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Don't miss 7 News at Noon!

Good morning everyone!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a preview of what we're working on for 7News@Noon.

The heat has been relentless and today we hear that it may have been a factor in the death of a brand new city worker in Lake Charles. We are gathering more information on this story and will have more at noon.

Having to work in the heat - pressing clothes, moving furniture, fixing a roof or electric lines – these are all jobs made much harder in this unrelenting heat, but workers have to cope in order to make that paycheck. We'll show you how they're making it despite the conditions.

Speaking of those temperatures, Ben tells me – get used to it. Humidity remains high so the heat index will again make it feel about 10 degrees warmer than the actual air temperature today. Will we see any rain to cool us off?  Well starting tomorrow, there may be a few glimmers of relief.  Ben will explain it all at noon.

A former priest, who once served in the Lake Charles Diocese, is facing even more sex crime charges today. 56-year-old Mark A. Broussard of Duson was first arrested on March 22 and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and 52 counts of sexual battery. He's now charged with 24 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and six additional counts of sexual battery. We're told further investigation revealed Broussard had inappropriate sexual contact with an 8-year-old between 1986 and 1987 while he and his family attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church.   His total bond is now over $3 million.  You can read more of this story HERE.

Worried about jobs, roads and bridges, or student loans? Congress is working today on a massive legislative package that overhauls highway and transit programs, salvages an estimated 3 million jobs and spares millions of students from higher interest rates on college loans. You can learn more about the legislation HERE.

Also today, we'll meet a college student who took matters into her own hands after saying a police officer was unfairly stopping cars for speeding. However, instead of saving people from tickets, something totally unexpected happened!

Remember we are live at noon online at kplctv.com and on the air.  We hope you join us.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend everyone!

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