Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lake Charles Chicken Run parade entertains hundreds - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles Chicken Run parade entertains hundreds
KSLA-TV
"Last year we actually participated and the ride was so long that we though this year we would just sit and watch and we thought we would enjoy it better if we just watched," she said. Chicken Run activities continued in the Lake Charles Civic Center ...

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Lake Charles Chicken Run parade entertains hundreds - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles Chicken Run parade entertains hundreds
KPLC-TV
"Last year we actually participated and the ride was so long that we though this year we would just sit and watch and we thought we would enjoy it better if we just watched," she said. Chicken Run activities continued in the Lake Charles Civic Center ...



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Eddie Money rolls into Lake Charles for pre-Valentines Day gig - TheRecordLive.com


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Eddie Money rolls into Lake Charles for pre-Valentines Day gig
TheRecordLive.com
Eddie Money will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, February 12 at 8:30 PM. Eddie Money burst onto the music scene in the late 1970s with his double platinum debut album. He released numerous songs that ...



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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Couple accused of burglarizing storage units in Westlake - KPLC-TV


Couple accused of burglarizing storage units in Westlake
KPLC-TV
... Tapp (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center). WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -. Westlake police officers arrested a Lake Charles man and an Iowa woman on burglary and other charges Friday after they caught them burglarizing storage units, authorities said.

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Sulphur hosts Mardi Gras parade - KPLC-TV


Sulphur hosts Mardi Gras parade
KPLC-TV
Parade-goers lined the streets from Cypress to Heritage Square watching royalty and festive floats roll or walk by. Of course, there were plenty of beads, candy and colorful costumes to go around. Those in attendance share why they come back each year.



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Dozens take the polar plunge, support cause - KPLC-TV


Dozens take the polar plunge, support cause
KPLC-TV
Beaucare and the City of DeRidder teamed up Saturday to present the first ever Freezin' for a Reason polar plunge. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Plenty of brave souls at the West Park Pool choose to take the plunge into this 51 degree water. While some ...



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Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham - nsudemons.com


Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham
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LAKE CHARLES – Most of Northwestern State's competitors will be in action this weekend in a final tuneup for the Feb. 15-16 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, with the majority of the NSU squads lining up Friday at the Cameron ...



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Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes - KPLC-TV


Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes
KPLC-TV
Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach said solving transportation problems is in the best interest of the state and the community. "Long-term benefit for our community, in terms of growth and development, and creating an opportunity to keep our children here ...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Driver collides with train at Lake Charles railroad crossing - KATC Lafayette News


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Driver collides with train at Lake Charles railroad crossing
KATC Lafayette News
Lake Charles police say a driver is believed to have drove around the lowered gates and collided with a train at Ryan Street and Railroad Avenue. Just after 7 p.m. police closed the railroad crossings from the Amtrak Station at Ryan Street to Kirkman ...
Male driver in hospital after colliding with train in Lake CharlesKPLC-TV
LC man injured in train-vehicle collisionAmerican Press
Train strikes vehicle sending man to hospital with moderate injuriesOrange Leader

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Couple arrested after found burglarizing storage units - KPLC-TV


Couple arrested after found burglarizing storage units
KPLC-TV
Westlake police officers arrested a Lake Charles man and an Iowa woman on burglary and several other charges Friday after they caught them burglarizing storage units, authorities said. Rebecca S. Tapp, 24, and Donald Gould, 21, were arrested on the ...



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Four states now reporting Zika virus infections - KPLC-TV


Four states now reporting Zika virus infections
KPLC-TV
Mosquitoes go hand-in-hand with living in Southwest Louisiana. The particular mosquito to blame for the Zika virus is the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito, a common mosquito in the warmer Gulf coast states. No Zika infections have been reported in ...

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Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham - nsudemons.com


Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham
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LAKE CHARLES – Most of Northwestern State's competitors will be in action this weekend in a final tuneup for the Feb. 15-16 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, with the majority of the NSU squads lining up Friday at the Cameron ...



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Gov. Edwards discusses budget, jobs, oil prices in Lake Charles - KPLC-TV


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Gov. Edwards discusses budget, jobs, oil prices in Lake Charles
KPLC-TV
The economy was certainly one of the main talking points at the Chamber Southwest's annual banquet. Gov. John Bel Edwards and other leaders addressed the loss of jobs in the oil and gas industry and the booming growth in LNG.
Louisiana oil and gas interests get mixed views on energy sector's future at annual meetingThe Advocate
Gov. Edwards urges parties to work together to fix budget shortfallKATC Lafayette News

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WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Botox Bandit - KPLC-TV


WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Botox Bandit
KPLC-TV
State leaders are in Lake Charles today. Governor Edwards, Lt. Governor Nungesser, and State Treasurer Kennedy are all here attending meetings for oil and gas folks and travel and promotion. KPLC's Scottie Hunter and Liz Koh are covering all of these ...

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Sports Person of the Week - Jaden Towner - KPLC-TV


Sports Person of the Week - Jaden Towner
KPLC-TV
District season is tough on high school basketball players, facing off against their biggest rivals twice a week. This past week for one local player, was special. "I don't think I've ever played like that before," said Westlake guard Jaden Towner ...



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Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham - nsudemons.com


Track and field competitors head to Lake Charles, also Birmingham
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LAKE CHARLES – Most of Northwestern State's competitors will be in action this weekend in a final tuneup for the Feb. 15-16 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, with the majority of the NSU squads lining up Friday at the Cameron ...



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Softball picked second In SLC preseason polls - KPLC-TV


Softball picked second In SLC preseason polls
KPLC-TV
The Southland Conference released its preseason softball polls Wednesday and the McNeese Cowgirls have been picked to finish second in both the coaches and sports information directors' polls behind Northwestern State. The Cowgirls picked up two first ...



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Testimony of witness perpetuated in Vail case - KPLC-TV


Testimony of witness perpetuated in Vail case
KPLC-TV
Felix Vail is in state district court where video testimony is being recorded of a woman expected to be a witness in his trial. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The witness is Sandra Fontenot, who works at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice and has since ...



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Edwards, Nungesser, Kennedy in Southwest Louisiana today - KPLC-TV


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Edwards, Nungesser, Kennedy in Southwest Louisiana today
KPLC-TV
Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and state Treasurer John Kennedy are all in Southwest Louisiana today. Kennedy is currently speaking to the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association at the Golden Nugget. Nungesser is expected to speak before ...
Governor speaks at LOGAKATC Lafayette News

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WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Botox Bandit - KPLC-TV


WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Botox Bandit
KPLC-TV
State leaders are in Lake Charles today. Governor Edwards, Lt. Governor Nungesser, and State Treasurer Kennedy are all here attending meetings for oil and gas folks and travel and promotion. KPLC's Scottie Hunter and Liz Koh are covering all of these ...
WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Governor John Bel Edwards visits Lake CharlesKSLA-TV

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Sunny and a little warmer this afternoon - KPLC-TV


Sunny and a little warmer this afternoon
KPLC-TV
After a freezing start this morning, temperatures have already warmed up quite a bit thanks to an abundance of sunshine which will stick around the entire day. Much calmer winds will also make for better outdoor weather as temperatures continue to ...



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What's Going Around: respiratory syncytial virus - KPLC-TV


What's Going Around: respiratory syncytial virus
KPLC-TV
There is a spike in a very contagious respiratory infection that is prevalent in young children and babies. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is going around this week, along with a few other similar, contagious respiratory viruses. Coughing ...



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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Governor John Bel Edwards visits Lake Charles - KSLA-TV


WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Governor John Bel Edwards visits Lake Charles
KSLA-TV
Governor John Bel Edwards visits Lake Charles today. He's set to speak at an event honoring businesses in Southwest Louisiana. February is National Financial Aid Awareness Month. Taina Savoit of McNeese State University will join us to remind college ...

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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...

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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Legislative Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes - KPLC-TV


Legislative Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes
KPLC-TV
Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach says solving transportation problems is in the best interest of the state and the community. "Long-term benefit for our community in terms of growth and development and creating an opportunity to keep our children here at ...

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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...

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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...



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Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes - KPLC-TV


Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes
KPLC-TV
Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach said solving transportation problems is in the best interest of the state and the community. "Long-term benefit for our community, in terms of growth and development, and creating an opportunity to keep our children here ...

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Legislative Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes - KPLC-TV


Legislative Highway committee hears SWLA transportation woes
KPLC-TV
Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach says solving transportation problems is in the best interest of the state and the community. "Long-term benefit for our community in terms of growth and development and creating an opportunity to keep our children here at ...



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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...

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UPDATE: Missing elderly Rayne woman found dead - KPLC-TV


UPDATE: Missing elderly Rayne woman found dead
KPLC-TV
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office said a missing elderly Rayne woman was found dead Wednesday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Evelyn Leger, 71, was found dead in a field near Crowley around 11 a.m., the Acadia Sheriff's Office said. The coroner's office's ...



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Family and Youth 'Civic Engagement Institute' - KPLC-TV


Family and Youth 'Civic Engagement Institute'
KPLC-TV
The Lake Charles Family and Youth Counseling Agency will host a 'Civic Engagement Institute' program on Jan. 26 - 27 in Lake Charles. The session will engage high school students in the democratic process. The program will begin from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at ...



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Male driver in hospital after colliding with train in Lake Charles - KPLC-TV


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Male driver in hospital after colliding with train in Lake Charles
KPLC-TV
The accident happened around 6:15 p.m., near the Lake Charles Amtrak station. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital. Kraus said the driver was the only person in the vehicle and he is identified as a white male. Currently, railroad crossings from ...
LC man injured in train-vehicle collisionAmerican Press
Train strikes vehicle sending man to hospital with moderate injuriesOrange Leader

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Legal Corner - January 27, 2016 - KPLC-TV


Legal Corner - January 27, 2016
KPLC-TV
Question: "What is the statute of limitations on a DWI 1st offense? My boyfriend got one in April 2014 and has never gone to arraignment. His license will have been suspended two years in April, and we would like to have it back." Generally, a ...



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King Cake competition this weekend in Sulphur - KPLC-TV


King Cake competition this weekend in Sulphur
KPLC-TV
On any given morning this time of year, bakeries across south Louisiana are busy shaping bread dough into symbolic rings of cinnamon goodness. It's King Cake season and the folks here at Misse's are busy. "We make our cream cheese from scratch," said ...



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Port of Lake Charles will meet on L'Auberge land lease - KSLA-TV


Port of Lake Charles will meet on L'Auberge land lease
KSLA-TV
The land the casino is located on is now owned by the Port of Lake Charles. If the port approves the lease agreement, it will be leased by Gaming and Leisure Properties. Pinnacle's CEO said the transfer would have no impact on employees or guests.



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Awareness advocate brings human trafficking film to Lake Charles theater - KPLC-TV


Awareness advocate brings human trafficking film to Lake Charles theater
KPLC-TV
A movie aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking is playing in Lake Charles after a local advocate for the cause pushed the theater to show it. Rusty Havens is the founder of Southwest Louisiana Abolitionists, a group that aims to stop human ...



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Lake Charles brewpub resurrects with original brew - The Daily Advertiser


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Lake Charles brewpub resurrects with original brew
The Daily Advertiser
A beer from Louisiana's craft beer past is being resurrected. A batch of Rikenjaks Old Hardhead is fermenting in Tank No. 5 — the Breaux Bridge tank — at Bayou Teche Brewing. Dependent on whom you ask, Rikenjaks was the second microbrewery to open ...



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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...

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Driver collides with train at Lake Charles railroad crossing - KATC Lafayette News


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Driver collides with train at Lake Charles railroad crossing
KATC Lafayette News
Lake Charles police say a driver is believed to have drove around the lowered gates and collided with a train at Ryan Street and Railroad Avenue. Just after 7 p.m. police closed the railroad crossings from the Amtrak Station at Ryan Street to Kirkman ...
Male driver in hospital after colliding with train in Lake CharlesKSLA-TV
LC man injured in train-vehicle collisionAmerican Press
Train strikes vehicle sending man to hospital with moderate injuriesOrange Leader

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Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt - The Advocate


Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt
The Advocate
Police caught a man accused of robbing a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12 after he tried to rob a Lake Charles casino. Louisiana State Police first arrested Gregory Chisolm, 51, on Sunday after he tried to rob the casino, a Baton Rouge Police news ...

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Port of Lake Charles will meet on Lauberge land lease - KPLC-TV


Port of Lake Charles will meet on Lauberge land lease
KPLC-TV
The Port of Lake Charles will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at their board room located at Bayou Pines East in Lake Charles. The board members will discuss land involving L'auberge's parent company and the possibility in the change of hands. In July 2015, the ...



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