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  • Residents say Houston River Road bridge construction taking too long

    Residents say Houston River Road bridge construction taking too long

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:34:42 GMT
    (Source: Theresa Schmidt)(Source: Theresa Schmidt)

    southwest Louisiana growing pains include increased traffic--that tries the patience of many trying to get where they need to go, such as one area where bridge construction has some residents wringing their hands. the locals will tell you highway 27 near Houston river road used to be like a quiet, country backroad.  no more-- Joeanna Gaspard says now it's more like: "The I-10 Bridge in the mornings and when everybody's getting off work," said Gaspard. At rush hour it...

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    southwest Louisiana growing pains include increased traffic--that tries the patience of many trying to get where they need to go, such as one area where bridge construction has some residents wringing their hands. the locals will tell you highway 27 near Houston river road used to be like a quiet, country backroad.  no more-- Joeanna Gaspard says now it's more like: "The I-10 Bridge in the mornings and when everybody's getting off work," said Gaspard. At rush hour it...

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  • VA Outpatient Clinic 80% complete; volunteers still needed

    VA Outpatient Clinic 80% complete; volunteers still needed

    Monday, June 12 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-06-12 16:50:16 GMT

    Officials from the VA in Alexandria were in Lake Charles today to check out the progress of the new medical clinic for veterans of Southwest Louisiana. The clinic is now 80% complete and they are on target for it to open August 28th of this year.  Public Affairs Officer Tammie Arnold says they are still looking for volunteers work at the clinic “We're looking for someone who's positive, who's upbeat and just wants to come out again and have a positive interaction with ou...

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    Officials from the VA in Alexandria were in Lake Charles today to check out the progress of the new medical clinic for veterans of Southwest Louisiana. The clinic is now 80% complete and they are on target for it to open August 28th of this year.  Public Affairs Officer Tammie Arnold says they are still looking for volunteers work at the clinic “We're looking for someone who's positive, who's upbeat and just wants to come out again and have a positive interaction with ou...

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  • Lake Charles doctor discusses 'dry drowning'

    Lake Charles doctor discusses 'dry drowning'

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:59:22 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The parents of little Frankie Delgado say the four year old died six days after returning home from a trip to Galveston bay.  His parents say he was briefly knocked down by a wave but got right up and seemed normal. But days later his parents say he became severely ill, vomiting and in pain: His father described the severe illness that came over the child.. "'Ahhh.' he went like that!  'Ahhh!' he looked at me with these painful, hurtful eyes like I've never ...

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    The parents of little Frankie Delgado say the four year old died six days after returning home from a trip to Galveston bay.  His parents say he was briefly knocked down by a wave but got right up and seemed normal. But days later his parents say he became severely ill, vomiting and in pain: His father described the severe illness that came over the child.. "'Ahhh.' he went like that!  'Ahhh!' he looked at me with these painful, hurtful eyes like I've never ...

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  • Hands Helping Peru all day Saturday at LC Civic Center

    Hands Helping Peru all day Saturday at LC Civic Center

    Sunday, June 4 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-06-04 15:23:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Mudslides and flooding in Peru this year have caused unbearable living conditions for people there. But right here in Lake Charles, those originally from Central and South America have come together with Hands Helping Peru. It’s hoped a daylong event Saturday, June 3 will help ease pain for those struggling in Peru. Peru is a country of rich culture and tradition - from native dances to food. Two children demonstrated folk dances... "The dance is called Marinar...

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    Mudslides and flooding in Peru this year have caused unbearable living conditions for people there.  But right here in Lake Charles. those originally from Central and South America have come together with Hands Helping Peru. It’s hoped a daylong event Saturday, June 3 will help ease pain for those struggling in Peru. Peru is a country of rich culture and tradition - from native dances to food. Two children demonstrated folk dances... "The dance is called Marinar...

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  • Why are some trauma victims sent from Lake Charles to Lafayette?

    Why are some trauma victims sent from Lake Charles to Lafayette?

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-30 23:39:42 GMT

    A child shot two weeks ago, a Lake Charles attorney this past weekend - In both of those high-profile trauma cases involving gunshot wounds, the victims were moved to Lafayette for treatment. But why?

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    A child shot two weeks ago, a Lake Charles attorney this past weekend - In both of those high-profile trauma cases involving gunshot wounds, the victims were moved to Lafayette for treatment. But why?

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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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  • President-elect Burckel optimistic about future for McNeese

    President-elect Burckel optimistic about future for McNeese

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:14:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    With colleges and universities constantly bracing for more cuts, it seems like a less than ideal time to become head of a university. But McNeese President-elect Daryl Burckel says he sees a future filled with opportunity. Burckel spoke to a local civic club, where he discussed increasingly decreased funding. Burckel says over the last seven years or so state funding has gone from $28 million to roughly $16 million. He says the University ...

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    With colleges and universities constantly bracing for more cuts, it seems like a less than ideal time to become head of a university. But McNeese President-elect Daryl Burckel says he sees a future filled with opportunity. Burckel spoke to a local civic club, where he discussed increasingly decreased funding. Burckel says over the last seven years or so state funding has gone from $28 million to roughly $16 million. He says the University ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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