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Pain in the neck!

Good morning!

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

Amazing medical news out of Mississippi. Scientists have announced that a baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured. The child is now 2 ½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. Now there's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, but testing has uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic material. 

In other medical news, we'll have the story behind the increase in cases of neck and back pain. Physical therapists are blaming it on technology, and we'll explain why.

Plus, an unintended birthday surprise for a 2-year-old after a knife was found inside her store-bought cake!

We'll also tell you how Sulphur is continuing an assistance program for low income households to help pay for water, sewer, and trash fees charged by the city. The application process starts today and goes through Friday.

A sunny Monday to start off our work week. Ben tells me our temperatures will rapidly climb into the 60's, and by afternoon, winds will become very gusty. In fact, he says gusts upwards of 30 mph are possible ahead of a cold front that arrives tomorrow morning. What will that front mean for our forecast? Find out during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

Great weather for a little exercise – even if you're a monkey! We'll have some great video of a monkey that can do push-ups and sit-ups!

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

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