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Live 5 News Charleston
Paycheck boost could come next month for most Americansin the short-term does not take into account all of this extraordinary growth t
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 2 days ago
in the short-term does not take into account all of this extraordinary growth that we're already seen happen." Johnson said he believes the economic growth will dramatically outpace the increase in the debt. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserv... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
No injuries in Lake Charles house fireWashington Ave. around 2 a.m. Friday. No one was inside the home when the fire
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Washington Ave. around 2 a.m. Friday. No one was inside the home when the fire started, according to Lake Charles District Chief Kenny Larocca. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this moment. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise Birthday: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 19: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Su
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 19: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sanctity of Life Prayer Rally set for Sunday in DeRiddermarks 45 years since Roe vs. Wade." Roe v. Wade is a legal case in which the U
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
marks 45 years since Roe vs. Wade." Roe v. Wade is a legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973, ruled (7–2) that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. ?Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights re... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Southwest Louisiana arrest report: Jan. 18, 2018marijuana. Billy Ray Knight, 26, Welsh: Direct contempt of court. Stephen Lou
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
marijuana. Billy Ray Knight, 26, Welsh: Direct contempt of court. Stephen Louis Magda, 29, Sulphur: Leased movables obtained by false representation. Esmael Cruz Cantu, 44, Sulphur: Theft, simple burglary. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserv... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Sanctity of Human Life events planned across LouisianaBaptist Fellowship Hall. Colleen Glaser is one of the organizers of the events
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 2 days ago
Baptist Fellowship Hall. Colleen Glaser is one of the organizers of the events and says, "The purpose is to bring people of all faiths together to pray for committing to respecting life at every stage." Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights r... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Big warm-up underway through the weekendmilder temperatures stick around in the longer range with another front moving
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
milder temperatures stick around in the longer range with another front moving through by the end of next week bringing another chance of storms by the end of next week. First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights rese... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sanctity of Human Life events planned across LouisianaBaptist Fellowship Hall. Colleen Glaser is one of the organizers of the events
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Baptist Fellowship Hall. Colleen Glaser is one of the organizers of the events and says, "The purpose is to bring people of all faiths together to pray for committing to respecting life at every stage." Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights r... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Barbecue pit blamed for fire near Moss Bluff churchSheriff's Office says a barbecue pit started a fire near the First Apostolic Ch
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
Sheriff's Office says a barbecue pit started a fire near the First Apostolic Church in Moss Bluff late Thursday, Jan.18. A KPLC viewer says an outbuilding near the church was engulfed in flames. CPSO says the church was not damaged. No word yet... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Paycheck boost could come next month for most Americansin the short-term does not take into account all of this extraordinary growth t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
in the short-term does not take into account all of this extraordinary growth that we're already seen happen." Johnson said he believes the economic growth will dramatically outpace the increase in the debt. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserv... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Calcasieu schools open Fridaybe open Friday according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish School Board's Faceb
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
be open Friday according to a post on the Calcasieu Parish School Board's Facebook page. Schools were closed this week due to freezing temperatures and icy road conditions. KPLC is monitoring other parishes for information on schools bein... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
BREAKING: Burned body found near Elm StreetSt., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. Th
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more informa... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Legal corner: When does duck hunting season really end?Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. Question:
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. Question: I needed to file a lawsuit, and was given a sample “petition”. Is that the same thing as a lawsuit? Answer: The definition of a petition is a “formal written and signed... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise birthdays: Jan. 17, 2018birthdays for Jan. 17, 2018: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunr
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
birthdays for Jan. 17, 2018: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights res... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Bitterly cold overnight with ice likely an issue on area bridgesWednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s before warmer weather returns
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
Wednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s before warmer weather returns by the end of the work week. Stay tuned to KPLC for the latest on this evolving winter weather event. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton and First Alert Meteorologist... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
I-10 bridge closed due to ice45 minutes to an hour. Lake Charles police say that there are several accident
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
45 minutes to an hour. Lake Charles police say that there are several accidents on I-10 and 210. Roads are beginning to ice over, and drivers are asked to find alternative routes. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive informa... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Winter precipitation continues until this eveningWednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s before warmer weather returns
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
Wednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s before warmer weather returns by the end of the work week. Stay tuned to KPLC for the latest on this evolving winter weather event. Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton and First Alert Meteorologist... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Road conditions will deteriorate as temperatures drophard freeze is on tap for Wednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s befo
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
hard freeze is on tap for Wednesday night with lows again in the lower 20s before warmer weather returns by the end of the work week. Stay tuned to KPLC for the latest on this evolving winter weather event. First Alert Meteorologist... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Southwest Louisiana arrest report: Jan. 15, 201857, Lake Charles: False imprisonment, first-degree robbery, first-offense posse
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
57, Lake Charles: False imprisonment, first-degree robbery, first-offense possession of marijuana, drug possession, drug paraphernalia. Terrell Rashassan Gibson, 31, Picayune, MS: Out-of-state detainer. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights r... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise birthdays: Jan. 15, 2018Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 15: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Su
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 15: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: Jan. 14Disturbing the Peace, Obscenity, Open Alcoholic Beverage Containers in Public P
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
Disturbing the Peace, Obscenity, Open Alcoholic Beverage Containers in Public Places; Drinking therefrom Prohibited Tammy Lynn Young, 47, Lake Charles: Direct Contempt of Court, Direct Contempt of Court Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights r... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
New traffic law for drivers-in-trainingdrive, don't be nervous," says Taylor. Several other states have passed simila
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
drive, don't be nervous," says Taylor. Several other states have passed similar laws, including Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas and Virginia. This new law will not add any more hours to the driving course. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserv... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
SCHOOL CLOSURES: Calcasieu Parish Schools closed Tuesdaythat could leave roads iced over. The Diocese of Lake Charles has also announc
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
that could leave roads iced over. The Diocese of Lake Charles has also announced it will be closed tomorrow. School board officials made the announcement Monday afternoon. KPLC is monitoring other parishes for school closings. School cl... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
MLK parade rolls through Lake Charles at 11 a.m.part of Lake Charles' Martin Luther King. Jr. Festival, which began Friday. Th
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
part of Lake Charles' Martin Luther King. Jr. Festival, which began Friday. The Family Fun Day follows the parade at the Lake Charles Civic Center, where there will be music, food and lots of local vendors. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Winter weather could cause problems Tuesday for SW Louisianato change through the day and evening. It’s important to stay up to date with t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
to change through the day and evening. It’s important to stay up to date with the latest forecast by downloading the KPLC news and weather apps and watching later newscasts on-air, online or on your mobile device. Regardless of what falls,... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Winter returns with a vengeance this weekWind chills in the upper single digits and lower tens will be around by Wednesd
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
Wind chills in the upper single digits and lower tens will be around by Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Stay tuned to KPLC as this evolving weather situation unfolds, and be prepared for possible Winter Weather Advisories to be issued by the... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Hundreds attend 60th annual Fur and Wildlife Festivalrides and gumbo at Southwest Louisiana's "oldest and coldest" festival. Some t
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 7 days ago
rides and gumbo at Southwest Louisiana's "oldest and coldest" festival. Some traveled as far as Alexandria to attend, and KPLC spoke to a few people to find out what they love about the festival. "What I love the most is the cold weather, because... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Hundreds attend 60th annual Fur and Wildlife Festivalrides and gumbo at Southwest Louisiana's "oldest and coldest" festival. Some t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
rides and gumbo at Southwest Louisiana's "oldest and coldest" festival. Some traveled as far as Alexandria to attend, and KPLC spoke to a few people to find out what they love about the festival. "What I love the most is the cold weather, because... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
CPSB scraps potential tax proposalthe building project," said Guidry. "That surplus could be used any way one boa
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
the building project," said Guidry. "That surplus could be used any way one board member chooses to use it, and that's what we're opposed to." KPLC did reach out to school board members representing Ward 1 but they weren't available for an intervi... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise birthdays: Jan. 12Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 12: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Su
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
Sunrise birthdays for Jan. 12: If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Avoid I-10 WB at Calcasieu River Bridge due to stalled vehicleRiver Bridge due to a stalled dump truck. The right lane is blocked due to the
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
River Bridge due to a stalled dump truck. The right lane is blocked due to the stalled truck, and congestion has reached Enterprise Boulevard, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights rese... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
WATCH LIVE FRIDAY: MLK Memorial Breakfast at Glad Tidings ChurchThe Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at Glad
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
The Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles. KPLC will live stream the event online. Mobile users, click HERE if unable to watch the program. Rev. Byron Broussard of The Love Center... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
MLK Festival in Lake Charlesheroes will be presented with the “M.L.K. Unsung Hero Award." This event is op
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
heroes will be presented with the “M.L.K. Unsung Hero Award." This event is open to the public and will be televised on KPLC-TV beginning at 9:00 A.M. On Saturday, the Community Walk will take off at 8:00 A.M. from the Lake Charles Civic... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
MLK Festival in Lake Charlesheroes will be presented with the “M.L.K. Unsung Hero Award." This event is op
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
heroes will be presented with the “M.L.K. Unsung Hero Award." This event is open to the public and will be televised on KPLC-TV beginning at 9:00 A.M. On Saturday, the Community Walk will take off at 8:00 A.M. from the Lake Charles Civic... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise birthdays - Jan. 11We at KPLC would like to wish a very happy birthday to the following: Have a g
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
We at KPLC would like to wish a very happy birthday to the following: Have a great day! If you want a birthday to air on Sunrise, submit a photo, name and age to birthdays@kplctv.com. Submissions must include a photo and first and last... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Legal Corner: What are my rights if I think my child isn't mine?Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION:
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I’m trying to get child support from my ex. He is self-employed. He says that his income tax returns will show that he made no money in 2017. I believe that he is not... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Cold and flu season: Which pharmacies in the Lake area have certain medication available?flu in full force across southwest Louisiana, some pharmacies are dealing with
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
flu in full force across southwest Louisiana, some pharmacies are dealing with a shortage of medicine to treat symptoms. KPLC has called around to many pharmacies in the Lake area to find out what is available right now. It is important to note... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunrise birthdays - Jan. 10We at KPLC would like to wish a very happy birthday to the following: Here are
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
We at KPLC would like to wish a very happy birthday to the following: Here are some other birthdays of note today: Have a great day! If you want a birthday to air on Sunrise, submit a photo, name and age to birthdays@kplctv.com. Submissions must... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Florida State interested in McNeese's Lance Guidry for assistant coaching joba trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assist
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 12 days ago
a trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles. KPLC attempted to contact Guidry directly for comment, but no response has been given. McNeese officials declined to comment... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Habitual offender Will Celestine gets life sentencebegin serving his life sentence, at this point, he faces a March 26th trial dat
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
begin serving his life sentence, at this point, he faces a March 26th trial date on charges from June 2017. Celestine's defense attorney, Catherine Stagg, says she will appeal both his conviction and sentence. Copyright 2018 KPLC All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Habitual offender Will Celestine gets life sentencebegin serving his life sentence, at this point, he faces a March 26th trial dat
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 13 days ago
begin serving his life sentence, at this point, he faces a March 26th trial date on charges from June 2017. Celestine's defense attorney, Catherine Stagg, says she will appeal both his conviction and sentence. Copyright 2018 KPLC All rights reser... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
McNeese State University kicks off its spring Sage SeriesMondays through April 9 and will include topics like haunted histories of plant
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 13 days ago
Mondays through April 9 and will include topics like haunted histories of plantations in the state and New Orleans carnival balls. The talks are open to the public. For more information, call 337-475-5616. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights rese... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
CPSO: Body found on Williams Street in WestlakeSunday, Jan. 7. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the victim's family found his body i
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 14 days ago
Sunday, Jan. 7. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the victim's family found his body in the swamp near the end of the road. The case is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to CPSO. KPLC will have more information as it becomes avail... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
English language classes start January 8campus. Call 337-562-4950 to learn more about the programs and schedule a free
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 16 days ago
campus. Call 337-562-4950 to learn more about the programs and schedule a free lesson. The ELS Language Center is located at 4205 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70609. A new session starts every four weeks. Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights res... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Erdace Apartments breaks ground in downtown Lake Charlesfor downtown Lake Charles," said Hunter. "We're so thrilled and so excited." L
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 17 days ago
for downtown Lake Charles," said Hunter. "We're so thrilled and so excited." Landry says that the price for units will range from $995 to $1400. The apartment complex is set to open in Spring of 2019. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Erdace Apartments breaks ground in downtown Lake Charlesfor downtown Lake Charles," said Hunter. "We're so thrilled and so excited." L
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 17 days ago
for downtown Lake Charles," said Hunter. "We're so thrilled and so excited." Landry says that the price for units will range from $995 to $1400. The apartment complex is set to open in Spring of 2019. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights... Read more
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FOX News
Texas police charge man with kidnapping following Colorado capture with girls, 14 and 7done here in the next couple of days.” In 2011, Miles was arrested in Louisian
FOX News / Posted 17 days ago
done here in the next couple of days.” In 2011, Miles was arrested in Louisiana on attempted second-degree murder charges, KPLC-TV reported at the time. The outlet also reported that Miles was well known to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s officials for... Read more
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FOX News
Texas police charge man with kidnapping following Colorado capture with girls, 14 and 7done here in the next couple of days.” In 2011, Miles was arrested in Louisian
FOX News / Posted 17 days ago
done here in the next couple of days.” In 2011, Miles was arrested in Louisiana on attempted second-degree murder charges, KPLC-TV reported at the time. The outlet also reported that Miles was well known to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s officials for... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Texas man who took girls has violent historya woman found dead in her suburban Austin, Texas, home, is a person of interest
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 17 days ago
a woman found dead in her suburban Austin, Texas, home, is a person of interest in at least one open murder investigation. KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reports that Miles was well-known to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials for domestic... Read more
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FOX News
Texas man who took girls has violent historya woman found dead in her suburban Austin, Texas, home, is a person of interest
FOX News / Posted 17 days ago
a woman found dead in her suburban Austin, Texas, home, is a person of interest in at least one open murder investigation. KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reports that Miles was well-known to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials for domestic... Read more
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