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KPLC Lake Charles
Big warm-up underway through the weekendAs forecast, all of Southwest Louisiana remained out of a deep freeze overnight
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 hours ago
As forecast, all of Southwest Louisiana remained out of a deep freeze overnight with clouds rushing in and keeping temperatures in the 30s for most all of Southwest Louisiana. Those clouds will stick around most of the day with light easterly winds... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Lake Arthur Regatta Festival canceled after seven yearsA well-known festival is calling it quits here in Southwest Louisiana. Low att
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 hours ago
A well-known festival is calling it quits here in Southwest Louisiana. Low attendance, financial problems, and a lack of volunteers forced an end to the Lake Arthur Regatta Festival after seven years. During the summer it's the biggest event in... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Lake Arthur Regatta Festival canceled after seven yearsA well-known festival is calling it quits here in Southwest Louisiana. Low att
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 16 hours ago
A well-known festival is calling it quits here in Southwest Louisiana. Low attendance, financial problems, and a lack of volunteers forced an end to the Lake Arthur Regatta Festival after seven years. During the summer it's the biggest event in... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Cold weather delays contribute to postponement of Karey trialfor April 2. Preliminary jury selection was just starting in the trial of Wood
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 17 hours ago
for April 2. Preliminary jury selection was just starting in the trial of Woodrow Karey when a winter storm blew through Southwest Louisiana early this week, costing the court a couple days. At the same time, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal put... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
Veterans Memorial coming to MerryvilleMuseum features information, artifacts, and memorabilia pertinent to the histor
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 20 hours ago
Museum features information, artifacts, and memorabilia pertinent to the history of Merryville, Beauregard Parish, Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. For more information, log on to merryvillemuseum.com, or call Renee Corbett at... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Terry Miles returned from Colorado to TexasRound Rock, Texas, and her two daughters missing. Authorities quickly focused o
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
Round Rock, Texas, and her two daughters missing. Authorities quickly focused on Miles, who has a long criminal history in Southwest Louisiana, and an Amber Alert was issued. Bates was found dead on Dec. 21, 2017, and Miles and the 14-year-old and... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Thursday morning update on ice-related road closuresWhile most roads in Southwest Louisiana are open Thursday morning after massive
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
While most roads in Southwest Louisiana are open Thursday morning after massive closures due to ice the day before, a couple of closures remain in effect. Sgt. James Anderson with Troop D State Police says as of 5:00 A.M. these roads are still... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Winter Weather 2018ice, snow day Temperatures dropped Tuesday night, bringing dangerously cold co
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
ice, snow day Temperatures dropped Tuesday night, bringing dangerously cold conditions to the Metro area. Much of Southwest Louisiana experienced icy road conditions and some residents even saw snow. Viewers submitted their photos of the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Icy conditions send some to local emergency roomhave a hip fracture. Both can be fatal,” said E.R. Physician, Dr. Jim George.
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
have a hip fracture. Both can be fatal,” said E.R. Physician, Dr. Jim George. Since ice covered many roads and walkways in Southwest Louisiana, there may be those who hurt themselves but did not seek medical care. Dr. George says any worsening... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Winter weather closures for Wednesday, Jan. 17Weather-related closures for Jan. 17 in Southwest Louisiana. City of Lake Char
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Weather-related closures for Jan. 17 in Southwest Louisiana. City of Lake Charles Transit service will resume Wednesday as soon as roads are safe. City of Lake Charles trash and garbage pickup will not run Wednesday. Trash and garbage normally... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Ice covers many streets in downtown Lake CharlesIce covers many roads across Southwest Louisiana, including downtown Lake Charl
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Ice covers many roads across Southwest Louisiana, including downtown Lake Charles. Black ice can be seen on the Lake Charles Skycam pointed at Lakeshore Drive near the Civic Center. Other roads with ice reported include Ryan Street, Broad Street, and... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Statewide travel warning: I-10 closed from Lafayette to SlidellWednesday morning. I-10 from Lafayette to Slidell is closed in both directions
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Wednesday morning. I-10 from Lafayette to Slidell is closed in both directions, causing issues for anyone traveling from Southwest Louisiana to eastern portions of the state. For anyone traveling in the Baton Rouge area, you can see an updated... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Hazardous morning commute; improving by afternoonsunset. Sunshine today will really help dry things up, but the extreme cold ton
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
sunset. Sunshine today will really help dry things up, but the extreme cold tonight will result in another pipe buster for Southwest Louisiana if precautions are not taken to protect outdoor and exposed water pipes one more night. I don’t expect a... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Bitterly cold overnight with ice likely an issue on area bridgesissue through Wednesday morning as temperatures may not get above freezing unti
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
issue through Wednesday morning as temperatures may not get above freezing until near noon. Travel is no recommend across Southwest Louisiana through Wednesday morning. If you must travel, so so with extreme caution and give yourself a lot of... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Heart of Louisiana: Cajun culture in the town of EuniceLafitte National Park. The museum tells the story of the prairie Acadians who
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Lafitte National Park. The museum tells the story of the prairie Acadians who took advantage of the grassy flatlands of Southwest Louisiana to farm and raise cattle. "Those that settled in the prairie area, they borrowed a lot of skills from... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
About 5,000 residents without power across SWLAMany residents in are without power in Southwest Louisiana. Entergy is reporti
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Many residents in are without power in Southwest Louisiana. Entergy is reporting around 700 residents in Calcasieu Parish and an estimated 2,200 residents in Jefferson Davis Parish have lost power. Entergy expects power to be restored by 9... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Residents react to snowfall in LeesvilleSnow made a rare return to Southwest Louisiana today. Areas of Vernon Parish s
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Snow made a rare return to Southwest Louisiana today. Areas of Vernon Parish saw lots of snow fall throughout the day, but it didn't stop people from being out and about. In Leesville, it was business as usual for some residents who went out to go... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Winter precipitation continues until this eveningWinter precipitation will continue to fall across Southwest Louisiana until ear
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
Winter precipitation will continue to fall across Southwest Louisiana until early Tuesday evening when drier air arrives. Accumulation is still expected to be limited and most likely in areas north of US highway 190 where 1 to 2 inches of snow is... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Cold weather poses threats to cats, dogsAs the temperatures continue to drop across Southwest Louisiana, be aware that
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
As the temperatures continue to drop across Southwest Louisiana, be aware that cold weather poses serious threats to your pets' health. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cold weather may worsen some medical conditions, such... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
UPDATED: Latest winter weather closuresWintry weather conditions are hitting Southwest Louisiana today, resulting in c
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
Wintry weather conditions are hitting Southwest Louisiana today, resulting in closures and postponements. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate as temperatures drop. ABC Training Center closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Allen Parish courthouse... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Road conditions will deteriorate as temperatures dropWith the onset of a wintry mix underway across most all of Southwest Louisiana
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
With the onset of a wintry mix underway across most all of Southwest Louisiana as of midday, temperatures continue to fall to near 32 degrees area-wide. While there are no reports of any travel issues at this time, some bridges and overpasses could... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Special one-hour 7News at Noon todayThe wintry weather moving through Southwest Louisiana is posing a threat to man
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
The wintry weather moving through Southwest Louisiana is posing a threat to many area roads and has closed all area schools. 7News has crews across our five-parish area getting a first-hand look at the rain, sleet, and snow currently falling. We... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Staying safe on the roadsWith an expected freeze to hit Southwest Louisiana later today many are taking
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
With an expected freeze to hit Southwest Louisiana later today many are taking precautions and experts say its best to stay off the roads. Icy weather conditions can lead to dangerous situations on the road so to make sure your commute is safe AAA... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
State, parish and Entergy monitor winter weather needsto help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, a
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
to help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, and more recently, the snow that covered Southwest Louisiana in December. While cold weather preps are not routine here, emergency officials have had more experience... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Local business makes dreams come true for autistic teenBringing your favorite fairytales to life, one local family is spreading happin
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
Bringing your favorite fairytales to life, one local family is spreading happiness at birthday parties across Southwest Louisiana. Although they make all children smile, there's one in particular whose life is beginning to change for the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Winter weather could cause problems Tuesday for SW Louisiana24 hours away, the brief warm-up today will come to a very abrupt end by early
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
24 hours away, the brief warm-up today will come to a very abrupt end by early Tuesday morning as the front barrels through Southwest Louisiana in the pre-dawn hours. The front will send a very shallow cold layer of air near the surface that will... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Winter returns with a vengeance this weekto make for great outdoor conditions for all the Martin Luther King Day festivi
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
to make for great outdoor conditions for all the Martin Luther King Day festivities and parades happening across all of Southwest Louisiana. Tonight will be relatively calm and not as frigid during the evening as temperatures drop through the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Great weather continues Monday with wintry mix possible Tuesdayit reaches far south enough to us. This will still need to be monitored in the
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
it reaches far south enough to us. This will still need to be monitored in the next couple days on what our impacts in Southwest Louisiana are exactly. On Thursday and Friday, there will be plenty of clouds around, and an upper level... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Tracking our next cold front as cool temperatures stick aroundmix, but chance for snow is still low. This will still need to be monitored in
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 days ago
mix, but chance for snow is still low. This will still need to be monitored in the next couple days on what our impacts in Southwest Louisiana are exactly. On Thursday and Friday, there will be plenty of clouds around, and an upper level... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sunny and beautiful weekend with cold temperaturesback in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
back in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in the next couple days on what our impacts in Southwest Louisiana are exactly. As of now, there is a 30% chance for showers Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies. Some of these... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Freezing weather returns to Southwest Louisianadrop back into the 30s after sunset. Lows early Saturday morning will be a bit
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
drop back into the 30s after sunset. Lows early Saturday morning will be a bit colder with upper 20s across most of Southwest Louisiana under mostly clear skies and with calmer winds, so prepare for a light freeze overnight tonight. Plenty... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
2018 SWLA Mardi Gras poster availableThe official 2018 Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana poster is now available for
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
The official 2018 Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana poster is now available for purchase. Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana partnered with local artist Candice Alexander to create the poster, which is available in a variety of sizes. The poster can... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Strong cold front arrives today, bringing storms and cold temperaturesback in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
back in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in the next couple days on what our impacts in Southwest Louisiana are exactly. As of now, there is just a 20% chance for showers Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies. By the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Strong cold front arrives later today with stormscold front will occur by mid to late-afternoon with a squall line of thundersto
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
cold front will occur by mid to late-afternoon with a squall line of thunderstorms developing as the front moves through Southwest Louisiana between 3 and 8 p.m. Along this line, gusty winds and heavy rain will accompany the front but the severe... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Road to Recovery seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patientsRoad to Recovery desperately needs volunteers, because for the last two years,
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
Road to Recovery desperately needs volunteers, because for the last two years, Theriot has been the only driver in Southwest Louisiana. "Nobody can figure out why it's so hard to get volunteers in this area," she said. "They seem to not... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Road to Recovery seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patientsRoad to Recovery desperately needs volunteers, because for the last two years,
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
Road to Recovery desperately needs volunteers, because for the last two years, Theriot has been the only driver in Southwest Louisiana. "Nobody can figure out why it's so hard to get volunteers in this area," she said. "They seem to not... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Four arrested in DeQuincy drug bustof a minor. Two weapons were recovered and over 200 grams of synthetic marijuan
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
of a minor. Two weapons were recovered and over 200 grams of synthetic marijuana was found. Authorities from multiple southwest Louisiana agencies were serving 3 arrest warrants in two separate locations in DeQuincy. The DeQuincy Police... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Cold and flu season: Which pharmacies in the Lake area have certain medication available?With cold and flu in full force across southwest Louisiana, some pharmacies are
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
With cold and 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... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Strong cold front arrives Thursday bringing rain and cold temperaturesback in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in t
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
back in the freezing mark once again. This will still need to be monitored in the next couple days on what our impacts in Southwest Louisiana are exactly. As of now, there is just a 20% chance for showers Tuesday and Wednesday with mostly cloudy... Read more
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Daily Mail
Deaths threats cause school board lockdown after teacher is handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
Lake Placid News / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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The Columbian
Deaths threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffed videothe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Louisiana school gets death threats after teacher handcuffed at board meetingthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Death threats cause lockdown after Louisiana teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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WQOW Eau Claire
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
WQOW Eau Claire / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffedthe board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or ema
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 9 days ago
the board president nor Superintendent Jerome Puyau returned phone calls or emails seeking comment. Puyau told media in southwest Louisiana that the school system would not seek to have Hargrave prosecuted. Longstanding divisions on the... Read more
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