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Monday Morning Headlines

Good Morning! 

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

An accused murderer was supposed to go on trial today in Lake Charles, but on a motion by his defense, the 2nd degree murder trial of Timothy Dangerfield has been continued until later this year.  Dangerfield is accused of killing Shacrista Nicole Jones last September.  In addition to that new trial date,  Dangerfield's attorneys are planning to return to court in just a few weeks to change his plea.  We'll have more from this morning's court proceedings at noon. 

In national news, the man charged with second degree murder in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, is walking free today.  George Zimmerman was released on bond overnight. 

Also today, many folks just don't like going to the dentist, but did you know that taking a trip to get your teeth checked could end up saving your life?  That is indeed true since some dentists are now checking for oral cancer and early detection is the key to survival. 

Plus, working women know there is a delicate balance between family life and careers. Today we're taking a glimpse into the daily life for two single, working moms. 

It's a beautiful day and Ben tells me you can expect more of the same.  How long will these splendid, sunny days stick around?  Join us at noon for Ben's complete work-week forecast. 

Remember, you can watch us on air and online at kplctv.com

Have a great day 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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