Thursday Afternoon Headlines - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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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    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:40:23 GMT
    The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

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    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

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  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigates theft

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigates theft

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:08:14 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Calcasieu parish sheriff's office investigates theft

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    Calcasieu parish sheriff's office investigates theft

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  • First Alert Forecast: Hot and Dry weekend

    First Alert Forecast: Hot and Dry weekend

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:26:58 GMT
    Lots of sunshine and hot temperatures this weekendLots of sunshine and hot temperatures this weekend
    Lots of sunshine and hot temperatures this weekendLots of sunshine and hot temperatures this weekend

    This weekend will be very hot with no rain expected. Instead of needing to dodge showers for any outdoor activities, you will need to "try" to avoid the heat. Saturday will start out with very warm and muggy conditions. Temperatures will cool down to the upper 70s, but may feel more like the lower 80s. With lots of sunshine expected in the morning, temperatures will quickly warm up. Already by lunchtime, it may feel like the triple digits. 

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    This weekend will be very hot with no rain expected. Instead of needing to dodge showers for any outdoor activities, you will need to "try" to avoid the heat. Saturday will start out with very warm and muggy conditions. Temperatures will cool down to the upper 70s, but may feel more like the lower 80s. With lots of sunshine expected in the morning, temperatures will quickly warm up. Already by lunchtime, it may feel like the triple digits. 

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