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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good Morning everyone! 

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

Breaking right now: Four NFL players suspended in connection with the Saints bounty system, including Jonathan Vilma, who is suspended for the entire 2012 season. Click here for more on the story.

You may recall our story about a Rayne fire that claimed the lives of four young children.  Well, today we've learned that the mother who left those children in that mobile home unsupervised has been indicted for second degree murder.  Where was the mom when this tragedy occurred?  Find out what police believe happened at noon. 

We're also sharing the story of a mom who was arrested for allegedly bringing her five year old daughter into a tanning booth where the little girl was reportedly burned.  It's a bizarre story – complete with what some would describe as a bizarre mug shot. 

On a more positive note, we'll tell you about a baby girl born with no ears.  Her parents were told she would never hear or speak, but they wouldn't take "no" for an answer.  You'll see how they embarked on a journey to find their baby the help she needed. 

If your travels today will take you to the Winnie area in Texas, there's a major accident involving hazardous material that could make you change your plans.   We'll tell you what happened and how long it will take to clean up the mess.

And we'll have an amazing story about a dog that got lost in Lafayette – ended up at the shelter and found a new home.  The thing is, his new owner got deployed and he had to be returned to the shelter.  However, all was not lost – in fact, something was found.  You won't want to miss this incredible reunion story. 

Ben tells me to expect more of this warm and humid weather with a chance for more scattered showers.  He's working on this extended forecast, so if you want to know what to expect as the week winds down, tune in today.

Plus a couple of reminders about performers from the lake area: 

LaGrange High School is in the top ten for the Junior Theater Project sponsored by NBC'S "Smash."  The school needs your help to remain there.  There's only a few more days left to vote and you can do that by following this link: Click here to vote!

And it's performance night on "American Idol."   Westlake's Joshua Ledet needs your votes to stay on the show.  Remember – if he makes it to the final three, the show will come down to showcase his community.  You can learn more about the voting process and view all things Joshua here: Vote Josh!

A lot is going on today and you can get caught up with it all today at noon.  We hope you join us, and have a great day everyone!

 

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