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Dequincy Elementary students watch eclipse with special telescope Video included

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While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at Dequincy Elementary had a different option.  Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard.  Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...

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Police: Westlake man arrested for third time on child porn charges

(Source: Louisiana State Police) (Source: Louisiana State Police)
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A Westlake man was arrested on child pornography charges for the third time, according to James Anderson spokesman for Louisiana State Police. Joshua J. Cupit, 35, was arrested after Troopers searched his residence is Westlake and found that Cupit had downloaded and shared videos of children being sexually abused, said Anderson.  Cupit is a registered sex offender in two other states for previous convictions related to child pornography. Troopers investigated further... More>>

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Texas man arrested in boating accident on Sabine that left 8-year-old dead Video included

Eddie Dunwoody Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Eddie Dunwoody Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A Texas man has been arrested in a boating accident on The Sabine River that left an 8-year-old boy dead. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Eddie Dunwoody Jr., 35, has been booked on several charges including operating a vessel while intoxicated and reckless operation. Witnesses say Dunwoody was operating a bass boat with four people on board and three more children being towed on a tube behind the boat. They say he made a turn and the tube struck a bank. Damian Hain...

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Old Spanish Trail reopening

(Source: Google Maps) (Source: Google Maps)
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A portion of Old Spanish Trail will reopen tonight at 7:30 after closing for a water line repair, according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The section of Old Spanish Trail between Water Tower and Prater Roads will reopen.  The road was closed due to emergency maintenance on a water line.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  More>>

WATCH LIVE at 8 p.m.: President Donald Trump addresses nation on Afghan strategy

Donald Trump (Source: Wikipedia) Donald Trump (Source: Wikipedia)
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President Donald Trump is addressing the nation on the situation in Afghanistan. The President plans to outline a strategy that will help the U.S. declare victory after almost 16 years of war.  Mobile users click HERE for livestream. Trump has been reviewing war options with national security teams to determine the best position for the U.S. in Afghanistan. Military commanders in Afghanistan have made it clear that they want the U.S. Military to continue to help overseas. ...

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Police units donated to Westlake Police Department

(Source: Westlake Police Department) (Source: Westlake Police Department)
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The Westlake Police Department received several donations today. Two new police cars were donated by Phillips 66 and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.  The donation of traffic cones, strike pads, gloves, and portable breath testing kits, as well as recent felony and high-risk traffic stop training, was made possible by Mike Willis and the employees of United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. A police unit and trailer were also donated by Kent Trucking. Copyright 2017 KPLC....

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WATCH: 2017 total solar eclipse

Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S. (Source: Pixabay) Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)
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Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S.

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One child dead, another in stable condition after boating accident on Sabine River

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF) Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)
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A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic light repair at Nelson Road/Prien Lake Road intersection

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
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As of 2:35 p.m. Sunday, the Lake Charles Police Department is advising drivers to avoid the area of the Nelson Road/Prien Lake Road intersection for the next 1.5 hours due to the DOTD working on non-functioning traffic lights. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Eljay Foundation for Parkinson's Awareness annual conference held Saturday Video included

Eljay Foundation for Parkinson's Awareness annual conference (Source: KPLC) Eljay Foundation for Parkinson's Awareness annual conference (Source: KPLC)
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Over a dozen people spent time at the Civic Center this weekend to learn more about combating Parkinson's disease. The Eljay Foundation for Parkinson's Awareness hosted its annual conference Saturday. Different organizations dedicated to those with Parkinson's came out to support the conference. A number of speakers also spoke with attendees.

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Eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest held Saturday Video included

8th annual Arts & Crabs Fest (Source: KPLC) 8th annual Arts & Crabs Fest (Source: KPLC)
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The eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest was held at the Burton Coliseum Saturday. The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the event. The Coliseum was packed with live music and plenty of local art. Festival organizers say the festival is a great way to highlight the art of Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • Infant found under overpass; kidnapping suspect arrested

    Infant found under overpass; kidnapping suspect arrested

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:15:19 GMT
    A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris)A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris)

    If that blanket-wrapped baby had rolled off that ledge ...

    The man accused of abducting a 2-month-old then abandoning the boy on a ledge of an overpass along I-20 says God told him to do it.

  • Shreveport officials to unveil proposed sports arena, mixed-use development

    Shreveport officials to unveil proposed sports arena, mixed-use development

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:11:03 GMT
    (Source: NBA.com)(Source: NBA.com)

    Administrator with the city of Shreveport will unveil the proposed Shreveport Sports Complex on Tuesday.

    Administrator with the city of Shreveport will unveil the proposed Shreveport Sports Complex on Tuesday.

  • 2-year-old boy's mother faces charge of child desertion

    2-year-old boy's mother faces charge of child desertion

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:50:31 GMT
    BOOKED: Celeste Marie Wilson, 36, of Shreveport, one count of child desertion (Source: Bossier City police)BOOKED: Celeste Marie Wilson, 36, of Shreveport, one count of child desertion (Source: Bossier City police)

    No charge will be filed against the Shreveport man police wanted to question in connection with the boy's disappearance.

    No charge will be filed against the Shreveport man police wanted to question in connection with the boy's disappearance.

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