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The La. Department of Transportation gave approval to the City of Lake Charles to install lights on the I-10 bridge for a pilot program.

The pilot program would last three months to see how well the lights do on the bridge.

The current lights, which aren't used, had issues with the vibrations from the bridge. The new lights would be LED lighting which should uphold the vibrations, according to Calcasieu Parish Engineer Tim Conners said.

It was a scandal like no other and the case of Dr. Peter LaFuria has yet to come to an end.

He was the ob-gyn doctor arrested for allegedly taking pictures of his patients private parts in the exam room without their okay. A preliminary settlement has been approved that may finally resolve a class action suit stemming from the case

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    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-03-31 00:08:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Jeff Davis Electric Co-op spokesperson Mike Heinen said several poles are down and broken due to the strong storms that passed overnight. 

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  • Widening West Prien Lake Road, one step closer to reality

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    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-03-31 00:03:46 GMT
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  • Ethics charges filed against former LCPD employees Bell, Blaney and Bellow

    Ethics charges filed against former LCPD employees Bell, Blaney and Bellow

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:51:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Louisiana ethics board has filed charges against three former employees of the lake Charles police department... the board charges former deputy chief t-j bell with receiving McNeese course credit  for work done by another employee and having that employee on the payroll when she was not doing what she was being paid for.    that employee was clerk Jeanine Blaney, also charged by the board with  receiving regular and overtime pay for hours in which she provid...

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    The Louisiana ethics board has filed charges against three former employees of the lake Charles police department... the board charges former deputy chief t-j bell with receiving McNeese course credit  for work done by another employee and having that employee on the payroll when she was not doing what she was being paid for.    that employee was clerk Jeanine Blaney, also charged by the board with  receiving regular and overtime pay for hours in which she provid...

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