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Thursday Nightcast Headlines

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The man accused of conning a pair of local churches during Christmas time has been arrested in Georgia. And it was a story that KPLC did back in December that helped authorities close in on the suspect.

No verdict on day one of jury deliberations in the Jerry Sandusky child sex trial, but there was no shortage of fireworks. After the defense and prosecution made their final arguments in the courtroom, a bombshell outside, Sandusky's adopted son claimed he had been sexually abused.

A Lake Charles child visiting flood-ravaged Duluth, Minnesota was swept away by floodwaters. He was carried for than a mile, and will live to tell the story.

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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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