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261 miles per gallon?!!

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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.

We'll have the story of a Lake Charles woman being ordered to pay restitution for filing false day care services claims to a federal program.

Also today, we'll tell you about the latest diet craze called the 5:2 Diet – or the fasting diet. It's catching on here in the U.S. thanks to celebrities jumping on the bandwagon. We'll explain what it involves and the possible dangers involved.

Plus an automaker's futuristic-looking hybrid claims to get an incredible 261 miles per gallon!  We'll break down some of the math to see if those claims are true.

It's a truly nice day outside – lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Ben tells me our afternoon highs will top out in the low 70's. However, the clouds will roll in later this afternoon  and into the evening. What will that mean for our weekend? Ben will have the answers during his live, local forecast at noon.

If you're on our website you may want to check out THIS story of a criminal dubbed the "Thong Bandit." It's a guy running around in, you guessed it – a thong – exposing himself and terrorizing  neighborhoods! 

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

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