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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. 

Heart wrenching testimony is underway in court today from a 94-year-old DeQuincy woman who was brutally beaten and raped on Jan. 28 of this year. The tiny, frail woman had to be helped to the witness stand so her testimony could be recorded in case she is not available when the suspect goes to trial.

And it's a sad story from LeBleu Settlement...A seven-year-old girl died after being hit by debris that flew from a lawn mower as the neighbor was cutting the grass. It's a terrible tragedy. But it shows the importance of safety measures that need to be taken as we get further into the summer lawn care season.

The weather is not going to change much over the next seven days, so expect plenty of warm weather with no chance for rain.

Coming up on 7News at Six, we'll have first round action from the Lions Club Open at Westlake's National Golf Club of Louisiana. We've also got this week's edition of the Seven Sportsperson of the Week, where we'll take a look at the State Runner-ups from St. Louis Bowling Team.

Join us at Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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  • Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-26 10:19:44 GMT
    Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

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    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

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  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:33:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

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    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

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  • Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:25:49 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
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