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  • Boy's eye saved thanks to St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Boy's eye saved thanks to St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    Hundreds of children treated at St. Jude are living active normal lives, free of cancer.  

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    Hundreds of children treated at St. Jude are living active normal lives, free of cancer.  

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  • DeShazor Everett Football Camp set for June 26-27

    DeShazor Everett Football Camp set for June 26-27

    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returns to DeRidder to host his youth football camp June 25-26.  Everett, a defensive back for the Washington Redskins, will be one of the NFL players coaching at the camp. The two-day camp costs $50 per player and will be held at DeRidder High School. Camper form and information below. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  E-mail any questions or inquiries to deshazoreverettfoundation@gmail.com  Copyright 2018 ...More >>
    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returns to DeRidder to host his youth football camp June 25-26.  Everett, a defensive back for the Washington Redskins, will be one of the NFL players coaching at the camp. The two-day camp costs $50 per player and will be held at DeRidder High School. Camper form and information below. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  E-mail any questions or inquiries to deshazoreverettfoundation@gmail.com  Copyright 2018 ...More >>
  • Quadruple shooting reported in Pointe Coupee Parish

    Quadruple shooting reported in Pointe Coupee Parish

    Four people were shot on Deaton Lane in Morganza Thursday (Source: WAFB)Four people were shot on Deaton Lane in Morganza Thursday (Source: WAFB)

    Four people were reportedly shot in Morganza Thursday afternoon.

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    Four people were reportedly shot in Morganza Thursday afternoon.

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  • DA DeRosier responds to Ethics complaint about LACE

    DA DeRosier responds to Ethics complaint about LACE

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:55:35 GMT

    This week the Southern Poverty Law center filed a complaint with the Ethics Board concerning LACE tickets. LACE stands for local agency compensated enforcement. and one local defense attorney says it invites corruption from top to bottom. But Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says it helps local programs and increases public safety.

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    This week the Southern Poverty Law center filed a complaint with the Ethics Board concerning LACE tickets. LACE stands for local agency compensated enforcement. and one local defense attorney says it invites corruption from top to bottom. But Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says it helps local programs and increases public safety.

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  • Retired NFL player, Nate Livings to visit area libraries

    Retired NFL player, Nate Livings to visit area libraries

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:12:55 GMT

    Retired NFL offensive lineman, Nate Livings, will be visiting several Calcasieu Parish Public Library branches and reading from his new children’s book series, “Big Boy Nate’s First Football Road Trip.” Nate Livings currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and five children. After retirement, his eyes were opened to a life he’d been missing out on while he was on the field. After the birth of his son in 2014, he decided to start chronicling the st...

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    Retired NFL offensive lineman, Nate Livings, will be visiting several Calcasieu Parish Public Library branches and reading from his new children’s book series, “Big Boy Nate’s First Football Road Trip.” Nate Livings currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and five children. After retirement, his eyes were opened to a life he’d been missing out on while he was on the field. After the birth of his son in 2014, he decided to start chronicling the st...

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  • Jones United Methodist Church to host annual Juneteenth celebration

    Jones United Methodist Church to host annual Juneteenth celebration

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:11:39 GMT

    Jones United Methodist Church will host its 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 23 in Welsh, La. The event will kick off with a church service beginning at 10 a.m.   A parade will follow at Bethune park starting at 12 noon. To wrap up the event, the church will also host a picnic and fun day at Richmond park until 7 p.m., located on Welsh st. There will be food music and fun for all ages as well as fellowship. For more information, contact Eddie "Bruiser&quo...

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    Jones United Methodist Church will host its 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 23 in Welsh, La. The event will kick off with a church service beginning at 10 a.m.   A parade will follow at Bethune park starting at 12 noon. To wrap up the event, the church will also host a picnic and fun day at Richmond park until 7 p.m., located on Welsh st. There will be food music and fun for all ages as well as fellowship. For more information, contact Eddie "Bruiser&quo...

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 WB bridge due to vehicle accident

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 WB bridge due to vehicle accident

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:09:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Westbound traffic at the top of the I-10 bridge is backed up for miles, due to a vehicle accident, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD is asking drivers to avoid the area for the next 45 minutes. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Westbound traffic at the top of the I-10 bridge is backed up for miles, due to a vehicle accident, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD is asking drivers to avoid the area for the next 45 minutes. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Mother of victim says she wants gun violence to end

    Mother of victim says she wants gun violence to end

    Douglas Chenevert IV, 19, was shot and killed in May, and now his mother is working to make sure this doesn't happen to others (Source: LaShunta Johnson)Douglas Chenevert IV, 19, was shot and killed in May, and now his mother is working to make sure this doesn't happen to others (Source: LaShunta Johnson)
    Douglas Chenevert IV, 19, was shot and killed in May, and now his mother is working to make sure this doesn't happen to others (Source: LaShunta Johnson)Douglas Chenevert IV, 19, was shot and killed in May, and now his mother is working to make sure this doesn't happen to others (Source: LaShunta Johnson)

    A crime scene near a BREC park marks one of more than 50 murders that have happened this year in East Baton Rouge Parish. For the first time, we're hearing from the victim's mother, who says her son's death will not be in vain.

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    A crime scene near a BREC park marks one of more than 50 murders that have happened this year in East Baton Rouge Parish. For the first time, we're hearing from the victim's mother, who says her son's death will not be in vain.

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    Suspect in Sierra Bouzigard murder found hanging in jail

    Suspect in Sierra Bouzigard murder found hanging in jail

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:01:06 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says, around five Thursday morning 32-year-old Blake A. Russell was found hanging in a mop closet at the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison.  Russell had been incarcerated since July 2017 after being charged with the 2nd degree murder in the 2009 murder of Sierra Bouzigard. Bouzigard's body was found by a bicyclist on November 23, 2009. Authorities say she died from blunt-force trauma to the head and that her body had likely not been ther...

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says, around five Thursday morning 32-year-old Blake A. Russell was found hanging in a mop closet at the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison.  Russell had been incarcerated since July 2017 after being charged with the 2nd degree murder in the 2009 murder of Sierra Bouzigard. Bouzigard's body was found by a bicyclist on November 23, 2009. Authorities say she died from blunt-force trauma to the head and that her body had likely not been ther...

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  • Arrest made after woman shot to death while walking down sidewalk

    Arrest made after woman shot to death while walking down sidewalk

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:57:46 GMT
    Billy Pettice, 38 (Source: BRPD)Billy Pettice, 38 (Source: BRPD)

    Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department have made an arrest in the shooting death of DeDawn Bush, 20.

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    Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department have made an arrest in the shooting death of DeDawn Bush, 20.

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  • Chilean firefighters train in Calcasieu Parish

    Chilean firefighters train in Calcasieu Parish

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:40:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's not every day that you see another flag other than the red, white and blue in the Sulphur, but for the next few days, a group of 19 Chilean firefighters will be calling South West Louisiana their home.  The group has been brought to the lake area through the F.I.R.E.S. Organization, who seeks to train firefighters across Latin America to respond to industrial fires and energies properly.  Chile has strict environmental rules which means burning fuels for fire exercise...

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    It's not every day that you see another flag other than the red, white and blue in the Sulphur, but for the next few days, a group of 19 Chilean firefighters will be calling South West Louisiana their home.  The group has been brought to the lake area through the F.I.R.E.S. Organization, who seeks to train firefighters across Latin America to respond to industrial fires and energies properly.  Chile has strict environmental rules which means burning fuels for fire exercise...

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  • First Lady visits immigrant detention center; Chelsea Clinton expresses disapproval of family separation while in NOLA

    First Lady visits immigrant detention center; Chelsea Clinton expresses disapproval of family separation while in NOLA

    While at the White House there are a lot of moving parts following immigrant children being separated from their parents who illegally crossed into the U.S. at the southern border, First Lady Melania Trump showed up to scope out the situation at an immigrant center that is housing children. 

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    While at the White House there are a lot of moving parts following immigrant children being separated from their parents who illegally crossed into the U.S. at the southern border, First Lady Melania Trump showed up to scope out the situation at an immigrant center that is housing children. 

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  • Summertime pet dangers

    Summertime pet dangers

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:16:05 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    It's the first day of summer which means the weather will continue to heat up, but when it comes to your pets, the Louisiana heat can easily be life-threatening. "Dogs can't sweat like humans so they cool themselves down by panting and drinking water," Jae Chang, a veterinarian from Prien Lake Animal Hospital said. "And keeping themselves in a cool environment." Symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in animals are heavy panting, purple gums, and vomiting ...

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    It's the first day of summer which means the weather will continue to heat up, but when it comes to your pets, the Louisiana heat can easily be life-threatening. "Dogs can't sweat like humans so they cool themselves down by panting and drinking water," Jae Chang, a veterinarian from Prien Lake Animal Hospital said. "And keeping themselves in a cool environment." Symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in animals are heavy panting, purple gums, and vomiting ...

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  • CBD developer and S&WB dispute water Issue, which developer says is costing him big

    CBD developer and S&WB dispute water Issue, which developer says is costing him big

    A downtown developer is asking for help in getting the Sewerage and Water Board to approve drinking water for a multi-million dollar apartment conversion in the heart of the CBD. Beau Baudier says the board has run ten tests which conflict with two he's run and he says lengthy delays are costing him money. 

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    A downtown developer is asking for help in getting the Sewerage and Water Board to approve drinking water for a multi-million dollar apartment conversion in the heart of the CBD. Beau Baudier says the board has run ten tests which conflict with two he's run and he says lengthy delays are costing him money. 

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  • United We Give, United We Live Blood Drive underway through Saturday

    United We Give, United We Live Blood Drive underway through Saturday

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:31:41 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    LifeShare Blood Centers representatives say that the local blood supply is critically low and that there is only enough blood to last the next two days. Everyone is encouraged to donate.  

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    LifeShare Blood Centers representatives say that the local blood supply is critically low and that there is only enough blood to last the next two days. Everyone is encouraged to donate.  

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man arrested after running naked from police in casino

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man arrested after running naked from police in casino

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:01:59 GMT

    A man lost his shirt — and everything else — when he bared all and ran from casino security on Tuesday night.

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    A man lost his shirt — and everything else — when he bared all and ran from casino security on Tuesday night.

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  • City initiates new procedures to keep flooded underpasses safe

    City initiates new procedures to keep flooded underpasses safe

    The City of New Orleans takes new steps to try and keep underpasses safe in heavy rain events. They have enlisted the help of the fire department and are looking at special new monitors. 

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    The City of New Orleans takes new steps to try and keep underpasses safe in heavy rain events. They have enlisted the help of the fire department and are looking at special new monitors. 

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  • Date set for trial of Caddo official, sister on fraud charges

    Date set for trial of Caddo commissioner, his sister on fraud charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:25:28 GMT
    Caddo Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 51, and his sister Belena C. Turner, 46, both of Shreveport, are set to go to trial Jan. 14 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)Caddo Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 51, and his sister Belena C. Turner, 46, both of Shreveport, are set to go to trial Jan. 14 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    A date is set for the trial of a Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister on federal fraud charges.

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    A date is set for the trial of a Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister on federal fraud charges.

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  • Mayfield and business partner indicted on 4 additional charges

    Mayfield and business partner indicted on 4 additional charges

    Irvin Mayfield (Source: Flickr Commons)Irvin Mayfield (Source: Flickr Commons)

    Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and business partner Ronald Markham have been indicted on additional charges related to an ongoing fraud case.

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    Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and business partner Ronald Markham have been indicted on additional charges related to an ongoing fraud case.

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  • Guice giving away Redskins/Saints tickets in cancer fundraiser

    Guice giving away Redskins/Saints tickets in cancer fundraiser

    Source: Go Fund MeSource: Go Fund Me

    Former LSU football player Derrius Guice has launched a Go Fund Me page to help those affected by cancer. 

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    Former LSU football player Derrius Guice has launched a Go Fund Me page to help those affected by cancer. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier weekend ahead, plus hot temps

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier weekend ahead, plus hot temps

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:32:45 GMT
    First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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  • WANTED: Man accused of drive-by shooting and kidnapping child

    WANTED: Man accused of drive-by shooting and kidnapping child

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:26:53 GMT

    Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man accused of firing shots at a woman riding in a vehicle, and in a separate incident, kidnapping a child.

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    Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man accused of firing shots at a woman riding in a vehicle, and in a separate incident, kidnapping a child.

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  • Judge lifts hold on proposed Jamestown Crossing subdivisions

    Judge lifts hold on proposed Jamestown Crossing subdivisions

    A pair of proposed subdivisions in Ascension Parish has won a judge's approval despite some concerns from residents (Source: WAFB)A pair of proposed subdivisions in Ascension Parish has won a judge's approval despite some concerns from residents (Source: WAFB)
    A pair of proposed subdivisions in Ascension Parish has won a judge's approval despite some concerns from residents (Source: WAFB)A pair of proposed subdivisions in Ascension Parish has won a judge's approval despite some concerns from residents (Source: WAFB)

    A pair of proposed subdivisions under fire by some Ascension Parish residents has won a judge's approval. A group of concerned citizens filed a lawsuit in early June hoping to stop the Jamestown Crossing I & II developments.

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    A pair of proposed subdivisions under fire by some Ascension Parish residents has won a judge's approval. A group of concerned citizens filed a lawsuit in early June hoping to stop the Jamestown Crossing I & II developments.

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  • McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:39:32 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    John Lemke, McNeese’s record holder in the triple jump, will compete at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday, becoming the first Cowboy or Cowgirl track and field athlete to participate at the national championships since 2012. The Lake Charles native qualified for the meet with his school record jump of 53-feet, 4 ¼-inches that won him the gold medal at this year’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. He’ll enter the meet ranked 10th in the...More >>
    John Lemke, McNeese’s record holder in the triple jump, will compete at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday, becoming the first Cowboy or Cowgirl track and field athlete to participate at the national championships since 2012. The Lake Charles native qualified for the meet with his school record jump of 53-feet, 4 ¼-inches that won him the gold medal at this year’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. He’ll enter the meet ranked 10th in the...More >>
  • All I-10 westbound lanes near Roanoke now open after 18-wheeler jack-knifes

    All I-10 westbound lanes near Roanoke now open after 18-wheeler jack-knifes

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:22:17 GMT
    (Source: LSP)(Source: LSP)

    I-10 westbound near Roanoke has reopened.

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    I-10 westbound near Roanoke has reopened.

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  • Many Lake Charles streets flooded Thursday morning due to storms

    Many Lake Charles streets flooded Thursday morning due to storms

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:20:46 GMT
    Prien Lake Road Flooding. (Source: KPLC Viewer).Prien Lake Road Flooding. (Source: KPLC Viewer).

    If you're traveling on the roads in Lake Charles, take caution due to flooding.  KPLC Viewer Tabitha Deer sent photos of Prien Lake Road flooding after Ryan Street. 

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    If you're traveling on the roads in Lake Charles, take caution due to flooding.  KPLC Viewer Tabitha Deer sent photos of Prien Lake Road flooding after Ryan Street. 

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  • SPD officer under investigation for inadvertently firing service weapon

    SPD officer under investigation for inadvertently firing service weapon

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:10:07 GMT
    "This is a prime example of what is intended to happen when people see things and report things," Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus Hines said. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)"This is a prime example of what is intended to happen when people see things and report things," Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus Hines said. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

    A Shreveport police officer is under investigation for inadvertently discharging his weapon. 

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    A Shreveport police officer is under investigation for inadvertently discharging his weapon. 

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  • Lake Charles announces 2018 Red White Blue & You celebration

    Lake Charles announces 2018 Red White Blue & You celebration

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:36:58 GMT
    Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)
    Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)
    The City of Lake Charles will present their annual Red White Blue & You celebration on Wednesday, July 4, according to Matt Young, spokesman for the city. A parade will begin on Mill Street, traveling down Ryan Street to Dr. Michael Debakey Drive at 6 p.m. Young says Commander Daniel Cost of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles will serve as Grand Marshal in the parade. A patriotic program will follow the parade at 6:45 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcad...More >>
    The City of Lake Charles will present their annual Red White Blue & You celebration on Wednesday, July 4, according to Matt Young, spokesman for the city. A parade will begin on Mill Street, traveling down Ryan Street to Dr. Michael Debakey Drive at 6 p.m. Young says Commander Daniel Cost of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles will serve as Grand Marshal in the parade. A patriotic program will follow the parade at 6:45 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcad...More >>
  • Free yoga classes for International Day of Yoga

    Free yoga classes for International Day of Yoga

    Several Baton Rouge yoga studios are offering free classes on International Day of Yoga. This year, the annual zen holiday is being held on Thursday, June 21. We’ve compiled a list of area locations offering free yoga in celebration of International Day of Yoga. 

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    Several Baton Rouge yoga studios are offering free classes on International Day of Yoga. This year, the annual zen holiday is being held on Thursday, June 21. We’ve compiled a list of area locations offering free yoga in celebration of International Day of Yoga. 

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