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Sports Person of the Week - Kenny Waddell

This week's Sports Person of the Week is Kenny Waddell from Sam Houston High School.

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  • 33 schools in Calcasieu Parish offer free meals to its students

    33 schools in Calcasieu Parish offer free meals to its students

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:01:38 GMT
    Richard said the school board has a yearly income eligibility requirement that parents have to meet in order to get free or reduced meals for their child.Richard said the school board has a yearly income eligibility requirement that parents have to meet in order to get free or reduced meals for their child.

    As a working mom, Tyffani Granger believes the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP program, is a huge relief. "I have kids involved in football, in gymnastics, in scouts. So we're busy, out every night of the week. So it's nice to know they'll be getting a fresh hot meal," Granger said. She said a full stomach helps kids stay focused in class.  "Especially little ones. They need that energy to fuel to keep them going, and if they don't they ju...

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    As a working mom, Tyffani Granger believes the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP program, is a huge relief. "I have kids involved in football, in gymnastics, in scouts. So we're busy, out every night of the week. So it's nice to know they'll be getting a fresh hot meal," Granger said. She said a full stomach helps kids stay focused in class.  "Especially little ones. They need that energy to fuel to keep them going, and if they don't they ju...

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  • South Lake Charles home invasion suspect still at large

    South Lake Charles home invasion suspect still at large

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:02:09 GMT
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    A home invasion in south Lake Charles sent a local woman to the hospital this weekend. Officials with Lake Charles police are still searching for the suspect. Police said Saturday that a woman in her late 60s was hospitalized after a home invasion and robbery. Neighbors believe she may have been targeted by the suspect after he spotted her doing handy work in her yard. She was home alone in the Providence neighborhood just off Country Club Rd. located on L'acadie Drive. Surveillan...

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    A home invasion in south Lake Charles sent a local woman to the hospital this weekend. Officials with Lake Charles police are still searching for the suspect. Police said Saturday that a woman in her late 60s was hospitalized after a home invasion and robbery. Neighbors believe she may have been targeted by the suspect after he spotted her doing handy work in her yard. She was home alone in the Providence neighborhood just off Country Club Rd. located on L'acadie Drive. Surveillan...

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  • Residents oppose requested change in traffic plan for townhouses

    Residents oppose requested change in traffic plan for townhouses

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:45:53 GMT

    It's a tug of war that's bound to make some residents in south Lake Charles unhappy.  A proposed townhouse complex has already been approved but there's a request to change how future residents will get in and out. Some believe Country Club Road is the better option, to avoid disrupting quiet neighborhoods in that area. But the realtor says they want to avoid congestion on an already busy road. Stanley road is at times so quiet, all you can hear are the crickets....

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    It's a tug of war that's bound to make some residents in south Lake Charles unhappy.  A proposed townhouse complex has already been approved but there's a request to change how future residents will get in and out. Some believe Country Club Road is the better option, to avoid disrupting quiet neighborhoods in that area. But the realtor says they want to avoid congestion on an already busy road. Stanley road is at times so quiet, all you can hear are the crickets....

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