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Tuesday Afternoon Headlines

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This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Today is the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. President Barack Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan today to sign an agreement about the role the U.S. will play in that country after the troop withdrawal. 

Back here at home, more spending cuts are being discussed at the state legislature. Lawmakers are trying to crank out next year's budget. Right now, slashes to college funds and health care are under consideration.

And we'll take you to the scene of a major accident on I-10 westbound near Jennings. State police say a four-door pickup collided into an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup truck is in critical condition at a Lafayette hospital. 

Summer appears to be here for good, so the warm and muggy weather will continue. Tonight we may see a little patchy fog form after midnight. Temperatures will only drop into the upper 60s. Wednesday looks warm again with highs in the mid 80s and a slight 20 percent chance of afternoon showers.

Coming up tonight on 7News at Six Sports, we'll be live at Barbe High School for the Bucs 5-A baseball playoff opener against New Iberia. We'll also have action for the college softball diamonds. And hear what LSU head coach Les Miles has to say as he continues the 2012 Tiger Tour.

These stories and more tonight at Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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