Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon.
The man responsible for a deadly shooting rampage in Lake Charles is now in custody. Lake Charles Police report 18-year-old Armonta Dquon Hadnot of Lake Charles was arrested last night. Three victims were killed during a robbery at a dice game. It's not known whether Jeminskian J. Arvie, David Jermaine Galmore and Fitzgerald Tremayne Guillory even knew their attackers. We're told other people in the case are being sought.
And here's something bound to get your attention, a Texas mom admits to putting meth in her coffee just a couple of days before giving birth! She says she was quote, "tired and wore out." Read more HERE.
Some good news – at least for now - for teachers in Jeff Davis Parish. The School Board has tabled a measure to eliminate art and music teachers, except band, in elementary and high schools. The plan would have also done away with elementary French teachers and certain Response to Intervention positions, and would have allowed staff to eliminate additional teaching jobs based on the staffing formula. The measure would have reportedly eliminated almost a dozen positions that would have saved nearly $800,000 a year. We'll tell you why the idea is on hold.
Also today, the story of a woman who says her family has been kicked out of their home after they chose to pay medical bills over their mortgage. She says her husband was diagnosed with bone cancer nine months ago which brought on a huge financial burden.
Plus a new anti-aging trend – eyebrow transplants!
Our day started off very warm, with a few sprinkles popping up – something that probably will continue throughout the day. Ben says by this afternoon, there could be some severe storms in some areas, with a severe threat moving in on Saturday. What sort of conditions can we expect over the weekend? Tune in for Ben's live, local forecast at noon for all the answers.
Remember, you can always watch us online at kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend!