Fallout from impending Phelps closure continues

Good morning everyone!

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

The fallout from the impending closure of the Phelps Correctional Center in DeQuincy continues.

Many people have told us they were blindsided by the way they found out about the closure … so we'll have more reaction from folks who have depended on the facility for years, and what local officials plan to do moving forward. KPLC broke this story on Friday and you can read more about the whole situation HERE.

Also today, they mow the lawn – poison ivy doesn't bother them, and they are major players in preventing weeds. We're talking about sheep … and few goats as well. They are the first line of defense when it comes to cost-effective ways to keep large fields under control.

Plus, is collecting DNA from your dog stepping over the line? One community thinks it's the only way to know who is cleaning up after their pet, and who leaves it for someone else.

A rainy Monday so far, but Ben tells me we'll see a break in the rain this evening and overnight. A cold front arrives tomorrow – what will that mean for our temperatures? And will the rain chances  go away?  Look for Ben's complete, live, local forecast at noon.  You can always check out the radar HERE.  While you're online, you may want to check out a story about a problem many of us share – those unwanted telemarketer calls during dinner.  Can anything be done to stop them?  And what about that Do Not Call registry – why do some folks continue to have problems even with that list?  You can find that story HERE.

Remember, you can watch us online at kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us, and have a great day!

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