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  • Six constitutional amendments: What you need to know before heading to the polls

    Six constitutional amendments: What you need to know before heading to the polls

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:12 AM EDT2016-10-25 14:12:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Registered voters  Besides the obvious presidential choice, voters will have to decide on other items that include six proposed changed to the state constitution.  Six constitutional amendments are up for vote this election – all dealing with a variety of issues.  "Every year we have amendments that are brought to the citizens of our state," said Rep. Stephen Dwight of Lake Charles District 35 said.  The first would set new requirement...

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    Registered voters  Besides the obvious presidential choice, voters will have to decide on other items that include six proposed changed to the state constitution.  Six constitutional amendments are up for vote this election – all dealing with a variety of issues.  "Every year we have amendments that are brought to the citizens of our state," said Rep. Stephen Dwight of Lake Charles District 35 said.  The first would set new requirement...

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  • LIVE BLOG: Presidential election by state

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 2:46 AM EST2016-11-09 07:46:04 GMT

    8:09 p.m. Update: NBC News projects Trump wins the following:  TX, LA, KS, ND, SD, WY, NE.  Clinton projected to win NY.   In North Carolina Donald Trump has a lead of 698 votes over Clinton with 69% of precincts reporting. 8:00 p.m. Update: NBC has called Louisiana for Donald Trump.   7:45 p.m. Update:  CNN reports FL, NC, OH, PA, NH, VA too early to call

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    8:09 p.m. Update: NBC News projects Trump wins the following:  TX, LA, KS, ND, SD, WY, NE.  Clinton projected to win NY.   In North Carolina Donald Trump has a lead of 698 votes over Clinton with 69% of precincts reporting. 8:00 p.m. Update: NBC has called Louisiana for Donald Trump.   7:45 p.m. Update:  CNN reports FL, NC, OH, PA, NH, VA too early to call

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  • KPLC 7News webcast

    KPLC 7News webcast

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:20 PM EST2016-11-09 04:20:28 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    KPLC invites you to join our live election night webcast, where we'll have the early returns as they begin coming in, as well as live reports from our team of reporters staged across the area.

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    KPLC invites you to join our live election night webcast, where we'll have the early returns as they begin coming in, as well as live reports from our team of reporters staged across the area.

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  • 50 years later Lake Charles opens its time capsule

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:00:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

    In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

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    On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

    In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

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  • Summer reading fun underway in Calcasieu Parish

    Summer reading fun underway in Calcasieu Parish

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:02:13 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)

    The Calcasieu Parish Public Library annual summer reading program is underway. The kick-off celebration was held at Prien Lake Park. It included registration, face painting, kite flying, bird house building and even Clifford the Big Red Dog. The reading program runs from now until July 7.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Public Library annual summer reading program is underway. The kick-off celebration was held at Prien Lake Park. It included registration, face painting, kite flying, bird house building and even Clifford the Big Red Dog. The reading program runs from now until July 7.

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  • Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:18:02 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

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    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

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