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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

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

Changes are on the way in the amount of time convicted felons have to serve behind bars.  Three different measures are on their way to the Governor's desk.  One bill would allow inmates who are in jail for a second non-violent, non-sex-related felony to apply for parole after serving a third of their sentence.  Another would affect habitual offenders,  while a third would let a judge sentence someone to a lower term under certain conditions.  We'll run down all the details. 

Also today, if you consider the mark of summer to be a nice, juicy peach, then you're in luck!   Peaches are rolling out early this year as the warm weather in Louisiana and the rest of the south means a quicker harvest. 

Plus, it's never too late to follow your dreams, and you're never too old to go back to school.   We'll meet a woman who is living proof that you can study, have fun, and graduate – as long as you have the desire. 

Ben is busy in the Weather Center.   So far, he says the weather is nice, but as the temperatures heat up, the chances for a few showers or thunderstorms this afternoon are on the rise.  He's putting together his full, local forecast right now – so look for all the details at noon.   Plus, a big reminder to all of you about the upcoming hurricane season.   We want you to be prepared, so KPLC is hosting the annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo at Prien Lake Mall this Saturday.  Click here for details and how you could win a prize! 

Remember to join us at noon online at kplctv.com or on air on KPLC.

Have a great day everyone!

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