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Friday morning headlines

Good Morning! 

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom working on 7News@Noon.

A Pitkin man apparently admits to Vernon Parish Narcotics agents that he was making meth at his home.  Today, that man and two others found at that house are jailed.

Are you or someone you know looking for a job?  If so, you're not alone.  First time claims for jobless benefits rose last week in the state.  We'll tell you by how much. 

In Baton Rouge, the first parts of the Governor's proposed changes to the state's retirement systems for rank-and-file workers and public college employees have received the support of the House Retirement committee.   The largest part of the plan that was approved would create a cheaper investment account similar to a 401-K plan for state employees hired after July of next year.  That account would be used instead of a monthly retirement payment based on their salaries. 

Also today, are you sure you're putting that car seat in correctly?  It's not always an easy task and many parents struggle with installing those seats.  At noon, we'll offer up some helpful information.

Big news for those of you who frequent the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge – the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a $2.6 million dollar project there.  It means some closures while the work is being done, but we'll tell you how to get around the refuge during the project. 

Plus if you're a history buff, you'll enjoy this story.  Some collectors bought a trunk at a farm auction – a trunk that dates back to World War II.  Now, they're trying to connect the piece of history back to the original owners. 

We'll have these and other stories today at noon.  We hope you join us. 

Have a great day and a great weekend everyone!

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