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  • Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:15:01 GMT

    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

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    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

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  • Veterans cemetery planned in Jennings

    Veterans cemetery planned in Jennings

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-05-20 00:17:05 GMT

    One way America honors its veterans is by offering them a final resting place in a veterans cemetery. Yet there is not one in Southwest Louisiana.  But efforts are underway to locate a veterans cemetery in Jennings. The Veterans Home in Jennings is considered one of the best, and there are plans to have a veterans cemetery on vacant land next to it.  Burial in a veterans cemetery, such as these in other areas of the state, is one way to extend dignity and  respect to t...

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    One way America honors its veterans is by offering them a final resting place in a veterans cemetery. Yet there is not one in Southwest Louisiana.  But efforts are underway to locate a veterans cemetery in Jennings. The Veterans Home in Jennings is considered one of the best, and there are plans to have a veterans cemetery on vacant land next to it.  Burial in a veterans cemetery, such as these in other areas of the state, is one way to extend dignity and  respect to t...

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  • Major progress visible on permanent Veterans Clinic

    Major progress visible on permanent Veterans Clinic

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:13:39 GMT

    It's the culmination of a lot of time, effort and paperwork extending from Lake Charles to Washington D.C. and one man who's been involved throughout is Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach who says it's gratifying to see it finally happening. "We've been talking about a VA clinic now for many, many years and to actually see it coming out of the ground and to see it taking form, taking shape, you see the patient rooms, see where the doctors are going to be, you know it's really g...

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    It's the culmination of a lot of time, effort and paperwork extending from Lake Charles to Washington D.C. and one man who's been involved throughout is Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach who says it's gratifying to see it finally happening. "We've been talking about a VA clinic now for many, many years and to actually see it coming out of the ground and to see it taking form, taking shape, you see the patient rooms, see where the doctors are going to be, you know it's really g...

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  • $143 million Cameron Interstate Pipeline station dedicated

    $143 million Cameron Interstate Pipeline station dedicated

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:04:29 GMT

    Sempra LNG and Midstream officially unveiled its $143-million dollar pipeline expansion.  It's the line that will soon transport natural gas to the liquefaction project underway in Hackberry.  It's considered an asset to the local economy and plans to send gas around the world, The Cameron Interstate Pipeline Holbrook Compressor Station is located north of Sulphur at 1500 Holbrook Park Road.  The company and guests gathered to celebrate the expansion pr...

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    Sempra LNG and Midstream officially unveiled its $143-million dollar pipeline expansion.  It's the line that will soon transport natural gas to the liquefaction project underway in Hackberry.  It's considered an asset to the local economy and plans to send gas around the world, The Cameron Interstate Pipeline Holbrook Compressor Station is located north of Sulphur at 1500 Holbrook Park Road.  The company and guests gathered to celebrate the expansion pr...

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  • $300,000 check from Palermo part of settlement with DeRosier

    $300,000 check from Palermo part of settlement with DeRosier

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:11:34 GMT
    Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)

    A Sulphur businessman has written a $300,000 check as part of an agreement that settles long running legal battles with the State of Louisiana and Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. The newly inked deal between Joe Palermo and John DeRosier was signed May 12. Palermo's most recent legal troubles with the state were underway in 2014 when search warrants were executed on various businesses as the state investigated allegations of corrupt business activities. In 2015 a plea de...

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    A Sulphur businessman has written a $300,000 check as part of an agreement that settles long running legal battles with the State of Louisiana and Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. The newly inked deal between Joe Palermo and John DeRosier was signed May 12. Palermo's most recent legal troubles with the state were underway in 2014 when search warrants were executed on various businesses as the state investigated allegations of corrupt business activities. In 2015 a plea de...

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  • Corps says Saltwater Barrier flood gates open since May 3

    Corps says Saltwater Barrier flood gates open since May 3

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-05-13 01:16:13 GMT

    Residents upstream from the Saltwater Barrier often suspect their flooding problems are at least partly due to poor operation of the gates.  However, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispute that. Sonny Mason is a retired operating engineer who's spent much of his life working on projects that help direct the flow of water.  He lives next to Little Indian Bayou and says the area looked like a lake a week ago.  Last two floods he says a su...

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    Residents upstream from the Saltwater Barrier often suspect their flooding problems are at least partly due to poor operation of the gates.  However, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispute that. Sonny Mason is a retired operating engineer who's spent much of his life working on projects that help direct the flow of water.  He lives next to Little Indian Bayou and says the area looked like a lake a week ago.  Last two floods he says a su...

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  • Some question whether development is worsening flooding

    Some question whether development is worsening flooding

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:09:52 GMT

    Long after the rain stopped flood waters continued to make some roads impassable or barely passable, depending on one's vehicle. Ricky Hanagriff is one who had trouble getting between home and work this week, due to Anthony Ferry Road flooding. "I'm surprised how it's flooded this high.  I've never seen it this high and I've been here my whole life,"said Hanagriff. Hanagriff isn't the only one questioning what's causing it and is it getting worse. "I've he...

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    Long after the rain stopped flood waters continued to make some roads impassable or barely passable, depending on one's vehicle. Ricky Hanagriff is one who had trouble getting between home and work this week, due to Anthony Ferry Road flooding. "I'm surprised how it's flooded this high.  I've never seen it this high and I've been here my whole life,"said Hanagriff. Hanagriff isn't the only one questioning what's causing it and is it getting worse. "I've he...

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  • Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:10:11 GMT

    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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  • Sign changes confusing to drivers

    Sign changes confusing to drivers

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:21:44 GMT

    Calcasieu parish leaders say with the industrial and economic growth in the area, there has been a sharp increase in traffic and congestion.           And some drivers find it even worse when there are changes such as the recent elimination of one left turn lane at a busy intersection in Lake Charles. 

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    Calcasieu parish leaders say with the industrial and economic growth in the area, there has been a sharp increase in traffic and congestion.           And some drivers find it even worse when there are changes such as the recent elimination of one left turn lane at a busy intersection in Lake Charles. 

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  • DeRosier and Palermo accuse each other of breaching plea agreement

    DeRosier and Palermo accuse each other of breaching plea agreement

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:11:32 GMT
    Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)

    A new twist in the legal drama involving Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo.

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    A new twist in the legal drama involving Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo.

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  • DeQuincy police chief's daughter arrested on drug charges

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:36:51 GMT

    In DeQuincy, it doesn't matter who you know or who your daddy is - if you break the law, you're probably going to be arrested.

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    In DeQuincy, it doesn't matter who you know or who your daddy is - if you break the law, you're probably going to be arrested.

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  • Local tax attorney optimistic about effects of Trump tax plan

    Local tax attorney optimistic about effects of Trump tax plan

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:37:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A local tax attorney said if President Donald Trump's tax plan is implemented, it will mean a lower tax bill for businesses, big and small.

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    A local tax attorney said if President Donald Trump's tax plan is implemented, it will mean a lower tax bill for businesses, big and small.

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  • Oyster fishermen fighting tonging bill

    Oyster fishermen fighting tonging bill

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:25:40 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    Tonging is way to fish for oysters using two large sticks. 

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    Tonging is way to fish for oysters using two large sticks. 

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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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  • 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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