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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

The murder trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Saltzman continues. Today, hear how cell phones are playing a big role in the trial....

Plus a multi-million dollar gas facility is headed to Hackberry. The governor was in Lake Charles today to make the announcement that construction will soon get underway on the facility that will mean some 700 new jobs.

And a Westlake woman accused of inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old boy was formally charged today. 28-year-old Heather Daughdrill was indicted on a total of 19 counts. 

This is Wade at the weather desk, tonight will be warm and muggy with temperatures only dropping into the lower 70s and upper 60s north of I-10. I have removed the rain chances from the forecast for the next few days thanks to high pressure moving over our area. With that said I cannot rule out one or two showers developing; but the chance for rain will be a slim 10%.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll take a look at the case against Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma in connection with his year-long suspension for his role in Bounty-Gate. We'll also take a look at the truncated contract negotiations between the Saints and Drew Brees. Plus, we'll have this week's edition of "Eye on the Bucs".

Those stories and more coming your way on 7 News Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:33:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

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  • Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:25:49 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
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    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:20:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Two people were killed in a car crash this evening shortly after 8 p.m. according to Master Trooper Brooks David, with Louisiana State Police Troop I. The crash happened on Highway 91 near Highway 100. One person died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital where they died shortly after arrival, David said. We will update this story as more details become available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
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