FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fog for the morning commute, then turning much warmer today

Another unseasonably warm day is in store for Southwest Louisiana as temperatures surge into the upper 70s to near 80 by this afternoon. Rain holds off although a few clouds will be noted at times, but generally sunny skies are the rule today as southerly winds become a bit gusty at times

  Unpredictable Sondland faces questions about Trump, Ukraine in impeachment inquiry

The envoy is likely to face tough questions from lawmakers of both parties about Trump's July 25 call when he asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the political investigations at the same time as U.S. military aid for the ally was being stalled.
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  ‘Let the baby die’ sign attacks parents raising money for infant son with rare disorders

The 4-month-old was diagnosed at birth with two rare disorders. His father says most babies with these diseases don’t live past age 2.


Student accused of threatening to blow LaGrange up, no bomb found

  First Alert Forecast: Warming trend continues ahead of cold front Friday

Sulphur police investigating early morning shooting on Elizabeth Street

Tony Chachere’s gumbo beer has hit the shelves

CPSB investigating ‘potentially threatening behavior’ toward LaGrange High School

The school board is investigating potentially threatening behavior towards the school
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  Dog crushed by heavy package FedEx driver threw over fence, family says

FedEx says it is investigating the incident and, based on the outcome, will take “appropriate action.”

  Former Lake Charles police officer sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sheriff’s Office receives highway safety grant

Student with gardening shears arrested at Iowa High School

Local funeral home holding food drives next three days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coat needed briefly this morning; then near 80 later this week

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 18, 2019

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Real Time Crime Center

  Fear of falling: a growing issue for baby boomers

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  Tom Hanks finds out he’s related to Mr. Rogers

Hanks is portraying Rogers in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” He said he didn’t know they were related when he took the role.


  Nov. 19 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

McNeese’s Kennedy named SLC Player of the Week

Following three straight 20-point games, McNeese’s Sha’Markus Kennedy has been named this week’s Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.


  Cameron Parish passes new school bond by 27 votes

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office holds graduation ceremony

Contractor selected to build new road at West Calcasieu Port

Man arrested for attempted murder following Sunday shooting on Swanee Street

Louisiana reports first vaping death

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.
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  Republicans assail national security aide who reported Trump phone call

Democrats say Trump demanded that Ukraine investigate his Democratic rivals in return for U.S. military aid it needed to resist Russian aggression and that may be grounds for removing the 45th president.

Authorities say woman killed near Cline, Holmes streets was pregnant

Division Street to be closed between Bilbo and Ryan streets on Friday

President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

First Alert Forecast: Temperatures warming into Friday


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