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  • Roundabout confusion at McNeese Street and Corbina Road

    Roundabout confusion at McNeese Street and Corbina Road

    Monday, April 10 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-04-11 02:52:39 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana is seeing more and more traffic circles - known as roundabouts. Yet some drivers still don't get the hang of it. 

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    Southwest Louisiana is seeing more and more traffic circles - known as roundabouts. Yet some drivers still don't get the hang of it. 

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  • Firefighters discuss holiday pay for Easter vs. Veterans Day

    Friday, April 7 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-04-07 23:59:41 GMT
    City of Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)City of Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)

    Some Lake Charles firefighters oppose having Easter removed as a paid holiday.

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    Some Lake Charles firefighters oppose having Easter removed as a paid holiday.

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  • Decorated veteran says bench is needed at bus stop

    Decorated veteran says bench is needed at bus stop

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-04-05 01:54:21 GMT
    Veteran Frank GiacconeVeteran Frank Giaccone

    It costs an estimated six thousand dollars to put a shelter and bench at a bus stop... And city officials say they are not able to do all at once... For those who use the buses, waiting for one can seem like an eternity: a spokesman for the city says  bus stops are ranked according to rider counts and whether the city has access to right-of-way to add a shelter. Frank Giaccone is a Vietnam era veteran who lives at Chennault Place, an assisted living center with other veterans. ...

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    It costs an estimated six thousand dollars to put a shelter and bench at a bus stop... And city officials say they are not able to do all at once... For those who use the buses, waiting for one can seem like an eternity: a spokesman for the city says  bus stops are ranked according to rider counts and whether the city has access to right-of-way to add a shelter. Frank Giaccone is a Vietnam era veteran who lives at Chennault Place, an assisted living center with other veterans. ...

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  • Realtor warns of Craigslist scam concerning local home

    Realtor warns of Craigslist scam concerning local home

    Friday, March 31 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-04-01 02:59:12 GMT

    Imagine finding a $259,000 house in a great neighborhood to rent for $700 a month.  Well, there was such an ad on Craigslist this week but it was a scam. Realtor Marilyn Boudreaux had just listed the house in south Lake Charles for $259,000.  She soon received an inquiry from a young couple who wanted to see it and they met at the house.  The problem: "The gentleman said, 'I find it really hard to believe, this is such a nice house, that it's for r...

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    Imagine finding a $259,000 house in a great neighborhood to rent for $700 a month.  Well, there was such an ad on Craigslist this week but it was a scam. Realtor Marilyn Boudreaux had just listed the house in south Lake Charles for $259,000.  She soon received an inquiry from a young couple who wanted to see it and they met at the house.  The problem: "The gentleman said, 'I find it really hard to believe, this is such a nice house, that it's for r...

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  • Salinity Control Project expected to help fisheries

    Salinity Control Project expected to help fisheries

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:29:14 GMT

    He said the proposed Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Project would help keep the higher salinity waters from the Gulf from entering Calcasieu Lake.

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    He said the proposed Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Project would help keep the higher salinity waters from the Gulf from entering Calcasieu Lake.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Victim : Javonta Harrison is 'the devil himself'

    Victim : Javonta Harrison is 'the devil himself'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Alliance working to promote positive growth

    Alliance working to promote positive growth

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

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

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

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

    Newsman Jim Beam inducted into La. Political Hall of Fame

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

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

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

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

    Mardi Gras parade-goers urged to keep safety in mind

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

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

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

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  • DOES IT WORK? Have you tried any of those hair accessories you see in stores?

    DOES IT WORK? Have you tried any of those hair accessories you see in stores?

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 6:29 PM EDT2016-08-24 22:29:11 GMT

    When shopping, have you ever wound up buying various hair accessories - the ones that are supposed to give you a perfect bun or updo?

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    When shopping, have you ever wound up buying various hair accessories - the ones that are supposed to give you a perfect bun or updo?

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  • 7On Your Side: Choosing a health care plan

    7On Your Side: Choosing a health care plan

    Changes in health care have put us in the driver's seat. Now is the time to do your research, weigh all options and pick a health plan that's right for you."Taking advantage of the open enrollment periodMore >>
    Changes in health care have put us in the driver's seat. Now is the time to do your research, weigh all options and pick a health plan that's right for you.More >>
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