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Digging inside LA online impersonation law

It's finally Friday!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at some of the stories we're covering today:

*Following the drama of Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend, we look at a Louisiana law that's supposed to protect people from similar situations.

*A meeting is set for today between the Port of Lake Charles and Magnolia LNG to finalize certain business agreements on a new project proposed for the area.  It's another billion dollar project promising lots of new, high paying jobs.

*The FDA says it has approved a new flu vaccine that's made without eggs or the influenza virus.  The vaccine, called "Flublok," is permitted for use in people 18-49 years old.  We'll show you how it works.

*Cyclist Lance Armstrong says he did not feel like he was cheating when he used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career.  We'll have the highlights from his confession to Oprah Winfrey.

*Calcasieu Parish Superintendent of Schools, Wayne Savoy, says it took the Sandy Hook school shooting to get the ball rolling for tightened security standards at schools.  Find out some of the proposals made in Baton Rouge this week to keep kids safer.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry says it's going to be a beautiful weekend!  Check out the extended forecast and see just how cold it will be.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Monday, September 25 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:51:47 GMT

    Three Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were recently arrested in The Big Easy. Deputies Grant Strenth, Randy Antoine and Shelly Trahan were in New Orleans for a training seminar. During their off time, the deputies allegedly went to a bar on Bourbon street, became involved in an altercation and were arrested. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the trio were booked on misdemeanor charges. Those charges for Deputy Grant Strenth are disturbing the peace, simple battery, simple criminal damag...

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    Three Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were recently arrested in The Big Easy. Deputies Grant Strenth, Randy Antoine and Shelly Trahan were in New Orleans for a training seminar. During their off time, the deputies allegedly went to a bar on Bourbon street, became involved in an altercation and were arrested. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the trio were booked on misdemeanor charges. Those charges for Deputy Grant Strenth are disturbing the peace, simple battery, simple criminal damag...

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    Dump truck involved in pipeline accident in Vinton

    Dump truck involved in pipeline accident in Vinton

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:56:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A pipeline has ruptured following a dump truck accident on U.S. 90 in Vinton. The accident happened just inside the western border of the Vinton city limits, Police Chief Ricky Fox said. Fox said the dump truck ran off the road and over a high-pressure nitrogen gas pipeline, knocking off a valve. A pipeline crew happened to be in the area and is in the process of shutting off the leak. No evacuations have been ordered. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A pipeline has ruptured following a dump truck accident on U.S. 90 in Vinton. The accident happened just inside the western border of the Vinton city limits, Police Chief Ricky Fox said. Fox said the dump truck ran off the road and over a high-pressure nitrogen gas pipeline, knocking off a valve. A pipeline crew happened to be in the area and is in the process of shutting off the leak. No evacuations have been ordered. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    LCPD officials say man arrested in Moeling St. homicide intervened in domestic fight

    LCPD officials say man arrested in Moeling St. homicide intervened in domestic fight

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:01:45 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide at the Richmond Suites on Moeling Street early Monday morning.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide at the Richmond Suites on Moeling Street early Monday morning.

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