Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. Here are some of the stories we're working on.

Air Force One has landed. President Obama is in New Orleans to give the opening address at the National Urban League's conference, which is being held in the Crescent City.

Bryce Perkins, the man convicted of killing Lake Charles Marine Daniel Gueringer three years ago at a Fourth of July weekend party was supposed to learn his fate in court today. But his sentencing has been delayed until Friday.

And danger in the halls of our nation's hospitals. A former hospital employee is accused of intentionally infecting patients with the Hepatitis "C" virus.

This is Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton. Our warm and very muggy weather pattern will stay in place through the weekend across all of Southwest Louisiana. I expect to see fewer than normal showers around the area; but there will be some afternoon showers. I am putting the rain chance at 20 percent; so be prepared to dodge a few of the pesky afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Watch for these stories and more today on Live at Five and 7News at Six.