Friday Morning Headlines

Good morning everyone! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom.  Unfortunately, due to the French Open, there will be no 7News@Noon today, but our reporters are working on stories for later editions of 7 News.

Gerron Jordan is working on a story very much tied to this Hurricane Season.  The Calcasieu TRIAD, along with the Office of Community Services offered presentations about getting prepared in case of an emergency situation.  Did you know residents can register for public emergency services?  Or what do you know about the Vial of Life – a program that involves placing important medical information inside a special capsule keep on the top shelf of your refrigerator door?  Gerron is checking out all of these services and will explain them to you tonight.

Speaking of health issues, Britney Glaser has a report about health legislation recently passed in the legislative session in Baton Rouge.  Will any changes affect you or your family?  Check out her story on Nightcast.

That legislative session also rendered big changes to education in our state.  This afternoon, the Louisiana Department of Education is hosting a community meeting on the new Scholarship Program.  Department staff, along with representatives from schools that have been preliminarily approved to participate, will be there.  It all happens at the Central Library on West Claude Street in Lake Charles from 1 to 5 pm today.

You won't see Ben at either the Midday or the Noon show today, but he has been working on your forecast behind the scenes.  He tells me afternoon storms look likely again today.  In fact, he believes any storms that move in today could produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, and torrential downpours which could lead to some ponding on  the roadways.  If you're wondering about tomorrow, well we could see another round of rain.  You can keep informed about our local weather 24 hours a day HERE.

7 News at Noon will return on Monday, but until then, if you want to check out one of the highlights of our show from this past week – check out our interview with the K-9 heroes Basco and Mako HERE.

Have a safe and happy weekend!