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Trouble At Sea

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. Here are some of the stories we're working on for 7news Nightcast. That Carnival cruise ship is now just a few miles from dock in Mobile, Alabama. But it will still be a few more hours before the 3100 passengers can get away from the deplorable conditions they've had to live with since Sunday. KPLC's Gerron Jordan will be reporting live from Mobile.

And a major workforce reduction could be looming at Fort Polk. Officials say reductions in troops at Fort Polk would essentially destroy the economy of Leesville and Vernon Parish... And hurt the entire state.

And a guilty verdict in the rape of a 94 year old Dequincy woman. Late this afternoon, Judge Ron Ware found Gabe McKeel Jr. guilty of breaking into a Dequincy home and raping the elderly resident. McKeel will be sentenced March 1st.  Those stories and more, Plus Wade Hampton's forecast into the weekend... tonight at ten on Nightcast.

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  • Man claims to have stolen truck to witness birth of child

    Man claims to have stolen truck to witness birth of child

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:25:47 GMT
    Rhett Page (Source: Duson Police Department)Rhett Page (Source: Duson Police Department)

    A man claims to have stolen a truck from a Lake Charles casino so that he could witness the birth of his child, authorities say. Rhett Page, 30, of Monroe, Louisiana, told authorities he was trying to reach Lafayette (Louisiana) General Hospital, about 80 miles away, according to Duson Chief of Police Kip Judice.

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    A man claims to have stolen a truck from a Lake Charles casino so that he could witness the birth of his child, authorities say. Rhett Page, 30, of Monroe, Louisiana, told authorities he was trying to reach Lafayette (Louisiana) General Hospital, about 80 miles away, according to Duson Chief of Police Kip Judice.

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  • Louisiana soybean farmers already feeling tariff impact

    Louisiana soybean farmers already feeling tariff impact

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:33:54 GMT

    With only weeks until the July 6 implementation of tariffs on American goods, soybean farmers in Louisiana are already feeling the impacts. But for some farmers, it may be harder to make ends meet. Soybean farmer, Carl Habetz, said he's blessed to be an established farmer, otherwise he would suffer more consequences from these tariffs.  "It's harder on young farmers than it is for me because I've been established for a long time, but it's still difficult," Habetz...

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    With only weeks until the July 6 implementation of tariffs on American goods, soybean farmers in Louisiana are already feeling the impacts. But for some farmers, it may be harder to make ends meet. Soybean farmer, Carl Habetz, said he's blessed to be an established farmer, otherwise he would suffer more consequences from these tariffs.  "It's harder on young farmers than it is for me because I've been established for a long time, but it's still difficult," Habetz...

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  • Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day

    Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:59:20 GMT
    Caleb from the KPLC Marketing Team graced us with Hermoine the labradoodle at KPLC today. (Source: KPLC)Caleb from the KPLC Marketing Team graced us with Hermoine the labradoodle at KPLC today. (Source: KPLC)
    Caleb from the KPLC Marketing Team graced us with Hermoine the labradoodle at KPLC today. (Source: KPLC)Caleb from the KPLC Marketing Team graced us with Hermoine the labradoodle at KPLC today. (Source: KPLC)

    Miss your dog while at work? Well, you're in luck because it's National Take Your Dog to Work Day! 

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    Miss your dog while at work? Well, you're in luck because it's National Take Your Dog to Work Day! 

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