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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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  • CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:32:27 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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  • Alliance for Positive Growth opposes parish drainage ordinance, at least for now

    Alliance for Positive Growth opposes parish drainage ordinance, at least for now

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:48 GMT

    Most want to see positive growth in southwest Louisiana. Yet some have positively had it with growth they think is causing flooding a drainage problems.                 

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    Most want to see positive growth in southwest Louisiana. Yet some have positively had it with growth they think is causing flooding and drainage problems.  

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  • CPSO Corporal can't stop making community smile

    CPSO Corporal can't stop making community smile

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:13:03 GMT

    Random acts of kindness are hard come by, but one Hardee's employee was served an extra helping of kindness when she thought all was lost.

    Felisha Morgan is a foreign exchange student from Jamaica, working two jobs to support herself, and although she works hard she never loses her smile.

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    Random acts of kindness are hard come by, but one Hardee's employee was served an extra helping of kindness when she thought all was lost.

    Felisha Morgan is a foreign exchange student from Jamaica, working two jobs to support herself, and although she works hard she never loses her smile.

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