Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Sinkhole (Source: WAFB-TV)
Sinkhole (Source: WAFB-TV)

Good morning!

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

A major retailer in Lake Charles falls victim to internal theft. It's a big story – one employee has been arrested and authorities say more arrests could come. Look for our story from  KPLC's Lee Peck at noon.

What in the world is going on at that sinkhole in Assumption Parish? We're hearing there are ELEVEN new bubble areas at that 8.5-acre site.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before Congress saying she is committed to improving security at U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide. This comes amidst questions about the September 11th raid on the mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. We'll have more on her testimony at noon, and in the meantime you can read more HERE.

If you have questions about what's happening on Capitol Hill and how events will affect us here, you may want to go to a special town hall meeting in Lake Charles tomorrow. It's being put on by Congressman Charles Boustany and we'll have all the details.

Also today, a good chunk of your household energy bill is racked up by your water heater.  Proper maintenance can help you keep your costs down, so we'll offer up some cost-saving tips.

Plus, the incredible journey of a college graduate who decided to make her first year out of school an adventure. We'll show you how she's trying 52 hobbies in 52 weeks!

If you were out and about this morning you encountered a wall of dense fog, thankfully that burned off and the sunshine is evident once again. Ben tells me our afternoon high will be close to 70 degrees with lows tonight in the lower 50's. He tells me there is a chance of rain later on in our forecast, so be sure to tune in to his live, local forecast today at noon for all the details.

Speaking of the weather, we may be basking in the sunshine and warmth here, but in other places it's just an icy, cold mess. We'll show you some scenes that will make you think part of our world is frozen in time.

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

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