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Sad end to singer's life

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Good morning!

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

Former country star Mindy McCready has apparently taken her own life. Authorities say she died of what looks to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The 37-year-old was the mother of two young sons. Her death comes a month after that of her boyfriend, David Wilson, the father of her youngest son. He's believed to have shot himself on the same porch of the home they shared north of Little Rock. For more on McCready's tumultuous life you can go HERE.

Also today, we'll take a look at what's being called a sad statement on the status of American health – doctors say they are seeing more cases of heart disease than ever before. We'll have the story of one woman who underwent open heart surgery while four months pregnant.

Plus, wedding season may still be months away, but for those in the wedding planning industry, this is the beginning of a very busy period.

It's very busy in the weather department here. Clouds are already thickening up, and Ben tells me mostly cloudy skies will give way to some isolated afternoon showers. Rain activity will increase into the evening, and it will be very windy throughout the day. What else can we expect weather-wise this week? Look for all the answers 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 yourself a wonderful day!

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