Children’s Miracle Network chooses 2020 Miracle Family in Southwest Louisiana

On Friday, the 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Local Champion Ceremony was held with the announcement of the 2020 Miracle Family: Scott and Kara Ortego and their daughter Bella Grace.

NYPD officer charged in the death of his 8-year-old son

Authorities say the boy died last week after being left in a garage as temperatures dropped to under 20 degrees.
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  Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities don’t believe Friday morning’s explosion was intentional though a criminal investigation is underway.


Appeals court throws out conviction, sentence of man accused of firing at officers during standoff

Coach O agrees to 6-year, $42 million contract extension

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns this weekend, and more rounds likely next week too

KPLC’s 2020 Crawfish Price Check

Authorities searching for suspect who gave false name during arrest

The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who gave a stolen identity to detectives
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85,000 museum artifacts feared lost in NYC Chinatown fire

A museum official says some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a fire in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Jennings man arrested after stolen tractor runs out of gas

Jeff Davis authorities searching for suspected church burglar

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 23, 2020

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful Friday ahead, but rain chances return for late Saturday into Sunday

  Lake Charles Police offering Safe & Secure Program for burglary prevention

Jennings police have found missing juvenile

  Testimony underway in trial of Ronald McLain, accused of murder and kidnapping

  Iowa Mall changed since new management

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Impeachment trial: Dems say oust Trump or he’ll betray again; ‘he is who he is’

Democratic House prosecutors are launching their final arguments on obstruction charges at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.


  Jan. 24 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Cowgirls start slow in 74-67 loss to Southeastern

McNeese women’s basketball struggled with a full-court press and didn’t start the game with a lot of effort, energy or pride in its 74-67 Southland Conference loss to Southeastern Louisiana here Wednesday night.


  Parents speak about Iota school closures after social media threats

  Annual bead sale supports Autism Society of SWLA

Lake Charles doctor arrested for domestic violence involving firearm

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A much warmer afternoon, temperatures drop tonight as the cold front sweeps through

Ville Platte teenager indicted in connection with November homicide on Legion Street

J’Vonte Melik Sterling, 17, was indicted on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of Eddie Hardman in November.
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  Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new coronavirus from China

Wuhan, where the outbreak began last month, and seven neighboring cities have a combined population of about 25 million.

Oberlin under boil advisory due to water main break

Eight people indicted in connection with attempted ATM theft

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain ending early; warmer through the day ahead

Iota schools closed over social media threats


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