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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

Here are some of the stories we're working on. A terrible Fourth of July fireworks accident that really drives home the point about safety. A 19-year-old man had his hand blown off when he set-off a bunch of sparklers that he tied together.

We'll also take you to Allen Parish, where the new sheriff there is already struggling with the big job of getting a new parish jail built. How will he get the job done?

And does it surprise you to learn about a pastor's conference for "white Christians" only? Yes, it is happening in a western Alabama community.

And a new sex offender ordinance is in place. But one sex offender is speaking out...saying it's unconstitutional. 

We will finally see a more typical summer rainy pattern return to Southwest Louisiana. Rain chances will increase to at least 40 percent over the weekend and into next week too. That does not mean it will remain everywhere and all day; but many more showers will be around compared to the very isolated showers we have had lately.

Coming up in 7 News at Six Sports, today it's more lawyers and lawsuits with the Saints and NFL. Find out why they are battling in court once again.

Join us today at Live at Five and 7 News at Six for the latest news, sports and weather.

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    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

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    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:07:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

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  • Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

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    Monday, June 26 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:35:22 GMT
    Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

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    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

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