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Sleeping with the dead

Randall Johnson of Williamston, NC is charged with felony concealing a death from law enforcement. (Source: WITN/NBC) Randall Johnson of Williamston, NC is charged with felony concealing a death from law enforcement. (Source: WITN/NBC)

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 Baton Rouge as lawmakers declared Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to repeal Louisiana's income taxes dead for the session after the House tax committee refused to discuss the proposals. State Treasurer John Kennedy will join us to share his thoughts on the situation with the state's finances.

What would cause a man to be found sleeping next  to his dead girlfriend? It's a strange story that you can check out HERE.

Also today, we'll take a look at three new studies that show the environment kids live in has a greater impact on childhood obesity than factors like genetics or insufficient activity. Today, experts offer some practical steps for parents.

Plus, a look at the "vine" app – the latest social media craze for smart phones.

In weather, Ben says some of the warmest temperatures of the year are expected this week – with highs into the mid 80's. A cold front is coming later in the week bringing with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. What can we expect locally this work-week? Find out during 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 great day!

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    UPDATE: Two people killed in car crash in Egan identified

    UPDATE: Two people killed in car crash in Egan identified

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:17:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Speeding and no seat belt usage is believed to be the cause of two fatalities in a single vehicle crash in Egan Tuesday night according to Master Trooper, Brooks David, with Louisiana State Police Troop I. Kevin Melancon of Calion, Arkansas, and Donna Cormier of Egan, both 44 died in the crash. Melancon was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro on LA 100 when he ran off a curve and struck a culvert. Both Melancon and Cormier were not wearing seat belts, said David. Melanc...

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    Speeding and no seat belt usage is believed to be the cause of two fatalities in a single vehicle crash in Egan Tuesday night according to Master Trooper, Brooks David, with Louisiana State Police Troop I. Kevin Melancon of Calion, Arkansas, and Donna Cormier of Egan, both 44 died in the crash. Melancon was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro on LA 100 when he ran off a curve and struck a culvert. Both Melancon and Cormier were not wearing seat belts, said David. Melanc...

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  • Boil Advisory for town of Thornwell

    Boil Advisory for town of Thornwell

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:08:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Jeff Davis Water Commission in Thornwell has issued a boil advisory for portions of Hwy. 99. Water service has been restored to all affected areas but residents on Hwy. 99 as well as areas West and Northwest of Hwy. 99 should boil their water before use. The Jeff Davis Water Commission says it apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Jeff Davis Water Commission in Thornwell has issued a boil advisory for portions of Hwy. 99. Water service has been restored to all affected areas but residents on Hwy. 99 as well as areas West and Northwest of Hwy. 99 should boil their water before use. The Jeff Davis Water Commission says it apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More hot and dry weather this week before the rain returns this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More hot and dry weather this week before the rain returns this weekend

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:55:52 GMT
    Another dry day on ThursdayAnother dry day on Thursday

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down although we will still be very warm tonight. Overnight we will have mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. Rain chances are down to zero. Thursday we will still be mostly sunny with a few passing clouds. Rain chances are down to 10%, but that is still being generous. Due to the upper level high pressure to our west, it will greatly limit any rain chances through the end of the week. 

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    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down although we will still be very warm tonight. Overnight we will have mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. Rain chances are down to zero. Thursday we will still be mostly sunny with a few passing clouds. Rain chances are down to 10%, but that is still being generous. Due to the upper level high pressure to our west, it will greatly limit any rain chances through the end of the week. 

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