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Monday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

The clock is winding down on this year's legislative session. Lawmakers close the books on the session at 6 p.m. We'll tell you how the budget battle turned out.

And it's a victory for veterans! They've needed a medical facility here in Lake Charles for a long time. And today the VA mobile clinic finally opened for business on Fifth Avenue. We'll tell you how local veterans can get healthcare close to home.

Now that school's out for summer, a local program is making sure all children have a healthy lunch within reach.

There may be a few showers around tomorrow; but a better chance returns Wednesday and beyond. Temperatures for the next seven days will be near 90 in the afternoon and in the low to mid 70s in the mornings. Heat indices will be hot with values between the mid to upper 90s! If you are going to be outside for any length of time be sure to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, we'll preview a big night for Gavin Cecchini and the Major League Baseball draft. We'll also look back at a thrilling NCAA Regional weekend for the LSU baseball team, as well as the LSU Eunice Bengals. And what's new on the Saints Bounty-Gate appeal?

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

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    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:47 PM EST2017-12-17 22:47:42 GMT
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    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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  • Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-12-17 14:39:29 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

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    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

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