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Join us at Noon!

Good morning everyone!

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

Do you know the law when it comes to your child and school attendance? Calcasieu Parish parents were getting some important information about what's expected of them and their young students this morning. They were learning about how many days each student must be in class, and the limit of days they can miss each term. A special task force was out dispensing that info and giving tips on how to get your kids excited about going to school.

Speaking of education, McNeese has a lot to be proud of today. MSU is the highest ranked Louisiana regional public university in the South in two different categories. It's all part of the 2013 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report. You can read more about it HERE.

Also today, when you donate blood it's hard to think about where it goes and how you're actually making a difference. Blood donors do save lives and today we'll have the story of a little boy who has definitely been helped by someone's donation.

Plus, movie night is about to get more expensive – you can thank the drought for that. If you love munching on popcorn, expect to pay more because prices for all corn prices are going up.

No drought in our area. Cedric is in for Ben today and he tells me the high humidity lead to warmer temperatures and an increase in rain coverage. In fact, you should be on the lookout for some heavy downpours, intense lightning and local ponding on roadways. Will that continue into the weekend? Well, you can find out by tuning in to Cedric's full, local, live forecast at noon. In the meantime, you can check out our weather conditions 27/7 HERE.

You can always watch our noon show on kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us, and have a great day!

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    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:29:17 GMT
    SOURCE: KATCSOURCE: KATC

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

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    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:12:21 GMT
    Mostly cloudy skies MondayMostly cloudy skies Monday

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:59:30 GMT
    (Source: Google traffic)(Source: Google traffic)

    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

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    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

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