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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.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 08:44:37 GMT
    Skies clear this afternoonSkies clear this afternoon

    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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  • Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:32 GMT
    (Source: Magnolia LNG)(Source: Magnolia LNG)

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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