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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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