Authorities: sex offender arrested for stalking former victim

James L. Braxton. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
James L. Braxton. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

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A fiery crash of an 18-wheeler on I-10 near Ryan Street blocks off eastbound traffic. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will have a report at noon, and we'll also bring you live pictures from the scene.  HERE's a look at the story so far.

A 38-year-old Lake Charles man, a convicted sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly stalking his former victim! Look for complete details at noon, and you can read more HERE.

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Plus, a possible downside of drone technology. We'll show you how they could be used to hack into your cell phones!

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