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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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    Celebrating 25 years of the Cathedral Chorale

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:57 PM EST2017-12-17 23:57:01 GMT

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

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    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

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  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain possible again overnight into Monday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:47 PM EST2017-12-17 22:47:42 GMT
    More rain again MondayMore rain again Monday

    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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    Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area.  It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all.  The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too.  It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.

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