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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Ever since the story came out about the Georgia woman with the flesh eating bacteria who had to have her leg amputated, the whole country has been in frenzy over this deadly disease. Today we'll talk to an Iowa woman who suffered the same tragic ordeal. She had a case of the flesh eating bacteria and had to have an amputation. 

Also tonight... You've heard the controversy surrounding "fracking." It's a process used to get natural gas out of the ground. Many environmentalists don't like it. And now they may have proof that it's dangerous. A 4.3 earthquake struck near the Louisiana border this morning. And geologists are saying it's possible "fracking" may be to blame.

And crews continue to work on the water main underneath I-210 that burst Tuesday night after workers with the DOTD hit the line. We'll update you on the progress of those repairs. 

Tonight we will have lows in the mid 60s under a clear sky. High pressure will setup over our area through the weekend and that will make it very difficult to get any rain plus the sinking air will warm our temperatures. Highs Friday through the weekend will approach the 90 degree mark, a level we have not made thus far this year; but it is only a matter of time! 

Coming up on 7 News Sports at Six, Saints suspended linebacker Jonathan Vilma fires back at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a big way. We'll also have the story of a trio of McNeese State track stars who brought home the hardware. And it's Thursday, so we'll have another edition of "Eye on the Bucs".

Join us tonight for 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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