Murder suspect found dead of apparent suicide

Good Afternoon,

Lee Peck here in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for 7 News at Six.

More details in the death of inmate and accused murderer Dustin Pleasant. Department of Corrections officials confirm when and how they believe Pleasant died in his Angola jail cell. Pleasant was the prime suspect in the November 30 murder of Brittany Gross.

With just one game between them and the State 5-A Championship the Barbe Bucs are looking for another miracle as they take on Rummel. KPLC 7 Sports Director Drew Shriley will have a report from the Superdome as the Bucs get set to play the most important game in school history.

Did you go vote? It's an election day with several items on the ballot across Southwest Louisiana. Perhaps the biggest is a runoff between two Congressmen in the newly redrawn Third Congressional District. We'll have a preview of the race between Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman Jeff Landry.

Also more Christmas festivities in the Lake Area as Moss Bluff and Westlake welcome in the holidays with parades.

And it's still very un-December like weather… when can we expect that to change? 7 Stormteam Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your forecast.

We hope you'll join us tonight at six for these stories and more, but don't forget we're always online at and on your mobile device with the latest news, weather and sports.