FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A partly cloudy afternoon, but warmer weather on the way

A relatively nice afternoon across the region as we have seen partly cloudy skies, but lots of sunshine as well with pleasant temperatures as we have reached the upper 70′s to near 80.

Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”
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  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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Westlake man arrested for two house fires

Texas officials begin COVID-19 checkpoints

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A dry start to the day, but rain moves in for this evening

  Calcasieu Officials: To be part of the solution, stay home!

Louisiana highest risk for COVID-19 death: "We are tracking all the deaths within Louisiana. Right now, the biggest risk factor that we've pulled from that is that diabetes is the number one risk factor," said Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh at a Calcasieu briefing.
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  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

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Calcasieu Parish schools continues feeding program at two sites

Fifth inmate at Oakdale federal prison dies from COVID-19

UPDATED - IRS Q&A: What you need to know about stimulus checks

Local artist creates window art to show thanks

KPLC’s 2020 Crawfish Price Check

How to apply for unemployment in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

  • National

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

SPORTS

History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

LHSAA ‘supports the possibility’ of completing spring sports seasons

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine released a statement Friday outlining the LHSAA’s desire to continue its spring sports seasons when allowed.

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LIVESTREAM: Calcasieu Parish officials give an update on COVID-19

COVID-19 ‘clusters’ at La. nursing homes

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mostly cloudy afternoon, but rain chances increase into the weekend

More storms than normal expected this hurricane season, according to Colorado State forecaster

Beauregard schools resume meal service with a different schedule

The meals can be picked up on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon.
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Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

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  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers this morning, more rain in the forecast into the weekend

  Lake Charles native teaches in China amid COVID-19

  Warnings related to new Coronavirus related scams

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