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Father of missing LSU student provides update, says football game has hindered search

The father of an LSU student who has been missing nearly a week has created a Facebook group to provide updates, in which he also expressed his personal concerns of how the search has been handled so far. On Saturday, in the public Facebook group, consisting of over 1,100 members as of Sunday mornin

KPLC TV - 2017-09-24 13:02:40

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself acci

KPLC TV - 2017-09-24 17:47:02

WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Double shooting in Lake Charles

Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. Republicans have one week to try and repeal and replace Obamacare. Lake Charles police investigate a double shooting in the 800 block of North Shattuck St. overnight. Two people were sent to the hosp

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 09:12:52

5-year-old boy taken to hospital after hit-and-run in Killeen

The Killeen Police Department said a 5-year-boy is at the hospital after being hit, in a hit-and-run accident. The accident happened on Sept. 24 at around 12:12 p.m. when officers responded to a traffic crash on the 800 block of Jefferies Ave. Upon arrival, officers found a 5-year-boy had been str

KPLC TV - 2017-09-24 18:55:34

Police arrest suspect in slaying of man on his 56th birthday

BOOKED: Zarrien T. Alexander, 25, of the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue in Shreveport, one count of second-degree murder (Source: Shreveport Police Department) SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Two months after a father of eight was gunned down on his 56th birthday, police think they have the gunman who kill

KPLC TV - 2017-09-24 11:58:49

APD working a fatal accident at Amarillo Blvd. and N. Fannin, avoid the area or expect delays

The APD Traffic Investigation Unit is on the scene of a fatal accident at Amarillo Blvd. and North Fannin. The westbound lanes of traffic are blocked off and being diverted to NW 10th. Traffic will be blocked for at least the next two hours. Motorists should avoid the area or expect delays. The APD

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 12:51:45

Community rallies behind newborn after overcoming obstacles left behind by Hurricane Harvey

When Crystal and Shane Sepulvado learned they were pregnant with their third child, they were ecstatic. But immediately Crystal knew something was not right, as relied on her experience working at an OB-GYN office. "When we looked at the ultrasound, we has seen fluid around her heart," Crystal said.

KPLC TV - 2017-09-24 23:21:32

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

(Metro Nashville Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Emanuel Kidega Samson. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP). Ieshea White cries tears of joy after being reunited with her uncle Roger Bracey, center, who was at Burnette Chapel Church

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 07:27:49

Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance

(Tokyo Zoological Park Society via AP). This Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 photo released by Tokyo Zoological Park Society, shows a female giant panda cub on the 100th day since her birth, at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The baby giant panda now has a name: Xiang Xi... (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). Tokyo Gov. Yuriko

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 06:47:22

East Texas theme park celebrates season opening after tornado rebuild

Yesterland Farms employee Charlie Harris shoots candy out of the farm's cannon toward a waiting crowd of kids. (Source: KLTV) Kama Bozeman and her husband first started the park as a Christmas tree farm nearly two decades ago. (Source: KLTV) Some trees on the property are still mangled and twisted f

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 03:41:58

Bicyclist killed in weekend wreck identified

The bicyclist killed in a weekend wreck has been identified by officials with the Texas Highway Patrol. Thomas Albert Marty, 72, of Lindale was killed in the collision that happened Saturday afternoon. According to DPS officials, around 12:10 p.m., troopers responded to a wreck involving a bicycle a

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 13:32:12

CTX Veteran reacts to NFL protests

Source: KXXV While people across the nation are reacting to the National Anthem protests put forth by some NFL players, one Central Texas veteran is sharing his thoughts. Joel Childress served in the United States Army from 1995 to 2015. He said while he not only fought for people's rights, includin

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 02:08:42

One man shot and killed in St. Roch, three other shot in separate incidents

One man was shot to death early Monday morning, according to initial New Orleans Police Department reports. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Marais Street. The man was found unresponsive by arriving officers and was pronounced dead at the scene. The NOPD is also investig

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 13:59:11

Big Spring police conducting internal investigation following video posted to social media

The Big Spring Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video was posted to social media. The video shows an officer from the department arresting a woman and pulling her to the side of his police unit. They have released the following statement" "On the 23rd of September

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 12:59:58

2 families awake to houses on fire; 1 ruled arson

Crews were called out to two house fires early Sunday morning that started within minutes of each other and only blocks apart while the families were asleep inside and investigators have determined at least one of them was intentionally set. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it was called to

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 12:12:33

Rangers: Woman armed with frying pan helped stop forest fire

BEDDINGTON, Maine (AP) - Maine forest rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire. Rangers say Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water back and forth between the flames and a nearby pond in a wooded area near Beddington. WGME-TV reports (http://bit

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 11:47:27

Woman injured after truck sideswipes car on Jimmy Davis Bridge

A woman was taken to the hospital after her car was side-swiped by a pick-up truck on the Jimmy Davis Bridge Sunday night. Police responded to the crash just before midnight at the foot of the bridge on 70th Street. Police say a woman was driving eastbound when a white pick-up truck, headed the opp

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 11:39:34

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Legislative budget analysts say a possibly doomed Republican health care bill would mean a first-year loss of $1.7 billion of funding for Arizona for the Medicaid eligibility expan

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-25 10:46:00

LCPD confirms homicide on Moeling Street

The Lake Charles Police Department is currently responding to a homicide at the Richmond Suites on Moeling Street early Monday morning. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said detectives are treating the investigating as a homicide. KPLC's Candy Rodriguez is at the scene and will have updates as soon as more informat

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 10:33:58

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer pattern for now, but changes are on the way

After a couple of isolated showers persisted into late Sunday evening, radar now only indicates a couple offshore which is where they should remain through the morning hours. Sunshine will kick start a fast warm-up today with temperatures in the lower 70s early on but quickly warming up into the upp

KPLC TV - 2017-09-25 09:50:38