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Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom.   

What really happened inside an Oakdale home when a woman and her husband were murdered? New details emerge as the prosecution builds its case against the woman's son Jeremy Lee Brown. Did he kill his mother and stepfather?  We'll see who lawyers put on the witness stand today. 

Plus ready or not, here comes hurricane season.  Local emergency officials carried out a drill to see if they are prepared, if the "big one" should hit.

And how's this for the bizarre and unusual? A child was put in a washing machine at a laundry-mat.  It could've been a tragedy when the machine started up! But thanks to the fast moving owner of the business, the child is okay. 

Coming up tonight on 7 News @ Six Sports, McNeese State baseball begins conference tournament this morning against Texas Arlington. The LSU baseball team opens up SEC tourney play this afternoon against Mississippi State. Plus we've got another edition of the 7 Sportsperson of the Week. We'll see you then! 

Tune in for these stories and more tonight on Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:58:44 GMT
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    (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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  • Man surrenders after climbing sign on I-10, scene cleared

    Man surrenders after climbing sign on I-10, scene cleared

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:37 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:37:40 GMT
    Man climbs sign after domestic dispute. (Source: KPLC)Man climbs sign after domestic dispute. (Source: KPLC)
    Man climbs sign after domestic dispute. (Source: KPLC)Man climbs sign after domestic dispute. (Source: KPLC)

    A man who climbed an interstate sign on I-10 in Sulphur has now surrendered, according to Sulphur police. Early Tuesday morning, I-10 eastbound lanes on Beglis Parkway were blocked due to authorities and negotiators attempting to get the man down, says Sulphur police. 

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    A man who climbed an interstate sign on I-10 in Sulphur has now surrendered, according to Sulphur police. Early Tuesday morning, I-10 eastbound lanes on Beglis Parkway were blocked due to authorities and negotiators attempting to get the man down, says Sulphur police. 

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  • Cops n' cribs teaches unsafe sleeping prevention

    Cops n' cribs teaches unsafe sleeping prevention

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:17:44 GMT
    One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.
    One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.

    Calcasieu parish has seen 13 sleep-related infant deaths this year so far, according to the coroner's office. One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.  "Kaden had been put down for a nap and that when she went to check on him, he wasn't breathing," Reed said. "He had gotten wedged between the mattress and the wall after being...

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    Calcasieu parish has seen 13 sleep-related infant deaths this year so far, according to the coroner's office. One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.  "Kaden had been put down for a nap and that when she went to check on him, he wasn't breathing," Reed said. "He had gotten wedged between the mattress and the wall after being...

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