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Wednesday Nightcast Headlines

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17 Calcasieu schools are rated "D" or "F", now there's a new idea to turn those schools around quickly. Mandatory after school tutoring. The idea is being put forward by Calcasieu Parish School Board chairman R. L. Webb.

A major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research. It could soon be possible to detect the illness years before the first symptoms.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Sheriff's Office: Calcasieu teacher arrested for videoing female students

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:22:56 GMT
    (Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Vernon Benoit Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

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    A Calcasieu Parish high school teacher was arrested for videoing female students at football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom.  Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, is charged with video voyeurism 

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  • Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Sheriff's Office: One arrested in Allen Parish shooting

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:06:01 GMT
    Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)Lawrence Soileau Jr. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

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    A man is jailed today after a shooting in Allen Parish this morning, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office website. Lawrence Soileau Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat indices near dangerous levels through Saturday with limited rain chances

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat indices near dangerous levels through Saturday with limited rain chances

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:53:31 GMT
    Isolated showers again FridayIsolated showers again Friday
    As expected the number of showers and storms was significantly lower Thursday when compared to the past few days.  But remember, the rainn chance percentage is the percentage of the area that will likely see rain.  And that is why I mentioned several times that there would likely still be a few showers .  It just so happened most of Lake Charles saw rai today.  The rain will quickly come to an end after sunset with temperatures struggling once again to drop below 8...More >>
    As expected the number of showers and storms was significantly lower Thursday when compared to the past few days.  But remember, the rainn chance percentage is the percentage of the area that will likely see rain.  And that is why I mentioned several times that there would likely still be a few showers .  It just so happened most of Lake Charles saw rai today.  The rain will quickly come to an end after sunset with temperatures struggling once again to drop below 8...More >>
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