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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

Later this week, we should find out how the State Department of Health and Hospitals plans to deal with more than $850 million in cuts to the state's Medicaid program. What will happen to the state's charity hospitals and the thousands of indigent residents who need those services? 

Some residents off Tank Farm Road in south Lake Charles are complaining about drainage problems. The recent heavy rains are bringing to light just how bad the situation is.

And Mitt Romney is on the campaign trail before a group that wasn't quite receptive to his attack on Obamacare. Find out where all the boo's were coming from. 

The day may be different but the forecast is stuck in a rut; and thanks to all the rain that rut may be filled with mud! Unfortunately more rain is in the forecast for at least Thursday and likely Friday too.

Those stories and more today on Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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  • Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Families gather in Sulphur for Alfi's Syndrome family reunion

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:34:43 GMT
    (Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source :Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome.  Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion.  The family reunion held round table discussion for parents, and a presentation from the network's genetic counsel.  Even with all of the educational resources, families say one of the best parts of the reunion is getting to spend time together and share stories with each other.  "...

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    Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome.  Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion.  The family reunion held round table discussion for parents, and a presentation from the network's genetic counsel.  Even with all of the educational resources, families say one of the best parts of the reunion is getting to spend time together and share stories with each other.  "...

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  • LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    LCPD holds recruitment day to hire 17 more officers

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:32:15 GMT
    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer.  Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings.  Lake Charles Police Department also required law enforcement hopefuls to complete a physical fitness test, consisting of running, push ups and sit ups.  Corporal Larry Moss says the path to becoming a first...More >>
    Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer.  Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings.  Lake Charles Police Department also required law enforcement hopefuls to complete a physical fitness test, consisting of running, push ups and sit ups.  Corporal Larry Moss says the path to becoming a first...More >>
  • Lake Area Animal Hospital finds new homes for dogs

    Lake Area Animal Hospital finds new homes for dogs

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:53:19 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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