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Update: LSP says Texas man fired at officers before fatally shooting self

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2023-09-01 12:50:41

SUMMARY: During last weekend's officer-involved shooting in Vinton, a Cameron Parish deputy was shot in the head by a suspect named Stephen Wilson. Wilson fled the scene and was later found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Sulphur officer who was injured in the shooting survived the incident. The incident started when Wilson drove away instead of making a traffic stop and fired at the deputy, leading to a pursuit. Wilson eventually crashed and fired at officers again before taking his own life.

Update: LSP says Texas man fired at officers before fatally shooting self

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Arcs and Sparks event promotes safety

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-16 20:46:19

SUMMARY: The City of Lake Charles Partners in Parks initiative and Entergy teamed up for the Arts and Sparks event, which live demonstrations showing real sparks from a transformer. The event aimed to educate attendees on how Entergy provides electrical power and how to stay safe around power lines. Gabriel Barrow emphasized the importance of safety, noting that improper handling of downed lines can lead to major injuries or fatalities. Attendees were advised to stay away from downed lines to avoid life-altering events. Information on energy conservation and storm preparation was also provided.

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Fiddling event teaches tradition

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-16 20:46:08

SUMMARY: Northwestern State University and the Louisiana Folk Life Center hosted “Fiddling with the Finest,” an event in downtown DeRidder promoting the 2024 Folk Festival. The event celebrated Louisiana folk fiddling with live music from state fiddle champions and discussions on the fiddle's importance. Fiddlers of all levels participated in a jam session, blending influences such as Cajun, Scottish, Appalachian, and Texas Swing to create a diverse musical melting pot. The Folk Festival is scheduled for July 20th at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches.

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Do you know the origin of Flag Day?

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-15 23:01:49

SUMMARY: Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the design of the U.S. flag by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The flag features 13 stripes and a union of 13 stars representing the new constellation. To mark the occasion, Lake Charles mayor's Armed Forces commission held a flag retirement ceremony at Veterans Park, teaching proper flag disposal and folding. Veterans, families, and community members participated, highlighting the importance of respecting the flag. Vietnam veteran Alfred Cochran encourages the younger generation to attend such ceremonies to appreciate the freedoms earned. coinciding with Flag Day, it was also the U.S. Army's birthday.

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