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Bridge Collapse

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. As we enter Memorial Day weekend, the difficult cleanup and recovery continues in Moore, Oklahoma. Residents there will spend the weekend cleaning up what used to be their homes. And for many, they'll be attending funerals. Many of the victims of the storm will be laid to rest over the weekend.

 And the NTSB is sending in a "go team" to try and figure out just what happened in that bridge collapse in the state of Washington last night. The governor of Washington state says federal officials are searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for the bridge. The bridge along Interstate 5 collapsed sending two cars plunging into the river below. Miraculously, no one was killed. Officials say the bridge had just recently gone through an inspection.

And there's been another case of contaminated steroid injections. This time originating from the state of Tennessee. The Food and Drug Administration says it has received 7 reports involving patients who received the shots and have gotten sick. 13 states, including Louisiana, may have gotten shipments of the contaminated injections. And those injections contain the same drug at the center of last year's deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. The steroids are usually used to treat pain.

We'll have those stories, and your Memorial Day weekend forecast tonight on Live At Five and 7news At Six.

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