Billy goat ... cat?

(Source: YouTube)
(Source: YouTube)

Good morning!

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

A big day in court as lawyers for the state are defending two centerpieces of Governor Bobby Jindal's legislative agenda that were found unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court will hear back-to-back arguments today about the expanded school voucher program and the plan to shift future state workers to a 401 (k)-style retirement plan.

Also today, we've known for years that smog and emissions are a problem, but is pollution from vehicles on our highways responsible for a jump in autism? We'll check out the latest information. We'll also tell you about a survey being conducted by the DEQ. The agency is asking residents in our area to make suggestions on how to help the Lake Charles area reduce ozone forming emissions. Check out the survey HERE.

Plus, regulators are revealing the top consumer complaints over the past 12 months. Find out what are the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

One thing you should avoid are live wires, but thieves after copper don't seem to heed that warning. One man didn't and can you guess what happened? It isn't pretty, but it is indeed a cautionary tale. Read more HERE.

Beautiful weather is unavoidable today as we awakened to clear, crisp conditions. Ben tells me sunshine will dominate the forecast all day with afternoon highs well into the upper 70's with low humidity. Things will change tonight as more clouds appear. What will that mean to our forecast? Tune in for the answers during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

You could say today's weather is worth "braying" about … so we have video of a cat who just isn't into plain "meowing." It's too cute!

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

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