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McNeese State Escapes With 5-4 Win Over Texas Tech

LAKE CHARLES, La. - McNeese State brought home the game-winning run off a Texas Tech fielding error in the top of the eighth inning Saturday afternoon as the Cowgirls escaped with a 5-4 extra-inning win at Cowgirl Diamond. The loss extended Tech's weekend ...

McNeese State holds off Nicholls, wins 83-78 in OT

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Desharick Guidry had 20 points and Kevin Hardy added 14 with 11 rebounds as McNeese State fought off Nicholls for an 83-78 win in overtime on Saturday. Matthew Moss completed a three-point play with 2:25 left in the extra period to ...

Tigers Hold on to Beat Texas Tech

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Calli Irvin and Haleigh Ross both homered in the first inning as the University of Memphis held on to beat Texas Tech 12-9 in the early game of the second day of the Cowgirl Classic. Memphis (5-7) scored a season-high in runs and scored ...

Rock band Styx sets spring date for Golden Nugget

LAKE CHARLES, La. — One of the most popular rock bands of the 20th century is back on the road and selling out venues across the country. The rock band Styx is returning to the region for the first time in nearly four years with a concert on Saturday ...

'Suicidal' man pulls out BB pistol when confronted by officer

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles man who was trying to break into his grandmother's house pulled out a BB gun when approached by police, telling the officer he was "suicidal" and "wished the officer would have shot him." Deputy Chief Mark Kraus ...

McNeese State shuts out Texas Tech, 5-0

LAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese State starter Emily Vincent struck out 10 in a complete game shutout Friday night as the Cowgirls handed Texas Tech its second loss of the day with a 5-0 victory at Cowgirl Diamond. Vincent (5-1) struck out five of the first ...

Lake Charles sex offender arrested in Texas

Under Louisiana Law, Sex Offenders are required to register with the Lake Charles Police Department once released from jail/prison within 3 working days if they reside within the city limits. Pegues registered with Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Detectives ...

Lake Charles man preserves blues history by building guitars out of cigar boxes

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) — Robert Newman just got back from the cigar shop, but he doesn't smoke. He's adding to the stash of discarded wood cigar boxes that he uses to build guitars. He says he's looking for "tone" wood. It not only has to look good ...

Golden Nugget spa, salon and fitness center opens in Lake Charles

A spa is the latest amenity to open at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., the casino developed by Houston billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta. The 17,000-square-foot Spa and Salon at the Golden Nugget, touted as a Las Vegas-like feature ...

Officials celebrate 20th anniversary of sister city relationship with Lake Charles, La.

LAKE CHARLES, La. | Community leaders commemorated the 20th anniversary of a sister city relationship between Sioux City and Lake Charles, La., just one day before Fat Tuesday. A Lake Charles delegation helps Sioux City put on its Mardi Gras-themed Big ...

Charles Mitchell of Lake Charles: Dedicated to Patient Health Care

Charles Mitchell of Lake Charles is a highly dedicated and highly motivated medical professional currently serving his patients on a more personalized level. He has been expertly trained as a pharmaci…

Your Top Plays for Today – KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

FIFA rules out financial compensation for leagues and clubs that will need to change traditional season dates to accommodate the shift of the 2022 World Cup to late in the year. …

Lake Charles prosecutor accused of groping man after offering to re-instate driver’s license pleads guilty

A former Lake Charles prosecutor who served as a longtime member of a statewide advisory board was convicted Wednesday in state district court related to allegations that he groped a man in his office…

24 Hours in Lake Charles With CrossFit CSE

We had so much fun in New Orleans and while we definitely can’t wait to come back and visit again (during non-Mardi Gras season), we were ready to move on and so we made our way to west to Lake Charle…

Body found in submerged vehicle in Lake Sabine

It appears a Lake Charles man lost his life Sunday morning on Bailey Road in Bridge City. Officials identified the man who died after his vehicle entered into the mouth of Lake Sabine on February 22, …

Golden Nugget on the move in Lake Charles

Tilman Fertitta’s Lake Charles Golden Nugget is looking like a value added addition to Louisiana’s 20 casinos, helping drive the statewide win in January to nearly $220 million, a 16.7 percent increas…

‘Fifty Shades’ dominates box office again with $22.2 million – KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

“Fifty Shades of Grey” stayed on top of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $22.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office. The tot…

Lake Charles Trip! Part 1

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Lake Charles man dies after car goes into lake in Texas

A Lake Charles man has died after his body was found along with his car under water in a lake in Bridge City. Texas authorities identify the victim as 49-year-old Charles Huffman. According to KBMT, a…

Neighbor sentenced in Lake Charles woman's stabbing death

LAKE CHARLES -- The neighbor of a woman found stabbed 16 times has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. The American Press reports that 27-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara also was sen…


What do you know about abuse of women in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.


Avoiding Foreclosure in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

The Obama Administration has implemented a number of programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. The majority of these programs are administered through the U.S. Treasury Department and HUD. This page provides a summary of these various programs. Please continue reading in order to determine which program can best assist you.

Please read FHA's brochure, "Save Your Home:  Tips to Avoid Foreclosure," also published in   Spanish,  Chinese and  Vietnamese.

Making Home Affordable

The Making Home Affordable © (MHA) Program is a critical part of the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy.

Homeowners can lower their monthly mortgage payments and get into more stable loans at today's low rates. And for those homeowners for whom homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable, the program can provide a way out which avoids foreclosure. Additionally, in an effort to be responsive to the needs of today's homeowners, there are also options for unemployed homeowners and homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth. Please read the following program summaries to determine which program options may be best suited for your particular circumstances.

Modify or Refinance Your Loan for Lower Payments

  • Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP): HAMP lowers your monthly mortgage payment to 31 percent of your verified monthly gross (pre-tax) income to make your payments more affordable. The typical HAMP modification results in a 40 percent drop in a monthly mortgage payment. Eighteen percent of HAMP homeowners reduce their payments by $1,000 or more. Click Here for more information.
  • Principal Reduction Alternative (PRA): PRA was designed to help homeowners whose homes are worth significantly less than they owe by encouraging servicers and investors to reduce the amount you owe on your home. Click Here for more information.  
  • Second Lien Modification Program (2MP): If your first mortgage was permanently modified under HAMP SM and you have a second mortgage on the same property, you may be eligible for a modification or principal reduction on your second mortgage under 2MP. Likewise, If you have a home equity loan, HELOC, or some other second lien that is making it difficult for you to keep up with your mortgage payments, learn more about this MHA program. Click Here for more information.
  • Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP): If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. HARP is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage. Click Here for more information.

“Underwater” Mortgages

In today's housing market, many homeowners have experienced a decrease in their home's value. Learn about these MHA programs to address this concern for homeowners.

  • Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP): If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. HARP is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage. Click Here for more information.
  • Principal Reduction Alternative: PRA was designed to help homeowners whose homes are worth significantly less than they owe by encouraging servicers and investors to reduce the amount you owe on your home. Click Here for more information.  
  • Treasury/FHA Second Lien Program (FHA2LP): If you have a second mortgage and the mortgage servicer of your first mortgage agrees to participate in FHA Short Refinance, you may qualify to have your second mortgage on the same home reduced or eliminated through FHA2LP. If the servicer of your second mortgage agrees to participate, the total amount of your mortgage debt after the refinance cannot exceed 115% of your home’s current value. Click Here for more information.

 Assistance for Unemployed Homeowners

  • Home Affordable Unemployment Program (UP): If you are having a tough time making your mortgage payments because you are unemployed, you may be eligible for UP. UP provides a temporary reduction or suspension of mortgage payments for at least twelve months while you seek re-employment. Click Here for more information.
  • Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP):  Click Here for more information about EHLP assistance provided in your state.
  • FHA Special Forbearance: If you are having difficulty making mortgage payments because you are unemployed and have no other sources of income, you may be eligible for FHA's Special Forbearance.  FHA now requires servicers to extend the forbearance period, by offering a reduced or suspended mortgage payment for up to twelve months, for FHA borrowers who qualify for the program. Click Here for more information.

Managed Exit for Borrowers

  • Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA): If your mortgage payment is unaffordable and you are interested in transitioning to more affordable housing, you may be eligible for a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure through HAFA SM. Click Here for more information.
  • “Redemption”is a period after your home has already been sold at a foreclosure sale when you can still reclaim your home. You will need to pay the outstanding mortgage balance and all costs incurred during the foreclosure process.

Contact Your Lender

If you are experiencing difficulties making your mortgage payments, you are encouraged to contact your lender or loan servicer directly to inquire about foreclosure prevention options that are available. If you are experiencing difficulty communicating with your mortgage lender or servicer about your need for mortgage relief, there are organizations that can help by contacting lenders and servicers on your behalf. 


Assistance for FHA-Insured Homeowners

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is working aggressively to halt and reverse the losses represented by foreclosure. Through its  National Servicing Center (NSC), FHA offers a number of various loss mitigation programs and informational resources to assist FHA-insured homeowners and home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) borrowers facing financial hardship or unemployment and whose mortgage is either in default or at risk of default.

  • Click Here to log onto the NSC Loss Mitigation Programs home page.
  • Click Here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about FHA’s loss mitigation programs.

Contact FHA

FHA staff are available to help answer your questions and assist you to better understand your options as an FHA borrower under these loss mitigation programs. There are several ways you can contact FHA for more information, including:

  • Call the National Servicing Center at (877) 622-8525
  • Call the FHA Outreach Center at 1-800-CALL FHA (800-225-5342)
  • Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
  • Email the FHA Resource Center
  • The Online FHA Resource Center



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