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Boudin
Philip A. Guillory
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Vote the Best Boudin in Louisiana [POLL]

The smell of smoked meat, boudin and cracklins, and the sound of Zydeco on a Saturday morning is always a swift reminder of what part of Louisiana you’re in.

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Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point - YouTube via visitlakecharles.org
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point - YouTube via visitlakecharles.org
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Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary With Free Event [VIDEO]

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point is 1-years old. This Saturday May 7, they will host their first anniversary celebration and your invited!

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Walkers Raise Funds for in American Cancer Society
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2016 Southwest Louisiana Free To Breath Run/Walk

Come out and participate in the 8th annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk And 1-Mile Walk brought to you by Free To Breathe Saturday April 9, 2016 in Lake Charles.

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Golden Nugget Casino and Resort, Lake Charles, La.
Scott Lewis
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Golden Nugget to Add 300-Room Expansion

Golden Nugget Casino executives announced this week that construction has begun for the new $85 million, 300-room hotel tower to be located on an acre of land on the south side of the casino's pool area.

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Lake Charles Mardi Gras 12th Night [VIDEO]

Les bon temps roule! The 2016 Mardi Gras season in Southwest Louisiana will soon be underway. Don't miss the annual 12th Night celebration at the Civic Center.

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Lake Area Events for Veteran’s Day

You'll find a great selection of Veteran's Day events going on in the Lake Area right here.

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Lighting Storm
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Tuesday Storm Causes Power Outages for Thousands in Southwest Louisiana

Here’s the latest update on power outages throughout the affected parts of Southwest Louisiana.

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Getty Images/Richard Ellis
Getty Images/Richard Ellis
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Winter Weather on the Way

The weather has been, for the most part, pretty nice lately, but early next week we can look for a taste of the winter weather that has been plaguing the rest of the country.

Not nearly as bad as the weather in New England, but we will have our own bit of ice to deal with.

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Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras 2015 Schedule Released

In most of the country things slow down after Christmas and New Years. Here we segue into Mardi Gras and keep the party going. It all starts twelve days after Christmas. We have this year's schedule for you

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Cold Weather
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Possible First Frost and Cold Weather Coming

It looks like Southwest Louisiana could be facing five days where the high never tops 60 degrees. It starts tonight when north winds hit Lake Charles and tomorrow's high is only 59 degrees. Then it gets colder.

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Red Cross
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Red Cross Helping Lake Area Families

I thought (like a lot of others) that the Red Cross worked wherever major catastrophes put people in need. That it is a big organization that helps when thousands of people are hurting. That is part of what the Red Cross does. The Red Cross helps families right here in Lake Charles make it through personal catastrophes all the time.

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Lake Charles
Don Rivers
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Lake Charles History on Video [VIDEO]

This video gives you a taste of the history of Lake Charles. Did you know Lake Charles started off as a German town? You may learn a few new tidbits here.

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