Shotgun wielding 82-year-old fends off bandit

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

Good morning!

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

Governor Jindal comes to town to promote his plan to eliminate state income taxes.

Meanwhile, what would you think about paying a tax for using plastic bags? Well state lawmakers may be considering just such a tax this coming legislative session. We'll tell you about that and other proposed legislation at noon.

Also today, a major lesson for a would-be robber. Find out how he was no match for an 82-year-old homeowner. He held the suspect at shotgun-point until police arrived!

Plus, it's springtime and for many that means it's time to start searching for new homes. We'll show you how new real estate mobile apps are making the task a lot easier.

Will we have spring-like weather today? Well, Ben tells me we'll get a break from the rain and storms today with highs near 80. What about tomorrow, and the rest of our work week? Get the scoop during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

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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