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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 Lake Charles man accused of killing a woman and trying to kill his mother and sister last year has been found competent to stand trial. We'll have the latest on the case of Timothy Dangerfield.

Over in Baton Rouge an interesting story in the wake of that traffic back up involving hazardous materials on Wednesday. We'll tell you how a surgeon found a different way to get around the mess in order to get to her patient.

Also today, a look at the high costs of child care. Many parents have to struggle to pay for that care, but for those who can afford an expensive price tag, where is that money actually going?

Plus, more than 70 years after a fateful, around-the-world trip, there are new clues surfacing in the mystery of Amelia Earhardt. Now, experts believe parts of her plane may have surfaced, and they're using technology to see the clues.

As far as the weather is concerned, Ben tells me any rain will be confined to the coastal parishes early on. By this afternoon, though, Gulf moisture is coming back into the air and when you couple that with afternoon heating, we could see some afternoon thunderstorms. Ben's also keeping an eye on Isaac as it continues to churn in the Atlantic. He'll have the latest coordinates and more during his live, local forecast at noon. In the meantime, you can check out the tropics HERE.

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

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