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  • Proposed financial incentive for finishing I-210 bridge repair project early

    Proposed financial incentive for finishing I-210 bridge repair project early

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:04:35 GMT
    (Source: Monsour’s Photography)(Source: Monsour’s Photography)
    (Source: Monsour’s Photography)(Source: Monsour’s Photography)

    Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210.  Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...

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    Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210.  Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...

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  • I-10 EB near Roanoke clear, after to three crashes, and over-sized load breakdown

    I-10 EB near Roanoke clear, after to three crashes, and over-sized load breakdown

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-05-09 00:22:47 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)

    Louisiana State Police is advising drivers to avoid I-10 eastbound near Roanoke. The traffic backup is caused by three crashes and an over-sized load that has broken down, according to Sgt. James Anderson. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Louisiana State Police is advising drivers to avoid I-10 eastbound near Roanoke. The traffic backup is caused by three crashes and an over-sized load that has broken down, according to Sgt. James Anderson. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    GOOD NEWS! All I-10 lanes open through Lake Charles, officials say surface repairs completed

    GOOD NEWS! All I-10 lanes open through Lake Charles, officials say surface repairs completed

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:48:40 GMT
    A truck picks up construction cones on I-10 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC viewer)A truck picks up construction cones on I-10 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC viewer)
    A truck picks up construction cones on I-10 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC viewer)A truck picks up construction cones on I-10 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC viewer)

    All lanes on I-10 through Lake Charles have reopened. Sgt. James Anderson says surface work has been completed on the interstate and the bridge, although work is still being done underneath the bridge and overpasses. The eastbound lanes were closed first, then the westbound lanes. Repairs to the 210 bridge are expected to take place next. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    All lanes on I-10 through Lake Charles have reopened. Sgt. James Anderson says surface work has been completed on the interstate and the bridge, although work is still being done underneath the bridge and overpasses. The eastbound lanes were closed first, then the westbound lanes. Repairs to the 210 bridge are expected to take place next. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Fatal crash on US 171 at Shirley Loop in Beauregard

    Fatal crash on US 171 at Shirley Loop in Beauregard

    Saturday, April 28 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-04-29 02:46:48 GMT
    State police have confirmed that one person is dead in a fatal accident on US 171 in Beauregard. (Source: Google Maps)State police have confirmed that one person is dead in a fatal accident on US 171 in Beauregard. (Source: Google Maps)
    State police have confirmed that one person is dead in a fatal accident on US 171 in Beauregard. (Source: Google Maps)State police have confirmed that one person is dead in a fatal accident on US 171 in Beauregard. (Source: Google Maps)
    Louisiana State Police are working a fatal crash on U.S. 171 at Shirley Loop in Beauregard Parish. Sgt. James Anderson says one person is dead in the two-vehicle crash. KPLC will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Louisiana State Police are working a fatal crash on U.S. 171 at Shirley Loop in Beauregard Parish. Sgt. James Anderson says one person is dead in the two-vehicle crash. KPLC will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
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  • Car break in numbers are up for June, according to CPSO

    Car break in numbers are up for June, according to CPSO

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:52:54 GMT

    79 vehicle break ins have been reported this June. This number is more than average according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Sheriff Tony Mancuso says with 70 of those cases, the vehicle doors have been unlocked. "If it's unlocked it makes it easier for them...they can go in an area and hit twenty houses in a matter of minutes. Just by pulling on the doors to see if the doors are locked." The Sheriff's Office says it can happen to anyone, especially those...

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    79 vehicle break ins have been reported this June. This number is more than average according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Sheriff Tony Mancuso says with 70 of those cases, the vehicle doors have been unlocked. "If it's unlocked it makes it easier for them...they can go in an area and hit twenty houses in a matter of minutes. Just by pulling on the doors to see if the doors are locked." The Sheriff's Office says it can happen to anyone, especially those...

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  • LEGAL CORNER: If my neighbor's tree falls, it will hit my house. What can I do about this?

    LEGAL CORNER: If my neighbor's tree falls, it will hit my house. What can I do about this?

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:47:44 GMT
    Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I have a problem with a tree in my neighbor’s yard. The tree is split and rotten. The tree has a huge bee hive and possums living in it. If it falls, it will hit my house. I took a picture from my back door. What can I do about this? ANSWER: Well, it is magnificent that you contacted us before the damage is done! On multiple occasions, we are contacted after a tree has damaged someone’s prope...More >>
    Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I have a problem with a tree in my neighbor’s yard. The tree is split and rotten. The tree has a huge bee hive and possums living in it. If it falls, it will hit my house. I took a picture from my back door. What can I do about this? ANSWER: Well, it is magnificent that you contacted us before the damage is done! On multiple occasions, we are contacted after a tree has damaged someone’s prope...More >>
  • Calcasieu Zoning Board approves megasite

    Calcasieu Zoning Board approves mega site in Vinton

    Calcasieu Zoning Board approves mega site in Vinton

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:30:31 GMT
    The Calcasieu Zoning Board has approved a 10,000-acre mega-site in Vinton. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)The Calcasieu Zoning Board has approved a 10,000-acre mega-site in Vinton. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    The Calcasieu Parish Zoning Board approved plans for a megasite. According to officials the site is over ten thousand acres of land between Highway 90 and Highway 108.  The land is being rezoned for a long-term goal of attracting corporate contracts and bringing jobs to the area.  The vote won approval in a 6-2 vote.  The issue will move onto a final vote from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on Thursday, June 21st. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Zoning Board approved plans for a megasite. According to officials the site is over ten thousand acres of land between Highway 90 and Highway 108.  The land is being rezoned for a long-term goal of attracting corporate contracts and bringing jobs to the area.  The vote won approval in a 6-2 vote.  The issue will move onto a final vote from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on Thursday, June 21st. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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