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To the rescue!

(Source: CNN) (Source: CNN)

Good morning!

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

A fire is finally out on two fuel barges on the Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama. That blaze featured repeated explosions with the first couple of blasts critically injuring three people last night. A lake area resident managing a project near the barges tells 7News the explosions were powerful and forced his terminal to evacuate. We'll have more at noon, and you can read about the incident HERE.

It's a day of mourning as residents of West, Texas and nearby Waco join together to remember the 14 people killed in the explosion of a fertilizer factory. President Obama and other leaders are to speak at a memorial to the victims to be held at Baylor University.

Also out of Texas, we'll tell you what former first lady Barbara Bush is saying about a possible run for the White House by her son Jeb. The Bush family is in Dallas today for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential library.

Our show will also include a look at a pair of dramatic rescues caught on video. The first one involves a man being pulled to safety from an oncoming train – all thanks to a quick thinking policeman. 

And when minutes count, rescuers come to the aid of a pooch stranded in a storm drain. We'll show you the effort to free one cute canine.

We'll also have amazing video of a whirlpool that gobbles up everything in its path. You don't want to miss it!

In weather, Ben tells me we'll see a sun/cloud mix today, but rain looks unlikely. He says there's a slight chance of a shower this afternoon and into tomorrow, with a better chance of scattered showers on Saturday. You can get the whole picture of what we can expect as we head into the weekend 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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