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Wednesday Nightcast Headlines

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Starting today, illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children can apply for the right to stay in the country and get work permits. It's part of a new Obama administration initiative called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Republican lawmakers say the program is an effort by the president to circumvent Congress after it failed to pass a law that would have accomplished the same thing.

Louisiana State Police have arrested the Merryville police chief for allegedly falsifying arrest papers after going to Texas to find drugs on a woman he'd released after a traffic stop.Chief James Fowler was booked Wednesday with malfeasance, abuse of office, and false public records. His bond is $240,000.

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    Friday, June 23 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-06-23 10:36:10 GMT

    An expansion of a program where Calcasieu Parish residents can get non-violent crimes removed from employment background checks, called "Fresh Start II."

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    It's community-wide wide expungement collaborative that would involve hundreds of Calcasieu Parish residents. 

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  • LATEST SCHOOL CLOSURES: All Allen Parish Schools and Central Office closed Thursday

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    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:50:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Cameron Parish School Systems will be closed Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 due to weather, officials from the school system said. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Cameron Parish School Systems will be closed Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 due to weather, officials from the school system said. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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