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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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    House on Tank Farm Road fired upon twice over weekend

    House on Tank Farm Road fired upon twice over weekend

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:33:45 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A house on Tank Farm Road was fired upon twice over the weekend, authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The first incident happened Friday night, followed by another incident Sunday night, said Cmdr. James McGee, CPSO spokesman. No one was injured. Deputies are following leads, but don’t yet have a suspect or motive. “We are following every lead we get,” McGee said. McGee asked anyone with information to

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    A house on Tank Farm Road was fired upon twice over the weekend, authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The first incident happened Friday night, followed by another incident Sunday night, said Cmdr. James McGee, CPSO spokesman. No one was injured. Deputies are following leads, but don’t yet have a suspect or motive. “We are following every lead we get,” McGee said. McGee asked anyone with information to

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  • Oyster fishermen fighting tonging bill

    Oyster fishermen fighting tonging bill

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:25:40 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    Tonging is way to fish for oysters using two large sticks. 

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    Tonging is way to fish for oysters using two large sticks. 

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  • Low turnout for early voting in Lake Charles

    Low turnout for early voting in Lake Charles

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:05:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There is less than a week time before Lake Charles residents who did not vote to decide who they would like to see become the next mayor after Mayor Randy Roach's retirement of more than a decade.  Only 12 percent of the nearly 50,000 people eligible to cast their ballots did during early voting for the April election.  McNeese State University Political Science Professor Dr. Henry Sirgo says it's not uncommon for people to not vote in local races.  "Ironically,...

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    There is less than a week time before Lake Charles residents who did not vote to decide who they would like to see become the next mayor after Mayor Randy Roach's retirement of more than a decade.  Only 12 percent of the nearly 50,000 people eligible to cast their ballots did during early voting for the April election.  McNeese State University Political Science Professor Dr. Henry Sirgo says it's not uncommon for people to not vote in local races.  "Ironically,...

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