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Moss Regional Layoffs

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom.

Just a week after the Civil Service Commission announced it was against privatization at LSU run hospitals, the Commission did an about-face today... So it's now approving the deal that would lead to thousands of layoffs, including at Moss Regional Hospital in Lake Charles. So the takeover of services by Memorial Hospital and West Cal-Cam is continuing to move forward.

Soldiers from Fort Polk are getting ready for another deployment. The Army says about 1200 officers and soldiers from the Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Polk will be deployed to Afghanistan next month. The deployment only involves a fraction of the 34 hundred soldiers in the 4th Infantry Division of the 10th Brigade.

Lake Charles Police continue to investigate the weekend murder at an apartment complex on Iris Street. Police arrested 18 year old Cody Lucero of Kinder for the 2nd degree murder of 18 year old Edward Wilkes. Details on these stories and a look at a hot work week ahead... Temperatures reaching well into the 90's by the end of the week. Join us for Live at Five and 7news at Six.

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    LC police confirm shooting on North Booker Street

    LC police confirm shooting on North Booker Street

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:03:06 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whiittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whiittington/KPLC)

    Lake Charles police confirm there's been a shooting in the 800 block of North Booker Street in Lake Charles..

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    Lake Charles police confirm there's been a shooting in the 800 block of North Booker Street in Lake Charles..

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain coming through tonight with thunderstorm lasting into Saturday morning.

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain coming through tonight with thunderstorm lasting into Saturday morning.

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:24:33 GMT
    Showers and thunderstorms come through tonightShowers and thunderstorms come through tonight

    Overnight showers and thunderstorms will come through tonight. We will see windy conditions with these storms. The rain will start as early as the early evening hours and will last into Saturday morning. No severe weather is expected tonight, but there is a chance for heavy rainfall in some areas. Temperatures will cool down to the upper 60s tonight, thanks to the rain and cloud cover keeping the warmer temperatures near the surface. 

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    Overnight showers and thunderstorms will come through tonight. We will see windy conditions with these storms. The rain will start as early as the early evening hours and will last into Saturday morning. No severe weather is expected tonight, but there is a chance for heavy rainfall in some areas. Temperatures will cool down to the upper 60s tonight, thanks to the rain and cloud cover keeping the warmer temperatures near the surface. 

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    Ali Barconey found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 death of Nathaniel Reynaud

    Ali Barconey found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 death of Nathaniel Reynaud

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:50:04 GMT
    Nathaniel Reynaud (Source: Family)Nathaniel Reynaud (Source: Family)

    Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...

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    Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...

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