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Triumph Investigation

Good afternoon... This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.  A Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.  In a teleconference Monday, Commander Theresa Hatfield estimated that the investigation of the disabled ship would take six months.

The Lake Charles Civic Center is gearing up for tomorrow's big "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair. It's scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Until Noon, at the Civic Center Exhibition hall. The purpose of the event is to provide job opportunities for veterans and their spouses. So if you know of a military vet or their spouse in need of employment, pass the word along to them.

And a memorial is planned for tomorrow for a pilot killed in a plane crash last week. The crop duster went down Friday in a field south of Jennings. Jeff Davis sheriff's deputies identified the pilot as 52 year old William Precht Junior. Sheriff Ivy Woods says it appears the plane snagged a line connected to a nearby communications tower. Memorial services for Precht are planned for 10 A.M. Tuesday.

Join us for Live At Five and 7news At Six for these stories and the latest on our weather forecast from Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 08:44:37 GMT
    Skies clear this afternoonSkies clear this afternoon

    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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  • Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:32 GMT
    (Source: Magnolia LNG)(Source: Magnolia LNG)

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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