7News Nightcast: Sunday, August 18 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

7News Nightcast: Sunday, August 18

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Good Sunday evening SWLA,

Gerron Jordan here in the 7News Newsroom filling in for Lee Peck tonight.

‘The Grange' is one of the first national organizations for the farming and agriculture community.  Tonight, KPLC's Haley Rush has the story of how southwest Louisiana is on the path to starting its own local chapter.

Plus, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plans to get rid of prison minimums to answer the federal prison overcrowding issue.  We'll hear from Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier who says the federal government needs to also look at supporting more re-entry programs like those seen in Calcasieu.

A special cowboy reporter takes over for media day at McNeese.  Sports Director Seth Lewis says you won't want to miss that.

7Stormteam Meteorologist Cedric Haynes is in the weather center tracking the dry and less humid air we've experienced this weekend.  He says rain chances could increase in the next few days.  He'll have the latest in his pinpoint forecast.

Catch all of these stories and more, tonight at 10. 

 

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