Suspect Released From Jail

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.