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Good morning everyone!

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

An arrest has been made in connection with that bomb threat called in to LSU early this week.  We're getting reports that the suspect is a 42-year-old Baton Rouge man who is not an LSU student.

Also today, we'll tell you why the Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a lawsuit against the Vermilion Parish Sheriff, but the action may also have implications for Sheriffs in 14 other parishes – including Allen. It has to do with the release of public documents that the Center claims may reveal abuse of immigrants rights.

We'll also tell you about a controversial therapy for humans – using stem cells to repair damaged tissue – that's being used in veterinary medicine. It seems stem cell therapy is revolutionizing the way dogs are treated.

Plus, lots of news from the world of aircraft. As the shuttle Endeavour makes its way to Los Angeles in a final flight, we take a look at its future. You can see a slideshow of this morning's flight across the south HERE. We're also looking at a new future for a Russian plane shot down during World War II. It had been left for scrap, but the historic aircraft is now getting a new life.

Dry conditions are coming in to our area, and Ben tells me we'll see more of that throughout the day. Highs will only warm up to the 80's this afternoon, as the coolest air of the week moves in by tonight. How cool will it get? Ben's preparing his weathercast right now, so be sure to tune in for his full, live and local forecast at noon.

Remember, you can always watch us online at kplctv.com and on air.  We hope you enjoy the beautiful day!

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