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  • Foundation poured for St. Jude Dream Home

    Foundation poured for St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:21:17 GMT

    Pretty soon a lucky family in Southwest Louisiana will have the chance to win a dream home thanks to a giveaway sponsored by St. Jude's Hospital and KPLC. Tuesday morning, the homes completion was one step closer to reality as the foundation for the home was poured. The concrete was donated by Louisiana Concrete LLC., a company based out of Lake Charles. Jody Lee, owner of Louisiana Concrete, said when he got the call about donating to the cause it was a no-brainer. "It means...

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    Pretty soon a lucky family in Southwest Louisiana will have the chance to win a dream home thanks to a giveaway sponsored by St. Jude's Hospital and KPLC. Tuesday morning, the homes completion was one step closer to reality as the foundation for the home was poured. The concrete was donated by Louisiana Concrete LLC., a company based out of Lake Charles. Jody Lee, owner of Louisiana Concrete, said when he got the call about donating to the cause it was a no-brainer. "It means...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-02-16 20:13:54 GMT
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
  • St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:34:16 GMT
    Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)

    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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    Witness describes dangerous situation in Prien Lake Park

    Witness describes dangerous situation in Prien Lake Park

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:10:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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    Investigators: Excess turpentine led to explosive environment at PCA

    Investigators: Excess turpentine led to explosive environment at PCA

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:00:08 GMT
    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people. (Source: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people. (Source: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people.

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    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has released its final report on the 2017 explosion at Packaging Corporation of America that killed three people.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm again Wednesday, but a cold front arrives early Thursday with rain possible

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm again Wednesday, but a cold front arrives early Thursday with rain possible

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:52:37 GMT
    Cold front approaching late WednesdayCold front approaching late Wednesday
    Cold front approaching late WednesdayCold front approaching late Wednesday
    A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. Wednesday will be warm with highs topping out in the low 80s.  A weak cold front will move through early Thursday morning.  This will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to our area, so the forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain...More >>
    A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. Wednesday will be warm with highs topping out in the low 80s.  A weak cold front will move through early Thursday morning.  This will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to our area, so the forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain...More >>
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