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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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  • LIVE UPDATES: Barconey's nephew says he saw his uncle kill Nathaniel Reynaud

    LIVE UPDATES: Barconey's nephew says he saw his uncle kill Nathaniel Reynaud

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:20:57 GMT

    The state’s final witness on Thursday was one of the three armed intruders in the 2014 Allen Street shooting. And he is Ali Barconey’s nephew.

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    The state’s final witness on Thursday was one of the three armed intruders in the 2014 Allen Street shooting. And he is Ali Barconey’s nephew.

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  • Jury seated in trial of Ali Lee Barconey, accused of second-degree murder

    Jury seated in trial of Ali Lee Barconey, accused of second-degree murder

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-03-22 00:06:17 GMT

        A jury is seated the trial of Ali Lee Barconey, He is one of five initially arrested in connection with a killing on Allen Street in 2014.    Lake Charles Police called it a known drug house on Allen Street, and on September 25, 2014 Nathaniel Reynaud was shot dead, while two other men were treated and released. About a month later five people were arrested in connection with the killing, but now, only Barconey stan...

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        A jury is seated in the trial of Ali Lee Barconey, He is one of five initially arrested in connection with a killing on Allen Street in 2014.    Lake Charles Police called it a known drug house on Allen Street, and on September 25, 2014 Nathaniel Reynaud was shot dead, while two other men were treated and released. About a month later five people were arrested in connection with the killing, but now, only Barconey stan...

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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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  • Residents in Carlyss weary of dump truck traffic

    Residents in Carlyss weary of dump truck traffic

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-03-07 02:02:38 GMT

    Dump truck traffic is a fact of life in Southwest Louisiana in the midst of the current industrial expansion

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    Dump truck traffic is a fact of life in Southwest Louisiana in the midst of the current industrial expansion

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  • NAMI: Significant connection between homelessness, mental illness

    NAMI: Significant connection between homelessness, mental illness

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 9:06 PM EST2017-03-02 02:06:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Nationally, it's estimated about 20 percent of the homeless population suffers from a serious mental illness, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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    Nationally, it's estimated about 20 percent of the homeless population suffers from a serious mental illness, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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  • Tee Mamou-Iota celebrates an old-fashioned Mardi Gras

    Tee Mamou-Iota celebrates an old-fashioned Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-03-01 02:40:20 GMT

    Organizers say the Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras is the oldest of its kind in the state.  Though, it's hard to decide which part is the best. If you like the antics of the Mardi Gras revelers who wreak havoc on the countryside, in search of fixins' for a gumbo, that could be the best part. But then if you like the old-time tradition, maybe you like it best when they sing their traditional Mardi Gras begging song in French. Then again, once you arrive in Iota, you see all the peopl...

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    Organizers say the Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras is the oldest of its kind in the state.  Though, it's hard to decide which part is the best. If you like the antics of the Mardi Gras revelers who wreak havoc on the countryside, in search of fixins' for a gumbo, that could be the best part. But then if you like the old-time tradition, maybe you like it best when they sing their traditional Mardi Gras begging song in French. Then again, once you arrive in Iota, you see all the peopl...

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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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  • I-10 & U.S. 171 Interchange renamed for Master Trooper Stephen Gray

    Friday, February 24 2017 9:25 PM EST2017-02-25 02:25:34 GMT

    The I-10 and U.S. 171 Interchange has been named in honor of a state trooper who died more than 20 years ago.

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    The I-10 and U.S. 171 Interchange has been named in honor of a state trooper who died more than 20 years ago.

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  • Homeless man finds kindness, compassion at sandwich shop

    Homeless man finds kindness, compassion at sandwich shop

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:02 PM EST2017-02-22 04:02:28 GMT

    The perils of living life on the streets are many and varied - from braving bad weather to not having a decent meal. But one local homeless man found kindness and compassion at a sandwich shop.

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    The perils of living life on the streets are many and varied - from braving bad weather to not having a decent meal. But one local homeless man found kindness and compassion at a sandwich shop.

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  • Homeless man camping next to school playground

    Monday, February 20 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-02-21 04:38:58 GMT

    You usually think of homeless people taking refuge under bridges or in wooded areas - usually out of sight.

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    You usually think of homeless people taking refuge under bridges or in wooded areas - usually out of sight.

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  • BBBS: Research proves mentors make measurable differences for kids

    BBBS: Research proves mentors make measurable differences for kids

    Friday, February 17 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-02-18 01:24:02 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    Organizers say kids who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters are less likely to start using drugs and alcohol, or get into fights.

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    Organizers say kids who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters are less likely to start using drugs and alcohol, or get into fights.

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  • YMCA building donated to Boy Scouts

    YMCA building donated to Boy Scouts

    Friday, February 10 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-02-11 00:05:48 GMT

    For almost twelve years the building that once housed the Kirby street YMCA has been vacant and deteriorating. But the building has now been donated to the Boy Scouts Calcasieu Council. Since hurricane Rita devastated the building it's been vacant, trashed and partly boarded up causing many to ask... Concerned citizen John Chavanne:  "I wanna know, what's going on with this building?  Ever since Rita, nothing's happened."    Local historic preservation...

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    For almost twelve years the building that once housed the Kirby street YMCA has been vacant and deteriorating. But the building has now been donated to the Boy Scouts Calcasieu Council. Since hurricane Rita devastated the building it's been vacant, trashed and partly boarded up causing many to ask... Concerned citizen John Chavanne:  "I wanna know, what's going on with this building?  Ever since Rita, nothing's happened."    Local historic preservation...

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  • LC businessman shares story of survival and overcoming adversity

    LC businessman shares story of survival and overcoming adversity

    Thursday, February 2 2017 8:35 PM EST2017-02-03 01:35:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    He survived and lives to share his message to all who will listen. Local businessman nick Perioux was shot in the stomach and nearly died just over 12 years ago. It's about overcoming adversity: by all accounts, Perioux should have died that December night in 2004 in an attempted armed robbery and shooting as he was leaving his family's restaurant..

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    He survived and lives to share his message to all who will listen. Local businessman nick Perioux was shot in the stomach and nearly died just over 12 years ago. It's about overcoming adversity: by all accounts, Perioux should have died that December night in 2004 in an attempted armed robbery and shooting as he was leaving his family's restaurant..

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  • Parents await refunds, records from License 2 Drive

    Parents await refunds, records from License 2 Drive

    Monday, January 30 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-01-31 03:15:59 GMT

    Parents of students at the Lake Charles driving school that recently lost its license are becoming increasingly frustrated.

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    Parents of students at the Lake Charles driving school that recently lost its license are becoming increasingly frustrated.

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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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  • Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...More >>
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...More >>

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