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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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  • Too much crime, say people living at Lake Charles apartment complex

    Too much crime, say people living at Lake Charles apartment complex

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:50:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    People who live inside the Place Vendome apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday night say the violence must stop. "They're always talking about guns back here, they're always talking about something crazy," said residents Ashley & Ivy Lee. "Normally stuff like this is just shots..random people playing around just doing stuff like that, this is one where somebody actually got hurt and someone we know," said Ashley. Right now few detail...

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    People who live inside the Place Vendome apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday night say the violence must stop. "They're always talking about guns back here, they're always talking about something crazy," said residents Ashley & Ivy Lee. "Normally stuff like this is just shots..random people playing around just doing stuff like that, this is one where somebody actually got hurt and someone we know," said Ashley. Right now few detail...

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  • Second swarm: Lovebugs about to reach peak swarm across the South

    Second swarm: Lovebugs about to reach peak swarm across the South

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:38:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Our second lovebug season is quickly approaching and is expected to reach a peak in September.  Some bugs have already been seen! Some think this bug was created by the University of Florida. While others believe that the intensity of swarms warns of a bad hurricane season. I’m here to let you know that neither of these are true! 

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    Our second lovebug season is quickly approaching and is expected to reach a peak in September.  Some bugs have already been seen! Some think this bug was created by the University of Florida. While others believe that the intensity of swarms warns of a bad hurricane season. I’m here to let you know that neither of these are true! 

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  • Man arrested after reportedly trying to run over police officer

    Man arrested after reportedly trying to run over police officer

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:06:52 GMT
    Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A Lake Charles man has been apprehended after reportedly trying to strike a police officer with his car, according to Lt. Harrell with the Lake Charles Police Department. The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a weapons complaint at Suffolk Manor apartments the morning of Aug. 11, said Harrell. Officers were advised that a male was walking around the complex with a weapon and had threatened the caller. When officers arrived, the subject was fleeing the location in a wh...

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    A Lake Charles man has been apprehended after reportedly trying to strike a police officer with his car, according to Lt. Harrell with the Lake Charles Police Department. The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a weapons complaint at Suffolk Manor apartments the morning of Aug. 11, said Harrell. Officers were advised that a male was walking around the complex with a weapon and had threatened the caller. When officers arrived, the subject was fleeing the location in a wh...

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