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Friday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

The case has gone to the jury in the double murder trial of Jeremy Lee Brown in Allen Parish. We'll soon find out if the jury believes Brown killed his mother and step father.

And Southwest Louisiana veterans have been waiting for years for a medical clinic in our area. A mobile clinic opened its doors today on 9th street in Lake Charles. Services will be available three days a week. Many of the aging war veterans say it's about time something was done so that they don't have to travel great distances to get the care they need.

And hurricane season starts one week from today. Are you thinking about buying a generator for your home? We'll show you how you can stock up this weekend on supplies without paying state sales taxes.

The holiday weekend is going to be warm but there should be enough wind to make it feel somewhat comfortable outside even during the heart of the afternoon. Temperatures through Sunday will be warm with highs near 90 degrees and lows in the low 70s. But the humidity will make it feel more like the mid 90s during the afternoon hours; use caution and drink plenty of water if you are going to be outside.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, LSU Baseball looks to stave off elimination again in the SEC Tournament; we'll have highlights from their re-match with Mississippi State. The LSU Softball team is just two wins away from a date in the College World Series; we'll take a look at one of the biggest reasons why. We'll look back at how the UL Softball team got to within one victory of the College World Series with their shut out of defending National Champ Arizona State. Plus, we'll take a look at the biggest no-show in Saints OTA's.

All that and more coming up today on Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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    One child dead, another in stable condition after boating accident on Sabine River

    One child dead, another in stable condition after boating accident on Sabine River

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:14:39 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

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    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

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  • Dog abandoned at local vet gets second chance

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:16:58 GMT

    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

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    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:53:00 GMT
    A few showers possible Monday for the eclipseA few showers possible Monday for the eclipse

    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

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    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

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