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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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    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-12-13 14:39:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has confirmed that sirens heard in the Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas are a just a drill. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-12-13 10:30:09 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Care Center)(Source: Lake Charles Care Center)
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  • Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-12-13 04:16:22 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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