Good morning everyone! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at some of the stories we're working on for 7News@Noon.
It's a complaint you hear a lot these days – folks ripping off the government for millions when it comes to food stamps. Today comes a story of how some recipients are illegally selling their benefit cards for cash and then asking for replacement cards. We'll have more on this story at noon, but for now you can click HERE for some additional information.
We're getting news from court that the defendant in an attempted first degree murder and aggravated rape trial is making a plea. Amos Maddox is accused of raping and beating a former neighbor in Dequincy back in 2007. KPLC'S Theresa Schmidt is in the courtroom and will have our update at noon.
Meanwhile, the case of an Oakdale man accused of killing his mother and stepfather almost four years ago continues today. Jeremy Lee Brown faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for the deaths of his mother Gretta Elzey and her husband Benjamin Ellzey. KPLC 's Holly Carter is at that trial and will have our update.
Also today, it's hard to be different, but it can be easier if you have a role model. We're going to meet one little boy who just got a special friend – a brand new super hero made especially for him!
Speaking of being different, are you aware of a disturbing trend involving young girls and the internet? They're posting videos called "Am I Pretty" and that exposure is luring in unwelcome strangers. We'll tell you what you need to do to protect your child.
School nurses in Louisiana could soon be doing more to keep your children safe – in fact, it's something that could save their lives. They already give students flu shots and other medicines, but now lawmakers are considering a proposal allowing those nurses to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to kids with potentially fatal allergic reactions.
Ben tells me we're off to a warm start to the day. How hot will it get this afternoon, and what sort of forecast is shaping up for the Memorial Day Weekend? Well, he's busy in the storm center charting the course of our weather for the next several days. If you want the very latest local forecast, Ben is your man at noon!
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