Frantic fight to save Kiwi ends - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Frantic fight to save Kiwi ends

Kiwi (Source: Zoo of Acadiana) Kiwi (Source: Zoo of Acadiana)

Good morning!

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

A sad update on the little bird severely injured in a fiery crash in Broussard on Wednesday.   Kiwi was a sort of Ambassador for the Zoo of Acadiana. He was one of three birds stolen by a suspect who ended up dying after a high speed chase from police ended in a crash. Zoo officials rushed Kiwi to LSU to try and help him survive his injuries, but unfortunately, he did not make it through the night. You can read more HERE.

Also today, teenage sisters are credited with saving their father's life after he was trapped underneath a 3,000 pound tractor! Find out how they did it.

A local couple welcomes a new addition to the family … and what an addition he's making at eleven pounds, two ounces at birth!

Plus, metal detector enthusiasts come across lost items all the time. We'll have the story of how one man discovered a ring dating all the way back to the Civil War.

A stormy start to the day as heavy rain pushed across the state. Ben says our temperatures will warm up slightly by this afternoon with another chill coming tonight. What about Friday and our weekend? Check out Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

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

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