Train derailment shuts down U.S. Hwy 190

Good Evening,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on today.

A train derailment just east of Lawtell has shut down both directions of U.S. 190. The closure was put in place after crews discovered the train was leaking hazardous material. Traffic is being diverted as crews clean up the wreckage.

Plus, it's been a while since McNeese State University employees have not received a pay raise. Tonight, KPLC's Haley Rush talks to one professor who is doing what he can to make ends meet.

Also the New Orleans French Quarter was filled with the sounds of late Jazz legend Louis Armstrong this weekend. We'll show the best of the "Satchmo" Summer Fest.

And another story from Monroe, Louisiana introduces us to a set of identical triplets.

And our rain chances arrived this afternoon for parts of Southwest Louisiana. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your forecast.

We'll have all these stories and much more tonight on Nightcast. Meanwhile, for News, Sports and Weather updates – we're always on at kplctv.com.