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Crushed at the crossing

(Source: DeRidder Police Department) (Source: DeRidder Police Department)

Good morning!

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

An important safety lesson from DeRidder Police. They've provided some incredible video of a truck being hit by a train recently. Luckily, there were no serious injuries, but it is a cautionary tale on why you should always be aware when you approach railroad crossings.

A strange case from the Baton Rouge area as an off-duty officer gets suspended after his gun discharged in a strip club restroom. We'll have that story at noon, but you can also see that story right now HERE.

Also today, a major breakthrough in treatment for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. A Florida researcher plans to share the new therapy with members of the military across the country.

Plus, it's "Fashion Friday." Designers show you the must-haves for your wardrobe this spring.

Speaking of spring, perhaps we'll start to feel it over the weekend. Cedric is filling in for Ben today and he says we may have started off chilly, but will warm quickly with highs in the lower 70's.  He says we could get up to 80 degrees by Sunday! There are some changes in the forecast ahead, so be sure to tune in to his live, local forecast at noon.

You may also enjoy a story about Domino – a very special dog. Many believe he actually vocalizes something that sounds like "I love you."  I can't wait to hear it!

Remember, you can watch us online at kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us. Since Cedric says it should be a pretty nice Saturday and Sunday, we hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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