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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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    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:05:00 GMT
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    A Family fun day was held on Saturday for members in the community to show support for a local sheriff's deputy currently battling Multiple Myeleoma. The event took place at Christian World Ministries on Gautheir Rd. It was an event catered towards the entire family. Attendees were able to connect with local law enforcement by participating in a number of activities. Hundreds showed up in support for Allen Desormeaux, who was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer back in April. He...

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    A Family fun day was held on Saturday for members in the community to show support for a local sheriff's deputy currently battling Multiple Myeleoma. The event took place at Christian World Ministries on Gautheir Rd. It was an event catered towards the entire family. Attendees were able to connect with local law enforcement by participating in a number of activities. Hundreds showed up in support for Allen Desormeaux, who was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer back in April. He...

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  • Ainsley's Angels hosts 5th Annual Sunset 5K

    Ainsley's Angels hosts 5th Annual Sunset 5K

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:58:55 GMT

    Ainsley's Angels of America held their 5th annual Sunset 5K on Saturday at the Civic Center. Close to 400 people participated in this year's event. Race director Kristine Seaward says they also had over 70 assisted athlete riders, the most they've every had at one event. "We're pretty excited about that, it's definitely a record for any of our Ainsley's Angels events to ever have that many assisted athlete riders to gather in one place with that many so it's great." says S...

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    Ainsley's Angels of America held their 5th annual Sunset 5K on Saturday at the Civic Center. Close to 400 people participated in this year's event. Race director Kristine Seaward says they also had over 70 assisted athlete riders, the most they've every had at one event. "We're pretty excited about that, it's definitely a record for any of our Ainsley's Angels events to ever have that many assisted athlete riders to gather in one place with that many so it's great." says S...

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  • One arrested after fatal head-on collision in Sulphur

    One arrested after fatal head-on collision in Sulphur

    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:36:10 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)
    A Lake Charles man has been arrested after a fatal crash in Sulphur early Sunday morning, according to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Coats says at approximately 2:30 a.m., a head-on collision occurred on Beglis Parkway. A man was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Christian McCoy, 24, Lake Charles, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and careless operation. Coats says he was released after posting an $11,000 bond. 7News will update ...More >>
    A Lake Charles man has been arrested after a fatal crash in Sulphur early Sunday morning, according to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. Coats says at approximately 2:30 a.m., a head-on collision occurred on Beglis Parkway. A man was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Christian McCoy, 24, Lake Charles, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and careless operation. Coats says he was released after posting an $11,000 bond. 7News will update ...More >>
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