Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Former McNeese President Robert Hebert dies - KPLC-TV


Former McNeese President Robert Hebert dies
KPLC-TV
He also worked to negotiate a partnership with the SWLA Economic Development Alliance, Calcasieu Parish and the city of Lake Charles to locate the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center on McNeese property. The SEED ...



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Lake Charles Police investigating homemade bomb - KATC Lafayette News


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Lake Charles Police investigating homemade bomb
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Lake Charles Police are asking for information about a homemade bomb found on Enterprise Boulevard Tuesday morning. Police were called to the 2100 block of the boulevard before 7 a.m. Tuesday by a business owner who found a suspicious package in ...



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Monday, May 30, 2016

Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot
KPLC-TV
Simien purchased the winning ticket at City Food and Liquor in Lake Charles. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $15,122.16, which is 1 percent of the jackpot prize. “We're excited for the money and hope to sell more tickets now,” said ...



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Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot - Minden Press-Herald


Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot
Minden Press-Herald
LAKE CHARLES — A Lake Charles man has won more than $1.5 million in the Louisiana Lottery's May 18 Lotto drawing. KPLC-TV reports 45-year-old Jerry Simien claimed the $1,512,216 prize last week. He received $1,058,551.20 after state and federal tax ...



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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Tire safety - KPLC-TV


WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Tire safety
KPLC-TV
An argument on South Roosevelt Street ends in violence. Lake Charles police responded to what was a disturbance call and a possible stabbing. Westlake police respond to a shooting on Laurel Street in Westlake. With many on the road for Memorial Day, ...



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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Lake Charles Promise Walk for Preeclampsia held Saturday - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles Promise Walk for Preeclampsia held Saturday
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(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC). LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. The 2nd annual Lake Charles Promise Walk for Preeclampsia was held Saturday morning at Drew Park. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The goal of the walk -- to raise awareness for mothers and ...



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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
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A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot - KATC Lafayette News


Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot
KATC Lafayette News
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man has won more than $1.5 million in the Louisiana Lottery's May 18 Lotto drawing. KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1OSfgGl ) 45-year-old Jerry Simien claimed the $1,512,216 prize last week. He received ...

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Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot - seattlepi.com


Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot
seattlepi.com
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Lake Charles man has won more than $1.5 million in the Louisiana Lottery's May 18 Lotto drawing. KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1OSfgGl ) 45-year-old Jerry Simien claimed the $1,512,216 prize last week. He received ...



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Tonight's Downtown at Sundown being moved indoors - KPLC-TV


Tonight's Downtown at Sundown being moved indoors
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Downtown at Sundown (Source: City of Lake Charles). LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. Due to the severe weather threat, tonight's Downtown at Sundown will be moved inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.



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John Ware Named GM Of KPLC Lake Charles - TV News Check


John Ware Named GM Of KPLC Lake Charles
TV News Check
John Ware has been named vice president and general manager of KPLC, Raycom Media's NBC affiliate in Lake Charles, La. (DMA 174), beginning June 30. Ware began his career in broadcasting more than 30 years ago at a station in Lafayette, La., where ...



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Eight graduates earn top GPA honors - American Press


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Eight graduates earn top GPA honors
American Press
Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout their college careers — Colin Broussard, Lake Charles, foreign languages; Sarah France, Westlake, psychology; Ashleigh Franques, DeQuincy, early childhood education; Cathryn Frey, ...

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Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot
KSLA-TV
Simien purchased the winning ticket at City Food and Liquor in Lake Charles. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $15,122.16, which is 1 percent of the jackpot prize. “We're excited for the money and hope to sell more tickets now,” said ...



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Lake Charles couple wins Gift of Hope - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles couple wins Gift of Hope
KPLC-TV
Jenean and Kirk Dugas of Lake Charles have been named this year's winner's in the Gift of Hope contest, winning a grant for in vitro fertilization. (Source: KPLC). LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -. It is contest with a prize greater than anything money can ...



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Meet IMCAL's new executive director - KPLC-TV


Meet IMCAL's new executive director
KPLC-TV
Jerry Jones has been IMCAL's interim executive director for about a year but now there's a new director in office 327 in the IMCAL suite at the SEED Center. Cheri Soileau has been serving as the newly hired executive director of IMCAL and the director ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles man wins almost $1.5 million in Louisiana Lottery jackpot
KPLC-TV
Jerry Simien, 45, claimed the $1,512,216 lotto jackpot last week. He received $1,058,551.20 after state and federal tax withholdings. Simien purchased the winning ticket at City Food and Liquor in Lake Charles. The store received a one-time selling ...



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Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KPLC-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission. "It really was a bad 20 minutes ...

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City of Lake Charles hosts Millennium Park family fun day - KSLA-TV


City of Lake Charles hosts Millennium Park family fun day
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The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department hosted the free event which featured a bounce house, bowling, jump rope activities, face painting, sack races and more. Mayor Randy Roach says it's one of many free events the city puts on to ...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mallard Cove Golf Course to host 39th annual Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship - KPLC-TV


Mallard Cove Golf Course to host 39th annual Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship
KPLC-TV
(cityoflakecharles.com) - Beginning June 24 and lasting through June 26, Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 39th Annual Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship sponsored by IBERIABANK. “The City of Lake Charles Mallard Cove Golf Course is ...



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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Time capsule - KPLC-TV


WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Time capsule
KPLC-TV
A mock jury selection will help determine if Kevin Daigle can get a fair trial in Lake Charles. The State Senate advances a bill allowing the federally-compliant ID cards to be distributed in Louisiana. What did those living in 1914 want us to know? We ...



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Hula dancing comes to Lake Charles - KSLA-TV


Hula dancing comes to Lake Charles
KSLA-TV
Saturday, the International Dance Company invited Kumu Hula Frank Keli'ipihamekalokomaikai'ikeaonei Chang of Houston, Texas to teach a Hawaiian dance and culture workshop. The workshop was held at the International Dance Company studio located ...



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - KALB News (press release)


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
KALB News (press release)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Hotel Equities Cuts Ribbon for Residence Inn Lake Charles, LA - Hospitality Net


Hotel Equities Cuts Ribbon for Residence Inn Lake Charles, LA
Hospitality Net
Atlanta, GA and Lake Charles, LA -- Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration for the Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Charles. Hotel Equities is the management company for the hotel that is owned by the ...



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Monday, May 23, 2016

Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KSLA-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission.



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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - KALB News (press release)


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
KALB News (press release)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Hotel Equities Cuts Ribbon for Residence Inn Lake Charles, LA - Hospitality Net


Hotel Equities Cuts Ribbon for Residence Inn Lake Charles, LA
Hospitality Net
Atlanta, GA and Lake Charles, LA -- Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration for the Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Charles. Hotel Equities is the management company for the hotel that is owned by the ...



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Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KPLC-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission. "It really was a bad 20 minutes ...

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Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KSLA-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission.



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Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KPLC-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission. "It really was a bad 20 minutes ...



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles father upset after substitute teacher walks son home without permission
KSLA-TV
A Lake Charles family is upset after they said that J. F. Kennedy Elementary School allowed a substitute teacher to walk their five-year-old son home after missing his bus on Wednesday afternoon without their permission.



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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - KALB News (press release)


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
KALB News (press release)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - Bryan-College Station Eagle


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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
Bryan-College Station Eagle
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hula dancing comes to Lake Charles - KSLA-TV


Hula dancing comes to Lake Charles
KSLA-TV
Saturday, the International Dance Company invited Kumu Hula Frank Keli'ipihamekalokomaikai'ikeaonei Chang of Houston, Texas to teach a Hawaiian dance and culture workshop. The workshop was held at the International Dance Company studio located ...



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McNeese opens regional play against Arizona State - KPLC-TV


McNeese opens regional play against Arizona State
KPLC-TV
McNeese (42-12) earned the Southland Conference's automatic bid by winning the Southland Conference Tournament in Lake Charles last weekend. This will be the second straight trip to Baton Rouge for an NCAA Tournament. In 2010, the Cowgirls were ...

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City of Lake Charles hosts Millennium Park family fun day - KSLA-TV


City of Lake Charles hosts Millennium Park family fun day
KSLA-TV
The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department hosted the free event which featured a bounce house, bowling, jump rope activities, face painting, sack races and more. Mayor Randy Roach says it's one of many free events the city puts on to ...

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Weekend shooting leaves one injured in Lake Charles - KSLA-TV


Weekend shooting leaves one injured in Lake Charles
KSLA-TV
Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, with the Lake Charles Police Department, said that at 1:39 p.m. Sunday, May 15, officers responded to an alleged shooting at 2300 Channel Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that all parties involved had fled the scene.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - Bryan-College Station Eagle


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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
Bryan-College Station Eagle
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Lake Charles man dies in car crash on Opelousas Street - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles man dies in car crash on Opelousas Street
KPLC-TV
Quincy Darnell Trail, 33, was killed on Opelousas Street, near Balboa Street, east of Lake Charles, said Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D spokesman. Trail was driving east in a 2007 Cadillac, when, for unknown reasons, the car when ...
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Lake Charles gets first fiber ready building - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles gets first fiber ready building
KSLA-TV
The building located at One Lakeside Plaza is fiber optic network capable meaning businesses looking for high-speed technology can find it there. "In today's environment with economics and the new businesses coming into Lake Charles, it is an asset to ...

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Lake Charles ranked top among small cities for job growth - KSLA-TV


Lake Charles ranked top among small cities for job growth
KSLA-TV
According to New Geography, Lake Charles is ranked no. 6 out of 253 other small cities across the country for job growth and local leaders say they are ready for any challenges that come their way.

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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - KALB News (press release)


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
KALB News (press release)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - Bryan-College Station Eagle


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
Bryan-College Station Eagle
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...
Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $200000 from employerKPLC-TV
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Lake Charles Celebrates Cajun Culture during July Festivals - Benzinga


Lake Charles Celebrates Cajun Culture during July Festivals
Benzinga
The Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) continues to work and interact with the Lake Charles community to preserve the area's rich Cajun heritage. They offer Cajun dance lessons on the 3rd Thursday of every month, Cajun jam sessions on the first ...



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CPPJ approve RV park on Lake Street in South Lake Charles - KPLC-TV


CPPJ approve RV park on Lake Street in South Lake Charles
KPLC-TV
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury tonight approved the 196-space RV Park on South Lake Street. It was previously approved by the Planning and Zoning Committee. The RV Park on Old Town Road also passed unanimously. The request allows for a ...



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Lake Charles man dies in car crash on Opelousas Street - KPLC-TV


Lake Charles man dies in car crash on Opelousas Street
KPLC-TV
Quincy Darnell Trail, 33, was killed on Opelousas Street, near Balboa Street, east of Lake Charles, said Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D spokesman. Trail was driving east in a 2007 Cadillac, when, for unknown reasons, the car when ...
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Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer - KATC Lafayette News


Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
KATC Lafayette News
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Thursday, said 33-year-old Melissa D. Crookshank entered the ...

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