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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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    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:39:48 GMT
    James Gaharan Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)James Gaharan Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    A LaGrange High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. James Gaharan Jr., 54, of Lake Charles, was indicted in Calcasieu court Thursday on two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, computer-aided solicitation of a minor and obstruction of justice. Authorities began investigating on May 15, according to a news release from Cmdr. James McGee, with the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office. ...

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    A LaGrange High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. James Gaharan Jr., 54, of Lake Charles, was indicted in Calcasieu court Thursday on two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, computer-aided solicitation of a minor and obstruction of justice. Authorities began investigating on May 15, according to a news release from Cmdr. James McGee, with the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office. ...

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  • Sulphur assault suspect captured

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    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:11:16 GMT
    (Source: Sulphur Police)(Source: Sulphur Police)
    (Source: Sulphur Police)(Source: Sulphur Police)
    Sulphur Police report assault suspect William Micheal Tibbits, Jr., was captured Thursday evening. Mel Estess, Sulphur police spokesperson, says tips led officers to a home where Tibbits barricaded himself inside. He says Sulphur officers and Lake Charles SWAT were on the scene for a couple of hours Thursday, May 24, before Tibbits was eventually taken into custody. Tibbits was considered armed and dangerous following an assault on Lori Lane Tuesday. He's ac...More >>
    Sulphur Police report assault suspect William Micheal Tibbits, Jr., was captured Thursday evening. Mel Estess, Sulphur police spokesperson, says tips led officers to a home where Tibbits barricaded himself inside. He says Sulphur officers and Lake Charles SWAT were on the scene for a couple of hours Thursday, May 24, before Tibbits was eventually taken into custody. Tibbits was considered armed and dangerous following an assault on Lori Lane Tuesday. He's ac...More >>
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    LCPD: Kidnapping suspect apprehended after woman found bound on La. 14

    LCPD: Kidnapping suspect apprehended after woman found bound on La. 14

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:20:07 GMT
    Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)

    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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