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Cropduster Crash

GOOD EVENING. THIS IS CYNTHIA ARCENEAUX FROM THE KPLC NEWSROOM...A CROP DUSTER PLANE CRASHED THIS EVENING JUST SOUTH OF JENNINGS. 52-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM PRECHT JUNIOR OF LACASSINE WAS PILOTING THE SMALL PLANE. ACCORDING TO JEFF DAVIS PARISH SHERIFF IVY WOODS,  THE PLANE BRUSHED UP AGAINST SOME LINES TO A NEARBY RADIO TOWER WHICH CAUSED THE PLANE TO GO DOWN. PRECHT DIED OF INJURIES FROM THE CRASH.

     THE NIGHTMARE MAY BE OVER FOR THE THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS ON BOARD THAT CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP... BUT THE LAWSUITS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO COME IN. A TEXAS WOMAN WHO SAYS SHE FEARED FOR HER LIFE, BECAME THE FIRST, OF WHAT'S EXPECTED TO BE A FLOOD OF LAWSUITS OVER THE DISASTER CRUISE ON BOARD THE "TRIUMPH."

AND IT'S OFFICIAL! FORMER GOVERNOR EDWIN EDWARD AND HIS WIFE TRINA ARE EXPECTING A BABY... RUMORS CIRCULATED ABOUT THE PREGNANCY A FEW WEEKS AGO. THEY WERE CONFIRMED BY FRIENDS OF THE COUPLE, BUT NOT THE COUPLE THEMSELVES, UNTIL TODAY.. TRINA EDWARDS POSTED ON FACEBOOK TODAY, THAT THEY ARE IN FACT, EXPECTING.  WE'LL SEE YOU TONIGHT AT TEN FOR 7NEWS NIGHTCAST.

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