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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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    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-15 13:23:43 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.

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    A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.

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  • With Mallard Cove moving, what's next for Chennault?

    With Mallard Cove moving, what's next for Chennault?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Big changes are planned at Chennault International Airport.  "Four or five years ago the head of the airport's division of the FAA came to me and said what are you going to do about the golf course," said Chennault International Airport's Executive Director, Randy Robb.  Mallard Cove Golf Course has been hindering growth and expansion for Chennault for years, but just last week Lake Charles City Council approved a cooperative agreement between the city, the airpo...More >>
    Big changes are planned at Chennault International Airport.  "Four or five years ago the head of the airport's division of the FAA came to me and said what are you going to do about the golf course," said Chennault International Airport's Executive Director, Randy Robb.  Mallard Cove Golf Course has been hindering growth and expansion for Chennault for years, but just last week Lake Charles City Council approved a cooperative agreement between the city, the airpo...More >>
  • Residents off Nelson Road complain about mail delays

    Residents off Nelson Road complain about mail delays

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-12-15 02:18:58 GMT

    It's not unusual to hear complaints about the U.S. Postal Service in our area. The latest comes from a neighborhood off Nelson Road where residents say they no longer get daily delivery. "Whether snow, sleet or rain or whatever it   should be delivered," said Terry Bellard, who lives at Smith Village mobile home community. Residents say their mail is no longer delivered regularly.

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    It's not unusual to hear complaints about the U.S. Postal Service in our area. The latest comes from a neighborhood off Nelson Road where residents say they no longer get daily delivery. "Whether snow, sleet or rain or whatever it   should be delivered," said Terry Bellard, who lives at Smith Village mobile home community. Residents say their mail is no longer delivered regularly.

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