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Flash Flood Watch

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. Get ready for a wet next couple of days. We're under a flash flood watch.  Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will give us the latest on the rainy weather system we're facing, and how long it's going to linger on. In the meantime, Calcasieu parish is making sandbags available to residents just in case there is flooding.

Looks like there won't be a trial after all,  in the case of the man who was set to go on trial for allegedly killing his own grandmother. Just as opening statements were set to begin today, Carl Webb pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his grandmother, 75 year old Helen Webb of Topsy. We'll tell you what his sentence was.

And a bombshell in the case of the man convicted and serving time for the killing of U.L. Lafayette student, Mickey Shunick. It appears Brandon Scott Lavergne now wants to take back his guilty plea. Lavergne is asking a judge to void the guilty plea because he says he was pressured into pleading guilty in August to two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Shunick and Lisa Pate.

Those stories and more coming up today on Live At Five and 7news At Six.

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