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Good Morning!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom gearing up for 7News@Noon

More fallout from the announcement of a new case of mad cow disease in the United States.   It's the first one since 2006, and now two major South Korean retailers have suspended sales of U.S. beef in response.

Some local parents are faced with a serious situation – either pay what they owe in child support or go to jail.   We'll show you scenes from a child support round-up in the lake area. 

Also today, a fed-up dad takes a gun to his daughter's laptop after she became mouthy about chores and her parents.  His YouTube video went viral with more than 32 million hits, but what about now?  How are the two getting along?

Plus, becoming a new father can be tough for those stationed overseas, but we'll show you how a video camera is helping one man feel closer to his new baby. 

Getting kids to become more aware of everyday dangers from fires to other emergencies is the aim of something called "Safety Town."  It's an event happening today at the Lake Charles Civic Center and it's goal is to teach children thru hands on experience.   

Ben says more sunny days ahead, but that humidity is creeping up.  He's working on his forecast right now, so make sure you join us to find out how the rest of the week will pan out. 

Remember you can always watch us online at kplctv.com and on air as well.   If you do watch us online, be sure to check out some of our other features – continuous updates of the latest news and weather, and our page dedicated to Westlake singing sensation Joshua Ledet.   He's singing again tonight and if we want to get the American Idol crew to come down here for the final three community showcase….the lake area needs to vote!  Click here to find out how to vote!  

Enjoy yet another beautiful day everyone!

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  • Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop hit-and-run suspect arrested

    Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop hit-and-run suspect arrested

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:51:55 GMT
    (Source: DeRidder police)(Source: DeRidder police)
    (Source: DeRidder police)(Source: DeRidder police)

    The suspect who ran into the patio at Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop and left the scene in DeRidder has been arrested, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder Police Department. The owner of the shop received an alert from the security system that a yellow Ford F150 struck the front patio on July 18 around 8:30 p.m.

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    The suspect who ran into the patio at Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop and left the scene in DeRidder has been arrested, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder Police Department. The owner of the shop received an alert from the security system that a yellow Ford F150 struck the front patio on July 18 around 8:30 p.m.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More extreme temperatures with no rain expected this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More extreme temperatures with no rain expected this weekend

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:13:53 GMT
    Rain holding off through early next weekRain holding off through early next week
    Rain holding off through early next weekRain holding off through early next week

    A heat advisory has been issued for all of Southwest Louisiana. This is in effect all afternoon and expires at sunset. This means that high temperatures combined with humidity will make it dangerous to be outdoors for an extended period of time. It is possible we do not quite reach the criteria of an advisory, but we could still have a few select places get very close. Stay hydrated and use caution in the heat. There will be lots of sunshine with no chance of rain today. 

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    A heat advisory has been issued for all of Southwest Louisiana. This is in effect all afternoon and expires at sunset. This means that high temperatures combined with humidity will make it dangerous to be outdoors for an extended period of time. It is possible we do not quite reach the criteria of an advisory, but we could still have a few select places get very close. Stay hydrated and use caution in the heat. There will be lots of sunshine with no chance of rain today. 

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  • BREAKING

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:38:10 GMT
    The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)
    The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

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    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

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