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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

We've got more good news for the local economy. It involves another expansion at Chennault International Airport, with at least 500 more permanent jobs for Southwest Louisiana.

And two teenagers have been arrested and face charges in the robbery at a Sulphur convenience store on Tuesday. 17-year-old Dquacious Freeman and a 16-year-old, whose name is being withheld because of his age, are under arrest for the robbery at the "Fifth Wheel" Conoco on North Beglis Parkway.

And on a lighter note! Dogs have taken over the lake area! From today through this weekend the Acadiana Kennel Club is partnering with the Calcasieu Kennel Club for a dog show.

The summer weather pattern will continue across SWLA throughout the weekend. Look for an increase of afternoon pop up storms for the first half of the weekend. Chances for rain decrease slightly as we head towards the start of the workweek. Temperatures will also increase by that time also.

Coming up on 7 News at Six Sports, how close are the Saints to signing quarterback Drew Brees to a long term deal? We'll take a look at conflicting reports out of the Big Easy. Plus, a date has been set for the Bounty-Gate player suspension appeals, we'll tell you when and who will be the judge in the process. And it's Thursday night, time for another edition of "Eye on the Bucs".

We'll bring you the highlights tonight on Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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