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Women In Combat

Good evening. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom.

     Military women could be serving on the front lines in less than three years. Today the Pentagon revealed its timeline reversing a ban on women in direct combat. That means elite groups like the Navy Seals and Army Rangers will no longer be off limits to women. We'll have a full report tonight at ten on what all this means to the military and women in combat.

And a Lake Charles family is still in a frenzy over the disappearance of their 85 year old loved one. Leroy Stewart has been missing since yesterday morning when he disappeared around the Moss Regional Hospital area. He has Alzheimers, diabetes, and high blood pressure. We'll talk to family members tonight as the search continues.

     Plus, suspected serial killer Felix Vail will remain in the Calcasieu Correctional Center without bond. Judge Robert Wyatt ruled there was probable cause to hold him in the 2nd degree murder of his wife Mary Horton back in 1962. Judge Wyatt also denied bond because he believes 73 year old Vail is a flight risk. Those stories and Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton will let us know if there are any more storms moving through the area tonight.  Join us tonight at ten for 7News Nightcast.

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    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 08:44:37 GMT
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    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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  • Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:32 GMT
    (Source: Magnolia LNG)(Source: Magnolia LNG)

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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