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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

Citing the link between Jean Lafitte and slavery, one group in Lake Charles has issues with the Contraband Days Festival. Protesters with the National Action Network are meeting with Mayor Randy Roach and the Buccaneers over their concerns with Contraband Days. We're covering this meeting, and we'll let you know what they say tonight on 7News at Six.

And on Live at Five, we'll update you on the Robyn Davis-Sissy Saltzman murder trial. A fresh jury has been chosen along with two alternates. Opening statements are set to begin tomorrow afternoon.

And lawmakers are weighing in on whether to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to fill a $211 million budget gap. 

The weather is not going to change much over the next seven days so expect plenty of warm weather with no chance for rain. Tonight will be rather breezy again with wind gusts upwards of 20 mph at times. Temperatures will stay in the 60s tonight.

Coming up tonight in sports, Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis speaks out for the first time on the wiretapping investigation. Plus, we'll tell you where the Black and Gold stand on a long-term deal with Drew Brees.

Fastpitch 56 kicks off tomorrow at Frasch Park! We have a preview. Plus, we continue our "Eye of the Bucs" segment with Swashbucklers kicker Blake Bercegeay.

Hope you'll join us for Live at Five and 7News at Six.

 

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  • UPDATE: Crowley officer shot Wednesday night has been released from hospital

    UPDATE: Crowley officer shot Wednesday night has been released from hospital

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:03:25 GMT
    Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department)Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department)

    A Crowley police officer is recovering after getting shot overnight, authorities said.

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    A Crowley police officer is recovering after getting shot overnight, authorities said.

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    Crowley police dog shot and killed overnight brought to Calcasieu Parish

    Crowley police dog shot and killed overnight brought to Calcasieu Parish

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:54:25 GMT
    Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department)Roscoe and his handler Tate Thibodeaux (Source: Crowley Police Department)

    A Crowley Police Department K-9 officer died in an overnight shooting that left two others dead and an officer wounded.  The K-9 officer Roscoe was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday around noon. Police held a procession for the slain K-9 officer. Roscoe is set to be cremated tomorrow in Sulphur.  State police are continuing to investigate the shooting. The identity of the victims are unknown at this time. Copyright ...

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    A Crowley Police Department K-9 officer died in an overnight shooting that left two others dead and an officer wounded.  The K-9 officer Roscoe was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday around noon. Police held a procession for the slain K-9 officer. Roscoe is set to be cremated tomorrow in Sulphur.  State police are continuing to investigate the shooting. The identity of the victims are unknown at this time. Copyright ...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures will continue, but rain is on its way!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures will continue, but rain is on its way!

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:19:34 GMT
    Cold front brings rain Friday nightCold front brings rain Friday night

    Overnight we are less likely to see fog develop. We will have windier conditions which will limit the fog tonight. We will have slightly windy conditions with increasing clouds throughout the night. Lows will be in the middle 60s. Friday will start out with mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms will be heading toward the area. The rain should arrive more in the evening, then will continue overnight into Saturday morning. Most of the heavier rain will be north of our area.

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    Overnight we are less likely to see fog develop. We will have windier conditions which will limit the fog tonight. We will have slightly windy conditions with increasing clouds throughout the night. Lows will be in the middle 60s. Friday will start out with mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms will be heading toward the area. The rain should arrive more in the evening, then will continue overnight into Saturday morning. Most of the heavier rain will be north of our area.

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