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.