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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Will a college education soon be out of reach for our children? It's getting really tough! Tuition is going up at Louisiana colleges and universities. On top of that, student loan rates could be doubling from 3.2 percent to 6.4 percent. We'll have all the details today at five.

Also today, the sad story of a 12-week-old boxer puppy, named "Rocky" left near death. He was discovered in Opelousas over the weekend. But a local good Samaritan picked him up…and saved his life.

And we've gotten a slight reprieve from the triple digit heat we were experiencing earlier this week. But you still should exercise caution when out in the heat today. Wade Hampton will have your complete weather forecast.

Coming up tonight on 7 news at Six Sports, we'll tell you about a big change in the Drew Brees/New Orleans Saints contract negotiations. We'll also preview the big showdown in the pool at the U.S. Olympic trials. Plus, it's Wednesday night, time for another edition of the 7 Sportsperson of the Week.

Join us for Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory begins at 11 am and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through the day today expect hot and mostly sunny conditions. Feels-like temperatures expected to reach between 108-112 this afternoon.

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    A heat advisory has been issued for our area through the day today. This advisory begins at 11 am and lasts until 8 pm tonight. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the 70s. These two-combined causes the heat index to soar between 108 and 112. Through the day today expect hot and mostly sunny conditions. Feels-like temperatures expected to reach between 108-112 this afternoon.

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  • 'Upset' at CITGO cause of heavy flaring

    'Upset' at CITGO cause of heavy flaring

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:11:42 GMT
    (Source: CITGO)(Source: CITGO)
    (Source: CITGO)(Source: CITGO)
    An upset at the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery caused several unit shutdowns and flaring, according to CITGO Lake Charles Government and Public Affairs Manager, Dana Keel. Fenceline monitoring continues and there is no action required by the community at this time, said Keel. The cause of the incident is under investigation.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    An upset at the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery caused several unit shutdowns and flaring, according to CITGO Lake Charles Government and Public Affairs Manager, Dana Keel. Fenceline monitoring continues and there is no action required by the community at this time, said Keel. The cause of the incident is under investigation.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
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