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CPSO searching for two suspects in shooting of local attorney Video included

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A shooting on Saturday night is being investigated by Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office. 

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Cajun Chef Scott Landry holding benefit show in Lake Charles

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Chef Scott Landry, known for his Cajun food and his quick wit, has taken his comedy dinner show to 44 states and 7 foreign countries. He'll be bringing his dinner show to Lake Charles VFW Post 2130 on Lake Street on June 20.

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Remembering the true meaning behind Memorial Day Video included

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Whether recorded or live, the melody known as "Taps" is recognized among all military branches. A short but powerful tune that serves as a reminder of those who are no longer with us.  "I lost a dear cousin at the age of 19 years old in Vietnam," said Robert Brankline a Maplewood Hollywood Lions Club member and veteran.  On this Memorial Day, Brankline is just one of the thousands of people and families remembering their loved ones. ...

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Avenue of Flags honors those who served

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Every year, Avenue of Flags works to honor those who served and are serving our country.

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A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles Video included

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A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

“One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

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Bolton Ford holds 3rd annual Give A Wish benefit Video included

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Bolton Ford held its third annual car and truck show benefiting the Give A Wish foundation on Saturday. Give A Wish announced they would be sending Kenzie Noelle Johnson to Disney World. They also gave Johnson her own set of wheels: a fun-size pink Ford Mustang. Paula Livingston, the director of Give A Wish, said it takes thousands of dollars for the organization to make dreams a reality.

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Sales tax break on hurricane items this weekend Video included

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Flashlights, tarps, fuel cans, and lanterns. These are just some of the many items Carolyn Trahan sells at Trahan Hardware. With hurricane season approaching, Trahan and her employees like Jeremy Jolviette are usually selling these types of items right before a hurricane. "Everyone is trying to get prepared for it," said Jolviette. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared this weekend a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday. All hurrica...

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Calcasieu Parish parents upset about pre-K wait list letters Video included

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Many parents are angry after finding out there is a chance their child might not be able to attend pre-kindergarten for the upcoming school year. 

A family's income has to be below 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to be accepted into a pre-K program with Calcasieu Parish Schools. 

Unfortunately, many families who applied didn't meet those requirements, and have received a letter saying they've been wait listed. 

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Officials release new details on robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

(Source: Perris Jones / KPLC) (Source: Perris Jones / KPLC)
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All Moss Bluff schools are on lockdown following a robbery in the area, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers has confirmed. A credit union was robbed, Myers said. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Manager: Suspected burglar made mixed drink before leaving Cancun restaurant Video included

Suspects in burglary of Cancun Mexican Restaurant. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Suspects in burglary of Cancun Mexican Restaurant. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
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The Lake Charles Police Department has issued arrest warrants for a man and woman in connection with a May 7 burglary at Cancun Mexican Restaurant. Both Lake Charles man Aaron "Cookie" Cook, 36, and Sulphur woman Tiffany Wiggins, 32, are being sought on charges of simple burglary and theft. Judge Clayton Davis set bond at $3,500 for both. The warrants were issued after an "overwhelming response from the public and after speaking with an eyewitness," said Deputy C...

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CPSO awards detective "Deputy of the Year"

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Monday, May 15 kicks off National Police Week, which honors law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty. To start off the week, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office continues a tradition by performing annual deputy inspections, followed by an award ceremony.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Road closures in SWLA Video included

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
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A swath of thunderstorms moved across Southwest Louisiana on Wednesday, hitting the northern part of our area the hardest. Many roads are still closed due to floods.

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Calcasieu River closed north of I-10 Bridge to parish line

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The Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, in consultation with Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, have issued a State of Emergency for areas north of the I-10 Bridge on the Calcasieu River, extending to the parish line, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

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Janet Jackson to kick off tour at Cajundome this fall

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If you are a fan of Janet Jackson, mark your calendars.

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Local church serving community in need of donations Video included

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While drugs and alcohol ruin many lives, the people at Open Door Biker Church have used their life hardships to find God and give back.

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LCPD asking for help identifying man in surveillance footage

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The Lake Charles Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a man suspected of stealing packages from a home on Hodges Street. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said that officers were called to the 300 block of Hodges Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The homeowners said that UPS had delivered packages around 11:45 a.m. When they reviewed home surveillance footage, they found that a man rode up on a bicycle less than a minute later and stole the packages. Kraus asked an...

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