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.

  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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  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

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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

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

KPLC livestreams regarding coronavirus.
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  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

COVID-19 ‘clusters’ at La. nursing homes

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

COVID-19 IN SWLA: Now 188 confirmed cases in area, 119 in Calcasieu

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

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

Beauregard schools resume meal service with a different schedule

SWLA Arrest Report - Apr. 2, 2020

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

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  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

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Southern Illinois guard Harwin Francois commits to McNeese

Cowboys pick up Mississippi State transfer KeyShawn Feazell

McNeese was able to add more front court depth to their roster as Mississippi State forward KeyShawn Feazell announced his intentions to transfer and join the Pokes.

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  Lake Charles native teaches in China amid COVID-19

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  Death toll rising at Federal prison in Oakdale

Gov. Edwards launches new text alert system to give La. residents COVID-19 updates

Fourth inmate at Oakdale federal prison dies from coronavirus

A 57-year-old inmate dies after contracting the coronavirus at Oakdale FCI
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

‘Stay at home’ order issued by Gov. Edwards extended through April

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mostly cloudy afternoon, rain chances go up beginning Friday night

Coast Guard medevacs mariner off Louisiana coast

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

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