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VA Outpatient Clinic grand opening slated for Friday Video included

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The Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic is finally here. 

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SPIRIT SCHOOL: LaGrange High School Video included

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This week marks week six and our spirit school is LaGrange High School in Calcasieu Parish.  'Spirit School' is an opportunity to showcase our high schools across Southwest Louisiana. From sports to student body organizations, to ace teachers that make a difference in a child's life -- KPLC's Candy Rodriguez will travel from school to school across the five-parish region to show the school's spirit.  If you would like your high school to be featur... More>>

LCPD SWAT Team conducting training on Country Club Road Friday

LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo) LCDP SWAT team. (KPLC file photo)
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The Lake Charles Police SWAT Team will be conducting training in the area of the 2100 block of Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.  There will be a large police presence in the area because of the SWAT training, said Kraus. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.  

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Haunted SWLA: Does Bob the KPLC ghost exist? Video included

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Would you believe it if a coworker told you that your work space was haunted? Former sunrise producer, Hannah Daigle, believes that KPLC has a ghost. While not all other KPLC workers are convinced, Daigle definitely is.   "We named the station ghost Bob. We would hear things move over here, chairs, we would see things fall off of desks when no one was on the far side of the room. One time, it was right after Fourth of July, and we had done a fireworks safety story, and one ...

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LCPD releases information about armed robbery at AT&T store Wednesday

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The Lake Charles Police Department has announced two arrests in connection with an armed robbery at an AT&T store Wednesday morning. Two Texas men robbed the AT&T store at 419 W. Prien Lake Road around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said. The men forced all customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint, then demanded money and cell phones from the store employees. Kraus said "an alert witness" saw their vehicle driving in a suspicious man... More>>

The cause of your food allergies may be different than you expect Video included

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The people of Southwest Louisiana love their seafood, but for those allergic to things such as shellfish, whitefish or seafood in general, it can be hard to order off the menu. 

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CAT team conducts operation near Kingsley and Elaine streets Video included

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Viewers in the area of Kingsley and Elaine streets reported heavy police presence and helicopters in the area. Lake Charles Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says that the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) is conducting an operation in the area. He says the area is safe. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Sulphur man arrested for violating charter boat regulations

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A Sulphur man was arrested by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries for charter fishing guide violations.  Devon K. Fontenot, 22, was arrested last week for 87 counts of failing to comply with charter boat regulations in Cameron Parish.  Agents had previously cited Fontenot twice for his failure to comply by operating a charter fishing guide service without the proper licensing. Fontenot's employer cooperated with the LDWF investigation and provided agents wi...

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Calcasieu school bus involved in 'minor' accident, no injuries reported

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A Calcasieu Parish School bus has been involved in an accident, but authorities say no injuries have been reported. The accident happened on I-10 eastbound, between Sulphur and Westlake, said Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D spokesman. School Board spokeswoman Holly Holland students said were on the bus when the "minor" accident occurred. Both Anderson and Holland said no injuries have been reported. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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Sixth annual 'Walking for a Cause' raises awareness of breast cancer Video included

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The sixth annual "Walking for a Cause" breast cancer awareness walk was held this morning at the Lake Charles Boston Stadium.

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Former W-M star Nate Livings introduces new children's book Video included

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Former Washington-Marion football Nate Livings star spent seven years in the NFL. Now he’s starting a new career as a children’s author. Livings was at John. J. Johnson Elementary School Wednesday, reading his new children’s book “ Former NFL defensive tackle and Lake Charles native Nate Livings was at John J. Johnson Elementary today to read his new book to students. Livings said he wrote the book “Big Boy Nate Adventures: First Football Road Tr... More>>

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Oakdale authorities asking for help locating missing man

Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department) Terry Wayne Townley (Source: Oakdale Police Department)
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The Oakdale Police Department is asking for help locating a man last seen in September. Terry Wayne Townley was last seen in the mid-morning hours of Sept. 16, according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett. Townley's 1996 Ford Explorer (which is white with a gray strip at the bottom) was found abandoned on a dead end road, although no one was around the vehicle. Townley's belongings were still in the vehicle. Lockett asked anyone with information about Townley's whereabouts to...

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LCPD SWAT conducting training on N. Jake Street

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The police presence on N. Jake Street is only training, says Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman.

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Sulphur's annual Cal-Cam Fair is back Video included

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It's a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents and especially for those living in Sulphur.  The Cal-Cam Fair dates back to more than 90 years and this year the fun will be taking place Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 18-22, at the West Cal Arena & Events Center located at 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur. On average more than 15,000 visitors attend each year, with everything from carnival rides to a livestock show. Judges also award top prizes in several food, baked go...

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Church gives furniture sets to Harvey victims

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Church of Christ Disaster Relief was in Lake Charles Tuesday to donate furniture to residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Fantacee Brown, the community outreach coordinator of the program, says she sprang into action right after Harvey hit by donating food, supplies, and other necessities. Tuesday the group's focus was to help those who needed furniture.  Over 40 bedroom and living room sets were given out Tuesday and Brown says this is their 

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CPSO to host anti-bullying walk

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is hosting an anti-bullying walk. The walk, "Be a Buddy, not a Bully," will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21.  at the Lake Charles Ward 3 Wildcat staduim, located at 2101 1st Avenue. The walk is free to the public and participants are encouraged to bring their friends and dress like twins. The first 100 students will receive a free t-shirt. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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LCFD testing hydrants in Lake Charles until December

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Right now -- Lake Charles Fire Department is testing fire hydrants in North Lake Charles until December 22nd. “Whenever we go out and put gauges on the hydrants, we actually take readings for the figures of how much water we can get, so we can put that in our computer system and know what we're going to have,” said Chief Keith Murray. He says there have been some changes to the testing process and he wants to make sure his team is on top of their game. Murray says the P...

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SOWELA opens bookstore in Sycamore Student Center

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A new bookstore opened at SOWELA Technical Community College Tuesday.  The grand opening was part of the college's Students Appreciation and Spirit Day. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony, door prizes, and discounts for students and alumni.  The new bookstore is located in the just-opened Sycamore Student Center on campus.  "As SOWELA continues to grow and expand, the addition of a "real" bookstore that not only carries textbooks and school-relat...

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A Community Voice hosting a housing, jobs, and health fair to help potential homeowners

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A Community Voice and Southern United Neighborhoods is hosting A Community Voice Housing, Jobs, and Health Fair.

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Suspect in killing of 10-year-old also suspect in New Orleans armed robbery

Felton Thompson (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Felton Thompson (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
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A man in custody in Lake Charles has been identified as a suspect in an armed robbery in New Orleans. Felton Thompson, 50, who was arrested in September for the death of a 10-year-old boy, reportedly approached a victim in his driveway and then forced him inside of his residence at gunpoint, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Thompson took the victim's wallet and keys, then fled in the victim's vehicle where he was later involved in an accident. Thompson has an ext...

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TRAFFIC: Exit ramp from I-210 WB to I-10 EB closed

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The exit ramp from I-210 westbound to I-10 eastbound (Exit 1B) is closed due to emergency road construction, according to the Department of Transportation and Development.

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