Good morning! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom preparing for 7News@Noon.
If you were traveling on I-10 eastbound near Jennings this morning, you were probably driving at a snail's pace. It's all due to a one vehicle crash near mile post 65. State Police report the accident involves a tanker truck carrying the flammable liquid benzene. The tanker overturned into the median, but so far no leaks have been detected. The driver suffered serious injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. At noon, we'll bring you there live and let you know how your afternoon commute will be affected.
Speaking of traffic issues, we have a new traffic alert page you can access it by clicking here.
Are you a college student worried about that student loan? Today the fight over a potential doubling of student loan interest rates this summer hits the Senate floor in Washington. Republicans promise to block a White House backed plan unless Democrats allow a vote on a GOP alternative. A big question deals with how to offset the six billion dollar cost to keep the rates down. We'll let you know how things stand.
Also today, a woman who has won millions is now warning others to be careful what they wish for since money can be both a blessing and a curse.
Plus, millions of parents have baby monitors to give them a sense of security. They use them to keep a watchful eye over their little ones, but be careful – in the wrong hands, a peeping tom could be watching you!
Ben tells me more storms are on the way for this afternoon and into the evening. Just how wide-spread will this activity be? He's working on his full forecast now, so be sure to tune in.
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