Donated deer meat and the law - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Donated deer meat and the law

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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.

Could there be some movement in averting massive budget cuts this Friday? It appears Congressional leaders may be ready to discuss averting the sequester. We'll tell you what they have planned.

We'll also tell you about the numbers from Tuesday's Point in Time Homeless Census. How many people are homeless in the five parish region? Find out at noon.

After pounds and pounds of deer meat were thrown out of a north Louisiana shelter, we'll tell you about legislation being drafted to help ensure donated deer meat can be labeled and verified as edible before making it to shelters.

Also today, we'll take a look at a new procedure using new technology - and a valve from a cow- to help heart patients. It's called the "Melody Valve," and its making a big difference in the way doctors approach heart surgery.

In other health news, could calcium and vitamin D supplements for women be a waste of money? More than half of women in their 60's take these supplements to boost their bone health and prevent fractures, but now a task force is saying this popular practice may do nothing at all. You can read more about this HERE.

Plus, we'll meet  retired Army Brigadier General Sharon Cadoria. We'll hear how her humble beginnings growing up in south Louisiana helped her become a top military leader.

We have top notch weather today. Ben tells me we'll have sunshine mixed with some clouds with highs in the low 70s this afternoon. Then it will get cooler tonight and into tomorrow. How low will it go? What about the weekend? Ben will have all the answers during his 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 great day!

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