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 2021-03-03 13:47 

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Amber Alert issued for missing 8 and 4 year-old boys; last seen in Ponchatoula...

The children were inside a vehicle when it was stolen from the residence...

 2021-03-03 13:44 

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Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi's death...

The 38-year-old widow of the Los Angeles Lakers legend expressed how she's been trying to navigate heartache while trying to rebuild a life for herself and three daughters....

 2021-03-03 13:40 

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'Dr. Oz' aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport...

The incident occurred late Monday night when Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant saw the 60-year-old man fall to the floor near a baggage claim area....

 2021-03-03 12:23 

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Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans...

Local officials reported some structural damage, mainly to old houses and buildings that saw walls collapse or crack....

 2021-03-03 11:42 

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Child endangerment alert issued for missing southeast Louisiana boys...

Have you seen Kaesyn Heck and Jax Matthews?...

 2021-03-03 11:38 

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Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmations...

Among Biden's 23 nominees with Cabinet rank, just 13 have been confirmed by the Senate, or a little over half. And among the 15 core nominees to lead federal agencies, 10 have been confirmed, or about two thirds....

 2021-03-03 11:37 

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LCPD reads to Lake Area students in a Virtual week-long program...

Tuesday was National Read Across America Day, and while students picked up their favorite books to read, the Lake Charles Police Department also participated in the fun....

 2021-03-03 11:04 

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Report: No fans from abroad for postponed Tokyo Olympics...

The Japanese newspaper Mainichi said on Wednesday the decision had been made to exclude foreign fans. It cited only unnamed sources "involved in the discussions."...

 2021-03-03 10:53 

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National security officials to testify on Jan. 6 mistakes...

The hearing comes as thousands of National Guard troops are still patrolling the fenced-in Capitol and as multiple committees across Congress are launching investigations into mistakes made on Jan. 6....

 2021-03-03 10:28 

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US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate...

President Joe Biden's administration and lawmakers in recent weeks have begun laying the groundwork for a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure of $2 trillion or more....

 2021-03-03 09:58 

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A colder start today, sunshine returns through our Thursday...

A heavier coat may be needed this morning as temperatures have fallen back into the middle and upper 30s for areas to the north and lower 40s along and south. Sunshine will return this afternoon as high pressure builds in and will provide drier air that w...

 2021-03-03 09:26 

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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops...

It was the first attack since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week, stoking fears of a possible repeat of a series of tit-for-tat attacks that escalated last year....

 2021-03-03 08:48 

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Friends who met at work, bonded over adoption find out they're biological sisters...

The newfound siblings intend to continue navigating the process of meeting their biological father and siblings in the Dominican Republic together....

 2021-03-03 07:18 

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Basile wins third straight LHSAA Division III wrestling title, five local athletes take home individual state championships...

The 2021 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge, saw the Basile Bearcats bring home the school's third-straight Division III wrestling title on Saturday. Meanwhile, wrestlers from Sulphur and St. Loui...

 2021-03-03 06:36 

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Southwest Louisiana sends six teams to quarterfinal round...

The second round of the LHSAA boys' basketball playoffs wrapped up Tuesday night and after the dust settled only six teams from the Lake Area remained alive in the playoffs....

 2021-03-03 06:22 

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Single mother staying at Texas hotel with 5 kids after historic storm causes water problems...

About 25% of all Houston Water customers had a leak during the storm, according to the city....

 2021-03-03 06:04 

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Eight Tigers receive NFL Combine invites...

There's no NFL Combine this year, however had there been one, eight LSU Tigers were on the invite list, the NFL announced on Tuesday, Mar. 2....

 2021-03-03 06:04 

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LSU plans to increase capacity for outdoor sports to 50 percent...

With Gov. John Bel Edwards announcing Louisiana will move into a modified version of Phase 3 beginning on Wednesday, March 3, LSU athletics has released a statement on when outdoor sports could see an increased capacity....

 2021-03-03 06:04 

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LSU men's basketball bounces back with win over Vandy...

The LSU Tigers bounced back with a dominant win over Vanderbilt, 83-68, on Tuesday, March 2, in their last home game of the regular season....

 2021-03-03 05:59 

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Lady K's can't contain hot-shooting Northwest Lady Raiders, 58-52...

The third-seeded South Beauregard Lady K's would start fast but falter in their semifinal loss to No. 7 Northwest, 58-52. South Beau's championship pedigree was on display to open the game as the Lady K's would build a 12-5 advantage. That lea...

 2021-03-03 05:43 

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Top-seeded St. Louis pulls past No. 4 St. Thomas More, 48-41...

St. Louis is headed back to the Division II Championship game following the school's 48-41 win over St. Thomas More in the semifinal round. The Lady Saints would use a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to re-take the lead and down the fourth-seeded Lady C...

 2021-03-03 04:59 

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Louisiana Department of Natural Resources: Oil tank safety...

As the investigation of Sunday evening's deadly oil tank explosion, that took the life of 14-year-old Zalee day continues, the Department of Natural Resources wants to share how people might be able to prevent another tragedy like this from happening....

 2021-03-03 04:45 

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Lake Charles Water Division addresses billing concerns...

The Lake Charles Water Division, located in City Hall, received substantial damage during Hurricane Laura, destroying the city's meter reading equipment....

 2021-03-03 04:30 

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Attorneys say Joe Exotic of 'Tiger King' wants new trial...

The former Oklahoma zookeeper was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws....

 2021-03-03 04:14 

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LABI president says tax reform a major focus of upcoming legislative session...

President and CEO of LABI, Stephen Waguespack: "The most important thing the legislature can do this session is to pass centralized sales tax collection in Louisiana....

 2021-03-03 02:19 

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Meet the candidates running for Lake Charles Mayor: Joshua Lewis...

Joshua Lewis, 36, is a Lake Charles native and entrepreneur. This is his first time running for office....

 2021-03-03 01:13 

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McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill out with COVID...

McNeese will host Louisiana-Lafayette in baseball at 6 on Wednesday but the Cowboys will be without head coach Justin Hill who is having to follow COVID protocol after testing positive for the virus....

 2021-03-03 01:03 

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Merryville's rally falls short against Northwood-Lena, 46-39...

The second-seeded Merryville Lady Panthers achieved their goal of reach Marsh Madness for the second year in a row, unfortunately, their season ended a game before the championship bout. The Lady Panthers would start slow and couldn't complete the com...

 2021-03-03 00:51 

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No. 4 Reeves shuts down top-seeded Gibsland-Coleman to advance to the Class C Title Game...

For only the second time in school history, the Reeves Lady Raiders are headed to the Class C State Championship game after upsetting the No. 1 seed, Gibsland-Coleman. The Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Bulldogs 31-22 in the second half to win, 46-34....

 2021-03-03 00:44 

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'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly sings 'Jolene' rewrite before shot...

Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-03-03 00:00 

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Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition...

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets....

 2021-03-02 23:35 

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Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings...

U.S. cases have plunged more than 70% over the past two months from an average of nearly 250,000 new infections a day, while average deaths per day have plummeted about 40% since mid-January....

 2021-03-02 22:59 

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Coming this weekend: Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon'...

The fantasy adventure finds a lone warrior, Raya, on a mission to track down a dragon who has the powers to stop an evil invader and save humanity....

 2021-03-02 22:56 

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Calcasieu Parish seeks public input on hurricane recovery plan...

Calcasieu Parish seeks public input on hurricane recovery plan...

 2021-03-02 22:49 

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Louisiana will move to Phase 3 beginning March 3; mask mandate to remain in effect...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold his first news conference of the month at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2....

 2021-03-02 22:43 

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Florida nurse returns home after being paralyzed from rare COVID-19-related infection...

A Florida nurse is back home after a rare infection left him paralyzed....

 2021-03-02 22:22 

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Biden to prioritize vaccinating school teachers...

President Biden said his goal is for every pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educator, school staff member and childcare worker to receive at least one shot by the end of March....

 2021-03-02 21:29 

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Boy Scouts submit reorganization plan to bankruptcy court...

The plan was filed Monday, even though the BSA remains in intense negotiations with insurers over sexual abuse claims....

 2021-03-02 20:57 

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CDC to release guidance for people vaccinated against COVID...

A CDC official says the agency will put out the details once they're finalized later this week....

 2021-03-02 20:48 

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First Alert Forecast: Cool temperatures for the next few days, another front arrives later this week......

Temperatures have been very chilly and tonight will be colder with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the 30s north of I-10 to the low 40s at the coast. If the wind subsides we could see some patchy frost in areas north of US HWY 190...

 2021-03-02 20:45 

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Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate...

The Republican governor has faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, which was imposed eight months ago, and other COVID-19 restrictions. It was only ever lightly enforced, even during the worst outbreaks of the pandemic....

 2021-03-02 20:31 

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Keep Calm Hotline aims to inform and help alleviate stress...

Keep Calm Hotline, an initiative created by the Louisiana Department of Health is aiming to help residents address their feelings of stress and anxiety....

 2021-03-02 20:29 

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COVID-19 in SWLA: March 2, 2021...

COVID-19 in Southwest Louisiana....

 2021-03-02 20:28 

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Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary...

The Senate has voted to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden's commerce secretary....

 2021-03-02 19:10 

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Cancer patient shares treatment journey during COVID-19...

Nickie LeBleu, who was diagnosed with breast cancer just before the pandemic hit the Lake Area, said the hardest part is not having her husband with her every step of the way during treatment....

 2021-03-02 18:47 

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Lake Charles Police lay to rest retired K9 "Bobby"...

Bobby was responsible for over 70 criminal apprehensions....

 2021-03-02 18:46 

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Senate Democrats sorting final details of $1.9T virus relief bill that includes stimulus checks...

With Democrats having no margin for error in the evenly split 50-50 Senate, Biden was expected to urge them on by conference call....

 2021-03-02 18:41 

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Gatorade introduces patch to measure hydration...

Gatorade wants you to drink more of its beverage, and now, it can tell you how to do it most efficiently with its new Gx Sweat Patch....

 2021-03-02 18:40 

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Lake Area dietitian works to help those with diabetes and kidney disease...

Lake Area dietitian works to help those with diabetes and kidney disease...

 2021-03-02 18:39 

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Five deaths in Calcasieu Parish due to COVID-19 were all African Americans...

Louisiana is among 9 states reporting high case counts of COVID-19 in the black community and it's no different in the Lake Area, when it comes to the death toll....

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