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Friday Afternoon Headlines

(Source: Louisiana State University) (Source: Louisiana State University)

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.  

Is Dr. John Lombardi another casualty of the Jindal administration? That's the allegation being hurled around since the LSU System President was fired today. The LSU Board of Supervisors voted 12 to 4 in favor of ousting Lombardi. One board member is speaking out, saying he believes the Jindal Administration is behind the move because Lombardi spoke out against some of the Governor's plans for higher education. We'll be following this story closely today on further editions of 7News. 

Also, interesting developments in the George Zimmerman case. He's the man accused in the Trayvon Martin murder. It seems he's raising a lot of money via the internet. And that's not sitting well with prosecutors who say his bond should have been higher.

We are definitely in cruise control mode with our weather! Tonight will be rather breezy again with wind gusts upwards of 20 mph at times. Temperatures will stay in the 60s tonight. Highs the next seven days will be in the lower 80s with lows in the upper 60s.

Coming up on 7News at Six Sports, we'll have a live update from the Fast Pitch 56 in Sulphur where a dozen local high school softball teams are in action. We'll also look ahead to tonight's McNeese State baseball game against Lamar, as well as the Louisiana Swashbucklers game in Knoxville, TN tonight.

Join us for these stories and more on 7News Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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