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Good morning everyone!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom on this miserable, wet, Wednesday.

Of course, we'll have more on this gloomy weather on 7News@Noon. Ben tells us we have yet another day to deal with scattered tropical downpours. He expects the rain to come to an end this evening, but will we go thru another round of this tomorrow? He's working the numbers right now, so look for his complete local, live forecast at noon.  In the meantime, you can check out radar information HERE.

We can thank all that rain for cooler temperatures, but not a stellar day for summertime staples like swimming – at least outside. Today we're going to look at something that seems to be on the increase – drowning. We're going to show you how swimming lessons can really make the difference between life and death.

The statewide voucher program will start up in August despite lawsuits challenging its constitutionality. It's now a waiting game for parents who applied for the program and are hoping their child will be accepted. We'll have that story.

Also today, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office opens a brand new Law Enforcement Center.  We'll tell you where.

Plus, a heart-warming tribute to a wife who passed away – in the best way a farmer knew how. It all has to do with a very special tractor.

Remember, you can watch us live online at and on air at noon. We hope you join us, and have a wonderful day!