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Friday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Here are some of the stories we're working on.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both looking to move past the highly charged gay marriage issue today and refocus the presidential campaign, what Americans want them to talk about. Also the economy and how they can help Americans during these trying economic times.

And coming up on Live at Five a healthcast that any parent of a child with autism will want to watch. We're going to meet one student who is facing his challenges head-on and still doing the things he loves.

This is Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton, an upper level low is still spinning over Texas; this will cause more rain to develop there and they will move our way tonight into Saturday morning. Rain looks likely once again on Saturday with the best chance in the morning through the early afternoon hours. Rain will likely taper off through the afternoon hours and for sure into the evening. Some areas could see up to 4 inches of rain by the time it ends; isolated amounts higher than that are possible. Sunday is the wildcard at this time; depending on the speed of the storm system rain may linger into Sunday.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll have complete high school state baseball coverage.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some freezing temperatures tonight and another cool day on Wednesday

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    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-13 00:10:10 GMT
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    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. Tonight will be much cooler. We had a cold front come through early this morning and that decreased the dew point and cleared the sky of any clouds. This will allow temperatures to fall. South of I-10 will be in the mid to upper 30s, while north of I-10 will be in the freezing temperatures. As we go through this week, the weather will be nothing less than perfect! 

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  • Sex offender accused of exposing himself at place he applied for work - again

    Sex offender accused of exposing himself at place he applied for work - again

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-13 00:08:06 GMT
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    Authorities say a convicted sex offender was arrested after he began masturbating in front of a female employee at a local business.  Goldyn Briggs, 27, was arrested on charges of obscenity after he allegedly exposed himself to a female employee as she was assisting him.  Briggs had entered the business on Dec. 5 and applied for employment. 

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    Authorities say a convicted sex offender was arrested after he began masturbating in front of a female employee at a local business.  Goldyn Briggs, 27, was arrested on charges of obscenity after he allegedly exposed himself to a female employee as she was assisting him.  Briggs had entered the business on Dec. 5 and applied for employment. 

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