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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom getting ready for 7News@Noon

Quite a watery mess along I-210 eastbound in Lake Charles today.  Work crews have been battling a water main that burst along the highway near the Broad Street exit .  Water has been flowing under the roadway while crews work to shut the main line off.  We're now being told several businesses are without water.  What happened out there?  How long will it take to get things back to normal?  We're going out there for a live report at noon. 

The trial of a man accused in the 2010 armed robbery of an Opelousas Street barber shop has stopped.  KPLC'S Theresa Schmidt tells us that's because of an apparent plea deal in the case.  She's gathering the latest information right now. 

Meanwhile, law enforcement is busy trying to figure out what happened at Nelson's Donuts on East McNeese this morning.  A man was spotted by an employee carrying milk, scissors and tacks out of the shop when he arrived.  We're told the man fled the scene by jumping out a window. 

Also today, cataract surgery is evolving constantly and now a new surgical laser is removing cataracts quicker and easier than ever before.  We'll show you how that's good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from the loss of vision. 

Plus, are you bombarded by calls from telemarketers?  It's a common complaint, and it seems these folks always call at dinnertime!  It may leave you wondering – do those national "do not call" lists really work? 

Ben has been busy with his weather chat on kplctv.com and with his forecast for noon.   He tells me most of the rain from earlier this morning have ended with just a few isolated showers across Beauregard and Allen parishes.  What can we expect later today?  Tune in for his full, up-to-the-minute, local forecast.  Remember you can get important hurricane awareness info at this Saturday's expo at the Prien Lake Mall.  Click HERE for more on that event. 

And it is performance night for Westlake's Joshua Ledet.  He'll be singing for this Idol life tonight, so are you prepared to vote?   For all things Josh – including ways to vote – click HERE 

Have a great day everyone, and GEAUX JOSH!

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