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Monday Afternoon Headlines

Good Afternoon everyone! 

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC Newsroom with a look at what we're working on this afternoon. 

Are you a McNeese student who drives to class each day?  Has parking been a problem for you?   Well, there is hope on the horizon.  Tonight a look at how the MSU is planning to address the issue in the very near future. 

Mitt Romney has one less opponent today.  Rick Santorum suspended his Presidential campaign today….dropping out of the competition and basically ceding the nomination to Romney.  Look for reaction to that decision tonight.

In political news closer to home, the state House of Representative's budget committee narrowly supports Governor Jindal's plan to sell the Avoyelles Correctional Facility.  The administration says it's a way to save money, while opponents say the sale would damage public safety and drive up costs in the long-term. 

And for all of us with smart phones and other digital devices, news out of Washington today that should make it tougher for people who steal those devices.  Phone carriers and manufacturers are working together to create a blacklist that would make those stolen devices useless to thieves.

While those smart phones and the like are things of our modern society, it's good to remember the good ole days.  Folks in DeQuincy are preparing to do just that with the Louisiana Railroad Days this week.  What's in store?  Tune in for the answer tonight. 

In sports,  we're checking out both the McNeese Softball and Baseball teams as they face some action today…and  hey, is Bill Parcells in or out as interim coach for the Saints?   Joe Downs will have the answer. 

And as far as the weather is concerned there's still a chance for a few showers, Kristian will have your complete forecast. 

It's all tonight at 5 and 6 – we hope you join us.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-12-13 22:26:37 GMT
    Cloudy skies, yet dry conditions on ThursdayCloudy skies, yet dry conditions on Thursday

    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will be slightly warmer overnight. Winds have shifted back to the south, and that has slightly increased our humidity, and with therefore prevent temperatures from falling tonight. Most of Southwest Louisiana will cool down to the mid 40s, while a couple places may reach the upper 30s. Thursday will be another warm day in the mid to upper 60s, before another cold front comes through overnight.

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    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will be slightly warmer overnight. Winds have shifted back to the south, and that has slightly increased our humidity, and with therefore prevent temperatures from falling tonight. Most of Southwest Louisiana will cool down to the mid 40s, while a couple places may reach the upper 30s. Thursday will be another warm day in the mid to upper 60s, before another cold front comes through overnight.

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  • Boil advisory lifted for La. 112 South Elizabeth

    Boil advisory lifted for La. 112 South Elizabeth

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-12-13 17:43:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Village of Elizabeth has issued a boil advisory, effective immediately until further notice, for water customers living along Hwy 112, south of Elizabeth. The Village of Elizabeth recommends that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

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    The Village of Elizabeth has issued a boil advisory, effective immediately until further notice, for water customers living along Hwy 112, south of Elizabeth. The Village of Elizabeth recommends that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

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  • Red Cross offering SWLA free smoke alarms

    Red Cross offering SWLA free smoke alarms

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:40 PM EST2017-12-13 17:40:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    During a house fire, every second counts so, in an effort to reduce the number of house fires across the area, the Red Cross is teaming up with local fire departments to install free smoke alarms. It’s all part of its national 'Home Fire Campaign' in an effort to make sure every resident across Southwest Louisiana has a working smoke alarm. Red Cross says its goal is to reduce death and injury from house fires by 25 percent by 2020. Because during a house fire, every second c...

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    During a house fire, every second counts so, in an effort to reduce the number of house fires across the area, the Red Cross is teaming up with local fire departments to install free smoke alarms. It’s all part of its national 'Home Fire Campaign' in an effort to make sure every resident across Southwest Louisiana has a working smoke alarm. Red Cross says its goal is to reduce death and injury from house fires by 25 percent by 2020. Because during a house fire, every second c...

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