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Monday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Memorial Day is usually marked by family and friends honoring those who have given their lives fighting for our freedom. But this Memorial Day turned into a nightmare for a mother and her unborn child. Their house went up in flames on a Memorial Day fire in Lake Charles.

And we'll go out to Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery for the annual Avenue of Flags on this Memorial Day. Plus show you how the rest of the country marked this special time. 

And how's this for service to your country? We'll have the story of a 94-year-old woman from Oakdale who served on jury duty during last week's high profile murder case in Oberlin.  

Temperatures will be warm with highs near 90 degrees and lows in the low 70s for the next couple of days. 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, we'll take a look at the LSU Baseball team's road to Omaha on the College World Series. We'll also see how the LSU Softball team won their way to the College World Series in Oklahoma City. Plus, we'll have highlights from this afternoon's Game of the Astros doubleheader with the Rockies.

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

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  • Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier

    Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:29:09 GMT
    Fort Polk (Source:  KPLC)Fort Polk (Source: KPLC)
    Fort Polk (Source:  KPLC)Fort Polk (Source: KPLC)

    The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk is now a criminal investigation. Private Jacob Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the base. Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command, says that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted. Malcolm was serving as an infantry rifleman assigned to the 2nd Battalion. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk is now a criminal investigation. Private Jacob Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the base. Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command, says that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted. Malcolm was serving as an infantry rifleman assigned to the 2nd Battalion. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • DeRidder man convicted in February 2017 murder

    DeRidder man convicted in February 2017 murder

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:28:47 GMT
    Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department)Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department)
    Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A DeRidder man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office. Randall Paul Burton, 46, was convicted today in connection to the February 2017 murder of Cody Fletcher, 35. Authorities arrested Burton in 2017 after he called 911 and said he shot a man. Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives responded to the scene where they found Fletcher lying dead in the yard. Burt...

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    A DeRidder man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office. Randall Paul Burton, 46, was convicted today in connection to the February 2017 murder of Cody Fletcher, 35. Authorities arrested Burton in 2017 after he called 911 and said he shot a man. Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives responded to the scene where they found Fletcher lying dead in the yard. Burt...

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  • CPSO searching for suspect in second Moss Bluff hit-and-run accident

    CPSO searching for suspect in second Moss Bluff hit-and-run accident

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:28:17 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office officials are investigating another hit-and-run accident at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff, according to Kim Myers, CPSO spokesperson. The accident took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9 when the driver of a maroon Nissan Armada hit a truck in the parking lot and drove off. The suspect is described as an older female with long hair and glasses who walks with a slight limp, said Myers. Myers ...

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    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office officials are investigating another hit-and-run accident at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff, according to Kim Myers, CPSO spokesperson. The accident took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9 when the driver of a maroon Nissan Armada hit a truck in the parking lot and drove off. The suspect is described as an older female with long hair and glasses who walks with a slight limp, said Myers. Myers ...

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