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Good Morning! 

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom as we get ready for 7News@Noon.

Today marks the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  That explosion led to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history – killing 11 workers and spilling an estimated 206 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf.  Two years later there are still environmental concerns, and hundreds of victims are still waiting to receive all of their payments from the BP fund. We'll take a look at the situation as it stands today. 

Locally, a Lake Charles man pleads guilty to stealing over a million dollars from the food stamp program.  It was a scheme that lasted for more than two years and today we'll tell you how he could end up in jail for quite some time…possibly up to 20 years. 

Also today – a bit of nostalgia.  Old letters from the war arrive at their destination years later, but the family that lived there has gone. Now there's a mission afoot to get these letters to the intended recipients. 

Plus, do you think a hair cut could save your life? Did you know stylists often check your scalp before cutting your hair?  As it happens, a stylist could be your first line of defense against skin cancer. 

Ben tells me the rain chances are creeping back into the forecast, so be sure to tune in for all the weekend details.

It's all coming up in just a few minutes – and remember, you can watch 7News@Noon on air and online at kplctv.com 

Have a great day and a safe and happy weekend everyone!

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