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Gas released from Sulphur CITGO refinery Sunday

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Many Sulphur residents were reporting a stench in the air Sunday afternoon. They were smelling gas released from the CITGO refinery. The gas emissions were caused by a unit upset at the site off Highway 108, said CITGO spokeswoman Dana Keel.

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UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
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Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

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Lake Area Animal Hospital finds new homes for dogs Video included

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Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street Video included

2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC) 2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC)
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Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning. LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

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DeQuincy house fire contained Saturday afternoon

1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC) 1237 Dougharty Road (Source: KPLC)
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Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in DeQuincy early Saturday afternoon.

DeQuincy Fire Chief Johnny Copeland said the fire department received a call about smoke coming from the house on 1237 Dougharty Road sometime around noon.

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Cargo trailer fire on I-10 WB at Westlake exit; exit blocked

Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.) Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.)
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A cargo trailer caught fire late Saturday morning on I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit. 

Westlake Police got a call at 10:22 a.m. of the cargo trailer smoking on the interstate, said Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye.

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Local reaction to US-China rice export agreement Video included

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After years of political gridlock, the United States and China reached a trade agreement for exporting rice. Once the deal is finalized, it could provide a boost to farmers across the U.S., including those here in Louisiana.

From rice farming alone, Louisiana earns $712 million in revenue in exports, and across the U.S., $5.6 Billion, not including the value added from mills.

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Developers address drainage issues with Belle Savanne homeowners Video included

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At a meeting Thursday night at the Sulphur Regional Library, homeowners in the Belle Savanne subdivision were able to address their concerns and hear from the developers themselves. Recently one of the residents reached out to KPLC about the constant flooding and drainage issues in the neighborhood. 

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National drive providing suits to those in need Video included

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For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

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'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat Video included

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In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

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McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC) (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

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Welsh police chief will get another shot at raise Video included

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A few weeks ago, the Welsh town council voted on the $15,000 dollar raise for Police Chief Marcus Crochet, but deadlocked, meaning no pay increase. The council will hold a public meeting August 1 to again discuss raising the police chief's salary from $40,000 a year to $55,000 a year. 

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Donations needed for DeQuincy veterans memorial Video included

DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook) DeQuincy Railroad Museum (Source: Facebook)
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A new veterans memorial is in the works for the town of DeQuincy.

It will be a replication of "Raising the Flag" in Japan during World War II, and will honor area veterans like the Clifton brothers, who returned to their hometown of DeQuincy after serving in the war.

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Rape charges handed down against men accused of assaulting woman in shower

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The Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury had indicted three men on the charges of first degree rape and one man is indicted on video voyeurism. On May 25, Jimmy Alvarez, Jose C. Martinez, and Ricardo C. Valadez allegedly raped a Calcasieu Parish woman at a Sulphur residence where they were subleasing rooms, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.  According to detectives the victim was staying the night at her friends house while her friend was at work. T...

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WATCH LIVE: White House briefing following Sean Spicer's resignation

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The White House is holding a press briefing around 1 p.m. following the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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Section 8 waiting list to reopen for one week only Video included

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The Lake Charles Housing Authority is reopening the waiting list for Section 8 for one week only. This will mark the first time the list has been open since March 2014.  "Section 8 is never closed simply because we still are providing housing assistance to participants under the program," said Chief Compliance Officer Deborah Doshier. "We just limit the opening of the list as to when we have both available vouchers and HUD funding."   During the l...

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  • SFD investigates after boarded up house catches fire

    SFD investigates after boarded up house catches fire

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-07-24 11:21:27 GMT
    Shreveport Fire Department are investigating after a fire on Pierre Avenue (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)Shreveport Fire Department are investigating after a fire on Pierre Avenue (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)

    A vacant home that was boarded up caught fire Monday morning. 

    A vacant home that was boarded up caught fire Monday morning. 

  • New Orleans Police: Officer working off-duty detail shot in leg

    New Orleans Police: Officer working off-duty detail shot in leg

    A police officer's life was in danger at this intersection, according to the NOPD (FOX 8)A police officer's life was in danger at this intersection, according to the NOPD (FOX 8)

    New Orleans police are looking for a perpetrator who shot an officer in the leg in the Uptown area.

    New Orleans police are looking for a perpetrator who shot an officer in the leg in the Uptown area.

  • Ribbon cutting to be held for new Haughton Middle School

    Ribbon cutting to be held for new Haughton Middle School

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:28:30 GMT
    The new Haughton Middle School is set to open with the start of classes this fall. (Source: KSLA News 12)The new Haughton Middle School is set to open with the start of classes this fall. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Bossier School District officials will cut the ribbon on the new Haughton Middle School before the rush of the new academic year. The celebration will be held Monday morning at the $30.4 million campus at 250 Champion Shores.

    Bossier School District officials will cut the ribbon on the new Haughton Middle School before the rush of the new academic year. The celebration will be held Monday morning at the $30.4 million campus at 250 Champion Shores.

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