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Jennings boy raising thousands of dollars for friend with epilepsy

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Jace is a 5-year-old diagnosed with epilepsy, a disorder that makes him suffer from seizures. He is currently on 3 daily medications to help control it. Jace’s mom, Amber Cooper said his condition has gotten worse.


Two Louisiana veterans soar the SWLA sky

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Two veterans from Southwest Louisiana got the chance of a lifetime and took to the skies in a 1940s airplane. David Aubry, 59, and Frank Jones, 92, both veterans took to the skies in a 1942 Boeing Stearman; the airplane that used to train military aviators in the 1940′s.


Louisiana starts medical marijuana-related research

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana State University’s first medical marijuana-related research dollars are paying for work aimed at treating epilepsy. GB Sciences, the contractor hired by the LSU AgCenter to grow therapeutic cannabis, provides $500,000 annually for marijuana-related studies, on top of its othe


Two arrested in Jennings for allegedly setting fire to office trailer

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal reports it has arrested a man and a woman in connection to a fire at an office trailer last October. On the morning of October 8, 2018, the Jennings Fire Department requested the assistance of the State Fire Marshal’s Office in det


Louisiana man facing Manslaughter charge after allegedly shooting and killing a 13-year-old

NATALBANY, La. - (4/19/19) A Louisiana man is facing Manslaughter charges after allegedly shooting a teenager. According to reports, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 54-year-old Rickey Nelson after he allegedly shot and killed 13-year-old Robert Stevenson Thursday night in Natalbany.


April 12: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 12. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:


Jennings PD: Victim shot in Walmart parking lot

JENNINGS, La. (KLFY)- The Jennings Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night in the Walmart parking lot. Police said a man was shot at about 10 p.m. The victim is in stable condition today, Jenning Police Chief Danny Sims said.


ARRESTED: 3 accused of creating and placing fake bombs at Louisiana schools, business

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men and a woman were arrested and accused of creating and planting fake bombs at two north Louisiana schools and at a business, according to a Friday release from the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall.


Louisiana man gets jail time for threatening President Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for making threats against President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office in Baton Rouge says 63-year-old Henry Rayborn, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced Wednesday.


Gas tax increases under discussion in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Louisiana state lawmakers are expected to consider soon, a bill that could raise the tax on a gallon of gas to $.38 over the course of 12 years. Proponents of the measure say the money will be placed in a so-called lockbox to guarantee road repairs. But many drivers say the


Crime Stoppers: Suspects wanted in connection to Basile stabbing

EVANGELINE PARISH, La. (KLFY)- Authorities are searching for suspects wanted in connection to a stabbing in Basile. The public is asked to be on the look out for an early gold, 2000s GMC extended cab, long-wheel base truck. The license plate is unknown.


'Spread the Vote Louisiana' raises money to give back

SHREVEPORT, La. - People in Shreveport are partying this afternoon by giving young people the tools to vote. Dozens of people are at Hays on Texas to support 'Spread the Vote Louisiana'.


Planned power outage required as Entergy Louisiana continues upgrade

WELSH, La. – A temporary power outage is planned for the town of Welsh the night of April 22 as Entergy Louisiana continues work on a $106 million upgrade to its transmission system in Jefferson Davis Parish.


Thousands of pounds of crawfish boiled on Good Friday in southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Good Friday is considered the busiest day for seafood sales in the metro area. One seafood distributor in Bucktown tells WDSU that they boiled 750 pounds of crawfish on Good Friday.


Basile police investigate crash involving vehicle and train

BASILE, La. (KLFY)- The Basile Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash involving a train. The crash happened at around 11:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Avenue. Three occupants in a 2007 Honda Accord received minor injuries, authorities said.


An Easter amid the ashes: Their churches charred, Christians in Louisiana and at Notre Dame Cathedral celebrate resurrection

(CNN) — As Pastor Harry Richard watched the flames consume Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, his soul swirled with emotions. Just two weeks earlier, on April 2, Richard's own church, Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, Louisiana, was set ablaze. It was one of three predominantly black c


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Abbeville Home Raided, Drugs Confiscated

After a home on Cypress Street in Abbeville was raided with a search warrant, narcotics agents arrested 32-year-old Dawn Arabie and 38-year-old Gabriel Hawthorne. Members of the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force were able to recover a variety of drugs at the address at 2927 Cypr


90 Plus: "I'm happy, cher."

A 102-year-old Eunice woman may be the oldest African American woman in town. Mary Hester Thibodeaux celebrated her birthday this month. Not only is she living a long life, she's living it with style and grace.


Iowa man arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old

IOWA, LA (KPLC) - An Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesperson for the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.