Wednesday afternoon headlines from KPLC - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Wednesday afternoon headlines from KPLC

Here are some of the stories we're following today in the KPLC 7 Newsroom...

Budget cuts are being implemented at Moss Regional Hospital.  Hospital officials tell us they are losing their psychiatric unit and pediatrics.  Changes coming are expected to be complete by March 1.  We'll look at where patients will be referred and what may happen to employees affected.

American Airlines announced today it plans to cut thousands of jobs, including flight attendants, pilots, and managers.  It's not clear where exactly the cuts will be made or if local American Eagle operations at Lake Charles will be affected.  American Airlines operates the regional carrier in Lake Charles and many other smaller airports. 

In weather, showers continue to move through the area.  Low's tonight are expected to be in the mid-60's. 

The Dow closed up more than 83 points.

Join Cynthia and Wade later today on 7 News Live at Five.

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    LCPD investigating shooting death on Fournet Street, lockdown lifted at Ralph Wilson Elementary

    LCPD investigating shooting death on Fournet Street, lockdown lifted at Ralph Wilson Elementary

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:36:15 GMT
    (Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)(Source: Antoine Aaron / KPLC)

    A precautionary lockdown is in place at Ralph Wilson Elementary School on Opelousas street due to an incident with the Lake Charles Police Department in the area. All students and faculty are safe. KPLC is working on gathering more details. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A precautionary lockdown is in place at Ralph Wilson Elementary School on Opelousas street due to an incident with the Lake Charles Police Department in the area. All students and faculty are safe. KPLC is working on gathering more details. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • West Calcasieu job fair Wednesday May 24

    West Calcasieu job fair Wednesday May 24

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-05-24 12:05:07 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    A job fair hosted by the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 24, at the Managan Recreation Center, 1000 McKinley Street in Westlake. 

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    A job fair hosted by the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 24, at the Managan Recreation Center, 1000 McKinley Street in Westlake. 

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  • Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:59:12 GMT
    (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

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    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

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