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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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    LCPD: Suspect arrested for involvement in I-10 shooting

    LCPD: Suspect arrested for involvement in I-10 shooting

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:34:07 GMT
    Spears was involved in the I-10 shooting. (Source: LCPD)Spears was involved in the I-10 shooting. (Source: LCPD)
    Spears was involved in the I-10 shooting. (Source: LCPD)Spears was involved in the I-10 shooting. (Source: LCPD)

    Lake Charles Police have arrested a man for being involved in the shooting on I-10 Eastbound, according to Richard Harrell, LCPD spokesperson.  An arrest warrant was prepared by Judge Sharon Wilson for the shooting on July 13, says Harrell. 

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    Lake Charles Police have arrested a man for being involved in the shooting on I-10 Eastbound, according to Richard Harrell, LCPD spokesperson.  An arrest warrant was prepared by Judge Sharon Wilson for the shooting on July 13, says Harrell. 

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  • Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 17, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 17, 2018

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:20:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Southwest booking reports for 7-18-18

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    Southwest booking reports for 7-18-18

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  • Anglers prepare for Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo

    Anglers prepare for Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:34 AM EDT2018-07-18 09:34:10 GMT
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)

    Thousands of dollars are on the line starting tonight through Sunday as the Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo gets underway.

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    Thousands of dollars are on the line starting tonight through Sunday as the Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo gets underway.

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