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  • YouTube stunt leaves man dead, pregnant girlfriend charged

    YouTube stunt leaves man dead, pregnant girlfriend charged

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:34:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:06:21 GMT
    (Source; Norman County Sheriff's Office/KVLY/CNN)(Source; Norman County Sheriff's Office/KVLY/CNN)

    A Minnesota man asked his girlfriend to use a 50-caliber handgun to shoot a book he was holding for a YouTube stunt. 

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    A Minnesota man asked his girlfriend to use a 50-caliber handgun to shoot a book he was holding for a YouTube stunt. 

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  • Woman, 80, attacked by rabid bobcat while working in garden

    Woman, 80, attacked by rabid bobcat while working in garden

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:04:20 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:04:20 GMT
    Elsie Dabrowski was cutting weeds near a rose bush when the bobcat jumped out. (Source: WBZ/CNN)Elsie Dabrowski was cutting weeds near a rose bush when the bobcat jumped out. (Source: WBZ/CNN)

    Her five dogs helped scare the bobcat away, but now she has dozens of stitches and a bandage over her face.

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    Her five dogs helped scare the bobcat away, but now she has dozens of stitches and a bandage over her face.

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  • CPSO looking for runaway juvenile who may be with convicted sex offender

    CPSO looking for runaway juvenile who may be with convicted sex offender

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:18:51 GMT
    Alexis Taylor (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Alexis Taylor (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway juvenile from Lake Charles who may be with a convicted sex offender.

    CPSO received a call on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25 regarding a 16-year-old girl who had left home around noon and had not returned. The family’s attempts to contact her were unsuccessful, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman.

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway juvenile from Lake Charles who may be with a convicted sex offender.

    CPSO received a call on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25 regarding a 16-year-old girl who had left home around noon and had not returned. The family’s attempts to contact her were unsuccessful, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman.

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    Lake Charles man convicted of attempted murder in beating of girlfriend

    Lake Charles man convicted of attempted murder in beating of girlfriend

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-28 00:33:21 GMT
    Paul Walling (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Paul Walling (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Lake Charles man who beat his girlfriend repeatedly with an aluminum bat was convicted of attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. The jury took less than an hour to unanimously convict Paul Walling in the February 2016 beating. Walling struck her in the head and her upper body repeatedly, authorities said at the time. Prosecutor Charles Robinson said Walling left her to die at their trailer in LeBleu Settlement on Feb. 24, 2016. The only reason she didn't die that day is t...

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    A Lake Charles man who beat his girlfriend repeatedly with an aluminum bat was convicted of attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. The jury took less than an hour to unanimously convict Paul Walling in the February 2016 beating. Walling struck her in the head and her upper body repeatedly, authorities said at the time. Prosecutor Charles Robinson said Walling left her to die at their trailer in LeBleu Settlement on Feb. 24, 2016. The only reason she didn't die that day is t...

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  • What's coming and going on Netflix in July

    What's coming and going on Netflix in July

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:12:32 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:12:32 GMT

    Big blockbuster movies and kid-friendly content are coming to Netflix in July. Rogue One, E.T., Hugo and more.

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    Big blockbuster movies and kid-friendly content are coming to Netflix in July. Rogue One, E.T., Hugo and more.

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  • Blimp at US Open possibly shot down, owner says

    Blimp at US Open possibly shot down, owner says

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:11:23 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:42:23 GMT

    Questions about why a blimp caught fire and burned near the U.S.Open are being raised by the CEO of the company that owned the blimp. 

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    Questions about why a blimp caught fire and burned near the U.S.Open are being raised by the CEO of the company that owned the blimp. 

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  • Community remembers 'The Bible Man'

    Community remembers 'The Bible Man'

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:34:51 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The 87-year-old transplant from Wisconsin was known across the Lake Area for handing out free Bibles to anyone and everyone who wanted one. 

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    The 87-year-old transplant from Wisconsin was known across the Lake Area for handing out free Bibles to anyone and everyone who wanted one. 

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  • Video: Sharks thrash close to beach in FL

    Video: Sharks thrash close to beach in FL

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:21:55 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-06-28 16:31:39 GMT

    Stephanie Stevens Adcock, a tourist from Arkansas, posted video of the shark encounter on Facebook. As of Tuesday morning, it had 2.2 million views.

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    Stephanie Stevens Adcock, a tourist from Arkansas, posted video of the shark encounter on Facebook. As of Tuesday morning, it had 2.2 million views.

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  • Man jailed for 90 days after drywall powder mistaken for cocaine

    Man jailed for 90 days after drywall powder mistaken for cocaine

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-06-28 04:15:40 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-06-28 05:24:33 GMT

    A false positive test result of drywall powder led the police to arrest a Florida man for possession of cocaine.

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    A false positive test result of drywall powder led the police to arrest a Florida man for possession of cocaine.

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Soldiers prepare for deployment in 'Atropia'

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:18:23 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    When soldiers deploy to a dangerous country overseas, being prepared for the worst is often the only line of defense. That vital and irreplaceable training is happening right here in Southwest Louisiana. "It's a culminating and crucible event," said Lt. Col. Ethan Divens, squadron commander. "It requires all 400 of us to be operating on all six cylinders." Better known by the United States Army as the Joint Readiness Training Center, or J.R.T.C. for short, t...

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    When soldiers deploy to a dangerous country overseas, being prepared for the worst is often the only line of defense. That vital and irreplaceable training is happening right here in Southwest Louisiana. "It's a culminating and crucible event," said Lt. Col. Ethan Divens, squadron commander. "It requires all 400 of us to be operating on all six cylinders." Better known by the United States Army as the Joint Readiness Training Center, or J.R.T.C. for short, t...

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  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Search for missing teen continues

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Search for missing teen continues

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-06-29 09:38:11 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

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  • Evicted tenant leaves dozens of tarantulas, scorpions behind

    Evicted tenant leaves dozens of tarantulas, scorpions behind

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:19:47 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:33:34 GMT

    The pets, tarantulas and scorpions, were all found in their containers, some of which still had the prices he paid for the critters.

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    The pets, tarantulas and scorpions, were all found in their containers, some of which still had the prices he paid for the critters.

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  • Washington, DC, issues nation's first gender-neutral driver's licenses

    Washington, DC, issues nation's first gender-neutral driver's licenses

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:36:16 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:36:16 GMT

    Oregon will start issuing similar IDs in July and California and New York are looking at their own legislation.

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    Oregon will start issuing similar IDs in July and California and New York are looking at their own legislation.

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  • La. congressman seeks to reform SNAP program with new bill

    La. congressman seeks to reform SNAP program with new bill

    Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)

    Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves wants to change the nation's food stamps as a way of encouraging more people on the program to find a job. Graves, (R) District 6, says there's too many able-bodied citizens on the SNAP program who are not looking for work. Graves introduced a bill this week called the SNAP Reform Act, which would expand the job search and training opportunities, and reduce the number of people exempt from a work requirement. “Hard times invariably come and...

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    Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves wants to change the nation's food stamps as a way of encouraging more people on the program to find a job. Graves, (R) District 6, says there's too many able-bodied citizens on the SNAP program who are not looking for work. Graves introduced a bill this week called the SNAP Reform Act, which would expand the job search and training opportunities, and reduce the number of people exempt from a work requirement. “Hard times invariably come and...

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  • Edwards: Louisiana Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill

    Edwards: Louisiana Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill

    Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs in the Senate GOP's proposed health law rewrite.More >>
    Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs in the Senate GOP's proposed health law rewrite.More >>
  • Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of man convicted of molesting her

    Brittany Monk (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)Brittany Monk (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A woman pleaded guilty to her part in the murder of a man who was convicted of molesting her when she was a child.

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    A woman pleaded guilty to her part in the murder of a man who was convicted of molesting her when she was a child.

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  • All suspects in French Quarter attack in custody

    All suspects in French Quarter attack in custody

    Rashaad Piper (Source: OPSO)Rashaad Piper (Source: OPSO)

    Rashaad Piper, 20, was booked into the Orleans Parish Jail around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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    Rashaad Piper, 20, was booked into the Orleans Parish Jail around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Family warns of fire hazard after fidget spinner burst into flames

    Family warns of fire hazard after fidget spinner burst into flames

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:06:51 GMT

    Fidget spinners are everywhere but are they a fire hazard?  A family in Gardendale says their fidget spinner burst into flames after being put on the charger.

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    Fidget spinners are everywhere but are they a fire hazard?  A family in Gardendale says their fidget spinner burst into flames after being put on the charger.

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  • More than 400 people relocated, 1 injured after explosion at Murray State University dorm

    More than 400 people relocated, 1 injured after explosion at Murray State University dorm

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-06-29 09:42:51 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    Officials are expected to release more information on Thursday morning, June 29 on a dorm explosion at Murray State University that left one university employee injured.

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    Officials are expected to release more information on Thursday morning, June 29 on a dorm explosion at Murray State University that left one university employee injured.

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  • Inaugural celebration honoring Mayor-elect Nic Hunter

    Inaugural celebration honoring Mayor-elect Nic Hunter

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:04:55 GMT

    It's a time of transition for the city of Lake Charles as a new leader will sit in the mayor's office for the first time in 17 years.  Ahead of his inauguration Saturday, Mayor-elect Nic Hunter was honored by the city at a celebration at Calcasieu Marine National Bank.  "I really would hope that this is a time not for me but for the Lake Charles," said Hunter, "It's exciting to have a new chapter for the city and it's exciting tonight just to invite everyone...

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    It's a time of transition for the city of Lake Charles as a new leader will sit in the mayor's office for the first time in 17 years.  Ahead of his inauguration Saturday, Mayor-elect Nic Hunter was honored by the city at a celebration at Calcasieu Marine National Bank.  "I really would hope that this is a time not for me but for the Lake Charles," said Hunter, "It's exciting to have a new chapter for the city and it's exciting tonight just to invite everyone...

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