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Wednesday Nightcast Headlines

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You've heard about Lake Charles Lakefront development for years. There have been several close calls, but so far no development. Tonight, that may have changed, as the Lake Charles City Council made a deal with the Mardi Gras Boardwalk group.

It's not easy running a fire department these days, that's why the brand new fire truck that rolled into DeQuincy today is such a big deal.

In sports, college football's post-season is going to change. The BCS has been revamped so college football will have its own final four.

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  • Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier

    Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:29:09 GMT
    Fort Polk (Source:  KPLC)Fort Polk (Source: KPLC)
    Fort Polk (Source:  KPLC)Fort Polk (Source: KPLC)

    The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk is now a criminal investigation. Private Jacob Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the base. Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command, says that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted. Malcolm was serving as an infantry rifleman assigned to the 2nd Battalion. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk is now a criminal investigation. Private Jacob Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the base. Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command, says that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted. Malcolm was serving as an infantry rifleman assigned to the 2nd Battalion. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • DeRidder man convicted in February 2017 murder

    DeRidder man convicted in February 2017 murder

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:28:47 GMT
    Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department)Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department)
    Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)Randall Paul Burton (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A DeRidder man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office. Randall Paul Burton, 46, was convicted today in connection to the February 2017 murder of Cody Fletcher, 35. Authorities arrested Burton in 2017 after he called 911 and said he shot a man. Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives responded to the scene where they found Fletcher lying dead in the yard. Burt...

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    A DeRidder man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office. Randall Paul Burton, 46, was convicted today in connection to the February 2017 murder of Cody Fletcher, 35. Authorities arrested Burton in 2017 after he called 911 and said he shot a man. Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives responded to the scene where they found Fletcher lying dead in the yard. Burt...

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  • CPSO searching for suspect in second Moss Bluff hit-and-run accident

    CPSO searching for suspect in second Moss Bluff hit-and-run accident

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:28:17 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office officials are investigating another hit-and-run accident at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff, according to Kim Myers, CPSO spokesperson. The accident took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9 when the driver of a maroon Nissan Armada hit a truck in the parking lot and drove off. The suspect is described as an older female with long hair and glasses who walks with a slight limp, said Myers. Myers ...

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    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office officials are investigating another hit-and-run accident at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff, according to Kim Myers, CPSO spokesperson. The accident took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9 when the driver of a maroon Nissan Armada hit a truck in the parking lot and drove off. The suspect is described as an older female with long hair and glasses who walks with a slight limp, said Myers. Myers ...

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