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Tuesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

 

There was a robbery early this morning in Sulphur. Two men went into the "Fifth Wheel" Conoco on N Beglis Parkway in Sulphur; one of them was brandishing a two by four. Police don't have any suspects. But they are looking for three men who were in the store who could help in the investigation. 

And a 49-year-old Moss Bluff man was arrested and put in jail for allegedly having sexual contact with a 6-year-old girl back in 2006. Tonight, Robert Prestenbach, Jr. Is jailed on a $600,000 dollar bond.

And a decade's long question that's been plaguing shrimpers for a long time... Turtle excluder devices or their livelihood? The feds are talking about making shrimpers put these special devices on their nets when they're shrimping in state waters. But the shrimpers say ted's hurt their catch.

Summer has definitely arrived in Southwest Louisiana; temperatures today topped out in the mid 90s with heat indices in the low 100s! Temperatures for the next 7 days will be near 90 in the afternoon and in the mid 70s in the mornings. Heat indices will be hot with values between the upper 90s to low 100s! 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 have a live preview from Opening Night of the State High School Rodeo Championships from Burton Coliseum. We'll also catch up with Gave Cecchini less than 24 hours after being picked in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets. Plus, we'll tell you about the latest free agent signing by the Saints.

We'll have these stories and more coming up on Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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  • More roundabouts coming to Ham Reid Road

    More roundabouts coming to Ham Reid Road

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:38:01 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    While the roundabout at Nelson and Ham Reid Road still isn't completed, parish engineers are planning more roundabouts for that area. In total Ham Reid Road will get four roundabouts as it is extended from Elliott Road to Big Lake Road, with the project costing close to $6 million. 

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    While the roundabout at Nelson and Ham Reid Road still isn't completed, parish engineers are planning more roundabouts for that area. In total Ham Reid Road will get four roundabouts as it is extended from Elliott Road to Big Lake Road, with the project costing close to $6 million. 

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  • Local students to compete in National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    Local students to compete in National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:08:26 GMT

    While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation in the air conditioning, five local students are spending their time training in the hot sun, getting ready for the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships next week.

    The competition is where many of today's Olympic stars started their careers. 

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    While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation in the air conditioning, five local students are spending their time training in the hot sun, getting ready for the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships next week.

    The competition is where many of today's Olympic stars started their careers. 

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  • CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:50:54 GMT
    (Source: Legally Armed America)(Source: Legally Armed America)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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