Join us today for 7 News at Noon! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good Morning everyone!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC newsroom as we gear up for today's 7News@Noon

Four out-of-state men are facing charges in connection to an apparent contracting scheme.  Calcasieu Sheriff's officials report the men represented themselves as business owners and contacted several local small businesses about contracting opportunities.  The plan involved constructing a new 30,000 square foot building in Lake Charles.   How did they approach these business owners?  And are more victims out there?  The answers at noon. 

Jurors in the murder trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman have spent the morning looking at crime scene photos.  Back in July 2009, Brian Davis' body was found on the ground at the end of Wagon Wheel Road.  He was discovered near the car he had apparently been driving.  That vehicle has been central to much of this morning's testimony.   It was jacked-up on one side and lug nuts had been removed from a tire. The spare tire had been removed from the trunk.  Apparently a deputy put the spare on the car so it could be towed.  Could that handling have tarnished the evidence?  That's just one of the questions today.  KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is in court and will provide our update. 

Also today, they shared some of the same cells – before they even met!  We'll tell you the story of a man who is alive today thanks to a stem cell transplant from an unlikely genetic twin.  Just who is she, and how did they meet? 

Plus, a personal experience with near-tragedy leads one student to invent a life-saving device.  It's meant to stop overdoses by equipping pill bottles with locking caps. 

Ben tells me we can expect more muggy weather throughout the day.  Expect increasing cloudiness, but rain isn't likely – at least not today.  What are our chances for the rest of the week?  He's working on that full forecast right now and will have it for you at noon. 

Remember you can always watch us online at kplctv.com or on air. 

We hope you join us on this Monday, and have a great day everyone!

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