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The pilot of a small plane survived a crash in Vernon Parish on Friday afternoon.The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office says it got the call about a crash at the Leesville Airport just after 5 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived, they found a single engine Cessna aircraft lying on its roof in a grassy area north of the end of the runway. Just the pilot was on board, and he was not injured in the crash.

Three months shy of Election Day, the latest numbers showed monthly job creation was higher than expected but unemployment rose, too. President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney are using the jobless numbers to advance their agendas. Obama says the increased hiring in July shows things are trending in the right direction. Romney calls the jobless rate a "hammer blow" to the middle class.

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    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

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  • Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:53:36 GMT
    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)

    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

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  • Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:26:44 GMT

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

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    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

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