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Police identify body found in Lake Arthur

Good Afternoon,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for 7 News at Six.

We now know the identity of the woman found dead in Lake Arthur. Police identify her as 27-year-old Lacie Fontenot. KPLC's Erica Bivens revisits the scene and talks with neighbors.

It was a rude awakening this morning for some Lake Charles residents as a series of emergency sirens were triggered. It was the second time within a week for a false alarm, but as KPLC Monica Grimaldo reports officials believe they could be closer to finding the problem.

And the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office makes three more arrests in a string of attempted purse snatchings at a local business.

We'll also take you to the Sulphur Regional Library where a captive audience explored a traveling planetarium.

Also, being a mom is not easy, but a Westlake group of women we'll tell you it's the most rewarding job. We'll tell you about the Moms Next Ministry and how they're making motherhood a little easier by sharing their stories and experiences.

And it was a crazy week in the weather department. Meteorologist Zack Fradella is in tonight and will have your forecast.

We'll see you tonight at Six for these stories and more. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.

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    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:29:17 GMT
    SOURCE: KATCSOURCE: KATC

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

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    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:12:21 GMT
    Mostly cloudy skies MondayMostly cloudy skies Monday

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:59:30 GMT
    (Source: Google traffic)(Source: Google traffic)

    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

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    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

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