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Good morning everyone!

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

A big local merger to tell you about today. PPG commodity chemicals business is going to merge with Georgia Gulf. Company officials say this will create a leading integrated chemicals and building products company. How will it work and what does it mean locally? We're working on this story now, but you can see what we know now HERE.

Homeowners in Vinton can expect significant rate reductions in their fire insurance premiums. We'll explain why and when those reductions will take place.

Also today, a cat who just wants to be home. This feline makes a remarkable journey from a shelter all the way back to the woman who saved it.

Plus, a group of fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark.

In weather, Ben tells me we can expect a few isolated thunderstorms later in the day and that our temperatures will reach the low 90's. However, with the high humidity, expect it to feel at least 100 degrees. Whew! Ben is working out the full, local extended forecast now, so be sure to tune in at noon.

Remember, you can watch us online at kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us and have a great day everyone!