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Teal Pumpkin Project hits Southwest Louisiana Video included

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People are decorating their lawns with teal pumpkins in an effort to raise awareness for children with food allergies.  This was all started by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014 in an effort to raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By handing out non-food items, things like stickers, glow sticks, pencils and other small toys. Lake Charles resident, Barbara Bazzell, is part... More>>

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings closed Monday due to power outage

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Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings will be closed Monday, Oct. 23 due to a power outage, school officials have announced. Many areas of Southwest Louisiana are still without power after strong thunderstorms moved through on Sunday morning, causing numerous outages throughout the region. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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UPDATE: Cameron Ferry back in service

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The Cameron Ferry is back in service and Hwy 82 at Holly Beach is opened to normal travel, according to Cameron Parish OEP.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane due to vehicle accident

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The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid Lake Street at Fair Oaks Lane for the next 30 to 45 minutes due to a three-vehicle accident, as of 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

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UPDATE: Search for suspect in Vinton called off

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A manhunt is underway in Vinton for a suspect out of Orange, Texas. The suspect fled into Louisiana, stopped his car on I-10 near Vinton and fled on foot. 

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Could Louisiana Cajuns become an endangered species? Video included

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Could Louisiana Cajuns become an endangered species? One local congressman tried to make that happen recently. For 31 years Kathy Bordelon and her husband have been running the Mail Center in Sulphur. 

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SLIDESHOW: SWLA Halloween pictures

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Halloween's almost here, and that means lots of costumes, parties and trick 'r treating - and lots and lots of photos of all that stuff. And so we'd like your help putting together a slideshow of Halloween pictures from around Southwest Louisiana. Please send your photos that are spooky, funny, cute or all of the above to newmedia@kplctv.com.

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Eight people in Louisiana arrested on multiple Medicaid Welfare Fraud charges

Eight arrests in Louisiana on multiple Medicaid welfare fraud charges. (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office) Eight arrests in Louisiana on multiple Medicaid welfare fraud charges. (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)
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The Louisiana Attorney General Office said eight people were arrested for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for Medicaid services while working other jobs. 

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Boil advisory issued for parts of Beauregard Parish

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The following areas of Beauregard Parish Waterworks District 3 are under a boil advisory due to a main line break: Goodeaux Road Midkiff Road Dartez Road S.A. Cooley Beaver LeBleu Road Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 EB open at La. 108

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All lanes of I-10 eastbound are open at La. 108, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The right lane of I-10 eastbound had been blocked at La. 108 due to an accident.

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'Movies Under the Stars' for Friday night canceled due to weather

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The "Movies Under the Stars" feature film for Friday, Oct. 20 has been canceled due to the chance of inclement weather, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. "The Secret Life of Pets" had been scheduled to show at Prien Lake Park at 8 p.m.

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11 arrested in drug operation on Elaine, Kingsley streets

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Six people were arrested on felony charges during a drug raid on Elaine and Kingsley streets Thursday, authorities said. Another five people were arrested on misdemeanors. The raid by the Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) was the result of a "lengthy drug investigation" in the area, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. Undercover detectives were able to purchase crack cocaine from multiple people on multiple instances, Kraus said. Based on ...

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TRAFFIC: Exit ramp from I-210 WB to I-10 EB closed

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The exit ramp from I-210 westbound to I-10 eastbound (Exit 1B) is closed due to emergency road construction, according to the Department of Transportation and Development.

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