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    The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief.

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  • Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops

    Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-05-27 09:53:44 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-05-27 10:04:45 GMT

    An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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    An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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  • Flags placed at graves in Arlington National Cemetery

    Flags placed at graves in Arlington National Cemetery

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:02:33 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:02:33 GMT

    The "flags-in" ceremony has been held every since the Old Guard, officially named the Third Infantry, was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948.

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    The "flags-in" ceremony has been held every since the Old Guard, officially named the Third Infantry, was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948.

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  • Avenue of Flags reaches 1,000 milestone

    Avenue of Flags reaches 1,000 milestone

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

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

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

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  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:26:36 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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  • SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    SLIDESHOW: Graduation photos 2017

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:33:42 GMT

    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Graduation is a special moment for everyone and we would love to see all graduation pictures. Send pictures of your graduate to newmedia@kplctv.com.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:40:39 GMT
    Rainfall totals through SundayRainfall totals through Sunday
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
  • A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:54:49 GMT

    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

    More >>
  • Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:14:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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    Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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