Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia disaster - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

Good Evening,

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

Lake Charles Police were busy this afternoon clearing Westbound Interstate-10 near mile marker 32 after an 18-wheeler jack-knifed. It's the same stretch of highway Lake Charles City officials want DOTD to take a closer look at because of the high number of accidents.

Higher learning institutions are trying to stay ahead of the Industrial expansion set to hit Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Haley Rush explains how McNeese State University is preparing students for future job opportunities.  

Also, it's been 11 years since the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. This weekend, a community in Sabine County, Texas came together to remember the tragedy. Tonight's report comes from our Raycom Sister Station KLTV about the importance of honoring the seven astronauts more than a decade later.

And Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning – meaning six more weeks of winter. Meteorologist Zack Fradella has the forecast.

Plus, most of you are probably watching the Super Bowl. Rebecca Cade is on the Sport's desk tonight and will have the highlights and much more.

We'll see you tonight at ten. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.

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