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  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-16 22:12:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

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  • BREAKING

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-12-16 03:43:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

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    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

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    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-15 13:23:43 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.

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    A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.

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  • Vernon Sheriff asking for help solving 1980 cold case murder

    Vernon Sheriff asking for help solving 1980 cold case murder

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-12-14 21:39:13 GMT
    Mary Darlene Howard (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Mary Darlene Howard (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.

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    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.

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  • The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:25 PM EST2017-12-14 17:25:09 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:45 PM EST2017-12-14 20:45:46 GMT
    The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal.More >>
    The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal.More >>
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    Suspect in fatal downtown Lake Charles shooting indicted

    Suspect in fatal downtown Lake Charles shooting indicted

    Thursday, December 14 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-12-14 19:12:49 GMT
    Joey Julian (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Joey Julian (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    The suspect in the fatal November shooting of a man in downtown Lake Charles was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder by a grand jury Thursday. Joey Julian, 34, whose...

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    The suspect in the fatal November shooting of a man in downtown Lake Charles was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder by a grand jury Thursday. Joey Julian, 34, whose...

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  • LCPD: Suspect in fatal downtown shooting arrested near Atchafalaya bridge

    LCPD: Suspect in fatal downtown shooting arrested near Atchafalaya bridge

    Nov 08, 2017 11:21 PM2017-11-09 04:21:00 GMT
    Joey Julian (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Joey Julian (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Lake Charles Police are working a reported shooting at Ryan and Mill Streets in downtown Lake Charles.  Witnesses in the area say they heard gunshots.   "I just heard bam, bam, bam, bam," explained one witness.  Ryan Street between Mill and Division Streets is closed to traffic as police work the scene.  7News will provide more information online and on air as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Lake Charles Police are working a reported shooting at Ryan and Mill Streets in downtown Lake Charles.  Witnesses in the area say they heard gunshots.   "I just heard bam, bam, bam, bam," explained one witness.  Ryan Street between Mill and Division Streets is closed to traffic as police work the scene.  7News will provide more information online and on air as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • The Latest: IRS says bill could benefit taxpayers by Feb

    The Latest: IRS says bill could benefit taxpayers by Feb

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:04 PM EST2017-12-13 17:04:33 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-12-14 08:24:43 GMT
    House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws.More >>
    House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws.More >>
  • BREAKING

    Calcasieu school bus returning from field trip involved in crash in Rayne

    Calcasieu school bus returning from field trip involved in crash in Rayne

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-12-13 23:27:33 GMT
    (Source: Rayne Police Department)(Source: Rayne Police Department)

    A car crossed the median on I-10 in Rayne and crashed into a Calcasieu Parish school bus returning from a field trip, according to a report from Lafayette station KATC. Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly told KATC that there were five children aboard the bus. All the occupants are believed to be ok but have been transported to an area hospital to be checked out. The driver of the other vehicle was brought to a Lafayette hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The car was travel...

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    A car crossed the median on I-10 in Rayne and crashed into a Calcasieu Parish school bus returning from a field trip, according to a report from Lafayette station KATC. Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly told KATC that there were five children aboard the bus. All the occupants are believed to be ok but have been transported to an area hospital to be checked out. The driver of the other vehicle was brought to a Lafayette hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The car was travel...

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    Calcasieu OEP: Sirens heard in Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas just a drill

    Calcasieu OEP: Sirens heard in Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas just a drill

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-12-13 14:39:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has confirmed that sirens heard in the Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas are a just a drill. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has confirmed that sirens heard in the Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas are a just a drill. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate Special Election in Alabama

    U.S. Senate Special Election: Election Results

    Get up to the minute results for the U.S. Senate Special Election.

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    Get up to the minute results for the U.S. Senate Special Election.

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  • Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

    Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:03 PM EST2017-12-11 17:03:14 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:28 PM EST2017-12-12 17:28:32 GMT

    Louisiana investigator admits misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number, trying to get candidate's tax information.

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    Louisiana investigator admits misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number, trying to get candidate's tax information.

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  • Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-12-11 18:23:19 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:47 AM EST2017-12-12 08:47:51 GMT

    APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

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    APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

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  • Trump pushes immigration fix in wake of NY 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Trump pushes immigration fix in wake of NY 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:52 AM EST2017-12-11 12:52:50 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-12-12 03:41:28 GMT

    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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  • Texas man struck and killed on La. 12 overnight

    Texas man struck and killed on La. 12 overnight

    Sunday, December 10 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-12-10 19:32:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Texas man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning while walking on La. 12 in Starks. At 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on La. 12 near Old River Road, about 4.5 miles east of the Texas state line, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.

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    A Texas man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning while walking on La. 12 in Starks. At 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on La. 12 near Old River Road, about 4.5 miles east of the Texas state line, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.

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  • TRAFFIC: All lanes of I-10 WB open at bridge

    TRAFFIC: All lanes of I-10 WB open at bridge

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:28 PM EST2017-12-10 18:28:03 GMT
    Calcasieu River Bridge accident (Source: Google)Calcasieu River Bridge accident (Source: Google)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-10 westbound at the Calcasieu River Bridge for the next hour due to a vehicle accident at the base of the bridge, as of 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-10 westbound at the Calcasieu River Bridge for the next hour due to a vehicle accident at the base of the bridge, as of 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    DeRidder man accused of burglarizing church

    DeRidder man accused of burglarizing church

    Dec 07, 2017 05:09 PM2017-12-07 22:09:00 GMT
    Michael Paul Hoskey (Source: DeRidder Police Department)Michael Paul Hoskey (Source: DeRidder Police Department)

    A DeRidder man is accused of burglarizing a DeRidder church. Michael Paul Hoskey, 42, was arrested as he left the motel with some of the stolen items from the church, said Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy, DeRidder Police Department spokesman. DeRidder police received a call about a church burglary at 8 a.m. today, Rudy said. Hoskey was identified through surveillance photos and located at the motel. Hoskey also had synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is charged with simpl...

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    A DeRidder man is accused of burglarizing a DeRidder church. Michael Paul Hoskey, 42, was arrested as he left the motel with some of the stolen items from the church, said Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy, DeRidder Police Department spokesman. DeRidder police received a call about a church burglary at 8 a.m. today, Rudy said. Hoskey was identified through surveillance photos and located at the motel. Hoskey also had synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is charged with simpl...

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  • Calcasieu traffic stop leads to recovery of $825,000 worth of heroin from apartment in Covington

    Calcasieu traffic stop leads to recovery of $825,000 worth of heroin from apartment in Covington

    Dec 06, 2017 06:45 PM2017-12-06 23:45:00 GMT
    Mai Ly Thuy Johnson (Source: Louisiana State Police)Mai Ly Thuy Johnson (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two Covington residents, according to Dustin Dwight with Louisiana State Police.  Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle traveling on I-10 that was driven by Dujuan Johnson, 36, of Covington. During the stop, deputies found about $72,600 on Johnson. He was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center for money laundering.  The Combined Anti-drug Team along with authorities from the St. Tammany Parish S...

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    A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two Covington residents, according to Dustin Dwight with Louisiana State Police.  Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle traveling on I-10 that was driven by Dujuan Johnson, 36, of Covington. During the stop, deputies found about $72,600 on Johnson. He was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center for money laundering.  The Combined Anti-drug Team along with authorities from the St. Tammany Parish S...

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  • Sex offender accused of exposing himself in his yard to passersby

    Sex offender accused of exposing himself in his yard to passersby

    Dec 06, 2017 07:25 PM2017-12-07 00:25:00 GMT
    William Amy (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)William Amy (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)

    A registered sex offender in Jeff Davis Parish is accused of exposing himself in his yard as cars passed by. The Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office received two separate complaints on Nov. 30 about William Amy, 70, of Welsh, according to Cmdr. Ramby Cormier. The first report was that Amy was naked in his yard on La. 99 on Nov. 30 and made an obscene gesture as a driver passed by. The driver said her juvenile daughter was in the vehicle. Another woman made a complain that on Nov. 29,&...

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    A registered sex offender in Jeff Davis Parish is accused of exposing himself in his yard as cars passed by. The Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office received two separate complaints on Nov. 30 about William Amy, 70, of Welsh, according to Cmdr. Ramby Cormier. The first report was that Amy was naked in his yard on La. 99 on Nov. 30 and made an obscene gesture as a driver passed by. The driver said her juvenile daughter was in the vehicle. Another woman made a complain that on Nov. 29,&...

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  • BREAKING

    Power being restored in SWLA

    Power being restored in SWLA

    Friday, December 8 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-12-09 04:20:34 GMT
    Entergy outage map at 7:50 a.m. (Source: Entergy)Entergy outage map at 7:50 a.m. (Source: Entergy)

    More and more households are without power due to this morning's snowfall.

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    More and more households are without power due to this morning's snowfall.

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    Snow day in Southwest Louisiana causing school closures

    Snow day in Southwest Louisiana causing school closures

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-12-09 02:47:11 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis School Board officials have announced that schools will close for the day, due to the snow falling in SWLA. Lake Charles Charter School, Lake Charles College Prep and Southwest LA Charter Academy are closed today due to weather. We will keep you updated as more information comes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis School Board officials have announced that schools will close for the day, due to the snow falling in SWLA. Lake Charles Charter School, Lake Charles College Prep and Southwest LA Charter Academy are closed today due to weather. We will keep you updated as more information comes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • WELSH IN THE DOME: Greyhounds race away early to bring home first state championship!

    WELSH IN THE DOME: Greyhounds race away early to bring home first state championship!

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-12-08 21:22:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Top-seeded Welsh has a chance to win the first football state title in school story when it meets No. 6 St. Helena in the 2A state championship at noon Friday. The Greyhounds (12-1) has been to the state title game twice - in 1989 and 1992 - but have yet to capture their first crown. The St. Helena Hawks are making their second title game appearance, but, like Welsh, are looking for their first state title. The Hawks last reached the title game in 2004. Welsh has yet to win a Sta...

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    Top-seeded Welsh has a chance to win the first football state title in school story when it meets No. 6 St. Helena in the 2A state championship at noon Friday. The Greyhounds (12-1) has been to the state title game twice - in 1989 and 1992 - but have yet to capture their first crown. The St. Helena Hawks are making their second title game appearance, but, like Welsh, are looking for their first state title. The Hawks last reached the title game in 2004. Welsh has yet to win a Sta...

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  • SNOW DAY: Closures in Southwest Louisiana - All area state offices closed today

    SNOW DAY: Closures in Southwest Louisiana - All area state offices closed today

    Friday, December 8 2017 2:37 PM EST2017-12-08 19:37:33 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Latest snow closures in Southwest Louisiana Lake Charles City Hall - including all non-essential administrative offices and services. Garbage and trash pickup suspended. City Transit services temporarily suspended. All City Services Calcasieu Clerk of Court Calcasieu Public Libraries Lake Charles City Court Lake Charles City Hall Lake Charles Civic Ballet 14th Judicial District Court Southwest Louisiana Credit Union in Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Westlake will open at Noon&n...

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    Latest snow closures in Southwest Louisiana Lake Charles City Hall - including all non-essential administrative offices and services. Garbage and trash pickup suspended. City Transit services temporarily suspended. All City Services Calcasieu Clerk of Court Calcasieu Public Libraries Lake Charles City Court Lake Charles City Hall Lake Charles Civic Ballet 14th Judicial District Court Southwest Louisiana Credit Union in Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Westlake will open at Noon&n...

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  • BREAKING

    TRAFFIC: Signal lights out throughout area due to electrical outages

    TRAFFIC: Signal lights out throughout area due to electrical outages

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:27 AM EST2017-12-08 15:27:33 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    It's snowing in Southwest Louisiana! But that's making for poor road conditions. State police are urging drivers to stay off the roads If you must drive, do not cross bridges. For the latest on road conditions, visit 511la.org. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    It's snowing in Southwest Louisiana! But that's making for poor road conditions. State police are urging drivers to stay off the roads If you must drive, do not cross bridges. For the latest on road conditions, visit 511la.org. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory and Freeze Warnings issued for parts of SW Louisiana

    Winter Weather Advisory and Freeze Warnings issued for parts of SW Louisiana

    Winter Weather Advisory and Freeze Warnings issued for parts of SW Louisiana

    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:40 PM EST2017-12-07 20:40:05 GMT
    In effect until noon FridayIn effect until noon Friday

    The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Allen and Jefferson Davis parishes in Southwest Louisiana until noon Friday.

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    The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Allen and Jefferson Davis parishes in Southwest Louisiana until noon Friday.

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  • TRAFFIC: I-10 WB blocked at Opelousas Street Exit

    TRAFFIC: I-10 WB blocked at Opelousas Street Exit

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:45 PM EST2017-12-07 18:45:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    I-10 westbound is blocked at the Opelousas Street Exit due to a stalled vehicle, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    I-10 westbound is blocked at the Opelousas Street Exit due to a stalled vehicle, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Wintry mix possible across Southwest Louisiana early Friday morning

    Wintry mix possible across Southwest Louisiana early Friday morning

    Wintry mix possible across Southwest Louisiana early Friday morning

    Thursday, December 7 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-12-07 17:02:06 GMT
    FridayFriday

    A deeper layer of cold air will move in early Friday morning with air temperatures higher in the atmosphere below freezing which will support a brief changeover to rain sleet and snow by early Friday morning.

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    A deeper layer of cold air will move in early Friday morning with air temperatures higher in the atmosphere below freezing which will support a brief changeover to rain sleet and snow by early Friday morning.

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  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Al Franken resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

    WATCH LIVE: Sen. Al Franken resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:56 AM EST2017-12-07 16:56:04 GMT
    Al Franken (Source: Wikipedia)Al Franken (Source: Wikipedia)

    Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is expected to address his future in office on the Senate floor today. Franken's remarks are expected to begin at 10:45 a.m.

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    Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is expected to address his future in office on the Senate floor today. Franken's remarks are expected to begin at 10:45 a.m.

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  • BREAKING

    15-year-old arrested after shooting on Rose Street

    15-year-old arrested after shooting on Rose Street

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-12-06 19:30:30 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    A 15-year-old is under arrest following a shooting on Rose Street Saturday night. The 15-year-old fired at least eight shots toward a vehicle carrying eight juveniles who were leaving a party in the 2100 block of Rose Street, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. One person in the vehicle was injured and a stray bullet hit a residence in the 2200 block of Rose Street occupied by two adults and three children. The incident happened around 1...More >>
    A 15-year-old is under arrest following a shooting on Rose Street Saturday night. The 15-year-old fired at least eight shots toward a vehicle carrying eight juveniles who were leaving a party in the 2100 block of Rose Street, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. One person in the vehicle was injured and a stray bullet hit a residence in the 2200 block of Rose Street occupied by two adults and three children. The incident happened around 1...More >>
  • Winter strengthens its grip on Louisiana this week

    Winter strengthens its grip on Louisiana this week

    Winter strengthens its grip on Louisiana this week

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:50 PM EST2017-12-06 18:50:21 GMT
    FridayFriday

    With temperatures in the 40s and wind chill values in the lower 30s all day, you could officially say winter has arrived a bit early here in Southwest Louisiana with the official start still a couple weeks away.

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    With temperatures in the 40s and wind chill values in the lower 30s all day, you could officially say winter has arrived a bit early here in Southwest Louisiana with the official start still a couple weeks away.

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  • BREAKING

    Second fugitive sought by LCPD arrested

    Second fugitive sought by LCPD arrested

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-12-06 16:24:52 GMT
    Marcus Dewayne Handy (Source: Lake Charles Police Department).jpegMarcus Dewayne Handy (Source: Lake Charles Police Department).jpeg
    A fugitive sought by the Lake Charles Police Department was found hiding under a home on Reid Street early Wednesday morning, officials said. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus announced last Wednesday that Marcus Handy, 25, and Lee Gibbs, 25, were wanted - Gibbs on a bench warrant and Handy on a pick-up order. Officers learned around 6 a.m. Wednesday that Handy was at his girlfriend's home in the 300 block of Kirkman Street, said Sgt. Jeff Keenum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman...More >>
    A fugitive sought by the Lake Charles Police Department was found hiding under a home on Reid Street early Wednesday morning, officials said. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus announced last Wednesday that Marcus Handy, 25, and Lee Gibbs, 25, were wanted - Gibbs on a bench warrant and Handy on a pick-up order. Officers learned around 6 a.m. Wednesday that Handy was at his girlfriend's home in the 300 block of Kirkman Street, said Sgt. Jeff Keenum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman...More >>
  • Two sent to hospital after bus accident in Westlake

    Two sent to hospital after bus accident in Westlake

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:21 PM EST2017-12-05 23:21:23 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Two people are in the hospital after a car and a bus got into an accident in Westlake, according to Police Chief Chris Wilrye.  Westlake police were notified about the accident at the intersection of Guillory Street and Houston River Road, around 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Wilrye.  Two people were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, one was the driver of the car and another was a student on the bus, according to Wilrye. KPLC will continue to update...

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    Two people are in the hospital after a car and a bus got into an accident in Westlake, according to Police Chief Chris Wilrye.  Westlake police were notified about the accident at the intersection of Guillory Street and Houston River Road, around 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Wilrye.  Two people were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, one was the driver of the car and another was a student on the bus, according to Wilrye. KPLC will continue to update...

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  • BREAKING

    Allen Parish man, woman die in two-vehicle crash in Texas

    Allen Parish man, woman die in two-vehicle crash in Texas

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-12-05 17:12:13 GMT
    (Source: KTRE)(Source: KTRE)

    An Allen Parish man and woman were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Sabine County, TX, Monday. Scott Morris, 51, and Kandy Nichols, 45, both of Mittie, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sabine Parish officials. A 5-year-old in their vehicle was injured in the crash and transported to a Jasper, TX, hospital for treatment. Morris was driving a 2006 Chevrolet SUV north on U.S. 96 at around 4:45 p.m. when the vehicle hydroplaned, crossing into the southbound lane and st...

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    An Allen Parish man and woman were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Sabine County, TX, Monday. Scott Morris, 51, and Kandy Nichols, 45, both of Mittie, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sabine Parish officials. A 5-year-old in their vehicle was injured in the crash and transported to a Jasper, TX, hospital for treatment. Morris was driving a 2006 Chevrolet SUV north on U.S. 96 at around 4:45 p.m. when the vehicle hydroplaned, crossing into the southbound lane and st...

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  • Multiple arrests made in connection with Lake Charles fugitives

    Multiple arrests made in connection with Lake Charles fugitives

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-04 22:15:20 GMT
    Lee Gibbs, Chris Ann Gibbs, Miyah Moss (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Lee Gibbs, Chris Ann Gibbs, Miyah Moss (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    A fugitive and two suspects were arrested Monday afternoon after a six-day search, according to Lake Charles Police Department spokesman, Mark Kraus. Lee James Gibbs, 25, of Lake Charles surrendered to LCPD on Monday. Gibbs' mother, Chris Ann Gibbs, and the mother of Gibbs' child, Miyah Moss, were also charged with obstruction of justice for helping Gibbs avoid arrest. Law enforcement is still searching for Marcus Dewayne Handy, 23, of Lake Charles.  Handy ...More >>
    A fugitive and two suspects were arrested Monday afternoon after a six-day search, according to Lake Charles Police Department spokesman, Mark Kraus. Lee James Gibbs, 25, of Lake Charles surrendered to LCPD on Monday. Gibbs' mother, Chris Ann Gibbs, and the mother of Gibbs' child, Miyah Moss, were also charged with obstruction of justice for helping Gibbs avoid arrest. Law enforcement is still searching for Marcus Dewayne Handy, 23, of Lake Charles.  Handy ...More >>
  • LCPD: Cash reward increased for information leading to capture of fugitives

    LCPD: Cash reward increased for information leading to capture of fugitives

    Sunday, December 3 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-04 00:06:41 GMT
    Lee James Gibbs (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Lee James Gibbs (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is doubling the cash reward for information leading to the arrest of two fugitives on the run since Tuesday. Crime Stoppers also is paying a reward for information leading to their capture. Law enforcement has been searching for Marcus Dewayne Handy,  and Lee James Gibbs and since Tuesday, Nov. 28, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  The two were supposed to testify in court that day regarding a 2013 murder case, said LCPD...

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is doubling the cash reward for information leading to the arrest of two fugitives on the run since Tuesday. Crime Stoppers also is paying a reward for information leading to their capture. Law enforcement has been searching for Marcus Dewayne Handy,  and Lee James Gibbs and since Tuesday, Nov. 28, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  The two were supposed to testify in court that day regarding a 2013 murder case, said LCPD...

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  • DeRidder teen killed in Saturday afternoon crash in Moss Bluff

    DeRidder teen killed in Saturday afternoon crash in Moss Bluff

    Sunday, December 3 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-12-03 20:52:39 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A DeRidder teenager was killed in a vehicle crash in Moss Bluff Saturday afternoon, authorities said. At around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North Perkins Ferry Road and Tomahawk Drive in Moss Bluff, said CPSO spokesman Cmdr. James McGee. 

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    A DeRidder teenager was killed in a vehicle crash in Moss Bluff Saturday afternoon, authorities said. At around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North Perkins Ferry Road and Tomahawk Drive in Moss Bluff, said CPSO spokesman Cmdr. James McGee. 

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  • LCPD searching for two fugitives

    LCPD searching for two fugitives

    Saturday, December 2 2017 11:53 AM EST2017-12-02 16:53:03 GMT
    Marcus Dewayne Handy and Lee James Gibbs (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Marcus Dewayne Handy and Lee James Gibbs (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is searching two individuals in the Lake Area.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is searching two individuals in the Lake Area.

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  • TRAFFIC: I-210 WB inside lane shut down near La. 14 exit

    TRAFFIC: I-210 WB inside lane shut down near La. 14 exit

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:41 AM EST2017-12-02 14:41:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-210 westbound at the La. 14 exit for the next 30 to 40 minutes, as of around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

    An inside lane is shut down due to a vehicle accident, according to LCPD.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid I-210 westbound at the La. 14 exit for the next 30 to 40 minutes, as of around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

    An inside lane is shut down due to a vehicle accident, according to LCPD.

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  • BREAKING

    Charges dismissed in case of alleged sexual assault in shower

    Charges dismissed in case of alleged sexual assault in shower

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-12-02 02:35:58 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Rape charges have been dismissed against three men who were accused of taking part in a sexual assault of a woman in the shower. DA spokeswoman Patsy Dugas confirmed that first-degree rapes charges against Ricardo Valadez, Jose Martinez, and Jimmy Alvarez were dismissed today. A charge of video voyeurism against Alvarez was also dismissed. Initial bond was set at $1.25 million each when Martinez and Alvarez were arrested in May. Martinez bonded out of Calcasieu Correctional Center o...

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    Rape charges have been dismissed against three men who were accused of taking part in a sexual assault of a woman in the shower. DA spokeswoman Patsy Dugas confirmed that first-degree rapes charges against Ricardo Valadez, Jose Martinez, and Jimmy Alvarez were dismissed today. A charge of video voyeurism against Alvarez was also dismissed. Initial bond was set at $1.25 million each when Martinez and Alvarez were arrested in May. Martinez bonded out of Calcasieu Correctional Center o...

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  • UPDATE: Congestion clearing on I-10 WB from Texas state line to Vinton

    UPDATE: Congestion clearing on I-10 WB from Texas state line to Vinton

    Friday, December 1 2017 8:40 PM EST2017-12-02 01:40:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There is congestion on I-10 westbound from the Louisiana/Texas state line to Vinton due to an accident in Texas, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    There is congestion on I-10 westbound from the Louisiana/Texas state line to Vinton due to an accident in Texas, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Kushner directed Flynn to contact Russians, according to reports

    Kushner directed Flynn to contact Russians, according to reports

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:23 AM EST2017-12-01 14:23:09 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 6:28 PM EST2017-12-01 23:28:40 GMT

    Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents while serving as National Security Adviser, following an indictment. He is cooperating with the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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    Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents while serving as National Security Adviser, following an indictment. He is cooperating with the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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  • Authorities: Alcohol and speeding possible causes of deadly Vernon Parish crash

    Authorities: Alcohol and speeding possible causes of deadly Vernon Parish crash

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:32 PM EST2017-12-01 22:32:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Late last night, Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash that killed a young man from Hurricane, WV.  He was wearing a seat belt, but was ejected from the vehicle.  Alcohol and excessive speed are considered possible factors in the crash. Troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m., which occurred on Entrance Road east of US Hwy 171.  The crash involved a 2017 Subaru, driven by Galvan Alejandro Jr. (O/M 25 yrs) of Leesville, LA.  The Subaru was eastboun...

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    Late last night, Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash that killed a young man from Hurricane, WV.  He was wearing a seat belt, but was ejected from the vehicle.  Alcohol and excessive speed are considered possible factors in the crash. Troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m., which occurred on Entrance Road east of US Hwy 171.  The crash involved a 2017 Subaru, driven by Galvan Alejandro Jr. (O/M 25 yrs) of Leesville, LA.  The Subaru was eastboun...

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  • BREAKING

    Former candidate for City Council indicted on three counts of kidnapping

    Former candidate for City Council indicted on three counts of kidnapping

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-12-01 18:15:46 GMT
    Kecee Lewis (Source: KPLC)Kecee Lewis (Source: KPLC)

    A former candidate for Lake Charles City Council faces three counts of kidnapping after an indictment was returned against him in state district court Thursday.

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    A former candidate for Lake Charles City Council faces three counts of kidnapping after an indictment was returned against him in state district court Thursday.

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  • Indictment returned against parents of malnourished 5-year-old found with lacerated kidney, bruises

    Indictment returned against parents of malnourished 5-year-old found with lacerated kidney, bruises

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-11-30 23:48:40 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Vinton couple arrested in September after their daughter was allegedly found malnourished and covered with sores and bruises was indicted by a grand jury on charges of ch

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    A Vinton couple arrested in September after their daughter was allegedly found malnourished and covered with sores and bruises was indicted by a grand jury on charges of ch

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  • breaking

    Suspect in Sulphur shooting indicted on murder charge

    Suspect in Sulphur shooting indicted on murder charge

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:49 PM EST2017-11-30 22:49:30 GMT
    Blake Poullard (Source: Sulphur Police Department)Blake Poullard (Source: Sulphur Police Department)

    The suspect in the November shooting and killing of a man in Sulphur was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Blake Tylyn James Poullard, 17, is charged with the second-degree murder of David Reed III, 24, of Sulphur. The Sulphur Police Department arrested Poullard in a Sulphur apartment complex on Saturday, Nov. 18, the same day that he allegedly shot and killed Reed on 1300 block of South Post Oak Road, according to Police Chief Lewis Coats. Copyright ...

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    The suspect in the November shooting and killing of a man in Sulphur was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Blake Tylyn James Poullard, 17, is charged with the second-degree murder of David Reed III, 24, of Sulphur. The Sulphur Police Department arrested Poullard in a Sulphur apartment complex on Saturday, Nov. 18, the same day that he allegedly shot and killed Reed on 1300 block of South Post Oak Road, according to Police Chief Lewis Coats. Copyright ...

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  • Actor Jim Nabors, known as 'Gomer Pyle,' dies

    Actor Jim Nabors, known as 'Gomer Pyle,' dies

    Thursday, November 30 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-11-30 18:26:10 GMT

    Performer Jim Nabors, perhaps known best from his portrayal of the hayseed character Gomer Pyle from "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, USMC," has died. 

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    Performer Jim Nabors, perhaps known best from his portrayal of the hayseed character Gomer Pyle from "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, USMC," has died. 

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  • Fired Lauer issues public apology on 'Today'

    Fired Lauer issues public apology on 'Today'

    Thursday, November 30 2017 7:33 AM EST2017-11-30 12:33:10 GMT
    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-11-30 14:02:58 GMT

    In a statement read on the 'Today' show Thursday morning, fired host Matt Lauer apologized a day after it was made public he'd been fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

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    In a statement read on the 'Today' show Thursday morning, fired host Matt Lauer apologized a day after it was made public he'd been fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

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  • St. Louis Catholic High School closed today due to power outage

    St. Louis Catholic High School closed today due to power outage

    Thursday, November 30 2017 8:39 AM EST2017-11-30 13:39:21 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)
    St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles is closed today due to a power outage. Director of Development Ashley Atkins said all classes are canceled today. Parents are asked to check the school website for updates. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles is closed today due to a power outage. Director of Development Ashley Atkins said all classes are canceled today. Parents are asked to check the school website for updates. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • TRAFFIC: Only right lane closed on I-10 W at Cities Service exit, congestion remains

    TRAFFIC: Only right lane closed on I-10 W at Cities Service exit, congestion remains

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-11-29 23:06:01 GMT
    (Source: Jason Rivera / KPLC)(Source: Jason Rivera / KPLC)

    An 18-wheeler pulling a mobile home has gone off the road at the Cities Service exit in Sulphur, causing traffic to back up past the I-10/210 interchange. Authorities are suggesting motorists take US 90 west as an alternate route. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    An 18-wheeler pulling a mobile home has gone off the road at the Cities Service exit in Sulphur, causing traffic to back up past the I-10/210 interchange. Authorities are suggesting motorists take US 90 west as an alternate route. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Rice dryer catches fire in Fenton

    Rice dryer catches fire in Fenton

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 12:49 PM EST2017-11-29 17:49:45 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron/KPLC)

    Two rice dryers on US 165 in Fenton overheated Wednesday morning, officials confirm. Sgt. Vernon O'Quinn, with Fenton police, said that two rice bins overheated around 7:45 a.m. O'Quinn said there was never an open flame - it was contained within the rice dryer. The situation is under control, but firefighters remain at the scene. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Two rice dryers on US 165 in Fenton overheated Wednesday morning, officials confirm. Sgt. Vernon O'Quinn, with Fenton police, said that two rice bins overheated around 7:45 a.m. O'Quinn said there was never an open flame - it was contained within the rice dryer. The situation is under control, but firefighters remain at the scene. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Man attempting to cross I-10 in Sulphur struck and killed

    Man attempting to cross I-10 in Sulphur struck and killed

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-11-29 17:48:58 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A man attempting to cross Interstate 10 in Sulphur was struck and killed Tuesday night, authorities said. Sulphur Chief of Police Lewis Coats said Andrew Brennan Thomas, 22, of Sulphur, was trying to cross the interstate between the La. 27 and Cities Service exits when he was hit around 9:40 p.m. by an eastbound vehicle. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m. Coats said the death was the first vehicle-pedestrian fatality in S...

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    A man attempting to cross Interstate 10 in Sulphur was struck and killed Tuesday night, authorities said. Sulphur Chief of Police Lewis Coats said Andrew Brennan Thomas, 22, of Sulphur, was trying to cross the interstate between the La. 27 and Cities Service exits when he was hit around 9:40 p.m. by an eastbound vehicle. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m. Coats said the death was the first vehicle-pedestrian fatality in S...

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  • Matt Lauer fired by NBC News amid sexual misconduct claim

    Matt Lauer fired by NBC News amid sexual misconduct claim

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:06 AM EST2017-11-29 12:06:15 GMT
    Wednesday, November 29 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-11-29 17:48:00 GMT

    Lauer's sexual misbehavior started when he and the colleague were on assignment at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued after that assignment.

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    Lauer's sexual misbehavior started when he and the colleague were on assignment at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued after that assignment.

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  • UPDATE: Suspected driver of fatal hit-and-run crash apprehended

    UPDATE: Suspected driver of fatal hit-and-run crash apprehended

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:03 AM EST2017-11-29 16:03:27 GMT
    Trevino Clark (Source: Louisiana State Police)Trevino Clark (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    The suspected driver involved in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Moss Bluff woman earlier this week has been apprehended by authorities.

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    The suspected driver involved in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Moss Bluff woman earlier this week has been apprehended by authorities.

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  • BREAKING

    State police looking for suspect in hit-and-run that claimed life of Moss Bluff woman

    State police looking for suspect in hit-and-run that claimed life of Moss Bluff woman

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:53 PM EST2017-11-27 22:53:51 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)

    Louisiana State Police are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a Moss Bluff woman dead, according to authorities.  Samantha Broussard, 29, Moss Bluff, was walking on the shoulder of the I-10 Westbound on-ramp where it merges onto I-10 just west of La. 397, when she was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene, said Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police.  Troopers want to find the hit-and-run driver and believe that Broussard was s...

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    Louisiana State Police are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a Moss Bluff woman dead, according to authorities.  Samantha Broussard, 29, Moss Bluff, was walking on the shoulder of the I-10 Westbound on-ramp where it merges onto I-10 just west of La. 397, when she was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene, said Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police.  Troopers want to find the hit-and-run driver and believe that Broussard was s...

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  • Pursuit on I-10 leads to arrest of North Carolina man

    Pursuit on I-10 leads to arrest of North Carolina man

    Sunday, November 26 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-11-27 02:20:12 GMT
    Diego E. Alonzo Gomez (Source: Louisiana State Police)Diego E. Alonzo Gomez (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A North Carolina man is in jail Sunday night after leading police on a pursuit in Louisiana and Texas. On Sunday morning, Louisiana State Police Troop D received reports of an unsafe driver speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder of I-10 in Calcasieu Parish, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.  

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    A North Carolina man is in jail Sunday night after leading police on a pursuit in Louisiana and Texas. On Sunday morning, Louisiana State Police Troop D received reports of an unsafe driver speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder of I-10 in Calcasieu Parish, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.  

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  • TRAFFIC: Congestion on I-10 WB from Texas state line to Sulphur

    TRAFFIC: Congestion on I-10 WB from Texas state line to Sulphur

    Sunday, November 26 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-11-27 01:15:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Department of Transportation and Development is urging drivers to use caution on I-10 westbound between the Louisiana/Texas state line and Sulphur because of traffic congestion on the interstate.

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    The Department of Transportation and Development is urging drivers to use caution on I-10 westbound between the Louisiana/Texas state line and Sulphur because of traffic congestion on the interstate.

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  • #breaking

    Kinder man struck and killed by vehicle overnight near Iowa

    Kinder man struck and killed by vehicle overnight near Iowa

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:26 PM EST2017-11-23 17:26:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Kinder man is dead after he darted into the path of a vehicle near Iowa Wednesday night, according to authorities.

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    A Kinder man is dead after he darted into the path of a vehicle near Iowa Wednesday night, according to authorities.

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  • breaking

    Sasol to end GTL projects worldwide

    Sasol to end GTL projects worldwide

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-11-23 15:15:35 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    Sasol announced today that it will no longer pursue equity investments in greenfield gas-to-liquids projects. 

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    Sasol announced today that it will no longer pursue equity investments in greenfield gas-to-liquids projects. 

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  • 'Touched by an Angel' star Della Reese dead at 86

    'Touched by an Angel' star Della Reese dead at 86

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:10 PM EST2017-11-20 21:10:55 GMT

    Della Reese, singer and actress, has died at the age of 86.

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    Della Reese, singer and actress, has died at the age of 86.

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  • Saints reportedly lose Alex Okafor to torn Achilles

    Saints reportedly lose Alex Okafor to torn Achilles

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints defense survived giving up 31 points to Washington Sunday but did suffer a loss in the form of Alex Okafor, whose season will reportedly be over due to a torn Achilles, suffered during the team's eighth straight win. 

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    The Saints defense survived giving up 31 points to Washington Sunday but did suffer a loss in the form of Alex Okafor, whose season will reportedly be over due to a torn Achilles, suffered during the team's eighth straight win. 

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  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: Accident on I-10 WB near Ruth Street

    TRAFFIC UPDATE: Accident on I-10 WB near Ruth Street

    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:13 PM EST2017-11-19 23:13:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The center and right lanes of I-10 westbound near Ruth Street are blocked due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Congestion is approaching South Beglis Parkway, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The center and right lanes of I-10 westbound near Ruth Street are blocked due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Congestion is approaching South Beglis Parkway, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Suspect in deadly Sulphur shooting arrested

    Suspect in deadly Sulphur shooting arrested

    Sunday, November 19 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-11-19 20:16:26 GMT
    Blake Poullard (Source: Sulphur Police Department)Blake Poullard (Source: Sulphur Police Department)

    The suspect in a deadly Saturday afternoon shooting in Sulphur has been arrested. At 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, officers were called to the 1300 block of South Post Oak Road in reference to a shooting, said Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Upon arriving, officers found that David Reed III, 24, of Sulphur, had been shot and that the suspect had fled the scene. 

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    The suspect in a deadly Saturday afternoon shooting in Sulphur has been arrested. At 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, officers were called to the 1300 block of South Post Oak Road in reference to a shooting, said Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Upon arriving, officers found that David Reed III, 24, of Sulphur, had been shot and that the suspect had fled the scene. 

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  • John Schroder elected state treasurer

    John Schroder elected state treasurer

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-19 04:20:21 GMT
    John Schroder (Source: John Schroder's campaign website)John Schroder (Source: John Schroder's campaign website)

    Louisiana voters have elected John Schroder as their new state treasurer.

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    Louisiana voters have elected John Schroder as their new state treasurer.

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  • High-speed chase on I-10 ends in arrest of Texas man

    High-speed chase on I-10 ends in arrest of Texas man

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-19 04:15:33 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    A motorcyclist is in custody after taking authorities through a high-speed speed chase from Texas to Louisiana. 

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    A motorcyclist is in custody after taking authorities through a high-speed speed chase from Texas to Louisiana. 

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  • UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-11-18 19:24:40 GMT
    Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)

    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

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    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

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  • Vernon Sheriff asking for help finding man last seen in late October

    Vernon Sheriff asking for help finding man last seen in late October

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-11-17 23:55:08 GMT
    Alex Spurgeon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Alex Spurgeon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Alex Spurgeon, 23, of Lacamp.

    Spurgeon's family members filed a missing persons report on Nov. 15, in which they indicated they have not seen nor spoken with Alex since late October, according to Rhonda Jordan, VPSO spokeswoman.

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    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Alex Spurgeon, 23, of Lacamp.

    Spurgeon's family members filed a missing persons report on Nov. 15, in which they indicated they have not seen nor spoken with Alex since late October, according to Rhonda Jordan, VPSO spokeswoman.

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  • Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

    Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-11-17 17:31:06 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 12:38 PM EST2017-11-17 17:38:51 GMT

    The civil rights leader said that his father also had the disease.

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    The civil rights leader said that his father also had the disease.

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  • BREAKING

    DNA evidence links Avoyelles inmate to 1997 rape in Lake Charles

    DNA evidence links Avoyelles inmate to 1997 rape in Lake Charles

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-11-16 23:00:38 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    An inmate in Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center faces rape charges related to a 20-year-old cold case in Lake Charles. On Nov. 15, authorities with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Lorenoza Danela Carlos for aggravated rape; the rape occurred in 1997 in Lake Charles, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus with the Lake Charles Police Department. In May 2017 the sex crimes unit with the Lake Charles Police Department pulled this cold case from files ...

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    An inmate in Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center faces rape charges related to a 20-year-old cold case in Lake Charles. On Nov. 15, authorities with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Lorenoza Danela Carlos for aggravated rape; the rape occurred in 1997 in Lake Charles, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus with the Lake Charles Police Department. In May 2017 the sex crimes unit with the Lake Charles Police Department pulled this cold case from files ...

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  • BREAKING

    Barricade situation on Louisiana Avenue ends peacefully

    Barricade situation on Louisiana Avenue ends peacefully

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-11-16 20:51:36 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    Lake Charles police are currently dealing with a barricade situation on Louisiana Avenue, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus confirmed. Kraus asked that the public stay away from the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue, which is just north of Prien Lake Road. KPLC is at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Lake Charles police are currently dealing with a barricade situation on Louisiana Avenue, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus confirmed. Kraus asked that the public stay away from the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue, which is just north of Prien Lake Road. KPLC is at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Shots fired at residence in Lacassine

    Shots fired at residence in Lacassine

    Thursday, November 16 2017 12:46 PM EST2017-11-16 17:46:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The all-clear has been given for Lacassine schools following a lockdown, according to an employee of the Jeff Davis School Board Office. The schools were placed on lockdown for safety reasons following an unidentified potential threat.  KPLC is awaiting details from law enforcement and will update this story with more information as it becomes available.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The all-clear has been given for Lacassine schools following a lockdown, according to an employee of the Jeff Davis School Board Office. The schools were placed on lockdown for safety reasons following an unidentified potential threat.  KPLC is awaiting details from law enforcement and will update this story with more information as it becomes available.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Authorities: Canadian man caught with $3 million worth of cocaine

    Authorities: Canadian man caught with $3 million worth of cocaine

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-11-16 04:18:17 GMT
    Stephane Baril (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stephane Baril (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Officials with the Combined Anti-Drug Team are expected to announce a 'major drug bust' during a news conference this afternoon. KPLC will livestream the news conference, which is expected to begin at 3:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Officials with the Combined Anti-Drug Team are expected to announce a 'major drug bust' during a news conference this afternoon. KPLC will livestream the news conference, which is expected to begin at 3:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • BREAKING

    Train collides with log truck in Beauregard Parish, north of Singer

    Train collides with log truck in Beauregard Parish, north of Singer

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:28 PM EST2017-11-16 00:28:48 GMT
    (Source: Randall Kamm / KPLC)(Source: Randall Kamm / KPLC)

    A train hit a log truck in Beauregard Parish Wednesday afternoon, north of Singer.

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    A train hit a log truck in Beauregard Parish Wednesday afternoon, north of Singer.

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  • Gunman, 4 victims dead in shooting that ends at California elementary school

    Gunman, 4 victims dead in shooting that ends at California elementary school

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-11-14 18:23:27 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:17 PM EST2017-11-14 22:17:03 GMT

    The suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement, a county sheriff's spokesman said. The number of dead may rise. 

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    The suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement, a county sheriff's spokesman said. The number of dead may rise. 

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  • BREAKING

    Man wanted in connection with Arkansas St. shooting arrested

    Man wanted in connection with Arkansas St. shooting arrested

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-11-14 17:14:46 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)(Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    A man accused of firing at several people on Arkansas Street last week has been arrested. J'vaughn Jermaine Guillory, 18, was taken into custody at the Lake Charles Police Department at 5:45 p.m. Monday, according to jail reports. Guillory is charged with eight counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Judge Ron Ware set bond at $200,000. Authorities say Guillory and a juvenile shot at eight people standing in front of a home in the 1600 block of Arkansas Street on Thursday, Nov...

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    A man accused of firing at several people on Arkansas Street last week has been arrested. J'vaughn Jermaine Guillory, 18, was taken into custody at the Lake Charles Police Department at 5:45 p.m. Monday, according to jail reports. Guillory is charged with eight counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Judge Ron Ware set bond at $200,000. Authorities say Guillory and a juvenile shot at eight people standing in front of a home in the 1600 block of Arkansas Street on Thursday, Nov...

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  • BREAKING

    Detective: Merryville woman pulls out gun after argument, intentionally shoots motorcycle

    Detective: Merryville woman pulls out gun after argument, intentionally shoots motorcycle

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:10 AM EST2017-11-14 16:10:20 GMT
    Priscia F. Rodriguez (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)Priscia F. Rodriguez (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Merryville woman surrendered to authorities after she was accused of firing several shots at a residence, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s spokesperson Chief Detective Mark Herford. The department responded to the incident at approximately 5 p.m. at a residence located near the intersection of La. Hwy 389 and Old River Road on Monday, Herford said. When deputies arrived, a verbal disagreement occurred between Priscia F. Rodriguez, 43, and two other...

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    A Merryville woman surrendered to authorities after she was accused of firing several shots at a residence, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s spokesperson Chief Detective Mark Herford. The department responded to the incident at approximately 5 p.m. at a residence located near the intersection of La. Hwy 389 and Old River Road on Monday, Herford said. When deputies arrived, a verbal disagreement occurred between Priscia F. Rodriguez, 43, and two other...

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  • Man hit in arm during Sunday night shooting on Gerstner Memorial

    Man hit in arm during Sunday night shooting on Gerstner Memorial

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-11-14 00:06:56 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting on Nov. 12. Officers located a male victim in the 300 block of Gelpi Drive, with a gunshot wound to his upper arm, said Chief Deputy Mark Kraus. The victim said that he was riding his bike in the 2300 block of Gerstner Memorial Boulevard when a black male, wearing a black hoodie and black pants on a bicycle, according to Kraus. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and fired one shot, str...

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting on Nov. 12. Officers located a male victim in the 300 block of Gelpi Drive, with a gunshot wound to his upper arm, said Chief Deputy Mark Kraus. The victim said that he was riding his bike in the 2300 block of Gerstner Memorial Boulevard when a black male, wearing a black hoodie and black pants on a bicycle, according to Kraus. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and fired one shot, str...

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  • Tech company DXC Technology could bring 2,000 jobs to NOLA

    Tech company DXC Technology could bring 2,000 jobs to NOLA

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    The Louisiana governor is expected to make one of the most significant economic development announcements in the state's history Monday. 

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    The Louisiana governor is expected to make one of the most significant economic development announcements in the state's history Monday. 

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  • Oakdale Police searching for escaped psychiatric patient

    Oakdale Police searching for escaped psychiatric patient

    Sunday, November 12 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-11-12 19:55:32 GMT
    Chevy Eaves (Source: Oakdale Police Department)Chevy Eaves (Source: Oakdale Police Department)

    The Oakdale Police Department is asking the public to be on the watch for an escaped psychiatric patient Sunday. The patient, Chevy Eaves, was being transported from Kinder to Alexandria when he escaped custody by jumping out the back of the ambulance transporting him, according to the Oakdale Police Department's Facebook page. Eaves is wearing a red shirt, grey sweatpants and no shoes, and was last seen in the woods behind Tractor Supply in Oakdale, according to the depar...

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    The Oakdale Police Department is asking the public to be on the watch for an escaped psychiatric patient Sunday. The patient, Chevy Eaves, was being transported from Kinder to Alexandria when he escaped custody by jumping out the back of the ambulance transporting him, according to the Oakdale Police Department's Facebook page. Eaves is wearing a red shirt, grey sweatpants and no shoes, and was last seen in the woods behind Tractor Supply in Oakdale, according to the depar...

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  • Early morning rollover crash on I-10 kills unrestrained passenger

    Early morning rollover crash on I-10 kills unrestrained passenger

    Saturday, November 11 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-11-12 00:19:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    One man is dead and another has been arrested following a two-vehicle crash on I-10 west of Jennings this morning. Shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound about two miles west of La. 26 in Jeff Davis Parish, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.  

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    One man is dead and another has been arrested following a two-vehicle crash on I-10 west of Jennings this morning. Shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound about two miles west of La. 26 in Jeff Davis Parish, said Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman.  

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid Moeling Street at North Cherry due to wreck

    TRAFFIC: Avoid Moeling Street at North Cherry due to wreck

    Saturday, November 11 2017 3:44 PM EST2017-11-11 20:44:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid the area of the North Cherry Street/Moeling Street intersection for the next hour due to a vehicle wreck, as of 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The wreck is blocking the intersection, according to LCPD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid the area of the North Cherry Street/Moeling Street intersection for the next hour due to a vehicle wreck, as of 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The wreck is blocking the intersection, according to LCPD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • #breaking

    One dead following single-vehicle crash on Southpark Drive

    One dead following single-vehicle crash on Southpark Drive

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-11-10 18:26:51 GMT
    Southpark Drive (Source: Google maps)Southpark Drive (Source: Google maps)

    One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash that happened early Friday morning in Lake Charles, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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    One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash that happened early Friday morning in Lake Charles, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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  • #breaking

    Two injured following a vehicle crash at La. 14 and 12th St.

    Two injured following a vehicle crash at La. 14 and 12th St.

    Friday, November 10 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-11-10 17:50:23 GMT
    12th Street and Highway 14 in Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)12th Street and Highway 14 in Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)

    Two people were sent to the hospital following a vehicle crash at the intersection of La. 14 and 12th Street, according to Lake Charles police.

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    Two people were sent to the hospital following a vehicle crash at the intersection of La. 14 and 12th Street, according to Lake Charles police.

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  • Zurik: Four of LSP's top-earners suspended as LACE probe unfolds

    Zurik: Four of LSP's top-earners suspended as LACE probe unfolds

    Four state troopers were paid a premium of your money, and our evidence suggests they did not deserve it. Three of the four are among the highest-paid employees in Louisiana. Each makes about $200,000 or more every year. But our undercover surveillance investigation found they may not be earning much of that money.

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    Four state troopers were paid a premium of your money, and our evidence suggests they did not deserve it. Three of the four are among the highest-paid employees in Louisiana. Each makes about $200,000 or more every year. But our undercover surveillance investigation found they may not be earning much of that money.

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  • Westlake man indicted on 50 counts of child pornography

    Westlake man indicted on 50 counts of child pornography

    Thursday, November 9 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-11-09 18:41:31 GMT
    Joshua James Cupit (Source: Louisiana State Police)Joshua James Cupit (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A Westlake man has been indicted on 50 counts of pornography involving juveniles and one count of unlawful presence of a sex offender by a grand jury Thursday.

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    A Westlake man has been indicted on 50 counts of pornography involving juveniles and one count of unlawful presence of a sex offender by a grand jury Thursday.

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  • Grand jury indicts Sulphur man accused of shooting woman then leading police on 30-minute chase

    Grand jury indicts Sulphur man accused of shooting woman then leading police on 30-minute chase

    Thursday, November 9 2017 1:01 PM EST2017-11-09 18:01:41 GMT
    David Breaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)David Breaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Sulphur man who allegedly shot a woman then led police on a high-speed car chase in 2016 was indicted by a grand jury Thursday.

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    A Sulphur man who allegedly shot a woman then led police on a high-speed car chase in 2016 was indicted by a grand jury Thursday.

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  • Fidget spinners sold at Target have high levels of lead, consumer group says

    Fidget spinners sold at Target have high levels of lead, consumer group says

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:38 AM EST2017-11-09 13:38:15 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:54 AM EST2017-11-09 13:54:29 GMT

    Target and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the fidget spinners in question were not recommended for kids, according to the Public Interest Research Group.

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    Target and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the fidget spinners in question were not recommended for kids, according to the Public Interest Research Group.

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  • 5 hospitalized after building explosion, fire

    5 hospitalized after building explosion, fire

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-11-09 13:15:38 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Fire Department)(Source: Tucson Fire Department)

    The Tucson Fire Department said five employees from a jojoba oil processing plant were hospitalized after an explosion in the building before midnight on Wednesday Nov. 8. 

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    The Tucson Fire Department said five employees from a jojoba oil processing plant were hospitalized after an explosion in the building before midnight on Wednesday Nov. 8. 

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  • BREAKING

    Not guilty verdict returned in Lake Charles cold case rape trial

    Not guilty verdict returned in Lake Charles cold case rape trial

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:47 PM EST2017-11-09 00:47:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Johnell Ledoux was found not guilty of aggravated rape on Wednesday. It's a cold case rape investigation that made national headlines when featured in a show called Cold Justice Sex Crimes. The victim alleged that Ledoux had raped her at gunpoint in 1992. She demonstrated for the jury how she says her assailant came up behind her, looked in her pockets and then turned her around and raped her. Johnell Ledoux told jurors that he and the woman did have a ...

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    Johnell Ledoux was found not guilty of aggravated rape on Wednesday. It's a cold case rape investigation that made national headlines when featured in a show called Cold Justice Sex Crimes. The victim alleged that Ledoux had raped her at gunpoint in 1992. She demonstrated for the jury how she says her assailant came up behind her, looked in her pockets and then turned her around and raped her. Johnell Ledoux told jurors that he and the woman did have a ...

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  • BREAKING

    Sheriff: Sunday incident not first time a hunting partner of Oakdale man has died

    Sheriff: Sunday incident not first time a hunting partner of Oakdale man has died

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-11-08 19:55:47 GMT
    David Strother (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)David Strother (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An Oakdale man charged with negligent homicide after allegedly shooting a woman while hunting Sunday also had a hunting partner die in 2010, authorities said.

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    An Oakdale man charged with negligent homicide after allegedly shooting a woman while hunting Sunday also had a hunting partner die in 2010, authorities said.

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  • BREAKING

    Authorities searching for missing Leesville woman

    Authorities searching for missing Leesville woman

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 12:28 PM EST2017-11-08 17:28:07 GMT
    Shade Chantel Rodriguez (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation)Shade Chantel Rodriguez (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation)

    Authorities are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Shade Chantel Rodriguez, 20, of Leesville. 

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    Authorities are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Shade Chantel Rodriguez, 20, of Leesville. 

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  • BREAKING

    Authorities release names of contractors killed in helicopter accident

    Authorities release names of contractors killed in helicopter accident

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 12:22 PM EST2017-11-08 17:22:47 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has released the names of the contractors who died after falling from a helicopter while working on electrical lines in Sulphur Tuesday. Nicholas Gamalski, 27, and Travis Chiokai, 26, were both from California, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The two men were working on electrical lines from a helicopter in the area of N. Claiborne Street and W. Houston River Road when their safety harness rubbed against elect...More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has released the names of the contractors who died after falling from a helicopter while working on electrical lines in Sulphur Tuesday. Nicholas Gamalski, 27, and Travis Chiokai, 26, were both from California, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The two men were working on electrical lines from a helicopter in the area of N. Claiborne Street and W. Houston River Road when their safety harness rubbed against elect...More >>
  • Incident on Shell platform in Gulf leaves two injured

    Incident on Shell platform in Gulf leaves two injured

    (Source: Facebook | Shell)(Source: Facebook | Shell)

    The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell International Limited are investigating an incident in the Gulf of Mexico at their Enchilada platform at Garden Banks 129.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell International Limited are investigating an incident in the Gulf of Mexico at their Enchilada platform at Garden Banks 129.

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  • LHSAA Releases Football Playoff Brackets

    LHSAA Releases Football Playoff Brackets

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:36 PM EST2017-11-08 03:36:44 GMT

    Class 5A (24) Parkway at (9) Barbe (22) Live Oak at (11) Sulphur The Entire 5A Bracket can be viewed here Class 4A (19) DeRidder at (14) Cecilia (27) Franklinton at (6) Leesville The Entire 4A Bracket can be viewed here Class 3A (24) Washington-Marion at (9) Loranger (21) Patterson at (12) Iota (30) Westlake at (3) Jena (23) Bogalusa at (10) Jennings (31) Wossman at (2) Iowa The Entire 3A Bracket can be viewed here Class 2A (32) Springfield at (1) Welsh (25) General T...

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    Class 5A (24) Parkway at (9) Barbe (22) Live Oak at (11) Sulphur The Entire 5A Bracket can be viewed here Class 4A (19) DeRidder at (14) Cecilia (27) Franklinton at (6) Leesville The Entire 4A Bracket can be viewed here Class 3A (24) Washington-Marion at (9) Loranger (21) Patterson at (12) Iota (30) Westlake at (3) Jena (23) Bogalusa at (10) Jennings (31) Wossman at (2) Iowa The Entire 3A Bracket can be viewed here Class 2A (32) Springfield at (1) Welsh (25) General T...

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  • Travel trailer overturns on I-10 EB at Creole exit

    Travel trailer overturns on I-10 EB at Creole exit

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-07 23:54:42 GMT
    (Source: LSP Troop D)(Source: LSP Troop D)

    A travel trailer overturned on I-10 eastbound at the Creole exit Tuesday afternoon, but no injuries were reported.

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    A travel trailer overturned on I-10 eastbound at the Creole exit Tuesday afternoon, but no injuries were reported.

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  • All clear given on TCU campus

    All clear given on TCU campus

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-11-07 23:22:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Texas Christian University said there is an armed person on campus. 

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    Texas Christian University said there is an armed person on campus. 

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  • BREAKING

    All-clear given at Entergy's Nelson plant

    All-clear given at Entergy's Nelson plant

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-11-07 21:43:40 GMT
    (Source: Randall Kamm / KPLC)(Source: Randall Kamm / KPLC)

    The all-clear has been given at Entergy's Nelson plant, state police said.

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    The all-clear has been given at Entergy's Nelson plant, state police said.

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  • #breaking

    Two contractors dead after falling from helicopter in Sulphur

    Two contractors dead after falling from helicopter in Sulphur

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-11-07 21:12:17 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    Authorities have confirmed that two contractors are dead following an accident near Claiborne Street and Houston River Road in Sulphur.

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    Authorities have confirmed that two contractors are dead following an accident near Claiborne Street and Houston River Road in Sulphur.

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  • Sheriff's Office seeking public's help locating Leesville woman

    Sheriff's Office seeking public's help locating Leesville woman

    Monday, November 6 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-11-06 21:19:19 GMT
    (Source: Natchez Democrat)(Source: Natchez Democrat)

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is attempting to contact a Leesville woman and her 3-year-old daughter, the department posted on its Facebook Page.

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    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is attempting to contact a Leesville woman and her 3-year-old daughter, the department posted on its Facebook Page.

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  • BREAKING

    Woman dies after being shot with rifle in West Bay Management Area

    Woman dies after being shot with rifle in West Bay Management Area

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:50 AM EST2017-11-06 16:50:43 GMT
    David Strother (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)David Strother (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)
    A 42-year-old woman is dead following an incident at West Bay Management Area Sunday afternoon. The man who was with her, David Strother, claimed he stumbled and the 30-06 rifle he was carrying discharged because he did not have the safety on, Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert said. She was shot from 15-20 feet away. Strother failed field sobriety tests and had marijuana and crystal methamphetamine on him, Hebert said. He admitted to drinking and alcohol was found in his vehicle. Th...More >>
    A 42-year-old woman is dead following an incident at West Bay Management Area Sunday afternoon. The man who was with her, David Strother, claimed he stumbled and the 30-06 rifle he was carrying discharged because he did not have the safety on, Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert said. She was shot from 15-20 feet away. Strother failed field sobriety tests and had marijuana and crystal methamphetamine on him, Hebert said. He admitted to drinking and alcohol was found in his vehicle. Th...More >>
  • Lieutenant governor to promote Louisiana cuisine in New York

    Lieutenant governor to promote Louisiana cuisine in New York

    Sunday, November 5 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-11-05 18:07:29 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is heading to New York with 10 chefs to promote Louisiana cuisine.

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    Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is heading to New York with 10 chefs to promote Louisiana cuisine.

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  • Man charged with murder of 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish

    Man charged with murder of 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish

    Saturday, November 4 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-11-04 19:45:26 GMT
    Forrest Edward Menard (Source: DeRidder Police Department)Forrest Edward Menard (Source: DeRidder Police Department)

    A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish. DeRidder Police officers arrested Forrest Edward Menard, 22, on Friday, Nov. 3, on charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered a 2-year-old child under Menard's care with multiple injuries including severe head trauma, according to DeRidder Police Chief John Gott.

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    A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish. DeRidder Police officers arrested Forrest Edward Menard, 22, on Friday, Nov. 3, on charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered a 2-year-old child under Menard's care with multiple injuries including severe head trauma, according to DeRidder Police Chief John Gott.

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  • BREAKING

    Authorities say suspect kills self following police chase through Beauregard, Allen parishes

    Authorities say suspect kills self following police chase through Beauregard, Allen parishes

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-11-04 02:54:21 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    A police chase that began in Beauregard Parish ended in a crash in Kinder.

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    A police chase that began in Beauregard Parish ended in a crash in Kinder.

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  • Employee accused of selling drugs at Elton gas station where he worked

    Employee accused of selling drugs at Elton gas station where he worked

    Friday, November 3 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-11-03 20:53:03 GMT
    Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Zoubi (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Zoubi (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An Elton man has been arrested on charges related to selling drugs at the gas station where he works, according to authorities. Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Zoubi, 32, from Elton, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 2 by a patrol deputy with the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Elton Police Department, said Cmdr. Ramby Cormier, JDSO spokesman.

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    An Elton man has been arrested on charges related to selling drugs at the gas station where he works, according to authorities. Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Zoubi, 32, from Elton, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 2 by a patrol deputy with the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Elton Police Department, said Cmdr. Ramby Cormier, JDSO spokesman.

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  • Three injured after electrical issue on LSU's campus

    Three injured after electrical issue on LSU's campus

    Three people were injured Friday morning after a fire broke out at the LSU Law school. 

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    Three people were injured Friday morning after a fire broke out at the LSU Law school. 

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  • BREAKING

    Appeals court hearing Felix Vail case today

    Appeals court hearing Felix Vail case today

    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-11-03 00:41:00 GMT
    Felix Vail (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Felix Vail (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The case of Felix Vail was argued before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal this morning. He’s the man convicted of murdering his wife, Mary Horton, in 1962. Mary is remembered by family and friends as a woman full of life, a joy. Then in 1962 her body was removed from the Calcasieu River. Her husband, Felix Vail, had said she fell out of a boat and it was an accidental drowning.

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    The case of Felix Vail was argued before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal this morning. He’s the man convicted of murdering his wife, Mary Horton, in 1962. Mary is remembered by family and friends as a woman full of life, a joy. Then in 1962 her body was removed from the Calcasieu River. Her husband, Felix Vail, had said she fell out of a boat and it was an accidental drowning.

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  • BREAKING

    Convicted felon accused of selling stolen firearms

    Convicted felon accused of selling stolen firearms

    Thursday, November 2 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-11-02 19:41:12 GMT
    Charles Ward Sr. (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)Charles Ward Sr. (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A convicted felon has been arrested after allegedly selling stolen firearms to undercover officers.

    Deputies from the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Beauregard/DeRidder Narcotics Task Force, and Louisiana State Police arrested Charles Ward Sr., 51, at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, according to Mark Herford, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office chief of detectives.

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    A convicted felon has been arrested after allegedly selling stolen firearms to undercover officers.

    Deputies from the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Beauregard/DeRidder Narcotics Task Force, and Louisiana State Police arrested Charles Ward Sr., 51, at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, according to Mark Herford, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office chief of detectives.

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  • Flu clinic in Cameron Parish open until 4:30 p.m.

    Flu clinic in Cameron Parish open until 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-11-02 18:40:52 GMT
    (Source: Department of Health)(Source: Department of Health)

    A flu vaccination clinic is being held in Cameron Parish today, due to an increase in the number of flu cases in the parish. The clinic opened at 8 a.m. and will be open until 4:30 p.m. at the Cameron Parish Health Unit, at 107 Recreation Center Lane.

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    A flu vaccination clinic is being held in Cameron Parish today, due to an increase in the number of flu cases in the parish. The clinic opened at 8 a.m. and will be open until 4:30 p.m. at the Cameron Parish Health Unit, at 107 Recreation Center Lane.

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  • 37 million fire extinguishers recalled

    37 million fire extinguishers recalled

    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-11-02 12:35:04 GMT
    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-11-02 12:35:04 GMT

    The Kidde fire extinguishers can become clogged or require a lot of force to use and can fail during a fire emergency. The nozzle also can detach with enough force to be dangerous. 

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    The Kidde fire extinguishers can become clogged or require a lot of force to use and can fail during a fire emergency. The nozzle also can detach with enough force to be dangerous. 

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  • ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge catches fire, cause under investigation

    ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge catches fire, cause under investigation

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-11-01 16:52:40 GMT

    The skies over Baton Rouge were lit up early Wednesday morning as a fire burned at the ExxonMobil facility. The fire at the refinery on Scenic Highway sent large flames and plumes of smoke into the air. It started around 2:30 a.m.

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    The skies over Baton Rouge were lit up early Wednesday morning as a fire burned at the ExxonMobil facility. The fire at the refinery on Scenic Highway sent large flames and plumes of smoke into the air. It started around 2:30 a.m.

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  • BREAKING

    Former Welsh police chief accused of killing neighbor's goat with baseball bat

    Former Welsh police chief accused of killing neighbor's goat with baseball bat

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-10-31 20:46:57 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    A former Welsh police chief is accused of killing his neighbor’s goat with a baseball bat. Ben Richard, 49, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. He served as Welsh police chief in the 2000s. Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said the incident was the result of an ongoing “feud” with a neighbor about her animals getting loose. Welsh police have been called to the area of E. South and Frances streets at least three times to handle a dispute about animals be...More >>
    A former Welsh police chief is accused of killing his neighbor’s goat with a baseball bat. Ben Richard, 49, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. He served as Welsh police chief in the 2000s. Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said the incident was the result of an ongoing “feud” with a neighbor about her animals getting loose. Welsh police have been called to the area of E. South and Frances streets at least three times to handle a dispute about animals be...More >>
  • White House distances Trump from Manafort charges, adviser's guilty plea

    White House distances Trump from Manafort charges, adviser's guilty plea

    Monday, October 30 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-10-30 12:12:35 GMT
    Monday, October 30 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:10:03 GMT

    Paul Manafort, who served as the Trump campaign's chairman, was among the first charged with crimes resulting from investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and the Russian government.

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    Paul Manafort, who served as the Trump campaign's chairman, was among the first charged with crimes resulting from investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and the Russian government.

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  • 2 dead after fiery crash involving 4 18-wheelers

    2 dead after fiery crash involving 4 18-wheelers

    Monday, October 30 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-10-30 21:03:33 GMT

    Two people are dead after a fiery crash involving four 18-wheelers early Monday morning, according to officials. I-10 East was reopened after being shut down for more than 10 hours.

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    Two people are dead after a fiery crash involving four 18-wheelers early Monday morning, according to officials. I-10 East was reopened after being shut down for more than 10 hours.

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  • Two remaining suspects in U.S. 90 motel shooting in custody

    Two remaining suspects in U.S. 90 motel shooting in custody

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-10-30 17:21:44 GMT
    Mauricio Labrada-Hernandez (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Mauricio Labrada-Hernandez (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Two other suspects wanted in connection with a shooting in a motel parking lot on U.S. 90 are now in custody, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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    Two other suspects wanted in connection with a shooting in a motel parking lot on U.S. 90 are now in custody, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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  • BREAKING

    Rise in flu cases in Cameron, vaccination clinic scheduled for Thursday

    Rise in flu cases in Cameron, vaccination clinic scheduled for Thursday

    Monday, October 30 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-10-30 15:25:10 GMT
    (Source: Department of Health)(Source: Department of Health)
    Due to an increase in the number of flu cases in Cameron Parish, an additional vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Thursday, according to the state Department of Health. The flu shot is free for those with insurance. It is $10 for those without. The clinic will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Parish Health Unit, at 107 Recreation Center Lane. Those getting flu shots should wear short sleeves or loose-fitting sleeves and bring insurance, Medicaid or ...More >>
    Due to an increase in the number of flu cases in Cameron Parish, an additional vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Thursday, according to the state Department of Health. The flu shot is free for those with insurance. It is $10 for those without. The clinic will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Parish Health Unit, at 107 Recreation Center Lane. Those getting flu shots should wear short sleeves or loose-fitting sleeves and bring insurance, Medicaid or ...More >>
  • Gulf Coast CEO of American Red Cross quits

    Gulf Coast CEO of American Red Cross quits

    Sunday, October 29 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-10-29 19:04:45 GMT
    (Source: Red Cross)(Source: Red Cross)

    The CEO the Texas Gulf Coast American Red Cross says he's quitting because he disagrees with decisions related to the organization's response to Hurricane Harvey.

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    The CEO the Texas Gulf Coast American Red Cross says he's quitting because he disagrees with decisions related to the organization's response to Hurricane Harvey.

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  • 3rd suspect in U.S. 90 motel shooting arrested

    3rd suspect in U.S. 90 motel shooting arrested

    Saturday, October 28 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-10-28 18:19:14 GMT
    Kenneth J. Sweet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office)Kenneth J. Sweet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office)

    A third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in a motel parking lot on U.S. 90 has been arrested, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Kenneth J. Sweet was arrested in Oakdale on the morning of Friday, Oct. 27 on charges of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, according to CPSO.

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    A third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in a motel parking lot on U.S. 90 has been arrested, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Kenneth J. Sweet was arrested in Oakdale on the morning of Friday, Oct. 27 on charges of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, according to CPSO.

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  • Movies Under the Stars canceled

    Movies Under the Stars canceled

    Friday, October 27 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-10-27 21:23:40 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)
    Calcasieu Parish's Movies Under the Stars scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to wet weather. Hocus Pocus was scheduled to be shown. Movies Under the Stars will return in Spring 2018. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Calcasieu Parish's Movies Under the Stars scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to wet weather. Hocus Pocus was scheduled to be shown. Movies Under the Stars will return in Spring 2018. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Now 11 high school football games on Thursday night

    Now 11 high school football games on Thursday night

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-10-25 19:31:53 GMT

    With impending rainy weather in Southwest Louisiana on Friday, numerous schools have moved their games up to Thursday night. 

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    With impending rainy weather in Southwest Louisiana on Friday, numerous schools have moved their games up to Thursday night. 

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  • BREAKING

    CPSO warns residents of scammers posing as law enforcement officials

    CPSO warns residents of scammers posing as law enforcement officials

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:22:30 GMT
    (Source: BBB of Southwest Louisiana)(Source: BBB of Southwest Louisiana)

    A new phone scam is targeting Southwest Louisiana residents, with callers posing as someone from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Victims report receiving a phone call saying that a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty or grand jury. The caller, who claims to be with CPSO, or some other law enforcement agency, tells the victim to purchase a prepaid PayPal card to void the warrant and avoid arrest.  The majority of the time ...

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    A new phone scam is targeting Southwest Louisiana residents, with callers posing as someone from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Victims report receiving a phone call saying that a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty or grand jury. The caller, who claims to be with CPSO, or some other law enforcement agency, tells the victim to purchase a prepaid PayPal card to void the warrant and avoid arrest.  The majority of the time ...

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  • Crew clears fallen power line over Calcasieu River

    Crew clears fallen power line over Calcasieu River

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-10-24 20:45:12 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)
    A power line that fell over the Calcasieu River on Sunday has been cleared, Entergy officials said. The power line, which was just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff, was removed around 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Entergy spokesman Chip Arnould. Arnould said Monday that special equipment had to be brought in for Entergy and the Coast Guard to remove the line. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    A power line that fell over the Calcasieu River on Sunday has been cleared, Entergy officials said. The power line, which was just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff, was removed around 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Entergy spokesman Chip Arnould. Arnould said Monday that special equipment had to be brought in for Entergy and the Coast Guard to remove the line. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • breaking

    George Strait headlining Bayou Country Superfest

    George Strait headlining Bayou Country Superfest

    George Strait. Source: Bayou Country SuperFestGeorge Strait. Source: Bayou Country SuperFest

    The lineup for Bayou Country Music Fest 2018 has been announced.  

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    The lineup for Bayou Country Music Fest 2018 has been announced.  

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  • Authorities searching for suspects in U.S. 90 motel shooting

    Authorities searching for suspects in U.S. 90 motel shooting

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-10-24 16:37:01 GMT
    (Source: Calcaieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcaieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Authorities are searching for four suspects involved in a motel shooting Sunday night in Lake Charles, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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    Authorities are searching for four suspects involved in a motel shooting Sunday night in Lake Charles, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

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  • breaking

    Chef Besh steps down from company amid sexual harassment investigation, report says

    Chef Besh steps down from company amid sexual harassment investigation, report says

    John Besh. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsJohn Besh. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    A famed New Orleans chef has stepped down from his company. 

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    A famed New Orleans chef has stepped down from his company. 

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  • TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:08:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • BREAKING

    Fallen power line affecting Calcasieu River boat traffic

    Fallen power line affecting Calcasieu River boat traffic

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-10-23 22:25:53 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    A power line that fell in yesterday's storm is lying across the Calcasieu River just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff. The downed line is limiting use of the waterway for both commercial and residential boat traffic. Dick Gremillion, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, advised residential traffic to use extreme caution in the area. Chip Arnould, with Entergy, said special equipment is being brought in to remove the power line. Enter...

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    A power line that fell in yesterday's storm is lying across the Calcasieu River just east of the Theriot Road boat launch in Moss Bluff. The downed line is limiting use of the waterway for both commercial and residential boat traffic. Dick Gremillion, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, advised residential traffic to use extreme caution in the area. Chip Arnould, with Entergy, said special equipment is being brought in to remove the power line. Enter...

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  • Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings closed Monday due to power outage

    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings closed Monday due to power outage

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:46:17 GMT
    Power OutagePower Outage

    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings will be closed Monday, Oct. 23 due to a power outage, school officials have announced. Many areas of Southwest Louisiana are still without power after strong thunderstorms moved through on Sunday morning, causing numerous outages throughout the region. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings will be closed Monday, Oct. 23 due to a power outage, school officials have announced. Many areas of Southwest Louisiana are still without power after strong thunderstorms moved through on Sunday morning, causing numerous outages throughout the region. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • UPDATE: Cameron Ferry back in service

    UPDATE: Cameron Ferry back in service

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-10-22 17:18:12 GMT
    Cameron Ferry (Source: KPLC)Cameron Ferry (Source: KPLC)

    The Cameron Ferry is back in service and Hwy 82 at Holly Beach is opened to normal travel, according to Cameron Parish OEP.

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    The Cameron Ferry is back in service and Hwy 82 at Holly Beach is opened to normal travel, according to Cameron Parish OEP.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane due to vehicle accident

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane due to vehicle accident

    Saturday, October 21 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-10-22 02:31:51 GMT
    Accident on Lake Street (Source: Google)Accident on Lake Street (Source: Google)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane for the next 30 to 45 minutes due to a three-vehicle accident, as of 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane for the next 30 to 45 minutes due to a three-vehicle accident, as of 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

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  • UPDATE: Search for suspect in Vinton called off

    UPDATE: Search for suspect in Vinton called off

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:39:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    A manhunt is underway in Vinton for a suspect out of Orange, Texas. The suspect fled into Louisiana, stopped his car on I-10 near Vinton and fled on foot. 

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    A manhunt is underway in Vinton for a suspect out of Orange, Texas. The suspect fled into Louisiana, stopped his car on I-10 near Vinton and fled on foot. 

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  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 EB open at La. 108

    TRAFFIC UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 EB open at La. 108

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:08:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    All lanes of I-10 eastbound are open at La. 108, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The right lane of I-10 eastbound had been blocked at La. 108 due to an accident.

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    All lanes of I-10 eastbound are open at La. 108, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The right lane of I-10 eastbound had been blocked at La. 108 due to an accident.

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  • 11 arrested in drug operation on Elaine, Kingsley streets

    11 arrested in drug operation on Elaine, Kingsley streets

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:31:44 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)(Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Six people were arrested on felony charges during a drug raid on Elaine and Kingsley streets Thursday, authorities said. Another five people were arrested on misdemeanors. The raid by the Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) was the result of a "lengthy drug investigation" in the area, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Undercover detectives were able to purchase crack cocaine from multiple people on multiple instances, Kraus said. Based on ...

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    Six people were arrested on felony charges during a drug raid on Elaine and Kingsley streets Thursday, authorities said. Another five people were arrested on misdemeanors. The raid by the Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) was the result of a "lengthy drug investigation" in the area, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Undercover detectives were able to purchase crack cocaine from multiple people on multiple instances, Kraus said. Based on ...

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  • breaking

    Suspect involved in robbery of local motel apprehended by authorities

    Suspect involved in robbery of local motel apprehended by authorities

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:45:54 GMT
    Robert Hendrix (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Robert Hendrix (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A suspect involved in an armed robbery of a motel in Lake Charles on December 2016, has been apprehended by authorities.

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    A suspect involved in an armed robbery of a motel in Lake Charles on December 2016, has been apprehended by authorities.

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  • Arrest made in deadly Ascension Parish targeted attack; autopsy underway on victim

    Arrest made in deadly Ascension Parish targeted attack; autopsy underway on victim

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:35:24 GMT

    An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly attack in Ascension Parish in which the victims were targeted, according to investigators.

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    An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly attack in Ascension Parish in which the victims were targeted, according to investigators.

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  • LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:04:35 GMT
    LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)

    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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    The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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  • BREAKING

    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:36:12 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)(Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
    The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man...More >>
  • BREAKING

    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:27:32 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • NOPD identifies suspect in officer's shooting death

    NOPD identifies suspect in officer's shooting death

    A gunman killed a New Orleans police office overnight on Friday morning in eastern New Orleans.

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    A gunman killed a New Orleans police office overnight on Friday morning in eastern New Orleans.

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  • Celebrating 25 years of the Cathedral Chorale

    Celebrating 25 years of the Cathedral Chorale

    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-12-18 01:28:38 GMT

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

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    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

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  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:47 PM EST2017-12-17 22:47:42 GMT
    More rain again MondayMore rain again Monday

    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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