Sulphur man must serve child porn sentence

(SOURCE: Louisiana State Police)
(SOURCE: Louisiana State Police)

Good morning!

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

A federal court has upheld the sentence of a 34 year old Sulphur man on child porn charges.  Jamy Church got 24 years  and five months for a scheme using Facebook to get online sex chat and sexually explicit photos or videos from teenage boys.   He claimed that sentence was unreasonable.  In April of last year he pleaded guilty to four counts each of producing child porn and of using interstate commerce to try to make a minor engage in criminal sexual acts.   We'll have more on the ruling at noon.

Also today, a new type of gas being developed might save fuel and help the environment.  It's supposed to be cheaper for consumers at the pump, but there's still a big debate over so-called "E-15" fuel. We'll take a closer look.

Plus, the arrival of spring means one thing to high school students and their parents – college visits.  It can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming.  We'll explore ways to cope.

In weather, plenty of sunshine today with warmer afternoon highs expected.  Ben says it should get to the mid 70's during the day.  What about tonight, and our weekend?  Look for all the answers in Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

Should be a nice weekend to take care of your pets.  You can get them protected against rabies at a special clinic in Calcasieu Parish tomorrow.  Learn more about it HERE.

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