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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.

Today, Louisiana's top education board is considering accountability standards for the private schools that will get students through the voucher program. We'll have a preview.

The massive BP spill into the Gulf is still making news. Now there is a new report that claims the company and the drilling contractor on the rig focused too closely on personal safety at the expense of preventing major hazards. We'll have more on that news.

Also today, a professor accidentally discovers a pigment that he's now making into an eco-friendly paint. It's something that has energy saving implications, and may even keep bills low.

Plus, losing your sight can be traumatic, and with old age, macular degeneration is a real concern. We'll show you how a ground-breaking clinical trial is aimed at helping some of those people, and you'll see it's all thanks to a new type of needle.

Ben tells me we're finally getting a nice break from the relentless rain we've faced over the past week. However, dry conditions can only mean the return of one thing – rising temperatures.  How hot will it get?  Ben's working on the numbers for his live, local forecast at noon.

You can always check the latest weather and news on our website, and while you're there, you may be interested in THIS story about tax cuts and the middle class.

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

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  • I-210 EB and I-10 WB blocked

    I-210 EB and I-10 WB blocked

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:24:37 GMT
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    Both lanes of I-210 eastbound are blocked due to a vehicle accident. I-10 westbound is blocked as well due to a vehicle fire. It is advised to take alternate routes if possible. 7News is on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Both lanes of I-210 eastbound are blocked due to a vehicle accident. I-10 westbound is blocked as well due to a vehicle fire. It is advised to take alternate routes if possible. 7News is on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers are possible in the afternoon with more heat all week long

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers are possible in the afternoon with more heat all week long

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:40:17 GMT
    Few showers possible on MondayFew showers possible on Monday
    Few showers possible on MondayFew showers possible on Monday

    Tonight, it should be another nice, yet warm evening. Any clouds we see today will clear away around sunset, and the rain chances go back to zero tonight. The temperatures will be fairly warm. They should not cool out of the 70s in most places. Especially near the coastline. North of I-10 has a chance to too the upper 60s, but it will still be warm. This will start off with more hot and humid conditions. There will likely be plenty of clouds every now and then. 

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    Tonight, it should be another nice, yet warm evening. Any clouds we see today will clear away around sunset, and the rain chances go back to zero tonight. The temperatures will be fairly warm. They should not cool out of the 70s in most places. Especially near the coastline. North of I-10 has a chance to too the upper 60s, but it will still be warm. This will start off with more hot and humid conditions. There will likely be plenty of clouds every now and then. 

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  • Rabies clinic held at Burton after rain delay

    Rabies clinic held at Burton after rain delay

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:18:31 GMT

    The annual rabies clinic hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury and Calcasieu Parish Animal Services was held at Burton Coliseum Saturday morning. The event was originally scheduled for Apr. 14 but was canceled due to rain. Hundreds of pet owners lined up in the parking lot to get their cats and dogs vaccinated at the low-cost event. Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana codes require all cats and dogs over 3 months to be vaccinated and licensed. Assistant Director Wyvette Pryor-...

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    The annual rabies clinic hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury and Calcasieu Parish Animal Services was held at Burton Coliseum Saturday morning. The event was originally scheduled for Apr. 14 but was canceled due to rain. Hundreds of pet owners lined up in the parking lot to get their cats and dogs vaccinated at the low-cost event. Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana codes require all cats and dogs over 3 months to be vaccinated and licensed. Assistant Director Wyvette Pryor-...

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