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The case of the sleeping burglar

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Good morning!

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

House Speaker Chuck Kleckley gets an ovation at the State Capitol today. We'll tell you how its connected to the proposed budget.

A survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre is hoping to make schools safer for students. She's developed a smart phone app that will allow officers to quickly communicate with students.

Plus, a burglar didn't get very far after a break-in. Police say that's because he decided to take a nap. Yep…a nap.  Look for this eye-opening story at noon.

In weather, Ben tells me we should warm up to near 80 this afternoon with a few pop-up showers possible.  Are we done with the rain? What about temperatures over the weekend? Things could be very different by Saturday. Find out what's in store during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

Speaking of weather in "our neck of the woods,"  did you hear – Al Roker and the Today show are coming to Carlyss? Yes it's true, and  we'll have all the details on when and where, so be sure to tune in. You can also read about the event HERE.

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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    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm again Wednesday, but a cold front arrives early Thursday with rain possible

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    A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. Wednesday will be warm with highs topping out in the low 80s.  A weak cold front will move through early Thursday morning.  This will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to our area, so the forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain...More >>
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    Kinder man found after driving car through park and crashing into a ditch

    Kinder man found after driving car through park and crashing into a ditch

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:47:53 GMT
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    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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    Lake Charles police officers are searching for a man whom they say ran after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Henderson Bayou Road. Lt. Kevin Kirkum said the crash was a single-vehicle accident. Henderson Bayou Road runs along the south side of Prien Lake Park. A witness said the man was driving erratically, driving onto the sidewalks at the park before crossing the bridge over the bayou and crashing the vehicle.

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  • Farmers markets around Southwest Louisiana

    Farmers markets around Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:31:55 GMT

    Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, especially when they're locally grown. Here's a list of local farmer's markets you can buy your fruits and veggies at: CHARLESTOWN FARMERS MARKET - Every Saturday behind 1911 Historic City Hall in downtown Lake Charles from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can purchase Louisiana grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, and plants.  CASH AND CARRY FARMERS MARKET - Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to ...

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    Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, especially when they're locally grown. Here's a list of local farmer's markets you can buy your fruits and veggies at: CHARLESTOWN FARMERS MARKET - Every Saturday behind 1911 Historic City Hall in downtown Lake Charles from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can purchase Louisiana grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, and plants.  CASH AND CARRY FARMERS MARKET - Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to ...

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