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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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  • Icy conditions send some to local emergency room

    Icy conditions send some to local emergency room

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:36 PM EST2018-01-18 01:36:33 GMT

    On Prien Lake Road,  you could sense the frustration of drivers forced to turn around because the icy overpass over Contraband Bayou was closed. But pedestrians were allowed to cross, and at least one person slipped and fell as several witnesses looked on. “They were coming across the bridge and a woman actually slipped and fell twice trying to cross the bridge right here,” said witness Dion Nannie. "It's very dangerous.  It really is, you know. I don't r...

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    On Prien Lake Road,  you could sense the frustration of drivers forced to turn around because the icy overpass over Contraband Bayou was closed. But pedestrians were allowed to cross, and at least one person slipped and fell as several witnesses looked on. “They were coming across the bridge and a woman actually slipped and fell twice trying to cross the bridge right here,” said witness Dion Nannie. "It's very dangerous.  It really is, you know. I don't r...

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  • BREAKING: Burned body found near Elm Street

    BREAKING: Burned body found near Elm Street

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:36 PM EST2018-01-18 01:36:01 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A burned body has been discovered on Elm St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A burned body has been discovered on Elm St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: Calcasieu Parish, Jeff Davis Parish remain closed Thursday

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: Calcasieu Parish, Jeff Davis Parish remain closed Thursday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:17 PM EST2018-01-18 01:17:24 GMT
    CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)

    Calcasieu Parish schools will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 18 due to ice, water, and heat issues. All central office locations will open at 11 a.m.  KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Calcasieu Parish schools will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 18 due to ice, water, and heat issues. All central office locations will open at 11 a.m.  KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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