LAURA RECOVERY: What you need to know - Saturday, Sept. 19

What you need to know as recovery begins.

  Homes destroyed after winds push California fire into desert

A firefighter has died battling a wildfire in California that officials say was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby’s gender.
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Officer stops to toss the football with boy playing catch by himself

The officer said the youngster impressed him with his one-handed catches and ability to run under long passes.

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  Life Christian Academy planning to reopen, just three weeks after Hurricane Laura

Boil advisories in Sulphur, Moss Bluff lifted

Beauregard Parish schools to reopen amid Laura recovery

  'Sawdust Soldiers’ clean yards for Allen Parish community

  Darrell’s Specials continue to fill Lake Area

We’ve all been feeling a little down in the dumps lately, but I think we can all agree, a Darrell’s Special makes everything better.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

Deputies searching for suspect in home invasion on Loftin Road in Lake Charles

Lake Charles Updates: Friday, Sept. 18

One killed in fire at Calcasieu Refining

  Calcasieu updates on Laura recovery - Sept. 18

VIDEO: Audubon Coastal Wildlife Network rescues stranded dolphin in Cameron Parish

  Sunrise Interview: John Ware on KPLC’s ongoing repairs - Sept. 18, 2020

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late into the weekend as we track a slow moving storm in the Gulf through next week

  Mail service: some have no issues, others can’t catch a break

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

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Elton football cancels season due to COVID-19

Saints host Tom Brady led Bucs, open as 3.5-point favorites

A NFC South Division clash will kick off the 2020 NFL season for the New Orleans Saints, who open as 3.5 point favorites over the Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Latino communities support one another in Hurricane Laura aftermath

  Stress can kill; counseling service for those overwhelmed with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura

  Rutherford beach residents disheartened after returning home

Gov. Edwards adjusts Phase 3 order to extend alcohol sales by one hour for eligible parishes

  Southern Spice eager to rebuild and serve Lake Area

A local restaurant owner is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura at both his Lake Charles and Moss Bluff locations, but now, he’s working to get both back open for business again.
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday when President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaign to mark the beginning of early voting.

  Forestry company owned by former inmates help SWLA with tree removal

Raising Cane’s hosting fundraiser for local communities on Tuesday

  Stellar Beans opens as food and supply pantry

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds stick around into the weekend, watching the southern Gulf for potential development

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Elton football cancels season due to COVID-19

  LHSAA announces football start date October 1

LHSAA announces full contact football practice can begin Thursday

Bonine: ’It’s time to play football in Louisiana’