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Arrest Made in Lake Charles Murder

Good Afternoon.

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Saturday's edition of 7 News at Six.

An arrest is made in last night's murder of a woman at the intersection of Melvin Lane and Alma Lane. Lake Charles Police arrested Dustin Belest Pleasant and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.

Plus, everyone is still talking about the "Miracle on McNeese Street" after Barbe makes a comeback to beat West Monroe in the 11th hour. With the WIN the Barbe Bucs are now headed to the Dome for Class 5-A State Championship Game. Sam Gannon has an extended look at the highlights right down to the winning touchdown. 

And it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across Southwest Louisiana with parades on both sides of the Lake. The City of Sulphur is celebrating Christmas Under Oaks. The City of Lake Charles is set to flip the switch on the Christmas Tree at 5:30 p.m. followed by the annual Lighted Boat Parade at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks over the Lake at 8 p.m. KPLC's Gerron Jordan is taking part in all of the holiday festivities and will have a live report as Lake Charles "Lights Up the Lake."

In terms of weather...  will it start feeling like Christmas any time soon? Meteorologist Cedric Haynes joins us with a full forecast.

We hope you'll join us tonight at six for all of these stories and more.

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    Many without power in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis, some traffic lights affected

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    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:11:38 GMT
    (Source: Entergy)(Source: Entergy)

    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

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    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy causes fallen trees in Lake Charles

    Tropical Storm Cindy causes fallen trees in Lake Charles

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:22:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    "All of a sudden, I heard a roar almost like Chennault planes taking off out there." Those were the words of Ed Jones, a man who has been living in Lake Charles for 71 years. He remembers damage like this from only two occasions. "Hurricane Audrey and Hurricane Rita." He explains the scene as he explored the winds early this morning. "All of a sudden, a dead calm turned the winds from the South that just bent all these trees over and was just shaking them,...

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    "All of a sudden, I heard a roar almost like Chennault planes taking off out there." Those were the words of Ed Jones, a man who has been living in Lake Charles for 71 years. He remembers damage like this from only two occasions. "Hurricane Audrey and Hurricane Rita." He explains the scene as he explored the winds early this morning. "All of a sudden, a dead calm turned the winds from the South that just bent all these trees over and was just shaking them,...

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  • LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:43:01 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

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