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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

A big victory for those in favor of gay marriages. President Barack Obama has become the first president to endorse same sex marriage. For months the president had refused to take a clear stand on the issue. But today's announcement marks an unequivocal support for gay marriage. We'll look at what impact this might have on his re-election chances.

And good news for thousands of rural post offices that could've been on the chopping block. It seems the U.S. Postal Service has come up with a plan that will keep them open, but with fewer hours.

And we'll go to Iowa High School where a mentoring program is helping make the transition to high school a little smoother. And the mentors, themselves, are students! 

A cold front moved through this morning and that kept the rain away from Southwest Louisiana today. Tonight will be slightly cooler thanks to drier air; lows will drop into the upper 50's north of I-10 to low and mid 60's along and south of I-10. Thanks to that dry air rain will not be a problem on Thursday; and the afternoon should be okay with less humidity.

Coming up tonight on 7 News at Six Sports, a new song has been written to demonstrate the frustration "Who Dat Nation" has with the Saints inability to sign star quarterback Drew Brees. We'll also take a look at a pair of LSU alums who have signed NFL contracts. Plus, it's Wednesday, time for another edition of the "Seven Sportsperson of the Week".

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

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  • Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:09:14 GMT
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)

    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

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    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

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    Not something you see every day: Crews remove large swimming pools from 210 bridge

    Not something you see every day: Crews remove large swimming pools from 210 bridge

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:25:17 GMT
    An accident is causing traffic to back up in the 210 westbound lanes, from the bridge to Enterprise Boulevard. (Source: Google Maps)An accident is causing traffic to back up in the 210 westbound lanes, from the bridge to Enterprise Boulevard. (Source: Google Maps)

    Avoid the westbound lanes of 210. Accidents are blocking the lanes. Lake Charles police say there has been an accident involving 18-wheelers at the foot of the bridge. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Avoid the westbound lanes of 210. Accidents are blocking the lanes. Lake Charles police say there has been an accident involving 18-wheelers at the foot of the bridge. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    High-speed chase ends in crash at Lake and Prien

    High-speed chase ends in crash at Lake and Prien

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:07:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC Viewer)(Source: KPLC Viewer)

    Police went on a high-speed chase down Lake Street and Prien Lake Road.  Cpl. Larry Moss has confirmed the high-speed chase but police are still investigating the situation.  Viewers have sent in footage and are reporting seeing two males who seemed to be cooperating with police and have left in custody.  KPLC and FOX29 are still following this story and will update with more information.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    Police went on a high-speed chase down Lake Street and Prien Lake Road.  Cpl. Larry Moss has confirmed the high-speed chase but police are still investigating the situation.  Viewers have sent in footage and are reporting seeing two males who seemed to be cooperating with police and have left in custody.  KPLC and FOX29 are still following this story and will update with more information.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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