Good morning everyone! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on today for 7News@Noon.
Sulphur Police are investigating a robbery this morning at The Fifth Wheel at the corner of Beglis Parkway and Burton. It happened around 4 this morning. Police are looking at surveillance video and other information right now, so we hope to have more for you on this story at noon.
Also today, did you know Louisiana has stingrays? Actually, there are four different types in our waters. It's the start of stingray season, so we'll show you what to do if you happen to catch one in a bad mood.
Plus, national pet food recalls have gained a lot of attention recently. In fact, salmonella tainted food has caused quite a scare for pet owners, but did you know your dog isn't the only one who can get sick from that food? We'll explain how humans – in particular, little ones - are at risk as well.
Ben says look for highs around 90 by the time our show begins at noon. That number could rise to the century mark when it comes to heat index values later today. Some isolated late afternoon showers could cool us off a bit, but what are our rain chances as we go into the evening and into tomorrow? Ben is working on his local forecast right now.
Ben and Wade are both excited about an incredibly rare phenomenon. One you can see this afternoon. It's the transit of Venus – that's when Venus crosses the disk of the sun from the earth's perspective. Today will mark the last time any of the earth's inhabitants will see this happening in their lifetimes. You can learn more about viewing it safely HERE.
While you're checking out how to view Venus, if you're looking for a job you may also want to check out some great tips – including job search skills and resume guides. You can find those HERE.
Remember, you can always watch us at noon online at kplctv.com and on air at KPLC.