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The Granny of Grass?

Good morning!

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

The disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship is expected to arrive this evening in Mobile, Alabama.  A passenger onboard told NBC's "Today" show that there has been no electricity and few working toilets – comparing life on the ship to being in a hurricane evacuation. The ship lost power after an engine fire and is being towed to Mobile. KPLC's Gerron Jordan will report from Mobile at noon. He's been talking to family members anxiously awaiting the ships arrival – including the moms of two girls, aged 11 and 12, who are onboard.

Over in Texas, a story about the search for traces of feces. Yep, that's right. Some fourth graders went home Tuesday saying their butts had been inspected after feces had been found on a gym floor. School officials decided to hold an inspection to find the culprit. It's quite a story, so be sure to tune in at noon.

Also today, many parents of children with diabetes worry their kids might face discrimination at school. We'll take a look at their concerns and the policies held by Louisiana schools.

Plus, neighbors didn't think anything of all the people visiting a 79-year-old woman. Well, it turns out police say she was dealing marijuana out of her home!

Wow to that, and wow to these cooler temperatures. Ben tells me today our highs will only reach the lower 60's with another dry, cold front on the way tomorrow night. It looks as though its going to get down-right COLD over the weekend. How cold will it go? Will it freeze? All answers you'll find in Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

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

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