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Second Degree Murder Arrest

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. The ex-husband of a Lake Charles woman murdered last summer... Has now been arrested in connection with her death. Calcasieu Parish authorities say 38 year old Billy Ray Harris is charged with second degree murder in the death of 38 year old Raymona Gilmore. She was found July 29th last year inside a home at the Quailridge Mobile Home Estates on East Gauthier Road. Billy Ray Harris's bond is set at a half million dollars.

Three people were hurt after their SUV was struck by a train in Allen Parish. State Police say it happened early this morning on Liberty Cemetery road, just north of Highway 190. Authorities say 32 year old Pamela Thompson of Elton drove into the path of the oncoming Union Pacific Freight train.

And Governor Bobby Jindal is asking the White House for a Disaster Declaration for parts of the state inundated with flooding during severe storms last month. Preliminary damage assessments include 18 parishes, including Acadia, Jeff Davis, and St. Landry. Those stories and more tonight on Live At Five and 7news At Six. Hope you'll join us.

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