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Shooting leaves one officer dead, two others wounded

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Good Afternoon,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on today.

A man is in custody accused of shooting and killing a police officer and wounding two sheriff's deputies   in St. Mary Parish. It happened near Charenton. According to authorities the officers were responding to a fire at a trailer fire when the unidentified suspect allegedly shot them.

And more inconvenience for folks who rely on the Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge. According to the Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness a barge hit the bridge and damaged it causing its temporary closure.  Officials say it may be reopened on Monday.

Race cars, classic cars and army tanks are all on display in Westlake. We'll show you the more than 200 tiny replicas being shown at the Southwest Area Modelers of Plastic Show this weekend.

Plus, I hope you're enjoying this nice weekend. Just talked to Meteorologist Cedric Haynes who says the mix of sun and clouds should stick around, but changes could be on the way. He'll have your forecast and tell you about traveling storm system he's watching for the middle of next week.

We hope you'll join us tonight at six for these stories and more. Meanwhile for the latest in news, weather and sports log on to kplctv.com.

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