Monday Afternoon Headlines

Hello everyone, this is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

Is this a case of misspent money in the state of Louisiana?

A new audit shows the state spent over $63 million on building a sugar cane mill in Lacassine that hasn't even been used in four years. And what about the $8.5 million that the state spent on top of that to build a rail line to ship the cane from Lake Charles to Baldwin, LA?  That failed as well.

Also coming up today at five, we launch a new segment where KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is "on your side" as she exposes scams popping up in the lake area. We'll clue you in on the latest scams that are going around and how to protect your pocket book.

The warm and muggy weather appears to be here for good through the rest of summer! Fog will be a possibility tonight into early Tuesday morning with lows only dropping down to about 70 degrees along I-10, the mid to upper 60s north of I-10, and mid 70s at the coast.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll have news about a member of the McNeese State football team who will surprisingly be back, as well as four who will be taking their game to the next level. We'll also have local college signing news and updates from McNeese State Softball's double header vs. Louisiana Tech and we'll tell you where LSU baseball now ranks in the latest national polls.

Join us today for 7News Live at Five and 7News at Six for the latest news, sports and weather.