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Dionne Warwick to perform on the Golden Nugget stage March 10th

Dionne Warwick to perform on the Golden Nugget stage March 10th

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       Grammy Hall of Fame singer, actress and television host, Dionne Warwick is set to perform her celebrated hits on the Grand Event Center stage at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 PM.           With hits like "I Say A Little Prayer", That's What Friends Are For", "Walk on By", "I'll Never Love This Way Again", "Then Came You", and "Alfie", Warwick is sec... More>>

Boil advisory issued for some northwest Allen Parish customers

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Residents of Mt. Fair Road, Carpenters Bridge Road and south of 2813 N. Carpenters Bridge road are currently under a boil advisory. The Northwest Allen Waterworks District made the announcement Friday afternoon. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

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Vermilion school board president resigning

Vermilion school board President Anthony Fontana is resigning. (Source: KATC) Vermilion school board President Anthony Fontana is resigning. (Source: KATC)
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The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board is resigning. Anthony Fontana Jr. made the announcement Friday, less than two weeks after the arrest of a Vermilion Parish teacher at a school board meeting made national news. Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, questioned board members about a pay raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. Fontana ruled her out of order, saying she was asking questions during a part of the meeting that was for public ... More>>

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Kinder water will shut off at 7 p.m., residents asked to conserve water

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
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The Town of Kinder will turn off the water from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. again tonight.

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Sanctity of Life Prayer Rally set for Sunday in DeRidder

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The Beauregard/Vernon Community Pregnancy Center is having its annual prayer rally for Sanctity of Life Sunday on Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 P.M. on the Beauregard Parish Courthouse steps. 

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Sanctity of Human Life events planned across Louisiana

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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is on Sunday, January 21 and there are events across the state, as well as here in Southwest Louisiana to commemorate the day.

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Beauregard Waterworks District 2, East Allen Waterworks district, and Elton under precautionary boil advisory

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Fields, Starks and Merryville are without water following a system failure in the Fields area, officials with Waterworks District 2 said. Once water is restored, a precautionary boil advisory will be in place. The advisory will be lifted once water samples have been tested by the Department of Health and Hospitals and found safe to drink. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Cold weather delays contribute to postponement of Karey trial Video included

Woodrow Karey and Pastor Ronald Harris (Source: KPLC) Woodrow Karey and Pastor Ronald Harris (Source: KPLC)
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It's coming up on five years since the killing of a local pastor in front of his congregation. Woodrow Karey is charged with manslaughter  in the death of Ronald Harris, pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center. Karey's trial was set for this week but has been postponed. The trial is now set for April 2. Preliminary jury selection was just starting in the trial of Woodrow Karey when a winter storm blew through Southwest Louisiana early this week, costing the court a ...

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Paycheck boost could come next month for most Americans Video included

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More money could be coming to your wallet thanks to the federal tax overhaul congress passed a month ago.  Last week the United States Treasury Department announced it's adjusted the amount the Internal Revenue Service will take out of paychecks to account for the new tax law. Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson said around 90% of Americans will see a boost in their paychecks. "The reason for it is that it's a combination of new tax brackets and tax rates that are being appl...

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Terry Miles extradited from Colorado to Texas

Terry Miles (Source: CNN) Terry Miles (Source: CNN)
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A man with Sulphur ties who is accused of kidnapping two girls and bringing them with him to Colorado has been returned to Texas. Terrence "Terry" Allen Miles, 44, became the subject of a nationwide manhunt after his roommate, Tonya Bates, 44, was found dead in Round Rock, Texas, and her two daughters missing. Authorities quickly focused on Miles, who has a long criminal history in Southwest Louisiana, and an Amber Alert was issued. Bates was found dead on Dec. 21, 20...

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Food for Seniors will not distribute this week in Calcasieu, Beauregard

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The Food for Seniors program in Beauregard and Calcasieu will not be available this week. Tom Hoefer, with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, said that delivery trucks were unable to deliver meals from Baton Rouge due to the cold weather. He said a new distribution date for Calcasieu will be announced when the program is able to resume. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

Changes coming to hunting, fishing license sales in Louisiana

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The way Louisiana's recreational hunters and fishermen get their licenses is changing.  According to a news release, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries says it's currently transitioning to a new recreational hunting/fishing license sales system. To minimize impact to those who will be purchasing licenses in next few months, please see below. If you will need to purchase a license from a retailer before April 2, it's recommend that you make your purchase b...

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BBB: Tips for choosing the right repair shop

BBB Logo (Source: KPLC) BBB Logo (Source: KPLC)
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In the wake of this week's winter weather and ice, the Better Business Bureau has released some tips to find a quality collision repair center.  Do your research. Trust is important. Check businesses and their reputations on the BBB's website.  Tour the shop. A reputable repair shop that is proud of its work and facility will be happy to show you around. If the shop owner takes good care of the facilities, your car is more likely to be well taken care of, too. Make sure...

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Calcasieu schools open Friday

CPSB logo (Source: CPSB) CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)
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All Calcasieu Parish public schools will be open Friday according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish School Board's Facebook page.  Calcasieu Parish School Board Schools were closed this week due to freezing temperatures and icy road conditions.  KPLC is monitoring other parishes for information on schools being open. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

TRAFFIC: 210 bridge, loop now open Video included

(Source: Louisiana State Police) (Source: Louisiana State Police)
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Authorities continue to urge drivers to stay off the road in Southwest Louisiana, due to the chance of ice on the roads.

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Local youth make the most of snow day

Common Street in Lake Charles (Source: KPLC) Common Street in Lake Charles (Source: KPLC)
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If you're a kid, there's just nothing like a snow day! Local children and teens made the most of the opportunity for snow play, a rare opportunity in Southwest Louisiana. As those from areas like the Midwest will tell you, there's nothing like an unexpected snowfall and school cancellation to make it a great day, if you happen to be a kid. 

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'Heroes all': Survivors mark 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack Video included

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The crowds were smaller this year. There were fewer headlines and cameras and big names.

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Special Report: SWLA Traffic Troubles

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Kristen Harrell              is a traveling teacher in Calcasieu parish.   she lives in lake Charles, spends mornings at Sulphur high and then goes to SAM Houston high in moss bluff for the afternoons. it's a long day. "Traffic from Sulphur into Lake Charles is fairly bad because of people being let off from the plants. Traffic from Lake Charles into Moss Bluff in the afternoon is horrible because of ...

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