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Good morning! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon

A heart-breaking night for fans of Joshua Ledet on American Idol.  The Westlake native was eliminated from the contest before next week's finale.  Local folks had a lot to say and we'll share their comments

Also today, do you have a bucket list?  A lot of people do, and one woman was able to check off a need for speed on her list.  She got behind the wheel of a fast car - just like the kind driven by NASCAR racers.  Come along with us for the ride.

Speaking of living your dream, we'll also meet a teenager who proves that blindness could not keep her away from her goal – to become a cheerleader. 

Facebook is friending Wall Street today.  The social network is going public in the third largest public stock offering in U.S. history.   

Ben tells me we can expect clear skies for awhile, but don't be surprised if you should start to feel the heat soon.  It could get to 90 by mid-afternoon!   What about the weekend?  Well, Ben's working on his full, up-to-the-minute, local forecast right now.   In the meantime, he wants to remind you about the big Hurricane Preparedness Expo at Prien Lake Mall tomorrow.  You can find all the details HERE

Remember, you can watch us online at kplctv.com and on air each and every weekday at noon. 

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend everyone!

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  • Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-12-17 02:16:30 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

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    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few thunderstorms become likely this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few thunderstorms become likely this week

    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-16 23:40:37 GMT
    Rain likely Sunday morningRain likely Sunday morning

    Tonight, we will have a 100% chance for rain to come through. At times there could be some thunder and lightning. The rain will begin early this evening, and will be scattered. Overnight, the rain will become more widespread. This is from an upper level disturbance that is coming through. It is the first of many disturbances.   Sunday’s rain chances remain high at 70%. All the rain from tonight will slowly wind down and will gradually come to an end before noon on Sunday.

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    Tonight, we will have a 100% chance for rain to come through. At times there could be some thunder and lightning. The rain will begin early this evening, and will be scattered. Overnight, the rain will become more widespread. This is from an upper level disturbance that is coming through. It is the first of many disturbances.   Sunday’s rain chances remain high at 70%. All the rain from tonight will slowly wind down and will gradually come to an end before noon on Sunday.

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  • LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-16 22:12:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

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