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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good morning everyone!

Vinton Police are looking for a 27-year-old man in connection with an aggravated rape and kidnapping overnight.  Have you seen him?  He's believed to still be in the area and could be riding a blue and orange bicycle.  The Vinton Police Chief is here giving us the details on this case which we'll share at noon. 

Also today, eating disorders and body image problems aren't just for the young crowd.  New research shows that women over 50 are experiencing many of the same issues. 

Plus, now that summer has officially begun – bringing with a heat wave for much of the country – people are flocking to hardware stores seeking blessed relief.  We're talking air conditioners today and how you can choose the right unit for your home.

Speaking of the heat, prepare yourselves for sweltering temperatures well into the 90's!   Our new meteorologist Cedric will be in for Ben today.  He's talking about those temperatures and how the tropics are shaping up. The entire weather team is keeping an eye out for any development in the Gulf thru the weekend and the start of next week.  You can always check out weather information on our website HERE, or access it on our weather apps for your phone. 

If those hot temperatures will have you heading for the water, you may want to check out the rules of the waterway. This weekend Wildlife and Fisheries will be holding the annual Dry Water Campaign. It focuses on preventing boaters from drinking and driving.   You can learn more HERE

Have a wonderful, safe weekend!

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    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-12-17 02:16:30 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

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    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-16 23:40:37 GMT
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    Tonight, we will have a 100% chance for rain to come through. At times there could be some thunder and lightning. The rain will begin early this evening, and will be scattered. Overnight, the rain will become more widespread. This is from an upper level disturbance that is coming through. It is the first of many disturbances.   Sunday’s rain chances remain high at 70%. All the rain from tonight will slowly wind down and will gradually come to an end before noon on Sunday.

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  • LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

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    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-16 22:12:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

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