Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tornado, Flash Flood watches in effect today - KPLC-TV


Tornado, Flash Flood watches in effect today
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The combination of a slow moving cold front and a strong upper level storm system will provide an environment capable of producing flooding rains and isolated tornadoes. Multiple storms early this morning have led to flash flooding over northern ...

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Altitude Lake Charles - Indoor Trampoline Park Opening Early 2016 - PR Web (press release)


Altitude Lake Charles - Indoor Trampoline Park Opening Early 2016
PR Web (press release)
Altitude Lake Charles Trampoline Park will have over 15,000 sq/ft of indoor trampolines with many action packed activities. Several party rooms, open and private, will be available to create the perfect birthday or special occasion party. Design of ...

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Friday, October 30, 2015

'Operation Troop Treats' is underway in Lake Charles - KSLA-TV


'Operation Troop Treats' is underway in Lake Charles
KSLA-TV
Alonzo Citizen, 12, is getting his teeth cleaned but he did not forget to bring in his bag of candy with him. Although this is not a typical sight at a dentist office, for five days, at "Kool Smiles" in Lake Charles and across the country, candy and ...

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'Operation Troop Treats' is underway in Lake Charles - KPLC-TV


'Operation Troop Treats' is underway in Lake Charles
KPLC-TV
Alonzo Citizen, 12, is getting his teeth cleaned but he did not forget to bring in his bag of candy with him. Although this is not a typical sight at a dentist office, for five days, at "Kool Smiles" in Lake Charles and across the country, candy and ...



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Check out these Lake Charles 'haunted' houses - KPLC-TV


Check out these Lake Charles 'haunted' houses
KPLC-TV
MOREAdditional LinksPoll. A pumpkin here, an inflatable ghost there. That's just not enough for some people. KPLC set out looking for the "Masters of the Spooky" and we managed to find some in Lake Charles. One is the home of the David Family off of ...



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Halloween weather and events update - KPLC-TV


Halloween weather and events update
KPLC-TV
In short, the first part of the day will be a wash, but the rain should move out by early evening. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton said there will be waves of rain off-and-on throughout the day. Although a few communities moved their Halloween ...



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Lake Charles bicyclist killed in accident - KATC Lafayette News


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Lake Charles bicyclist killed in accident
KATC Lafayette News
A Lake Charles man died Friday of injuries sustained after his bicycle was struck while he was riding on a dark road with no lights. Lance Bob, 31, died Friday in a Lafayette hospital. He was injured Wednesday night while riding his bike west on Coffey ...



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WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Epi-pen recall - KPLC-TV


WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Epi-pen recall
KPLC-TV
A charter school bus was involved in an accident on 5th Avenue in Lake Charles this morning. We'll have the story at noon, and you can see more HERE. The impact of a recall of hundreds of thousands of epi-pens - all because they may not deliver the ...

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School bus and SUV collide this morning in Lake Charles, no injuries - KPLC-TV


School bus and SUV collide this morning in Lake Charles, no injuries
KPLC-TV
The school bus was traveling north while a Chevrolet SUV was headed south when both vehicles collide, said Sergeant Cheryl Leichliter spokesperson for Lake Charles Police Department traffic division. Both vehicles sustained minor damage, said Leichliter.



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Revitalizing the Nellie Lutcher Cultural District - KPLC-TV


Revitalizing the Nellie Lutcher Cultural District
KPLC-TV
R&B singer Nellie Lutcher's hometown was inspiration for her song "Lake Charles." Lutcher grew up along Enterprise Boulevard, now part of a cultural district named after her. It's now an area full of vacant lots and empty houses. KPLC toured the once ...



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lake Charles Police seek suspects in Domino's armed robbery - KATC Lafayette News


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Lake Charles Police seek suspects in Domino's armed robbery
KATC Lafayette News
Lake Charles Police are searching for two suspects accused of robbing Domino's Pizza at gunpoint. According to police, officers responded at 1:16 a.m. to Domino's on Lake Street. Employees said two men entered the business armed with handguns and ...
Domino's employee describes armed robbery: 'It's just kind of a shock'KSLA-TV

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Lake Charles native crowned Miss La. USA, first runner-up also from area - KPLC-TV


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Lake Charles native crowned Miss La. USA, first runner-up also from area
KPLC-TV
Second runner-up was Lauren Vizza, Central Parishes; third runner-up, Scarlett Blades, Slidell and fourth runner-up, Christina Famularo, New Orleans. Papillion will have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant. Louisiana's delegate for ...
Lake Charles native named Miss Louisiana USAThe Daily Advertiser

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CPPJ: Winter drive for area homeless - KPLC-TV


CPPJ: Winter drive for area homeless
KPLC-TV
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Continuum of Care in conjunction with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury's Human Services Department will be accepting donations for the homeless beginning October 7th - November 10th. Items need: •Deodorant



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Legal Corner - October 28, 2015 - KPLC-TV


Legal Corner - October 28, 2015
KPLC-TV
His name is Mike Roach of Roach and Roach Law Firm in Lake Charles. If you are having trouble with the IRS, we always advise to go to a tax professional, such as Mr. Roach. However, here are some general suggestions from Roach the viewer can try ...



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Sunshine returns today; strong storms arrive Saturday - KPLC-TV


Sunshine returns today; strong storms arrive Saturday
KPLC-TV
Timing for the strongest storms will be from late Saturday morning through the afternoon with computer models still indicating the heaviest rain shifting to just east of Lake Charles by sunset. It's still a very close call on whether rain will be ...



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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Revitalizing the Nellie Lutcher Cultural District - KPLC-TV


Revitalizing the Nellie Lutcher Cultural District
KPLC-TV
R&B singer Nellie Lutcher has her hometown as inspiration for her song "Lake Charles." Nellie grew up along Enterprise Boulevard, now part of a cultural district named after her. It's now an area full of vacant lots and empty houses. KPLC toured the ...



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City administrator: Timekeeping system not flawed - KPLC-TV


City administrator: Timekeeping system not flawed
KPLC-TV
It's not practical for detectives and crime scene investigators to punch a time clock if they're called out at night. Same goes for firefighters. But many Lake Charles city employees do use a time clock.



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East Lake, Charles Yates golf courses petition to annex into Atlanta - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)


Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

East Lake, Charles Yates golf courses petition to annex into Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Atlanta could soon add fresh greens to the city's mix, among them: the East Lake Golf Club. The East Lake Foundation and East Lake Holdings have filed for some of their properties to be annexed into Atlanta's boundaries. Those organizations own the ...



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Cowboy Stadium turns 50 - KPLC-TV


Cowboy Stadium turns 50
KPLC-TV
Only longtime McNeese sports fans know that Cowboy stadium wasn't always the home for football games. Before the mid-sixties, home games were played at the old Lake Charles High "Wildcat" stadium.



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Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to begin Jan. 1, 2016 - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to begin Jan. 1, 2016
KPLC-TV
The quarter-cent sales tax will yield an estimated annual $6,000,000 return, and will raise the current Lake Charles sales tax rate from 9.5 percent to 9.75 percent. "The sales tax in Lake Charles will be the same as everywhere else in Calcasieu Parish ...

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Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to begin Jan. 1, 20 - KSLA News ... - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to begin Jan. 1, 20 - KSLA News ...
KSLA-TV
The quarter-cent sales tax will yield an estimated annual $6,000,000 return, and will raise the current Lake Charles sales tax rate from 9.5 percent to 9.75 percent. "The sales tax in Lake Charles will be the same as everywhere else in Calcasieu Parish ...



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to being Jan. 1, 2016 - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles quarter-cent sales tax increase to being Jan. 1, 2016
KPLC-TV
The quarter-cent sales tax will yield an estimated annual $6,000,000 return, and will raise the current Lake Charles sales tax rate from 9.5 percent to 9.75 percent. "The sales tax in Lake Charles will be the same as everywhere else in Calcasieu Parish ...

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Welsh man arrested on homicide charges - KPLC-TV


Welsh man arrested on homicide charges
KPLC-TV
Jermaine Washington, Jr., 20, was charged with first-degree homicide and first-degree attempted homicide by drive-by shooting, said Commander Chris Ivey, spokesperson for Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office. Washington is also wanted by Crowley Police ...



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Lake Charles Civil Service Board upholds former Deputy Chief T.J. Bell's ... - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles Civil Service Board upholds former Deputy Chief T.J. Bell's ...
KPLC-TV
T.J. Bell (Source: KPLC). LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. The Lake Charles Civil Service Board has upheld the firing of former Deputy Chief T.J. Bell. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Bell was a 28-year employee of the Lake Charles Police Department. He was ...



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More land purchased for West Cal Port - Lexington Herald Leader


More land purchased for West Cal Port
Lexington Herald Leader
LAKE CHARLES, La. — The West Calcasieu Port has secured the purchase of just over 11 acres of property. One official says the additional land will allow new tenants to move in along with a second port access road. Lynn Hohensee, the port's director ...

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More land purchased for West Cal Port - Centre Daily Times


More land purchased for West Cal Port
Centre Daily Times
LAKE CHARLES, La. — The West Calcasieu Port has secured the purchase of just over 11 acres of property. One official says the additional land will allow new tenants to move in along with a second port access road. Lynn Hohensee, the port's director ...

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Several agencies involved in car chase through Lake Charles, Westlake - KPLC-TV


Several agencies involved in car chase through Lake Charles, Westlake
KPLC-TV
Several law enforcement agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began around 4:40 p.m. in the north Lake Charles area. The chase traveled down Enterprise Boulevard, onto I-10 westbound and into Westlake. Law enforcement followed the white ...

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Port of Lake Charles approves lease agreement with Korean company - KPLC-TV


Port of Lake Charles approves lease agreement with Korean company
KPLC-TV
Korean company, Dongsung Finetec, has plans to manufacture insulation panels in Southwest Louisiana — a project that will be the first of its kind in the United States and that will bring job opportunities to Lake Charles and the surrounding area.



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Fired LCPD employee claimed 'fictitious overtime' - KPLC-TV


Fired LCPD employee claimed 'fictitious overtime'
KPLC-TV
A former secretary with the Lake Charles Police Department claimed 45 regular hours and 54 overtime hours that she had not worked, said the sergeant who investigated her actions during testimony Monday at a civil service hearing.

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Several agencies involved in car chase through Lake Charles, Westlake - KSLA-TV


Several agencies involved in car chase through Lake Charles, Westlake
KSLA-TV
Several law enforcement agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began around 4:40 p.m. in the north Lake Charles area. The chase traveled down Enterprise Boulevard, onto I-10 westbound and into Westlake. Law enforcement followed the white ...



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Lake Charles Police seek suspects in Domino's armed robbery - KATC Lafayette News


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Lake Charles Police seek suspects in Domino's armed robbery
KATC Lafayette News
Lake Charles Police are searching for two suspects accused of robbing Domino's Pizza at gunpoint. According to police, officers responded at 1:16 a.m. to Domino's on Lake Street. Employees said two men entered the business armed with handguns and ...
LCPD: Armed men rob Domino's Pizza on Lake StreetKSLA-TV

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Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA - NOLA.com


Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA
NOLA.com
A 21-year-old from Lake Charles has been crowned Miss Louisiana USA, and a 16-year-old is Miss Louisiana Teen USA. The Advertiser reports that Maaliyah Papillion will represent Louisiana in the 2016 Miss USA pageant, and Ellie Picone will be in the ...

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No arrests made yet in stabbing of four at Lake Charles apartment complex - KPLC-TV


No arrests made yet in stabbing of four at Lake Charles apartment complex
KPLC-TV
"At this time it appears that an altercation took place in the residence," according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. "Information to this date only establishes that an unknown subject stabbed the victims then fled the ...

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Sams leads McNeese St. to 47-27 win over Northwestern State - Lexington Herald Leader


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Sams leads McNeese St. to 47-27 win over Northwestern State
Lexington Herald Leader
LAKE CHARLES, La. — Daniel Sams scored five touchdowns and racked up 357 total yards as McNeese State defeated Northwestern State 47-27 on Saturday night. Both teams thrived on the big plays but Sams, who threw for 242 yards and rushed for 115, ...
Cowboys host Demons for Homecoming rivalry tiltKPLC-TV
NSU coach says Demons make progress in defeatShreveport Times
College football: NSU's upset bid falls short at McNeeseBossier Press-Tribune Online

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4 casino employees booked in Lake Charles - KLFY


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4 casino employees booked in Lake Charles
KLFY
Authorities say four employees of a casino in Lake Charles have been arrested and booked on charges of computer fraud. The four were employees of the Golden Nugget casino. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson told KPLC-TV ...

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Lake Charles native crowned Miss La. USA, first runner-up also from area - KPLC-TV


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Lake Charles native crowned Miss La. USA, first runner-up also from area
KPLC-TV
Second runner-up was Lauren Vizza, Central Parishes; third runner-up, Scarlett Blades, Slidell and fourth runner-up, Christina Famularo, New Orleans. Papillion will have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant. Louisiana's delegate for ...
Lake Charles native named Miss Louisiana USAThe Daily Advertiser
Maaliyah Papillion crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2016Bayoubuzz

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Lake Charles man sentenced for meth distribution - KATC Lafayette News


Lake Charles man sentenced for meth distribution
KATC Lafayette News
A Lake Charles man and a Texas man were sentenced Monday to five-and-a-half years in prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that stretched from Lake Charles to Houston, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Chumphai Bob ...
Lake Charles, Texas men sentenced for roles trafficking meth from Houston to ...KPLC-TV
Louisiana man, Texas man sentenced for meth distribution conspiracyKTAL

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Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA - Centre Daily Times


Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA
Centre Daily Times
LAFAYETTE, La. — A 21-year-old from Lake Charles has been crowned Miss Louisiana USA, and a 16-year-old is Miss Louisiana Teen USA. The Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1RuMg9q ) reports that Maaliyah Papillion will represent Louisiana in the 2016 Miss USA ...

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Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA - SFGate


Lake Charles woman named Miss Louisiana USA
SFGate
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old from Lake Charles has been crowned Miss Louisiana USA, and a 16-year-old is Miss Louisiana Teen USA. The Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1RuMg9q ) reports that Maaliyah Papillion will represent Louisiana in the 2016 Miss ...



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Lake Charles native named Miss Louisiana USA - The Daily Advertiser


The Daily Advertiser

Lake Charles native named Miss Louisiana USA
The Daily Advertiser
The 2016 Miss Louisiana USA and 2016 Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageant was held in Lafayette on Saturday night, the same night as elections took place across the state. The event took place at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Maaliyah Papilloin,21 ...
Lake Charles native crowned Miss La. USA, first runner-up also from areaKPLC-TV
Maaliyah Papillion crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2016Bayoubuzz

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lake Charles man sentenced for meth distribution - KATC Lafayette News


Lake Charles man sentenced for meth distribution
KATC Lafayette News
A Lake Charles man and a Texas man were sentenced Monday to five-and-a-half years in prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that stretched from Lake Charles to Houston, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Chumphai Bob ...
Lake Charles, Texas men sentenced for roles trafficking meth from Houston to ...KSLA-TV
Louisiana man, Texas man sentenced for meth distribution conspiracyKTAL

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