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Don't miss 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.

Lake Charles Police continue to investigate a homicide from overnight. They tell us a man was found dead with at least one gunshot wound at 734 Fall Street. The search for a suspect or suspects is ongoing.

How are area farmers doing in these tough economic times?  This morning we talked with Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain about the farming outlook and ongoing legislative action. He was speaking at a special breakfast at which the Jeff Davis Farmer of the Year was honored.

Also today, did you know that America has the highest divorce rates of any country? Well it does, and now a new study claims divorce rates for people over 50 has doubled in the past 20 years. We'll take a look at the reasons behind this trend.

Plus, summer is here and temperatures are rising…as are those energy bills.  Today we'll have some tips on how to keep those cooling costs down and how to conserve energy all year long.

Speaking of those climbing temperatures, Ben tells me expect another day of extreme heat.  In fact, he says there's a heat advisory at noon for all of southwest Louisiana. That's because heat index numbers this afternoon could be as high as 108 to 112 degrees!!! So folks you'll need to be careful – this combination of heat and humidity could lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. You'll want to tune in for all of Ben's weather information for your neighborhoods.  As for the tropics and Debby, you can check all our information HERE.

Remember we're live on kplctv.com and on air at noon.

We hope you join us and have a great day everyone!  Be careful in the extreme heat!

 

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