Aaaahhhhh!!! The march of the brown widow spider! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Aaaahhhhh!!! The march of the brown widow spider!

Brown widow (Source: WIkimedia Commons) Brown widow (Source: WIkimedia Commons)

Good morning!

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

Earlier this week we told you about the horrors one woman faced from a spider bite, well today more bad news for those of us with arachnophobia. It seems Louisiana has an infestation that could potentially kill children or pets. We're talking about brown widow spiders – that's right, "brown" widows. All the creepy details at noon.

Also today, as election day draws near, there are more reports of voter intimidation and how the methods are getting more sophisticated. Some voters say they're receiving calls asking them to vote by phone, but it's all a scheme.

Plus, it could have been a really bad situation, but one little girl managed to outwit two men who tried to lure her into their car. We'll show you how this 8-year-old was able to put a lesson kidnapping into practice.

In weather, more patchy fog appeared this morning, but the sunshine returned with more summer-like conditions. However, Ben tells me this summer pattern is quickly coming to an end with the arrival of a cold front tomorrow. What will this mean as far as rain chances, and what about those falling temperatures – how low will they go? Ben's preparing his live, local forecast right now, so be sure to tune in at noon. In the meantime, you can always check out local conditions on our website. You can also take a look at the latest on Hurricane Sandy as it moves thru the Bahamas today HERE.

It should be a great night for a parade.  Find out what you need to know about tonight's big McNeese Homecoming Parade HERE.

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

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-11 02:43:14 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

    More >>

    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Great weather throughout this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Great weather throughout this week

    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-12-10 22:10:24 GMT
    Nice day to get outside on MondayNice day to get outside on Monday

    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will not be as cold tonight. Temperatures will still get down to the 30s for Southwest Louisiana, but we should not see any freezing temperatures. If you head out tonight, you will still need to grab a coat. As we go through this week, the weather will be nothing less than perfect! We will have lots of sunshine and little to no chance for rain. We are on a gradual warming trend.

    More >>

    Tonight, skies will be clear and we will have little to no chance for rain. It will not be as cold tonight. Temperatures will still get down to the 30s for Southwest Louisiana, but we should not see any freezing temperatures. If you head out tonight, you will still need to grab a coat. As we go through this week, the weather will be nothing less than perfect! We will have lots of sunshine and little to no chance for rain. We are on a gradual warming trend.

    More >>
  • 3 Welsh teens accused of stealing ATVs

    3 Welsh teens accused of stealing ATVs

    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-10 21:29:15 GMT
    Jaquon Pitre (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Jaquon Pitre (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing ATVs in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis parishes, authorities say. On Nov. 26, the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a stolen Honda ATV. Patrol deputies, with the assistance of the Welsh Police Department, located the ATV in Welsh, said Cmdr. Ramby Cormier, JDSO spokesman.

    More >>

    Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing ATVs in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis parishes, authorities say. On Nov. 26, the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a stolen Honda ATV. Patrol deputies, with the assistance of the Welsh Police Department, located the ATV in Welsh, said Cmdr. Ramby Cormier, JDSO spokesman.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly