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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

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

Once again motorists had to do without the Black Bayou Pontoon Bridge.  It was closed to both marine and highway traffic for electrical repairs.  We'll let you know if it has been re-opened. 

Also today, a woman is getting a lot of attention for a stunt she's pulling – a stunt that aims to get people to donate food to help feed the needy.  We'll see how her daredevil spirit is taking her to new heights.

And what's that smell?  Something fishy has one tiny coastal town searching high and low.  We'll try to find out what could be to blame. 

Ben informs me that it felt like 80 degrees at 4 this morning!  Can you imagine how the rest of the day is going to go?  Well its good news if you like hot temperatures, bad news if you think heat index numbers above 100 are intolerable.  It is what it is, but at least you'll know what to expect when you see Ben's entire local forecast at noon.  For more weather info you can click HERE

Remember, you can catch us online at kplctv.com and on air each and every weekday.  If you do go online, we have many stories that may impact your life on our web pages.  One such story deals with the President's health care law as we await a ruling from the Supreme Court on the issue.  You can find some information on the likely effects of it being struck down HERE: 

Stay safe in all that heat, and have a great day!

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    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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