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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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