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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: Heat Advisory for today and Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory for today and Sunday

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:37:09 GMT
    Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)
    Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Feels-like temperatures for this afternoon (Source: KPLC)

    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory began at noon and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through this evening expect continued hot and mostly sunny conditions. 

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    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory began at noon and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through this evening expect continued hot and mostly sunny conditions. 

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  • Singer man pleads guilty to robbing DeQuincy bank

    Singer man pleads guilty to robbing DeQuincy bank

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:01:12 GMT
    Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)

    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

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    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

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  • Candidates qualified for Iowa, Westlake, DeQuincy mayoral races

    Candidates qualified for Iowa, Westlake, DeQuincy mayoral races

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:27:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A list of qualifying candidates for the Nov. 6 is now available. For a full list of who has qualified in each parish, click HERE. Mayoral Races: Westlake Robert "Bob" Hardey (REP) Iowa Paul Hesse (NOPTY) DeQuincy James B. Harris (NOPTY) Heather Royer (REP) Riley Smith (REP) Kinder Wayland Lafargue (DEM) Oberlin Joseph "Moochie" Manuel (DEM) Marilyn G. Robinson (DEM) Elton Cathy Hollingsworth (DEM) Roger ...

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    A list of qualifying candidates for the Nov. 6 is now available. For a full list of who has qualified in each parish, click HERE. Mayoral Races: Westlake Robert "Bob" Hardey (REP) Iowa Paul Hesse (NOPTY) DeQuincy James B. Harris (NOPTY) Heather Royer (REP) Riley Smith (REP) Kinder Wayland Lafargue (DEM) Oberlin Joseph "Moochie" Manuel (DEM) Marilyn G. Robinson (DEM) Elton Cathy Hollingsworth (DEM) Roger ...

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