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Eckard wins Lake Charles District G seat, rest of districts headed for runoffs Video included

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Lake Charles City Council - District A Morris is the incumbent, elected in 2013 Christopher Archinard (DEM) Cary A. Chavis (DEM) Kecee Lewis (NOPTY) Mary Morris (DEM) Ron Richard (DEM) Lake Charles City Council - District B August is the incumbent. She served on the police jury from 1998 through 2004, having first been appointed to the position when her husband, Allen August, died, then elected. Similarly, she was appointed in 2008 to the Lake Charles City Council when A.B...

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Perret, Theall in runoff for 3rd Circuit seat

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Candyce Perret and Susan Theall are in a runoff for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, 3rd District Division B seat.

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Vinton voters decide to keep mayor, police chief Video included

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In Vinton, voters decided to keep Kenneth Stinson as their mayor and Ricky Fox as their police chief.

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LAKE CHARLES MAYOR'S RACE: Hunter, Carter headed for runoff Video included

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Nic Hunter and Wilford Carter Sr. are headed for a runoff to become Lake Charles' first new mayor since 2000.

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Westlake voters approve both sales tax renewals Video included

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Westlake residents approved both sales tax renewals on Saturday's ballot.

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Jeff Davis: Two in run-off for Jennings mayor, city council incumbent retains his seat Video included

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In Jennings, there will be a run-off for the Jennings mayor, while a city council incumbent retained his seat.

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March 25 Election Results

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March 25 Election Results.

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UPDATE: Man who threatened officer with knife at casino charged with attempted first-degree murder

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The Houston man who was shot after threatening a Westlake police officer with a knife last week in the Isle of Capri parking lot has been accused of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.

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Westlake sales taxes up for renewal

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Two sales taxes are up for renewal in Westlake on Saturday. 

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La. could face huge financial losses without coastal master plan Video included

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Hurricane Rita was something that was devastating to Southwest Louisiana. 

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Ali Barconey found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 death of Nathaniel Reynaud

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It took an hour and 25 minutes for jurors to come back with a guilty verdict for Ali Lee Barconey, now convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud.

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LABI meeting: Businesses worry how state's budget problems affect them Video included

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There was a packed house Friday afternoon at the Port of Lake Charles where area business owners learned more about how the upcoming legislative session impacts them. 

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WATCH IT ONE MORE TIME: Lake Charles mayoral forum Video included

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KPLC will be broadcasting the mayoral forum live on the KPLC mobile app and the KPLC Facebook page.

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Procession for Crowley K-9 killed in action travels to Lake Charles Video included

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On National Puppy Day, news broke of the K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty.

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LC police: Victim of N. Booker Street shooting 'declines to pursue matter'

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A man was shot in the back Friday afternoon in the 800 block of North Booker Street in Lake Charles, police said.

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Police jury approves resolution to purchase La. Avenue property for drainage pond Video included

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Hoping to address drainage concerns in the parish, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on Thursday adopted a resolution allowing it to move forward with the purchase of some 16 acres off Louisiana Avenue, along Contraband Bayou. 

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South Lake Charles residents complain about dirty water Video included

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Tim Klein’s water looks clean now, but over the past five years, it hasn’t always been that way.

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Police jury recognizes La. Political Museum and Hall of Fame inductee James Beam Video included

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The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury recognized James "Jim" Beam Thursday. Beam was recently inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame. 

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Lyft's first day was not without its challenges Video included

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A popular ride service company has made its way to Lake Charles.

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LIVE UPDATES: Barconey's nephew says he saw his uncle kill Nathaniel Reynaud Video included

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The state’s final witness on Thursday was one of the three armed intruders in the 2014 Allen Street shooting. And he is Ali Barconey’s nephew.

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Foggy weather causes hazards on the road Video included

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After this streak of foggy mornings that Southwest Louisiana's been having, Louisiana State Police Troop D wants to remind drivers to take caution on the roads.

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36 officers graduate from Regional Training Academy Video included

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A total of 36 officers from 13 agencies in the six-parish area graduated from the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Thursday. 

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Scammer confronted by LCPD officer claims to also be police officer

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When a Lake Charles Police Department officer answered a scammer's phone call and identified himself as a police officer, the scammer responded by saying he was a police officer. The actual officer was responding to a suspicious circumstances call at 10:47 a.m., Wednesday, said Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A 24-year-old man had received a call from a scammer with a foreign accent who said he was with an Internal Revenue Service agent and that the ma... More>>

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Crowley police dog shot and killed overnight brought to Calcasieu Parish Video included

Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department) Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department)
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A Crowley Police Department K-9 officer died in an overnight shooting that left two others dead and an officer wounded.  The K-9 officer Roscoe was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday around noon. Police held a procession for the slain K-9 officer. Roscoe is set to be cremated tomorrow in Sulphur.  State police are continuing to investigate the shooting. The identity of the victims are unknown at this time. Copyright ...

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MUST-WATCH VIDEO: Fire destroys 18-wheeler at truck stop in Roanoke Video included

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An 18-wheeler that caught fire at Peto's Travel Center in Roanoke was completely destroyed. The fire started in the truck and spread to the trailer, said Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods. No injuries were reported. Woods said the truck was carrying some type of consumer products and included some batteries. He said investigators are unsure of everything the truck was hauling because the manifest burned. "The only thing you can see is the radiator and the block, and that's it,...

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Residents complain about crashes at intersection of La. 14 and La. 397 Video included

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Speeding - it's what most drivers are doing at the intersection of La. 397 and La. 14, but that's not what terrifies Abby Lejeune. 

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SPECIAL REPORT: CDC says state's life expectancy fourth lowest in the nation Video included

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In a state that's famous for letting the good times roll, there's an abundance of good food and fun times, but all of that comes with a price tag. 

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Hiring Our Heroes job fair helps veterans build resumes, interviewing and networking skills Video included

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Veterans looking for jobs, active duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses attended a one-of-a-kind career fair in Lake Charles on Wednesday.

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There's more than just the Lake Charles mayoral race on this weekend's ballot Video included

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Although the Lake Charles mayoral race is the hot ticket item on this Saturday's ballot, there are 13 seats up for grabs in Calcasieu Parish.

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Lyft arrives in Lake Charles on Thursday

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The ride-booking company, Lyft, is launching in 25 U.S. cities on Thursday - and Lake Charles is one of them.

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60-year-old man burned in Jennings after 'prank' goes wrong

Antonio Allen Dugas (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office) Antonio Allen Dugas (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)
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A 60-year-old man was burned and a 25-year-old man was arrested after a "prank" went wrong on S. Doyle Street in Jennings Saturday night, authorities said. Antonio Dugas, 25, and another subject were videotaping themselves setting fire to the victim's clothing with cigarette lighters then sending the videos through SnapChat, said Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, with the Jennings Police Department. The man suffered burns to the left side of his rib cage. The other subject is sti...

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Coast Guard evacuates man with broken leg, arm from offshore supply vessel near Sabine Pass

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A 45-year-old man who fell and broke an arm and a leg on an offshore supply vessel Wednesday was transported by the Coast Guard to Station Sabine (in Port Arthur, TX) for medical treatment. The boat was about 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard's Sector Houston-Galveston received a report around 7:45 a.m. that a crewmember had fallen on the 120-foot boat Poppa John and was in extreme pain. A 45-foot re... More>>

LIVE UPDATES: Testimony under way in second-degree murder trial of Ali Barconey Video included

Ali Lee Barconey (Source: Lake Charles Police) Ali Lee Barconey (Source: Lake Charles Police)
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Testimony is under way in the second-degree murder trial of Ali Barconey. Jurors heard from a man who was shot during the 2014 Allen Street home invasion in which Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud was killed. Dwayne Willis was shot in the head during a struggle after three masked men with guns broke into the house on Allen Street - a house where prosecutors say a man named Mr. Howard sold cocaine. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is in the courtroom. Mobile users, click HERE to follow ...

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La. parents can now make cash child support payments Video included

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Parents can now stop by any MoneyGram location across the state to make cash payments toward child support dues, thanks to The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services teaming up with the money transfer company.

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McNeese holds Academic Signing Day Video included

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Over 450 students committed to McNeese today, but not for sports. 

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Congressman Higgins honors fallen deputy before U.S. House

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State Representative Clay Higgins, R, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House Monday, honoring East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Shawn Anderson, who was killed in the line of duty Saturday night. Anderson, 43, was shot and killed while conducting an investigation at Classic Cuts, a barbershop off of O'Neal Lane. The suspect, Brandon Wiley, 30, was an employee there. "I rise today with a saddened heart for my friend and comrade Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson, a veteran and h...

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71-year-old man drowns while fishing in Toledo Bend on Monday Video included

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A Sabine Parish man accidentally drowned while fishing at Toledo Bend Monday afternoon, according to the Sabine Parish Coroner's Office. Philip LeBlanc Sr., 71, went fishing alone around 2 p.m.  The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office received a call about a missing fisherman about 4:30 p.m. His boat was found in the Pirate's Cover area, said Ron Rivers, assistant coroner. The sheriff's office, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents and Central Sabine Fire District searched t...

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UPDATE: Man brandishing knife shot by Westlake police officer, suspect recovering Video included

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"Shots fired! Westlake! Shots fired! Westlake! We need backup!"

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Sabine Rising: Evans - one year later Video included

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This month marks one year since the Sabine River flooding took place - leaving many families along the Sabine River homeless. 

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SWLA human services transportation facing cuts Video included

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Public transit providers and human services agencies throughout the five parish area have begun to discuss the needs they see and what can be done to coordinate already existing resources to meet them. 

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CHRISTUS' Regional Heart Center gets new name Video included

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The CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Health System's Regional Heart Center has now been renamed to the "John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center," thanks to a $1.1 million donation from the couple.

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Moss Bluff man accused of fourth-offense DWI after flipping truck

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A Moss Bluff man is accused of fourth-offense DWI after running his vehicle off the road and hitting a culvert, a stop sign, and a utility pole, causing it to flip over, trapping him inside, authorities said. 

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LCPD: Woman robs bar of tip jar using what appears to be 'long rifle' Video included

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A woman entered a Lake Street bar early Saturday morning armed with what appeared to be a "long rifle" and stole the tip jar off the counter, authorities said. The woman first demanded money before grabbing the tip jar off the counter and fleeing in a Buick LeSabre, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. The incident happened at Linda's Lounge, at 4338 Lake Street. Keeshala Demetra Jacobs, 39, was arrested and charged with first-degre... More>>

WATCH LIVE: FBI Director Comey testifies before House Intelligence Committee

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FBI Director James Comey will testify this morning before the House Intelligence Committee. The Committee is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the election, along with allegations of surveillance and any possible connections between Russia and President Donald Trump's associates.

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LCPD - Vidor woman arrested in connection with Saturday morning bank robbery Video included

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The Whitney Bank branch on Country Club Road was robbed Saturday morning, authorities confirmed. One person has been apprehended, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. The robbery happened around 11 a.m. More information is expected to be released. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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DeQuincy teen killed in Friday afternoon crash in Sulphur

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A 17-year-old DeQuincy teenager was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on N. Cities Service Hwy late Friday afternoon, authorities said. Madeline Main was pronounced dead at the scene, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police Department spokesman. Sulphur police responded to the crash at the intersection of Cities Service and Dubach Street shortly after 5 p.m., Estess said. Main, who was driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ, was exiting Walmart, attempting to turn northbound on Cities Service, when...

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'Cinderella's Closet' helping make prom a dream come true for Jeff Davis students Video included

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It's the one night in high school that many never forget, prom. But with prom becoming very costly, especially when it comes to finding a dress, it prompts many girls to make that difficult decision not to go.  "I was debating on it," said Jennings High School Junior, Harlee Istre.  That it being prom.  "We hear a lot of the need especially of the young ladies that are not going to prom, because they don't have the dress or they can't find the dre...

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Live at the Lakefront draws quite a crowd Video included

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The free concert series, "Live at the Lakefront" kicked off Friday evening at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheatre.

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Arts funding takes hit in President's budget proposal Video included

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While music lovers sat on the amphitheater lawn for Live at the Lakefront Friday night, those who helped organize the event had one more thing on their minds - the potential hit to their budget.

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UPDATE: Sulphur police: One dead in three-vehicle crash on Cities Service

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One person has died in a three-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler on Cities Service HIghway, Sulphur Police Department Chief Lewis Coats confirmed.

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Hodges Gardens State Park faces closure due to funding cuts Video included

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One of the largest tourist attractions in Louisiana and the nation could close because of state budget cuts.

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CPSO donates two police units to Oakdale Police Department

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has donated two Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors to the Oakdale Police Department. (Source: Facebook) The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has donated two Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors to the Oakdale Police Department. (Source: Facebook)
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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has donated two police units to the Oakdale Police Department, the Oakdale force announced on its website Friday. The vehicles are Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett Sr. thanked Sheriff Tony Mancuso: I would like to thank Sheriff Tony Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs office. Today the Sheriff donated two police units to the Oakdale Police Dept. Calcasieu has a great Sheriff, looking out for ot...

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WATCH LIVE at 12:20 p.m.: President Trump and German Chancellor Merkel speak

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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected to hold a joint news conference at 12:20 p.m. today.

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Forum held at McNeese to discuss the future of higher education in state Video included

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The TOPS scholarship program, which provides tuition money for Louisiana's brightest students, is once again short on cash. 

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Oakdale flooding one year later: 'We have a lot of empty homes now' Video included

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When the Calcasieu River rose this time last year,  several dozens of Allen Parish homes were damaged. Oakdale was one of the hardest hit areas in Allen Parish, with entire communities losing their homes. 

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Is Louisiana experiencing climate change? Video included

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To understand weather patterns today, take a look back at March and August 2016 – when flooding ravaged areas along the Sabine River and Baton Rouge area.

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Junior League gives Big Brothers Big Sisters a 'one-of-a-kind' room Video included

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The Junior League of Lake Charles recruits new members each year. But to become an active member, a recruit must first go through a one-year Junior League provisional class. Every year, the provisional class selects a community service project, as part of its orientation. This year, it selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana. "Everybody came every single day for two weeks to make this possible," said Jenna Fusilier, execution co-chairwoman with the provis...

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LaGrange High School goes wild for 'Madagascar Jr. the Musical' Video included

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Lions, lemurs, zebras and more will soon take over LaGrange High School. 

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Sheriff's office sergeant battling cancer finds comfort in family, friends Video included

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Cancer runs in 44-year-old Lorne Mott's family. But he still never believed it would happen to him. 

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Many are turning to natural medicine to keep them healthy Video included

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Whether it's because traditional medicine isn't helping their conditions or because it can be less damaging to organs and their bodies, many people are turning to holistic medicine.

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Woman in captivity for 18 years visits Lake Charles for police training Video included

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She lived in captivity for 18 years and bore two children by her abductor. But Jaycee Dugard was rescued in 2009 after two campus police in California noticed something not right about a man with two young girls.

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16-year-old indicted on manslaughter charges in shooting death of another 16-year-old boy

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A 16-year-old boy was indicted on manslaughter charges Thursday in connection with the Feb. 23 shooting of another 16-year-old boy in the 1700 block of Rena Street. Authorities with the Lake Charles Police Department said at the time that the death was the result of "horseplaying" with two loaded guns. Christopher Wright was pronounced dead at the scene. More here: 16-year-old boy shot to death in 1700 block of Rena Street LCPD: Death of 16-year-old shot, killed on Rena... More>>

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Another arrest made in February 2015 Lake Arthur homicide case

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested on after-the-fact accessory charges in connection with the Feb. 2015 death of 73-year-old Charles Raymond Talen. Damian Vaughn Robinson, of Lake Arthur, is at least the 11th arrest in connection with Talen's death.

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Lake Charles man accused of peeping into woman's window Video included

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Chief Deputy Mark Kraus said the incident happened on 16th Street on March 10.

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Drew Brees invests in Waitr Video included

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A star athlete is hoping to make a touchdown with his new investment in the Lake Charles-based food delivery app, Waitr. 

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SWLA youth 'Kick Butts' Video included

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The DEFY Youth Team hosted a "Kick Butts" pledge wall event at Lock Park in Lake Charles on Wednesday.

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Victim : Javonta Harrison is 'the devil himself' Video included

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Javonta Harrison, who raped a woman at gunpoint and recorded video of it, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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DeQuincy police: Two arrested after barricade situation on Beech Street

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A man and woman were arrested following a barricade incident at a home on Beech Street Wednesday morning, authorities said. DeQuincy police responded to a call of shots fired at 7:09 a.m., Capt. Tom Threet said. DeQuincy Primary School was placed on lockdown out of precaution, said Holly Carter, Calcasieu Parish School Board spokeswoman. The lockdown has since been lifted. Threet said that neighbors reported hearing several shots fired at the home. When officers arrived, they heard...

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Contractor: Prien Lake Elementary access road will cost $231,000 more Video included

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The project to build an access road for student drop-off at a Lake Charles elementary school will continue but it will cost much more than expected.

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Sabine Rising - One Year Later: Niblett's Bluff Park Video included

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This time last year, crews were deployed along the Sabine River rescuing residents from rising flood waters. It was a flood that devastated entire communities, swept away homes, and unearthed those in their final resting place.

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Know Your Rights workshop: Renters, what are your rights? Video included

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Attorney Jason Senegal said at Tuesday's "Know Your Rights" housing workshop that the biggest issue he deals with from landlords and tenants is eviction. Senegal spoke about the Fair Housing Act and how it protects people from discrimination when it comes to housing - whether it be for renting, buying or securing money for a home.  He discussed tenants' rights and the importance of fighting for your rights. "You have to fight for your rights, especially if y... More>>

Alliance working to promote positive growth Video included

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Everybody wants a piece of the pie when it comes to the potential for economic prosperity during Southwest Louisiana's "big boom."

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Elton man now accused of sending inappropriate messages, photos to 14-year-old

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The Elton man who was arrested Monday on charges that he stole his neighbor's kitchen cabinets and ceiling fans is now accused of sending inappropriate messages and indecent photos to a 14-year-old.

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How did you spend this beautiful day?

Beautiful day at the lakefront. (Source: Sophia Landry / KPLC) Beautiful day at the lakefront. (Source: Sophia Landry / KPLC)
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The bright sunshine made for a beautiful day in Southwest Louisiana Tuesday. Yes, it was chilly, but not so cold that it kept people from the lakefront in the afternoon. Mobile users, click HERE for pictures from the lakefront today. How did you spend the day? Let us know and send us a photo at newmedia@kplctv.com Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Sheriff: Calcasieu deputy fired for bringing synthetic marijuana into jail

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A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy has been fired for bringing drugs into Calcasieu Correctional Center, authorities said. Timothy W. Walls Jr., 26, of Lake Charles, was arrested Monday and charged with introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility and malfeasance in office. Judge Clayton Davis set bond at $125,000. Walls was booked into the Sulphur City Jail. The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Te...

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SLIDESHOW: Remembering the Sabine River flooding of 2016

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This time last year, the Sabine River was rising. The result of torrential rains in North Louisiana, floodwaters forced homeowners along the river from their houses. The water damaged many homes and forced I-10 to close at the Louisiana-Texas border. For photos of the flooding, click HERE. Other flooding slideshows: Caskets unearthed by Sabine River flooding. Vernon Parish flooding. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

McNeese holds public forum to kick off new president search Video included

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With McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams set to retire June 30, the university has started its process to find his successor.  

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School board hosts informational meeting for proposed Moss Bluff sales tax renewal Video included

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There will be a big sales tax renewal election for the Moss Bluff area on the April 29 ballot. 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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A controversial pipeline - the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline - is expected to be more than 160 miles long, crossing 11 parishes in the state. And it all starts in Calcasieu Parish.

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Pollen hitting Southwest Louisiana hard Video included

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Allergy season is here and in Southwest Louisiana, and you'll find pollen on everything,  including your plants, cars - even your children as they run around the park.

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Four men arrested in counterfeit check cashing ring

Leward S. Clement,  James M. Downs, Charles A. Monceaux, Jr., and Allen W. Woodard (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Leward S. Clement, James M. Downs, Charles A. Monceaux, Jr., and Allen W. Woodard (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested four men in connection with a counterfeit check cashing ring, in which an estimated $13,000 was stolen.

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FULL VIDEO: Jim Beam's acceptance speech into La. Political Hall of Fame

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Watch longtime newsman Jim Beam's full acceptance speech after being inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Saturday. Beam is the retired editor of the American Press, who continues to cover and write about the Louisiana State Legislature.

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UPDATE: State Police release name of suspect accused of shooting, killing Baton Rouge teen Video included

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A Baton Rouge teen was shot and killed on his birthday, and the suspect was arrested in Lake Charles on Monday afternoon.

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Vernon Sheriff: $11,000 found during drug raid

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More than $11,000 in cash was seized during a drug raid in Leesville Friday. Along with the $ 11,602.10, also found were: 18.7 grams of crack cocaine, 10.7 ounces of powder cocaine, 5 pounds 6.2 ounces of compressed marijuana, 25 dose units of Ecstasy, 53.8 grams of methamphetamine and 6.4 ounces of high-grade marijuana, said Vernon Sheriff Sam Craft. Numerous firearms and stolen property were also found within the residence. Isaac Grant III, 43, of Leesville, was arr... More>>

Elton man accused of stealing ceiling fans, cabinets out of neighbor's home

James Randall Marks (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office) James Randall Marks (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)
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An Elton man was arrested on charges that he stole kitchen cabinets and ceiling fans out of his neighbor's home.

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U.S. attorney for La. western district retiring

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Stephanie A. Finley, United States Attorney for the western district of Louisiana, announced Friday that she is retiring after 25 years of federal service. Finley began her public service in the military in 1988 after she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, competing nationally and being designated as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She served for four years on active duty at England Air Force Base, Louisiana and Sha...

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SOWELA expanding into Allen Parish Video included

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Sixteen - that's how many times higher education in Louisiana has been cut in the last nine years.

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Sasol's flare still burning bright; residents complain of rumblings, odors, burning eyes Video included

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Heavy flaring from Sasol's ethylene unit Thursday night sparked concern for residents in Westlake. 

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Zachary Bench guilty of second-degree murder

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A jury found Zachary Bench guilty of second-degree murder.

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Three indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with incident at LC motel

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Three people have been indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Dec. 29 incident at a Lake Charles motel. Officers responded to a report of a man lying naked on the floor in a room at a motel on N. Lakeshore Drive, according to the offense report. When officers arrived, they found the man on the floor bleeding from a head laceration. Brittany Paige Edwards, 19, Bryson Alexander Goins, 23, and Robert Montell Hendrix, 23, were each indic... More>>

SWLA community leaders, students, help clean up Lake Charles Video included

Students from E.K. Key Elementary pick up trash along 12th St. in Lake Charles (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) Students from E.K. Key Elementary pick up trash along 12th St. in Lake Charles (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
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Piece by piece, volunteers picked up trash and other debris along a one-mile route on Twelfth Street between Enterprise and Hodges streets.

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Sasol flare is still burning Video included

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It's still burning - the flare at Sasol that grabbed so much attention Thursday night when it lit up the night sky- is still going. 

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BBB continues warning residents about soccer fundraising scam

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The Better Business Bureau continues to warn Lake Charles residents about a door to door scam trying to raise money for the LaGrange High soccer team, which does not exist.

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Heavy flaring reported at SASOL Video included

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Heavy flaring has been reported at the SASOL facility in Westlake.

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Sheriff: Naked man apprehended after throwing rocks at vehicles on I-10 near Jennings

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A naked man was throwing rocks at cars on I-10 near Jennings around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, authorities said. Brian K. Petry, 37, of Youngsville, was under the influence of PCP and "out of control," said Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office spokesman. When deputies arrived to a report of a naked man throwing rocks, Petry was walking eastbound on the service road. Once Petry was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit, he kicked the door, d... More>>

New science standards approved for Louisiana's K-12 students Video included

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Louisiana's first new science standards in two decades won final approval this week from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education after six months of meetings.

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Authorities still working to find source of Thursday morning's sirens Video included

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Authorities are still working to find out the source of warning sirens that were heard in the Sulphur and Westlake areas Thursday morning. 

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Second-degree murder trial continues: Jurors watch video of detectives' interview with Bench Video included

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Jody Barlow was shot seven times according to testimony from the coroner, as the trial of Zachary Bench continues in State District Court.

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Allen Sheriff's Office releases name of man shot by deputy

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An Allen Parish Sheriff's deputy shot a man Thursday after the suspect fired at the deputy, Sheriff Doug Hebert said. The incident happened on Langley Camp Road, west of Kinder, Hebert said. The man was shot in the leg and the abdomen and has been airlifted to Rapides Regional Medical Center. Deputies were responding to a suspicious person call when the shooting happened. The suspect had a bench warrant. Hebert said the deputy had to pull out a taser while attempting to arrest...

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UPDATE: Welsh police said 11-year-old boy found safe

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The Welsh Police Department said a missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe.

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Study: Louisiana is 13th worst in DUIs Video included

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Last December, Louisiana was ranked, along with Texas, as the worst drivers in America, study, according to www.carinsurancecomparison.com.

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CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day set for March 11 Video included

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If you want to get rid of any old electronics, CITGO's annual E-Recycle Day is happening Saturday, March 11.

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Mall employee helps restore Sulphur family's faith in humanity Video included

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It's uncommon for the Pevetos to head to the Prien Lake Mall to do some shopping. But a few Saturdays ago, Patricia Peveto found herself at the mall in at JCPenney.

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Man indicted in connection with stabbing in 2000 block of Gerstner Memorial Drive

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A Lake Charles man accused of stabbing two men during an altercation in January was indicted by grand jury Thursday. Martez Marquise Taylor, 34 was indicted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder of Bobby Joe Arnold and Joseph Boyd Barnett. Taylor was arrested in January for stabbing both Arnold and Barnett after a brief altercation. It was also learned that Taylor had been stalking a member of a local church homeless outreach program. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reser...

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Grand jury indicts three in connection with February armed robberies of convenience store and phone store

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Three Lake Charles man accused of robbing a convenience store and phone store in February were indicted by grand jury on Thursday.

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CPSB: 'All clear' notice for Sulphur and Westlake schools Video included

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Several callers have reported hearing sirens in the Lake Area. Both Westlake and Sulphur schools have been placed under a shelter-in-place "out of an abundance of caution," said Holly Holland, Calcasieu School Board spokeswoman. According to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Axiall Corporation in Westlake is in the process of testing sirens. The director, Dick Gremillion says at this moment there is no chemical emergency. Copyright...

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Suspect and victim identified in Wednesday's fatal shooting

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A Vinton man is charged with second-degree murder in Wednesday afternoon fatal shooting on Highway 109 South, according to authorities.             

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SHOOTING UPDATE: Man found deceased in Vinton, two people detained Video included

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating its first homicide this year.

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Nursing shortage expected by 2022 Video included

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It's a profession that's growing every year, but still, it's lacking workers. And soon, it could be seeing one of the largest shortages in history. 

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Gary Monbelly Video included

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"Who's gonna listen to a kid?" Those are the words straight from the mouth of mayoral candidate Gary Monbelly, but it's not stopping him from running for mayor. 

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City of DeRidder will pay more for firefighter retirement fund Video included

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When a firefighter retires, his pension is paid by a state fund that each city in Louisiana pays into. 

"It's just something that we have to face," said DeRidder Mayor Ron Roberts. 

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Testimony continues in second-degree murder trial of Zachary Bench Video included

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 Slowly but surely, prosecutors are revealing the bits of evidence they expect will tell the story of how one man was murdered by another in the Starks area.

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Erosion threatening some Lake Charles homes Video included

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Residents along the Eastern stretch of Twelfth Street in Lake Charles have been battling erosion on their properties for decades - with no help from the city or the parish, they said.

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Testimony underway in second-degree murder trial of Zachary Bench Video included

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Jurors are hearing two quite different stories as the trial of Zachary Bench gets underway in State District Court.

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VIDEO: SkyCam captures moment 'Miss Lynda' runs aground, Coast Guard coordinating salvage efforts Video included

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An offshore crew boat is grounded on the jetties on the west side of Cameron jetties, authorities said. No injuries have been reported to the seven crew members aboard the boat.

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Planned G2 LNG plant announces 500-acre expansion for Cameron Parish Video included

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G2 LNG announced Tuesday that is has plans to expand into Cameron Parish. The proposed 500 acres liquefied natural gas export facility site will meet the demands of potential customers for the export of petrochemicals. “The expansion of our Cameron Parish, Louisiana, location is in direct response to our customers’ increasing demands for both LNG and petrochemicals,” said Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer, III, Chairman of G2 LNG. “We are excited to exerc...

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Lake Charles man sentenced to 20 years in purse snatching case

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A Lake Charles man is sentenced to 20 years in state prison on three counts of purse snatching.  

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Welsh Town Council debates change to alcohol ordinance Video included

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A debate in the town of Welsh about whether the sale of alcohol should be limited to certain hours.

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Marshall Simien Video included

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Talk to anyone about what draws them to a particular city, and they'll tell you quality of life is a big factor.

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Authorities: Total power failure cause of heavy flaring at Citgo Video included

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A total power failure caused heavy flaring at Citgo Tuesday evening, authorities said.

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Several Merryville residents upset with speeding drivers Video included

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For Ben and Allie Loftin, their afternoons are spent relaxing on their front porch surrounded by family and friends. 

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'Great Fire of 1910' discussion held at Carnegie Library Video included

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As Lake Charles marks its 150-year anniversary, one of the most significant moments in the city's history is remembered. 

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Lake Charles man arrested on fourth- offense DWI charge

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A Lake Charles man has been arrested on a fourth offense DWI charge after driving his vehicle into a Vinton ditch, authorities said.

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Sheriff's Office: Lake Charles man backs into deputy at park Video included

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A Lake Charles man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated battery after backing into a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, according to authorities.

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Sheriff's Office looking for two men accused of trying to cash phony checks Video included

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for two men they believe are responsible for trying to pass counterfeit checks last month.

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'Generation Gap' takes Lake Charles by storm Video included

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The 'Generation Gap' encompasses all things old and new. 

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Chris Landry Video included

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Chris Landry has held his seat on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for as long as Randy Roach has been mayor. And he said for the most part, Roach has left the city in good financial shape. So he looks forward to more of the same in that department.

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Residents in Carlyss weary of dump truck traffic Video included

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Dump truck traffic is a fact of life in Southwest Louisiana in the midst of the current industrial expansion

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'Welcome to the City of DeRidder' sign stolen - again Video included

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This isn't the first time the "Welcome to the City of DeRidder" has been stolen. 

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Jennings woman accused of lying to protect herself after 4-year-old niece was critically burned Video included

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The Louisiana State Fire Marshal says a Jennings woman lied about how her 4-year-old niece was burned in order to protect herself. The incident happened on Jan. 22, but Gail Marie Brown, 29, was arrested late Friday.

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WATCH: Cabinet secretaries Sessions, Kelly, Tillerson discuss President Trump's new travel order

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions plan to discuss President Donald Trump's new travel order at 10:30 a.m.

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Eligha Guillory Video included

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Public service has been a lifelong commitment for husband and father Eligha Guillory. You probably know him from his charitable work.

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Second alternative school created to prepare for traffic increase Video included

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Big repair work coming to the I-210 bridge will create nightmare traffic and has forced the Calcasieu Parish School Board to make some changes.  "The location was great, the space was great and we were able to go in and make a few adjustments so that we could use the campus," said administrative director of alternative programs and special services, Betty Washington.   That campus is former elementary school D.S. Perkins, and it's now a second alternative sc...

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Special 'Movie Under the Stars' promotes parish parks smoke-free ordinance Video included

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Effective March 1, all Calcasieu Parish parks and buildings are now smoke and tobacco-free - that includes cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

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Much-needed third lane being added to La. 27 South Video included

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Drivers who regularly travel south on La. 27 can expect some much-needed changes that will help traffic flow.

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Sheriff reflects on trip to D.C. for Trump's speech Video included

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At President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress this week, our state lawmakers weren't the only ones representing Southwest Louisiana.

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What is there to eat on Fridays during Lent? Video included

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What is there to eat on Fridays during Lent?

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Teenager becomes monster truck driver Video included

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The Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Show is now at the Civic Center.

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LC parents concerned about school bus tardiness Video included

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Some parents in Calcasieu Parish are frustrated because of the number of times they say the school bus is late picking up their children on school mornings. 

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Police jury honors outgoing Mayor Randy Roach Video included

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The City of Lake Charles mayoral election is just a few weeks away. Thursday, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury took time to honor the outgoing mayor - after nearly two decades of service. Police jury President Kevin Guidry presented Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach with a plaque. The recognition pays tribute to Mayor Roach's 17 years of service to the citizens of Southwest Louisiana. "That is quite impressive," said parish administrator Bryan Beam. What's more, Beam says h...

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Work to begin on Capt. Daniel Goos statue on lakefront

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Construction will soon begin on the statue of Capt. Daniel Goos for Memorial Point on the Lakefront Promenade. 

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Study finds Louisiana worst state in which to live

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A recent report found the Pelican State to be the worst in which to live in the United States.

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BBB: Scammers claim to be raising funds for LaGrange soccer team, which school doesn't have Video included

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The Better Business Bureau is warning of a door-to-door scam in which people are claiming to be raising funds for LaGrange High School's non-existent soccer team. The BBB received a call that a young male knocked on the door saying he was raising funds for the LaGrange soccer team to travel to Ireland, according to the BBB release. He asked that checks be made out to "The Experience." LaGrange does not have a soccer team. In addition, the male claimed to live on a nearby s...

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Dana Carl Jackson Video included

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 He's no stranger to Lake Charles City Hall. Dana Carl Jackson has represented District F on the Lake Charles City Council for the past 12 years. And like all of his opponents, he knows that guiding the city in this time of growth is crucial - that's why he said experience is important: "I don't have to be trained to walk in the first day. I will walk in the first day and I'll start it right then. I know where we're at. I know exactly how to keep going forward. Lakefro...

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Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Wilford Carter Video included

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City councilman, state representative, district judge, practicing attorney - and now a run for mayor. Wilford Carter just doesn't stop.

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2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Joe Banks Video included

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Let's begin with Joe Banks, a preacher who doesn't mind bringing politics to the pulpit. 

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Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Nic Hunter Video included

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Many residents may know Lake Charles mayoral candidate Nic Hunter from his stint on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. But he is also a longtime restaurateur. What's on the menu these days? A heaping helping of ideas that Nic Hunter said would spur growth in the city. You might recognize him as owner of Harlequin Steak & Seafood in Lake Charles.   "I've always loved working my entire life. My grandmother, Mrs. Hunter, is not with us any more. But she's my biggest i...

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UPDATE: Boy struck by vehicle on Ryan Street has been treated and released

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A 14-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Ryan and 18th streets Tuesday morning has been treated and released, his family said.

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    2 males wounded in 2 separate shootings within 67 minutes

    2 males wounded in 2 separate shootings within 67 minutes

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-03-27 04:40:02 GMT
    One person is being treated for potentially life-threatening wounds following a shooting the night of March 26 on Clarice Drive in Shreveport, authorities say. (Source: Craig Beilby/KSLA News 12)One person is being treated for potentially life-threatening wounds following a shooting the night of March 26 on Clarice Drive in Shreveport, authorities say. (Source: Craig Beilby/KSLA News 12)

    There has been no indication that there is any connection between the two shootings.

    There has been no indication that there is any connection between the two shootings.

  • NWS survey team confirms EF-1 tornado hit Hagewood area

    NWS survey team confirms EF-1 tornado hit Hagewood area

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-03-27 04:34:53 GMT
    The tornado that hit March 24 southwest of Hagewood damaged two businesses and several trees, officials said. (Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Clay Chadick)The tornado that hit March 24 southwest of Hagewood damaged two businesses and several trees, officials said. (Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Clay Chadick)

    The tornado that hit March 24 along Louisiana Highway 117 southwest of Hagewood damaged two businesses and several trees, officials said.

    The tornado that hit March 24 along Louisiana Highway 117 southwest of Hagewood damaged two businesses and several trees, officials said.

  • Single mother, daughter trying to raise awareness about epilepsy

    Single mother, daughter trying to raise awareness about epilepsy

    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-03-27 03:00:12 GMT

    At first glance, Ashley Ryan and her 11-year old daughter, Lyndsey, look like a normal mother and daughter, but they’ve had to overcome obstacles that aren’t normal. At the age of three, Lyndsey suffered what would the first of many seizures. She was later diagnosed with epilepsy.

    At first glance, Ashley Ryan and her 11-year old daughter, Lyndsey, look like a normal mother and daughter, but they’ve had to overcome obstacles that aren’t normal. At the age of three, Lyndsey suffered what would the first of many seizures. She was later diagnosed with epilepsy.

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