Mississippi court hearing could provide answers about missing Lake Charles woman

Charlie Haldeman is in for Agnes DeRouen on the Friday edition of 7 News at Noon.

A hearing in Mississippi is set to take place today to determine if a body can be exhumed.  The body may belong to a missing Lake Charles woman.  A coroner in Hancock County, Mississippi suspects the remains of a woman killed in an accident in 1998 may belong to Nelda Hardwick.  Her family reported her missing nearly 20 years ago.

An 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman is dead following a fatal crash on LA Highway 100 at LA Highway 91. Troopers say Gloria Pousson was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a another vehicle this morning in Acadia Parish.

Also, a Lake area family is cleaning up after fire damaged Nina P's restaurant in Lake Charles Thursday evening.  Fire crews responded to the restaurant on West McNeese St. shortly before 6 p.m. Fire officials said early reports indicate the fire may have started in a wall and travelled to the roof.

In weather, Meteorologist Ben Terry says rain chances are increasing as the weekend begins.  The highest rain chances will peak late tonight, hopefully allowing for some of the high school games to not be a total washout. The rain is expected to taper off after sunrise on Saturday with skies clearing out during the afternoon and evening.

Those stories and plenty more are ahead today at Noon or anytime at www.kplctv.com.  See you then!  -ch

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