Chavez remembered locally

Good morning!

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

A week of national mourning is under way in Venezuela, after the death of President Hugo Chavez. Here in the Lake Area, many of you are commenting about the flag being lowered to half staff at the CITGO facility. It is owned by the Venezuelan government and we've learned that this is happening to honor Chavez. We'll have more at noon.

Also today, we'll take a look at treatments for those who suffer from depression. Those medications can come with a lot of side effects, but we'll tell you about a new treatment that could be just the ticket.

Plus, the story of a 7-year-old Girl Scout Brownie who isn't just selling thin mints and short bread cookies to win a prize. She's trying to get people to donate the treats for our troops so they can have a sweet taste of home.

A chilly morning in Southwest Louisiana. Ben tells me very low humidity will make it feel colder than it would on a typical day with temperatures in the 60's. Will we be in for another cool night?  And when will a chance for showers or thunderstorms return? Look for all the answers in Ben's complete local, live forecast at noon.

On our website you'll find a story you may find hard to believe. It's about a woman hiding a gun – a gun – in a very private place. Wow. Read more HERE.

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