Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin laced letters to the President, a U.S. Senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail. And now a second man says the FBI is searching his home in connection with the case.
Back here in Southwest Louisiana, we're finding out more on last month's fatal helicopter crash that killed three men in Northern Cameron Parish. The NTSB is still investigating the exact cause of the crash which could take 12 to 18 months to complete.
And if you're an eye patient, you may be getting a letter about some proposed legislation at the State Capitol. House Bill #527 would open up the scope of medical procedures that optometrists can perform on patients. Procedures that up until now, only an ophthalmologist could perform. But could this be risky? We'll have those stories, plus tell you about changes that are coming in the weather. Today on Live At Five and 7news at Six.
Through the rest of the day today expect cloudy and muggy conditions. Winds will continue to gust up to 20 mph through the remainder of the day. Rain chances remain about the same through the rest of the day as those bands of rain from the tropical wave move across the area. The rain does taper off slightly during the overnight hours but is still a factor come tomorrow.More >>
A liquor store caught on fire in DeRidder Saturday after a car crashed into the building, according to DeRidder Police Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy.
Rudy says at approximately 12:20, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman jumped a curb and crashed through the store window and door after she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle struck an interior pole, causing the vehicle and building to catch on fireMore >>
The color-changing lights that usually illuminate the Superdome in New Orleans were to remain dark Friday night in memory of the man who spent more than three decades as the venue's spokesman.More >>
As the Southwest delegation gets ready to head back to Baton Rouge, many are wondering what's going to happen to programs like TOPS and SNAP. The current budget legislators are working with, puts TOPS, higher education and the SNAP Program, among others, on the chopping block. Depending on how this budget works out, students like Emily Pinney would have to rely on other sources in order to pay for college. "We need tops a lot, so it will help us...More >>