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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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    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    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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