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Joshua Ledet-mania is building. The Westlake singer again wowed the judges on American Idol tonight. Now America will decide if he gets in the top three and has a homecoming concert this weekend in Lake Charles.

Amazing video, a man tries to jump off a high river bridge. You'll see how police officers saved the man's life.

22-month-old Landon McKee is living with Cystic Fibrosis. And when he was diagnosed, his parents were shocked to learn of this disease they knew nothing about. Tonight you'll hear their emotional story.

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  • TORNADO WARNING: Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Vermillion, and Acadia parishes

    TORNADO WARNING: Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Vermillion, and Acadia parishes

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:01:30 GMT
    The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a tornado warning until 8:30 in the following parishes: Cameron Jefferson Davis Vermillion Acadia Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a tornado warning until 8:30 in the following parishes: Cameron Jefferson Davis Vermillion Acadia Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
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    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:42:39 GMT
    (Source: Coast Guard)(Source: Coast Guard)
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
  • 'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:13:57 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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