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Monday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.  

Months after it opens, a new city park in Lake Charles is combating problems brought on by Mother Nature. The Riverside Park is hailed for its beauty as it sits on the banks of the Calcasieu River. But now that very river at the center of its beauty is causing erosion problems. We'll tell you how the city is dealing with it.

And we'll take you to the state capitol today where a new law will allow tax rebates for donations to private school scholarship funds. 

Also at the capitol, lawmakers may delay making tough decisions on the budget. The controversy is over whether or not to tap into the rainy day fund to bridge the gap on some budget matters.

Thankfully it looks like we are going to get some decent rain over the next few days. This will help to keep our afternoon temperatures a little cooler and help with the lack of rainfall. Tonight any rain from earlier in the day will come to an end shortly after sunset with some fog in areas that got rain.  

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

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    The Saharan dust has diminished a lot more since yesterday and the particle numbers are down. We are still in a moderate zone, so you should still use caution if you have any allergies or breathing issues. Throughout the day, the clouds will be clearing, and the rain should stay away from us. There will still be a lot of humidity in place and hot temperatures.  By the afternoon, there should be lots of sunshine. That will increase the temperatures more. 

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    The Saharan dust has diminished a lot more since yesterday and the particle numbers are down. We are still in a moderate zone, so you should still use caution if you have any allergies or breathing issues. Throughout the day, the clouds will be clearing, and the rain should stay away from us. There will still be a lot of humidity in place and hot temperatures.  By the afternoon, there should be lots of sunshine. That will increase the temperatures more. 

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  • Free health care coming to Lake Charles

    Free health care coming to Lake Charles

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:13:29 GMT

    For the first time in the state of Louisiana residents are being given an opportunity to receive free dental, vision, and medical assistance.

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    For the first time in the state of Louisiana residents are being given an opportunity to receive free dental, vision, and medical assistance.

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  • Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 18, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 18, 2018

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:48:58 GMT
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    Kia Shayree Bougere, 22, Lake Charles: Criminal trespass, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, child desertion Bond: $6,000. Shane Dwayne Lowe, 42, Longville: Possession of drugs. Bond: $2,500. Britney Alexis Levier, 29, Iowa: Direct contempt of court, possession of drugs, driving on roadway laned for traffic, child passenger restraint system, illegal carrying of weapons during a crime in presence of drugs. Bond: $12,750. Clint Lee Mott, 34, Sulphur: Tail lamps, flight from a...More >>
    Kia Shayree Bougere, 22, Lake Charles: Criminal trespass, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, child desertion Bond: $6,000. Shane Dwayne Lowe, 42, Longville: Possession of drugs. Bond: $2,500. Britney Alexis Levier, 29, Iowa: Direct contempt of court, possession of drugs, driving on roadway laned for traffic, child passenger restraint system, illegal carrying of weapons during a crime in presence of drugs. Bond: $12,750. Clint Lee Mott, 34, Sulphur: Tail lamps, flight from a...More >>
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