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.