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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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    UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:59:00 GMT
    Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

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    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

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  • LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:48:50 GMT

    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

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    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings. 

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  • Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:04:57 GMT
    (Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome.  Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

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    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome. Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion. 

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