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      • 50 years later Lake Charles opens its time capsule

        Saturday, May 27 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:00:18 GMT
        (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

        On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

        In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

        On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

        In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

      • Caddo special ed teacher arrested, accused of sex with teen

        Caddo special ed teacher arrested, accused of sex with teen

        Friday, May 26 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:51:17 GMT
        Rickey Nickels, 49 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Rickey Nickels, 49 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

        A Caddo Parish Schools teacher has been charged for his alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

        A Caddo Parish Schools teacher has been charged for his alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

      • Police investigating armed robbery in east Shreveport

        Police investigating armed robbery in east Shreveport

        Friday, May 26 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:26:29 GMT
        (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

        Shreveport police are on the scene of a shooting in east Shreveport that may be connected to an armed robbery.

        Shreveport police are on the scene of a shooting in east Shreveport that may be connected to an armed robbery.

      • City says there will be increased NOPD presence this holiday weekend

        City says there will be increased NOPD presence this holiday weekend

        The City says you will see an increased NOPD presence in the Downtown area this Holiday weekend due to the number of visitors that are expected.  

        The city says you will see an increased NOPD presence in the downtown area this holiday weekend due to the number of visitors that are expected. 

      • Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

        Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

        Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:18:02 GMT
        Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

        Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

        Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

      • 170 customers still without power in Broadmoor area after car hits pole

        170 customers still without power in Broadmoor area after car hits pole

        Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

        Over 900 customers are without power after a car hit a pole near the intersection Florida Blvd. and Airline Hwy.

        Over 900 customers are without power after a car hit a pole near the intersection Florida Blvd. and Airline Hwy.

      • Lake Charles time capsule opened Friday night

        Lake Charles time capsule opened Friday night

        Friday, May 26 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:45:50 GMT
        (Source: Visit Lake Charles)(Source: Visit Lake Charles)

        A time capsule buried 50 years ago was unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall on Friday night. The opening of the 1967 time capsule is part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press, McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club, Centennial Program book, Centennial Parade picture story, Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

        A time capsule buried 50 years ago was unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall on Friday night. The opening of the 1967 time capsule is part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press, McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club, Centennial Program book, Centennial Parade picture story, Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

      • David: Stormy Memorial Day likely

        David: Stormy Memorial Day likely

        Hot and humid conditions will return over the holiday weekend. Highs could reach the 90-degree mark for the first time this year. 

        Hot and humid conditions will return over the holiday weekend. Highs could reach the 90-degree mark for the first time this year. 

      • La. legislator says "party politics" are clouding debate over gas tax boost

        La. legislator says "party politics" are clouding debate over gas tax boost

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:52:31 GMT
        Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

        Next week, legislators will make a key vote on whether to raise the state's gas tax to pay for road repairs and new projects.

        Next week, legislators will make a key vote on whether to raise the state's gas tax to pay for road repairs and new projects.

      • State of housing market in Lake Area

        State of housing market in Lake Area

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:42:28 GMT

        A massive new $200 million housing project planned in Calcasieu Parish was announced Thursday night. The Sugarcane Townes will be located near Iowa, and the development will bring in 600 new homes.

        Sharel Hebert, a realtor at Century 21 in Lake Charles, said the planned housing development is a much-needed addition to the housing market in Calcasieu Parish.

        A massive new $200 million housing project planned in Calcasieu Parish was announced Thursday night. The Sugarcane Townes will be located near Iowa, and the development will bring in 600 new homes.

        Sharel Hebert, a realtor at Century 21 in Lake Charles, said the planned housing development is a much-needed addition to the housing market in Calcasieu Parish.

      • Millions in funding approved for Comite Diversion

        Millions in funding approved for Comite Diversion

        Friday, May 26 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:05:02 GMT
        Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)

        $6.7 million dollars has been approved to go toward construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday.

        $6.7 million dollars has been approved to go toward construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday.

      • Shreveport opens first-ever bicycle path

        Shreveport opens first-ever bicycle path

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:12:37 GMT
        The Shreveport bike path is officially unveiled on Creswell Street Friday evening. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)The Shreveport bike path is officially unveiled on Creswell Street Friday evening. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)

        Bike Shreveport held a Slow Roll Ride along parts of the route after the city conducts a brief ceremony.

        Bike Shreveport held a Slow Roll Ride along parts of the route after the city conducts a brief ceremony.

      • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to Make Boudin

        'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to Make Boudin

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:06:28 GMT
        Source: KPLCSource: KPLC

        In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos learns how to make a Cajun meat unique to Louisiana: boudin.

        Christian went behind the scenes at Hackett's Cajun Kitchen to learn the ropes. 

        In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos learns how to make a Cajun meat unique to Louisiana: boudin.

        Christian went behind the scenes at Hackett's Cajun Kitchen to learn the ropes. 

      • Bust unveiled in honor of 11-year-old who had a mission to help less fortunate

        Bust unveiled in honor of 11-year-old who had a mission to help less fortunate

        Friday, May 26 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:52:24 GMT
        Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

        11-year old Trevor Sims lost his battle to cancer four years ago and his dying wish was to feed the hungry but, he also had one more dream that the community helped fulfill.

        11-year old Trevor Sims lost his battle to cancer four years ago and his dying wish was to feed the hungry but, he also had one more dream that the community helped fulfill.

      • WANTED: BRPD seek two vehicle burglary suspects

        WANTED: BRPD seek two vehicle burglary suspects

        Friday, May 26 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:49:07 GMT
        Source: BRPDSource: BRPD

        Baton Rouge Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two vehicular burglary suspects.

        Baton Rouge Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two vehicular burglary suspects.

      • Some LA vets concerned over proposed state budget cuts

        Some LA vets concerned over proposed state budget cuts

        American flags line the road into the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell even as some veterans in the state express concern this Memorial Day weekend over potential state budget cuts. 

        American flags line the road into the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell even as some veterans in the state express concern this Memorial Day weekend over potential state budget cuts. 

      • Flags set out for Memorial Day stolen from Shreveport neighborhood

        Flags set out for Memorial Day stolen from Shreveport neighborhood

        Friday, May 26 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:12:10 GMT
        Glenn Allen says about 80 of the 250 flags he put out in his Shreve Island neighborhood for Memorial Day have gone missing. (Source: KSLA News 12)Glenn Allen says about 80 of the 250 flags he put out in his Shreve Island neighborhood for Memorial Day have gone missing. (Source: KSLA News 12)

        A Shreveport man says dozens of American flags he placed in the Captain Shreve neighborhood ahead of Memorial Day weekend have gone missing. 

        A Shreveport man says dozens of American flags he placed in the Captain Shreve neighborhood ahead of Memorial Day weekend have gone missing. 

      • Price tag to study Superdome renovation hits $422,000

        Price tag to study Superdome renovation hits $422,000

        Price tag to study Superdome renovation hits $422,000

        Superdome commission officials say renovation is necessary to modernize the facility and extend its life as a competitive venue to host major events. (Source: FOX 8 photo)Superdome commission officials say renovation is necessary to modernize the facility and extend its life as a competitive venue to host major events. (Source: FOX 8 photo)

        The people who run the Mercedes-Benz Superdome want to spend $422,000 to figure out the best way to overhaul the site.

        The people who run the Mercedes-Benz Superdome want to spend $422,000 to figure out the best way to overhaul the site.

      • Gov. Edwards signs bill to help veterans find jobs after military service

        Gov. Edwards signs bill to help veterans find jobs after military service

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:33:20 GMT
        Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

        Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the first bill into law from the 2017 Regular Session, HB 185 by State Representative James Armes, who chairs the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

        Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the first bill into law from the 2017 Regular Session, HB 185 by State Representative James Armes, who chairs the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

      • Coroner confirms cause of death for woman found inside burning home

        Coroner confirms cause of death for woman found inside burning home

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:15:15 GMT

        Police suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found inside a burning home early Friday morning.

        Police suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found inside a burning home early Friday morning.

      • Bill Cockrell pool house ready for summer

        Bill Cockrell pool house ready for summer

        Friday, May 26 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:48:16 GMT
        Bill Cockrell Pool House Ribbon CuttingBill Cockrell Pool House Ribbon Cutting

        Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, or SPAR, officially unveiled their new pool house at Bill Cockrell Park Thursday. 

        Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, or SPAR, officially unveiled their new pool house at Bill Cockrell Park Thursday. 

      • 14-year-old injured in reported accidental shooting

        14-year-old injured in reported accidental shooting

        Friday, May 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:12:29 GMT
        Source: RaycommediaSource: Raycommedia

        A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon.

        A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon.

      • Shreveport police identify suspect in Flora Street shooting

        Shreveport police identify suspect in Flora Street shooting

        Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:00 GMT
        (Source: Lee Woodson/KSLA News 12)(Source: Lee Woodson/KSLA News 12)

        Shreveport police are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of shooting another man.

        Shreveport police are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of shooting another man.

      • Fenton Elementary cut from Jeff Davis school meal program, three schools added

        Fenton Elementary cut from Jeff Davis school meal program, three schools added

        Friday, May 26 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:00:17 GMT
        (Source: Google Images)(Source: Google Images)

        Thanks to the expansion of the federally funded program, Community Eligibility Child Nutrition Provision (CEP), in Jeff Davis Parish, fewer students will have to go hungry this fall.  "The entire population at those schools will eat free," said Jeff Davis Parish Superintendent Kirk Credeur. The program allows schools considered low-income populations to provide free meals at no cost to students' families and without collecting applications. "It would eliminate a...

        Thanks to the expansion of the federally funded program, Community Eligibility Child Nutrition Provision (CEP), in Jeff Davis Parish, fewer students will have to go hungry this fall.  "The entire population at those schools will eat free," said Jeff Davis Parish Superintendent Kirk Credeur. The program allows schools considered low-income populations to provide free meals at no cost to students' families and without collecting applications. "It would eliminate a...

      • Memorial Day weekend brings multiple events to New Orleans

        Memorial Day weekend brings multiple events to New Orleans

        Memorial Day weekend has no shortage of events for visitors and locals looking to ring in summer. 

        Memorial Day weekend has no shortage of events for visitors and locals looking to ring in summer. 

      • Mayor Shelton pursues potential 90 percent FEMA reimbursement for Central drainage improvement plan

        Mayor Shelton pursues potential 90 percent FEMA reimbursement for Central drainage improvement plan

        Friday, May 26 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:14:19 GMT
        (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

        City of Central’s Mayor Jr. Shelton is continuing to pursue extensive, cost-saving measures for the citizens of Central as the administration work to prepare a thorough foundation for a drainage improvement plan.

        City of Central’s Mayor Jr. Shelton is continuing to pursue extensive, cost-saving measures for the citizens of Central as the administration work to prepare a thorough foundation for a drainage improvement plan.

      • BREAKING

        Second arrest made in connection with Fournet Street homicide

        Second arrest made in connection with Fournet Street homicide

        Friday, May 26 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:52:19 GMT
        Kevion Willis (Source: Department of Transportation)Kevion Willis (Source: Department of Transportation)
        A man who authorities say attempted to carjack a driver following a fatal shooting on Fournet Street has been arrested. Lake Charles police officers found 27-year-old Robert Bracy shot to death when they arrived at the 1500 block of Fournet Street Wednesday. Devlon Willis-Muhammad, 20, was arrested that day and charged with second-degree murder. Today, his cousin, Kevion Hakeem Marcel Willis, 20, of Lake Charles, was also arrested. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said in a news releas...
        A man who authorities say attempted to carjack a driver following a fatal shooting on Fournet Street has been arrested. Lake Charles police officers found 27-year-old Robert Bracy shot to death when they arrived at the 1500 block of Fournet Street Wednesday. Devlon Willis-Muhammad, 20, was arrested that day and charged with second-degree murder. Today, his cousin, Kevion Hakeem Marcel Willis, 20, of Lake Charles, was also arrested. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said in a news releas...
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      • Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

        Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

        Friday, May 26 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:56:17 GMT
        Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

        Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

        Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

      • Ready for a new chapter: Moss Point graduates exceed expectations

        Ready for a new chapter: Moss Point graduates exceed expectations

        Friday, May 26 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:14:45 GMT

        Family and friends filled the seats at Dantzler Field as 127 graduates made it to the end of their Moss Point High School journey.

        Family and friends filled the seats at Dantzler Field as 127 graduates made it to the end of their Moss Point High School journey.

      • Funeral planned for Jackson County murder victim

        Funeral planned for Jackson County murder victim

        Friday, May 26 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:01:14 GMT

        More than two months after her body was found behind a Jackson County Church, Amanda Hicks will be laid to rest.

        More than two months after her body was found behind a Jackson County Church, Amanda Hicks will be laid to rest.

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