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A Penny for Your Thoughts at Noon!

Good morning everyone!

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

We'll bring you the latest on the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in eastern Libya. The U.S. Ambassador and three American members of his staff were killed by what Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called "a small and savage group" of militants – not by the people or government of Libya. You can read more about the situation HERE.

In local news, Devin Badon is sentenced today after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the killing of Stephin Bergeron in April of 2011. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is at court and will have our  update at noon. We'll explain why the Judge believes the sentence will keep Badon under his "thumb" longer.

Also today, pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease. Sometimes doctors can make a mistake and it will be misdiagnosed – a major factor in the rise of the disease across the country.

Plus, new fuel for a debate that's been raging for years – should we get rid of the penny?   We'll bring you to one store in Vermont that has already removed pennies from cash register drawers.

As far as weather is concerned, we've already experienced some rain showers this morning and it's a big warmer. Ben says we can expect more rain to develop later this afternoon. Will the rain stick around for awhile? Look for Ben's full, live, local forecast for the answer at noon.   In the meantime, you can always access weather information HERE.

You can always watch our show online at kplctv.com and on air.  We hope you join us today!

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