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Tuesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.  

You may recall the rowdy brawl that was posted online a couple weeks ago between two Sulphur girls and one of the girl's mother in the background allegedly egging on the fight. Well now apparently, the mother has been charged and cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. We'll have more on the case against 36-year-old Mendy Benoit.

And more testimony from the Davis and Saltzman murder trial. The FBI's foremost expert on cell phone technology took the stand today with damaging testimony against the women. 

And tonight at six, we begin a new series of reports on the hundreds of foster kids looking for a forever family in the Lake Charles region.  

Our chance for rain will increase through Wednesday; this will help to keep our afternoon temperatures a little cooler and help with the lack of rainfall. Tonight fog looks likely in areas that got rainfall earlier today; lows will drop into the upper 60s. Wednesday we will have a 60 percent chance of rain; thanks to a cold front moving into our area.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll have an update from this afternoon's Regional baseball game between Barbe and Catholic. We'll also catch up with the McNeese State softball and baseball teams as they get set for the stretch drive of their seasons. Plus, we'll take a look at a piece of Cowboys Athletic history.

Join us for 7 News Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-12-12 23:00:33 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    Calcasieu's taxable sales from July to November are more than $1.256 billion higher than the same period from last year, according to numbers from the Calcasieu Parish School Board. Sales were up 49 percent with increases in food, apparel, merchandise, furniture, building materials, miscellaneous services, manufacturing, utilities, auto, gaming and restaurants. Motor vehicles and miscellaneous both showed decreases. Tax collections for November also came in over budget. The 16.2 mi...More >>
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  • USS Orleck free haircuts to veterans

    USS Orleck free haircuts to veterans

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-12-12 22:22:38 GMT
    USS Orleck (Source: Jillian Corder/KPLC)USS Orleck (Source: Jillian Corder/KPLC)

    Organizers with the USS Orleck Naval Museum are hosting "Christmas Cuts for Veterans" this year.  Local veterans can get a free haircut aboard the USS Orleck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. Several area stylists and barbers are volunteering to provide haircuts in the ships barber shop.  If you would like more information or to volunteer your services you are asked to call 337-214-7447.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Organizers with the USS Orleck Naval Museum are hosting "Christmas Cuts for Veterans" this year.  Local veterans can get a free haircut aboard the USS Orleck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. Several area stylists and barbers are volunteering to provide haircuts in the ships barber shop.  If you would like more information or to volunteer your services you are asked to call 337-214-7447.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-12 21:54:48 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

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    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

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