Good morning everyone!
Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon.
Yet another miserable, wet day! Ben is telling me that this additional rain has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch through this evening. He says there is a potential for some minor flooding, especially in areas that have already received up to 8 inches of rain since this all started. He's putting together his forecast for tomorrow right now, so be sure to tune in for your live, local weather information at noon. You can also access radars HERE.
This morning dawned with reports of a possible grave site in St. Landry Parish. It was on property near the residence of a man arrested in the disappearance of UL Lafayette student, Mickey Shunick. Deputies from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office were out on 4-wheelers around 6:30 a.m. scoping out an area that had three dirt mounds. After a complete search that included Lafayette Crime Scene units, nothing was found. Where does this leave the search? KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is covering this story and we hope to have an update from her at noon. In the meantime, you can go HERE for background on this story.
Also today, online thieves are using phony emails that appear to be sent by airlines to "phish" for personal information – and even book flights using the victims money. We'll show you how you can avoid getting caught up in the scam.
Plus a cautionary tale for those who love to fire up the barbecue pit. Beware of your cooking tools – if you're not careful, you might end up swallowing a metal brush bristle!