Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for Nightcast.
We'll have more tonight from St. Mary Parish on the fatal crash involving a Lafayette Parish school bus and a passenger vehicle. Louisiana State Police have identified the victims in the passenger car. The passengers on the bus traveling with the Lafayette High School baseball team are said to only have minor injuries.
Plus, a local group is trying to stop domestic violence by giving victims a voice. KPLC's Monica Grimaldo has the story.
And, the estate of world-renowned painter George Rodrigue has released the first print from Rodrigue's studio since he passed away in December. We'll show the "Mardi Gras 2014" print featuring two of Rodrigue's iconic blue dogs.
Some national stories of interest: The parents of a Florida teenager who died from shots fired by man over loud music react to the guilty verdicts reached tonight. Plus, a Valentine's Day jail break is short-lived. Hear what extremes the Arizona inmate went through to spend a little one on one time with his girlfriend.
We enjoyed the best weekend weather we've had in weeks. Meteorologist Zack Fradella will tell us how long we can expect the nice weather and what changes are ahead for our work week.
We'll see you tonight at 10:30 following coverage of the Olympics. If you want to catch us at 10 o'clock you can log on to kplctv.com and watch a live stream 10-minute version of Nightcast... just another way we are always At Your Service.
The Calcasieu District Attorney confirms last night-- a sixteen year old allegedly shot someone at or near the Lake Charles Civic Center-- The victim is expected to recover. And, Last weekend-- a 17 year old was arrested in connection with a homicide in Sulphur. It's alarming to many, how often deadly violence involves teenagers. Most recently 17 year old Blake Poullard was booked into jail in connection with the homicide of 24 year old David Reed of...More >>
Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, that's not the case for a major insurance provider that is now dropping clients because of a policy change regarding asbestos. A homeowner came to 7news with a letter stating their Allstate homeowner's insurance policy is being canceled. The siding of the home is made of asbestos, a popular insulation material used before it was outlawed in 1980 because exposure can be dangerous, often leading to lung cancer and mesothelioma. Pre...More >>
The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to a Cleco fuse. For more information, call Superintendent Robert Smith at 337-389-9157 or 337-639-4333. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Dana Fontenot was a bright kid with a big future, fighting for the starting running back position on the Barbe football team.More >>
For the rest of today, we will see cloudy skies with showers developing in the afternoon. The rain is more likely along the immediate coastline and up to the I-10 corridor. Rain chances will go up to 30-40% this afternoon and into the evening hours. After sunset, we could still have a few lingering showers, but they will be coming to an end. Today should be the best day for any rain for the foreseeable future. Temperatures should reach the low 70s today.More >>