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Join us for 7 News at Noon!

Good morning everyone! 

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom.  While the Olympics were on, we were only online, but today we're back on air as well for 7 News@Noon. 

Today is the first day of school in Calcasieu Parish, so we're taking a look at special celebration at one area school.

Many parts of the country are dealing with intense heat without the benefit of all the showers we've been having here.  So for those folks it's hard to imagine anyone interested in trying to grow something right now, but as it turns out, right now is nearly perfect for planting.

Speaking of heat and weather, Ben tells me a resurgence of Gulf moisture will result in more extensive heat and humidity today, but we'll also get the return of some scattered thunderstorms.  When will we get the rain, and what about the rest of the week?  Ben's working on those numbers now and will have a full, live and local forecast for you at noon.  In the meantime, you can go HERE for the latest weather updates 24 hours a day.  While you're online you may also want to keep up with what's happening with the Honey Badger.  He was dismissed by LSU last week and we're told he paid a visit to McNeese.  What's up with this constantly changing story?  Stay tuned online HERE and on air for the very latest info.

Plus a heart-warming story of a man on a patriotic mission.  He found a military bracelet on a beach and is now on a journey to find the man's family.

We'll have these and other stories coming your way today at noon both on air and online.  We hope you join us, and have a great day everyone!

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