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     Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. If you're like most parents, you constantly worry about the dangers that are lurking on the internet. But it looks like local law enforcement nabbed a man all the way in the state of Pennsylvania who was up to no good on Facebook. It appears the man was allegedly engaging in inappropriate conversations with a 13 year old girl here in Calcasieu Parish. Calcasieu deputies were able to track the man down in pennsylvania and he's now behind bars. Authorities are in the process of extraditing here to Lake Charles.

 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded "not guilty" today to charges that he accepted bribes, free trips, and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work after Hurricane Katrina. Nagin's bond was set at 100-thousand dollars during his arraignment today.

 And the U.S. Coast guard is investigating the collison of two tankers today in the Gulf of Mexico. The ships were both headed to Houston when the accident happened about 70 miles south of Galveston. The collision caused internal damage to one of the vessels. The ship sustained a fuel leak in its engine room, but crews were able to patch the leak and pump the remaining fuel into an auxillary tank.

And Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is watching the skies as the threat of severe weather is heading our way for tomorrow. Join us for these stories and more today at Five and on 7news at Six.

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