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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good morning! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom getting ready for 7News@Noon

It may be clear skies where you are…then again maybe not.  Ben has been observing a cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms affecting north and central Louisiana.  Those storms have the potential to affect southwest Louisiana and Acadiana – so the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 pm for our entire viewing area.  If you want the latest, up-to-the-minute weather information from a meteorologist watching out for your neighborhood right here at home, you won't want to miss Ben's forecast at noon and you can always check out weather information HERE

There is a new ordinance making DeQuincy's alcohol sales regulations more lenient.  We were at the City Council meeting there last night and you can see Lee Peck's complete story HERE

Several court cases are moving along – including one involving a 28-year-old Westlake woman accused of sex crimes with a 13-year-old boy.  Her attorney has made a plea in that case. Over in Jeff Davis Parish, two Jennings men accused of damaging dozens of graves at three cemeteries have now pleaded guilty to felony vandalism charges.  We've been covering both of these cases for the past several months, so we'll have your updates. 

Also today, there's a new procedure that could revolutionize how doctors monitor a pregnancy.  It can actually give you an entire genetic blueprint of your baby before it's born.  We'll show you how it works. 

Plus, we'll have an inside look at how customs officials are racing to trace toxic lead in children's shoes.  They've already seized over $2,000 worth of tainted shoes that were bound for stores nationwide. 

And we are continuing to follow the plight of some area Girl Scouts. A group of them made the trip to Washington, D.C. to be part of the 100th anniversary celebration.  Well, getting home could be a problem since one of their buses doesn't have a working air conditioner and the windows don't roll down.  Getting a replacement has been difficult, so we're checking on the situation right now. 

Remember, you can watch us online at kplctv.com and on KPLC.

Have a great day everyone – see you in a bit!

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    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:29:17 GMT
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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:12:21 GMT
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    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:59:30 GMT
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    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

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