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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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    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)
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    Friday, April 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:25:17 GMT
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    Friday, April 20 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:07:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC Viewer)(Source: KPLC Viewer)

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