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Friday Nightcast Headlines

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American Idol hopeful Joshua Ledet is back in southwest Louisiana tonight. And he talked to 7 News ahead of his homecoming parade and concert tomorrow.

Governor Jindal is not having his way on the state budget. Republicans in the house snubbed the governor, and added nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in cuts that could hit higher education and health care hard.

What's wrong with Ian? The local 7-year-old has had more than a dozen surgeries and two misdiagnoses, and his parents still don't know what's wrong with him.

Wade Hampton will tell us if we can expect a wet weekend, and Joe Downs has a full plate of high school and college baseball highlights.

 

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  • Concealed carry classes in SWLA

    Concealed carry classes in SWLA

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:30:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many people have thought about getting a concealed carry permit but aren’t sure what you have to do to obtain one.

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    Many people have thought about getting a concealed carry permit but aren’t sure what you have to do to obtain one.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saharan dust remains in place with more hot temperatures

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saharan dust remains in place with more hot temperatures

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:34:04 GMT
    Rain stays to our east todayRain stays to our east today
    Rain stays to our east todayRain stays to our east today

    The Saharan dust is still around and is expected to be in a "unhealthy for sensitive groups" today. If you have breathing problems, or asthma, make sure to use caution if you spend any time outdoors. There will also be very warm temperatures, reaching the mid 90s. There will not be any rain to cool these temperatures down. It will likely feel like the triple digits, getting as high as 107 degrees. It will take time for the temperatures to cool down with no rain. 

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    The Saharan dust is still around and is expected to be in a "unhealthy for sensitive groups" today. If you have breathing problems, or asthma, make sure to use caution if you spend any time outdoors. There will also be very warm temperatures, reaching the mid 90s. There will not be any rain to cool these temperatures down. It will likely feel like the triple digits, getting as high as 107 degrees. It will take time for the temperatures to cool down with no rain. 

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  • Lake Charles Regional Airport to receive millions for drainage improvements

    Lake Charles Regional Airport to receive millions for drainage improvements

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:18:30 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport)(Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport)
    (Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport)(Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport)

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award almost $3.9 million in infrastructure grants to the airport.

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    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award almost $3.9 million in infrastructure grants to the airport.

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