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VA Tech Tragedy Was Very Real For Local Mother

We all watched in horror on Monday at the scenes from Virginia Tech, but for a local mother, it was even worse... Her son is a student at Virginia Tech. Saint Louis graduate Brent Jones began attending the school last fall, and as KPLC's Lee Peck reports during those frightening few hours his mother had no idea where he was.  More>>

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  • 3 men arrested for gun thefts in LeBleu Settlement, Bell City/Hayes area

    3 men arrested for gun thefts in LeBleu Settlement, Bell City/Hayes area

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:11:04 GMT
    3 men arrested for car burglaries in the LeBleu Settlement. (Source: CPSO)3 men arrested for car burglaries in the LeBleu Settlement. (Source: CPSO)
    3 men arrested for car burglaries in the LeBleu Settlement. (Source: CPSO)3 men arrested for car burglaries in the LeBleu Settlement. (Source: CPSO)

    CPSO deputies responded to a complaint where witnesses said they saw several men running from a vehicle after a car alarm went off in the area of Georgia Avenue at 3:00 a.m. on June 19, says Myers. The men got into a car and left the scene. 

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    CPSO deputies responded to a complaint where witnesses said they saw several men running from a vehicle after a car alarm went off in the area of Georgia Avenue at 3:00 a.m. on June 19, says Myers. The men got into a car and left the scene. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain still in the forecast, with a few peeks of sunshine

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain still in the forecast, with a few peeks of sunshine

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:38:25 GMT
    Scattered showers likely this afternoonScattered showers likely this afternoon
    Scattered showers likely this afternoonScattered showers likely this afternoon

    For the rest today, the rain chances remain high at 70% through the afternoon. Through most of the afternoon, there will not be much rain. But by this evening, more rain will move across Southwest Louisiana. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Calcasieu, and western Cameron Parishes. That means we could see some heavy rainfall later this evening. However, there is a little bit of disagreement with the high-resolution models. 

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    For the rest today, the rain chances remain high at 70% through the afternoon. Through most of the afternoon, there will not be much rain. But by this evening, more rain will move across Southwest Louisiana. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Calcasieu, and western Cameron Parishes. That means we could see some heavy rainfall later this evening. However, there is a little bit of disagreement with the high-resolution models. 

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  • Blood supply reaches critically low amount

    Blood supply reaches critically low amount

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:28:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Every summer hospitals and blood donation centers see a shortage in blood, but this year they are in greater need than usual.

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    Every summer hospitals and blood donation centers see a shortage in blood, but this year they are in greater need than usual.

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