Don't miss 7 News at Noon! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Don't miss 7 News at Noon!

Good morning everyone!

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

The Supreme Court has spoken, and the individual health care mandate stands. Justices ruled in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. The Court did find problems with the law's expansion of Medicaid, but even said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they don't take part in the extension.  What will it mean for you? We'll break down the numbers and we'll have reaction from Governor Jindal and others, but for now you can click HERE for more information.

Also today, health care for your pets. This summertime heat can cause a problem for your furry animals, so we'll give you tips to keep your animals cool and happy.

Speaking of animals, it's my favorite time on the show – our monthly visit with your precious pets.  We'll take a look at some your photos sent in to our KPLC Viewernet page, and visit with the folks from 4 Paws Society to showcase some of the fabulous critters up for adoption.  We'll also get an update on the health of that poor, starved little boxer pup named Rocky Balboa.  You can check out Rocky's story HERE.

In weather, step outside and feel the humidity! Wow! Ben says we have extremely humid conditions with near 100 percent relative humidity values. The good news – the temperatures may not be as high due to southerly winds.  But bearer of good news that he is, Ben goes on to say forget about that temperature drop because the heat index factors will still be up in the 100-105 range this afternoon.  I'm asking him about our rain chances in the next few days, and he should have those numbers for you at noon.

Since you're likely inside hiding from those temperatures we hope you join us live online at kplctv.com and on air.

Have a great day!

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot day with some relief to this oppressive heat on its way

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot day with some relief to this oppressive heat on its way

    Monday, July 23 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:21:05 GMT
    Stray coastal shower possible this eveningStray coastal shower possible this evening
    Stray coastal shower possible this eveningStray coastal shower possible this evening

    To start off our week, we will have another hot and sunny day. There will be a few clouds that build up this afternoon, but the rain chances are slim to none. Temperatures will once again be very hot. Highs will reach the mid 90s. Some area north of I-10 could reach the upper 90s. Heat indices will also be in the triple digits. A heat advisory will likely be issued. If you are planning on spending time outdoors, I recommend taking caution in the heat. 

    More >>

    To start off our week, we will have another hot and sunny day. There will be a few clouds that build up this afternoon, but the rain chances are slim to none. Temperatures will once again be very hot. Highs will reach the mid 90s. Some area north of I-10 could reach the upper 90s. Heat indices will also be in the triple digits. A heat advisory will likely be issued. If you are planning on spending time outdoors, I recommend taking caution in the heat. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: High temperatures continue to soar

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: High temperatures continue to soar

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-07-23 00:36:45 GMT
    Heat advisory until 8 pm today (Source: KPLC)Heat advisory until 8 pm today (Source: KPLC)

    Through the rest of today we are still under a heat advisory.  That is set to expire tonight at 8pm shortly after sunset. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. These two combined yield heat indices of 108-112 degrees this afternoon. Be sure to use caution if you are outside.

    More >>

    Through the rest of today we are still under a heat advisory.  That is set to expire tonight at 8pm shortly after sunset. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. These two combined yield heat indices of 108-112 degrees this afternoon. Be sure to use caution if you are outside.

    More >>
  • The Compassion Experience comes to SWLA

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:03:58 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana can take part in the Compassion Experience in Lake Charles this weekend.  Visitors can grab headphones and an iPod and enter countries like Uganda or India. Put together by Compassion International, this free community-wide event brings visitors into true-life stories of those living in developing countries. The multi-media tour recreated the homes, streets, markets, and schools of children like Olive Aneno. She grew up in Northern Uganda in a region terro...

    More >>

    Southwest Louisiana can take part in the Compassion Experience in Lake Charles this weekend.  Visitors can grab headphones and an iPod and enter countries like Uganda or India. Put together by Compassion International, this free community-wide event brings visitors into true-life stories of those living in developing countries. The multi-media tour recreated the homes, streets, markets, and schools of children like Olive Aneno. She grew up in Northern Uganda in a region terro...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly