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Monday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

It's a busy day at the state legislature as lawmakers' debate on some of the biggest issues this year: the budget cuts to healthcare and higher education programs, and of course, how they're going to handle state worker retirement funds. 

And all across the country, the conversation is still revolving around President Obama's support of gay marriage. But Mitt Romney says the economy is what matters. And that's what we need to talk about.

And a cast member of the reality TV show "Swamp People" has died. We'll tell you what led to the death of Mitchell Guist.

We may see a few showers the next few afternoons; but the overall coverage of rain will be very low. Tonight will be relatively comfortable thanks to low humidity; temperatures will fall into the lower 60s except near the coast. Tuesday and Wednesday we will see those isolated afternoon showers with a 20 percent chance of rain.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll take a look back at a very successful weekend on the Lake Area Diamonds in high school and college baseball. We'll also look back on a disappointing day in Baton Rouge for LSU baseball. We'll also have an update on a major injury in the NBA Playoffs.

Those stories and more today on 7 News Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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    Defense attorneys for Kevin Daigle were in state court on Friday asking for his trial to be delayed again and that the judge choose a different place to pick a jury. Daigle also was in court. He's accused of first-degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015.

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