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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. 

A big day in Lake Charles as officials came to town and broke ground on the new casino. Executives from Ameristar are excited about the new addition to the Lake Charles gaming market. The casino, resort and spa, will have 700 rooms, and provide 1,800 construction jobs, and 1,500 permanent jobs. Tonight you'll hear from Ameristar CEO Gordon Kanofsky.

And why was a real airplane delivered to Lake Charles Boston Academy today? It's all a part of a brand new curriculum on aviation that's going to be taught at the school this fall. We'll tell you how your high school student can sign up.

And a big decision by the Boy Scouts of America. The organization is standing tough behind its ban on gay members and leaders. The decision followed a nearly two year evaluation of its long-standing policy. 

Our forecast is not going to change much over the next couple of days; so expect isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the mid 70s. Thursday and Friday our rain chances will only be 20 percent thanks to high pressure limiting the showers from developing; highs will be in the low 90s. Heat indices will be in the upper 90s to low 100s during the afternoon hours through next week.

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

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