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Dump truck involved in pipeline accident in Vinton

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A pipeline has ruptured following a dump truck accident on U.S. 90 in Vinton. The accident happened just inside the western border of the Vinton city limits, Police Chief Ricky Fox said. Fox said the dump truck ran off the road and over a high-pressure nitrogen gas pipeline, knocking off a valve. A pipeline crew happened to be in the area and is in the process of shutting off the leak. No evacuations have been ordered. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Water main break in Sulphur may cause outages

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A 12-inch water main break on Benoit Road in Sulphur may cause water outages for residents and businesses in the area. Crews are working to repair the break but water will remain out of service indefinitely until project completion. Residents and businesses between La. 90 and Arena Road west of Beglis Pkwy could be affected. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More>>

LIVE UPDATES: Stacy Johnson trial continues today with state witnesses

Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
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The first-degree murder trial of Stacy Tyrone Johnson continued Monday.  KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is in the courtroom right now and is live tweeting more information. The state put three female witnesses on the stand and one of them confirmed that videos of Johnson pointing a gun were from her phone. Johnson was accused of killing 79-year-old Robert Colston Senior in June 2016. Several juvenile girls testified they saw Johnson in the area where Colston crashed his truck on...

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POLICE: Two suspects wanted in connection with theft of items including TVs and hoverboard

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The DeRidder Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a theft that occurred on Saturday.  According to a post on the departments Facebook page, at around 3:08 a.m. two suspects walked out of a business with approximately $910 worth of merchandise, electronics, and food.  The two pushed carts full of items out the garden center emergency exit door where a maroon SUV was waiting for them.  The suspects allegedly got away wit...

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Longville man killed in vehicle crash Saturday night

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A Longville man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish Saturday night. On Sept. 23, shortly after 9 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on U.S. 171, about a mile north of U.S.190, in Ragley, according to Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman. 

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State Treasury returns unclaimed property to Lake Area residents Saturday Video included

Unclaimed property event at Prien Lake Mall (Source: State Treasury) Unclaimed property event at Prien Lake Mall (Source: State Treasury)
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On Saturday Lake Area residents claimed $151,000 in previously unclaimed property owed to them by the State of Louisiana. State Treasurer Ron Henson held a free public event at Prien Lake Mall to return unclaimed property to qualifying state residents.

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House fire on Canal Street Saturday Video included

Canal Street and Country Club Road (Source: KPLC) Canal Street and Country Club Road (Source: KPLC)
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The Lake Charles Fire Department responded to a house fire at the intersection of Country Club Road and Canal Street Saturday afternoon. The fire department received a call about an intense but short-lived fire at the home around 4:30 p.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Tommy Thomas.

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Avoid Country Club Road/Canal Street due to structure fire

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The Lake Charles Police Department is urging drivers to avoid the intersection of Country Club Road and Canal Street due to a structure fire in the area.

Country Club Road southbound is closed off near the fire, according to LCPD.

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Hodges Gardens State Park officially closing Oct. 1 Video included

(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC) (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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Hodges Gardens. It's one of the most beautiful spots in Louisiana, but in just days visitors will no longer be able to see it.  It's almost time.  Time for something good to come to an end.  Chris Nolen is sorting and packing up items from Hodges Gardens State Park.  "What are you going to do with magnets that say Hodges Gardens State Park when there's no state park," said Nolen.  That's right Hodges Gardens will officially be closing ...

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Louisianians aren't buying viral video of 'Cajun red beans and rice'

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Remember the social media outrage from Disney's version of a 'healthy' Louisiana gumbo from 2016?

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UPDATE: Police arrest man wanted for stealing crossbow from store

(Source: DeRidder Police Department) (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
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The man wanted in connection with the theft of a crossbow has been arrested according to a post made on the DeRidder Police Department Facebook page. DeRidder Police Department Paul Thomas Lavan, 49, of Kinder, is charged with theft by shoplifting. Surveillance photos released by the police showed Lavan at a DeRidder store where he allegedly removed an anti-theft device off of a crossbow and left the store without paying. The crossbow was valued at $398 The DeRidde...

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High school football scoreboard

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It's Friday night, so be sure to check out KPLC for Week 4 of Touchdown Live. Follow along with our live coverage of high school football games HERE. Mobile users, click HERE to see our Friday night football slideshow. Send your Friday night photos to scores@kplctv.com.

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State treasurer hosting unclaimed property event at Prien Lake Mall Saturday

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This Saturday Lake Area residents can stop by Prien Lake Mall to see if the State of Louisiana owes them money. State Treasurer Ron Henson is holding a free public event at the mall, near the Sears court entrance, to return unclaimed property to qualifying Louisiana residents on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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