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  1. 800K travelers stopped at Louisiana welcome centers in 2016Read the original story

    Yesterday | Baton Rouge Business Report

    ... says the total number of visitors to the state's welcome centers in 2016 would have been around 1.1 million had the Vinton center not closed. That's based on the previous years' averages. The Louisiana Office of Tourism runs 12 welcome centers in ...

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  2. Vinton fire chief retires after 50 years of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Town of Vinton's fire chief is retiring after 50 years of fighting fires and helping with rescues and traffic accidents. It didn't take long for Jerry Merchant to prove himself as a volunteer firefighter.

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  3. Jaws of LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in California. Vinton residents are raising some concerns about a nearly 14-acre RV park that is being proposed at tonight's zoning meeting. Plus, car ...

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  4. Fillies test for class, staminaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | NWAonline

    ... at a mile in her seven-career start. She has finished fourth and in two previous 1-mile races -- at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., on Nov. 9, and at Remington Park on Dec. 11, but Chleborad said Chanel's Legacy was one work short of optimal fitness in ...

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  5. Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star rankingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown, to the hottest prospect in Louisiana.

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  6. Suddenlink store in Sulphur closing soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... to not only Sulphur residents, but also to people in West Calcasieu. "I mean, it goes all the way to a portion of Vinton that they service, and those people now have to drive to Lake Charles," he said. "We are committed to Sulphur and have made ...

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  7. Delta Downs unveils its $45 million expansion projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... will bring more people to visit. "It's made it so much better for people to come and for people to stay," said Vinton Mayor Kenny Stinson. "It provides jobs for our area. It provides employment for all of our citizens. It just goes really well for ...

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  8. groundbreaking ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... Downs to spend time at the casino, racetrack or hotel and that's reason enough to expand this adult playground. "Vinton and Lake Charles and the whole of Southwest Louisiana have been growing greatly. We have a great property here; the problem is we ...

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  9. Delta Downs debuts $45 million expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... expansion debuted Thursday at the Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel. The 167-room structure is in addition to the Vinton, Louisiana, venue's original 203-room tower. All rooms feature dark wood textures, chocolate and grey color palettes and ...

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  10. Crawfish seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... up to run for mayor of Lake Charles. Lake Charles city council districts are also on the ballot along with Town of Vinton and two special elections. Plus, it's a unique festival that brings in tourists from all over the nation. Get ready, because ...

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  11. Qualifying Day 1: Eight sign up to run for Lake Charles mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... to vote," he said. Also on the ballot are Lake Charles' seven city council districts along with municipal races in Vinton. And Jones said there are a couple of special elections March 25. "That's for the District 12 school board in Sulphur replacing ...

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  12. Two Texas men arrested for drug possession following traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Louisiana State Police Troop D arrested two men for drug possession on Monday evening after o stopping a vehicle on I-10 between Vinton and Sulphur for improper lane usage, authorities said. After officers searched the suspects' vehicle, they found 50 bottles of the drug promethazine with an estimated street value of $5,000, said Sgt.

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  13. Fair Grounds EHV: Additional Horses Test PositiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | The Horse

    ... or leave. Racing will continue at the track. Movement restrictions are also in place at Delta Downs Racetrack in Vinton, Louisiana, due to the day racers that visit both tracks. Racing will continue at Delta Downs also." "Epidemiological ...

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  14. Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras 2017 eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... st down Hwy. 90. Ride a float, catch a chicken and finish with some gumbo and live music for a toe-tapping good time. Vinton Mardi Gras Celebration : Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m - 4 p.m., Downtown Vinton. Knights of Columbus will host a gumbo

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  15. Parents insist Hatchimals are swearing while they "sleep": ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | NOLA.com

    ... slumber. Several videos on YouTube show the bird toys saying what critics described as "f--- me" in their sleep. Vinton, La. resident Frances Rodriguez told KPLC-TV she now dislikes letting her daughters play with the toy given its vulgar defect. ...

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  16. Report: Louisiana family says Hatchimal toys curse in their sleepRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    A Louisiana mother says the Hatchimals her daughter received for Christmas talk in their sleep -- and the conversation is occasionally R-rated, according to a report by KPLC in Lake Charles. Vinton resident Frances Rodriguez said she and other family members have heard the toys use obscenities, causing her to limit her daughter's play time with the Hatchimals.

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  17. Double murder-suicide in Vernon ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... to keep its doors open. Plus, one of the holiday's most popular toys is making the naughty list. Hear from one Vinton family who says their Hatchimals are using foul. In weather, temperatures will be warm and muggy overnight into Monday with lows in ...

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  18. Calvert community reacts to police ambush shootingRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... their Hatchimals aren't working, others are claiming that these toys are saying some interesting words including Vinton resident Frances Rodriguez. "I don't like (my daughters) playing with them even if they are ... Magical creatures that live ...

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  19. Three confirmed dead after reported plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Magical creatures that live inside eggs or Hatchimals, have been one of the most popular Christmas gifts this year, but after Christmas some parents took to social media to complain that their children's Hatchimals weren't hatching. While some parents claim their Hatchimals aren't working, others are claiming that these toys are saying some interesting words including Vinton resident Frances Rodriguez.

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  20. The year 2016 marked with two SWLA historic floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... downstream forcing evacuations before flooding parts of western Calcasieu including parts of Starks, Toomey and Vinton. "This is our home and it's never happened before this bad. We.. uh.. moved in Thanksgiving..the night before Thanksgiving at 10 ...

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