Credit card bust in Vinton sparks a visit from the feds - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Credit card bust in Vinton sparks a visit from the feds

(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

Hello everyone,

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're covering today on KPLC 7 News.  

First off, I have a reminder for our viewers. Due to NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games, we have a change in schedules. We will bring you up-to-the minute headlines and weather during our Connections at Midday show at 11:53 a.m. We will follow with more news and complete live weather information online and on our mobile app starting at our regular time of 12 noon. Here's a link for that live stream: http://www.kplctv.com/category/251459/live-streaming-video.

Our top story at this hour involves a major bust in Vinton. Vinton Police made a traffic stop on Sunday, and they found multiple credit card accounts – including at least one connected to the recent Target data breach. Federal authorities are involved in the far-reaching investigation. We'll have more during our update and you can read more HERE.   

Big news from Cameron Parish as the Department of Energy approves a liquefied natural gas export facility. Federal approval means Sempra Energy can transition its Cameron plant from an import-only operation to an export facility. It's a big deal that means lots of jobs. Look for more during our broadcast and online HERE.

In weather, Zack is in for Ben today. He tells us to expect temperatures to slowly climb into the upper 30's with off and on showers, but expect heavier rain this evening and into the overnight hours. What about any freezing rain? Find out what's likely in our area during our updates and online HERE.   

During this time, when we're displaced by the Winter Olympics and Days of Our Lives, we will continue to bring you the latest news of the day in a couple of different ways. We hope you join us both on-air during the Midday Show and online HERE

Have a great day everyone, and be careful out there on those wet streets.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • DeQuincy house fire contained Saturday afternoon

    DeQuincy house fire contained Saturday afternoon

    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:55:49 GMT
    1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC)1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC)

    Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in DeQuincy early Saturday afternoon.

    DeQuincy Fire Chief Johnny Copeland said the fire department received a call about smoke coming from the house on 1237 Dougharty Road sometime around noon.

    More >>

    Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in DeQuincy early Saturday afternoon.

    DeQuincy Fire Chief Johnny Copeland said the fire department received a call about smoke coming from the house on 1237 Dougharty Road sometime around noon.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More showers and thunderstorms Sunday before the heat returns this week.

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More showers and thunderstorms Sunday before the heat returns this week.

    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:03:51 GMT
    Mostly cloudy with scattered storms SundayMostly cloudy with scattered storms Sunday

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. The showers always lose their energy around sunset and weaken. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. Sunday will be another day with more showers and thunderstorms. We will also have mostly cloudy skies. This will result in lower temperatures compared to the previous few days. 

    More >>

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. The showers always lose their energy around sunset and weaken. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. Sunday will be another day with more showers and thunderstorms. We will also have mostly cloudy skies. This will result in lower temperatures compared to the previous few days. 

    More >>
  • Cargo trailer fire on I-10 WB at Westlake exit; exit blocked

    Cargo trailer fire on I-10 WB at Westlake exit; exit blocked

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:23:19 GMT
    Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.)Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.)

    A cargo trailer caught fire late Saturday morning on I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit. 

    Westlake Police got a call at 10:22 a.m. of the cargo trailer smoking on the interstate, said Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye.

    More >>

    A cargo trailer caught fire late Saturday morning on I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit. 

    Westlake Police got a call at 10:22 a.m. of the cargo trailer smoking on the interstate, said Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly