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Monday Morning Headlines

Good Monday morning everyone! 

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom getting ready for 7News@Noon.

The National Weather Service had more than 120 reports of tornadoes on Saturday.  It was a deadly and destructive weekend, as a storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota.  Today we'll take a look at the aftermath. 

The trial of a  young man suspected of setting the fire that burned down Millennium Park last year begins today.  Seth Arceneaux was only 17 years old when the park burned down January 9, 2011. Now 18, Arceneaux is on trial for simple arson in connection with the fire that destroyed the park.

We hope to have updates from KPLC's Theresa Schmidt at noon… 

Meanwhile, a trial date has been set in Mississippi for a mother and daughter suspected in the robberies of four banks in three states, including here in Louisiana.  The women are from Texas and are suspected of holding up the Iberia Bank in Kinder on February 13th and the MidSouth Bank in Sulphur in March.  In both instances the robber was wearing an elaborate disguise. 

Also today, scammers are lifting legitimate real estate information and posting duplicates online for rent.  It's an effort to scam potential renters out of a lot of money and personal information and today we'll show you how to protect yourself. 

Plus the number of people battling Alzheimer's is growing – as are the costs associated with the disease.  However, perhaps more startling is the fact that there's an increase in the number of patients who are living completely alone. 

Ben tells me we're getting a little bit of a break right now, but we could see some more rain later this afternoon and into this evening.  Plus,  he says we're under a Flash Flood Watch thru 1 pm on Tuesday.  You can find out all the weather details in Ben's full forecast coming up.

7News@Noon is just minutes away – and remember you can watch us on air and online at kplctv.com 

Have a great day everyone!

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