Crazy ant invasion

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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.

We'll tell you about Department of Defense employees at Fort Polk moving to four-day work weeks. In March, defense officials told those employees to expect as many as 22 furlough days this fiscal year – part of efforts of slash spending. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been working to avoid or reduce the temporary layoffs, but found no other way to help close the budget gap. We'll have more on what this means at noon. You can also read about it HERE.

In Acadia Parish, Sheriff's officials are investigating a possible homicide. A badly decomposed body was found at an oil well site located off Hawks Road near Robert's Cove. More on that story HERE.

Also today, we'll tell you about colonies of tiny terrors invading the U.S. They're called crazy ants, and they're on the move here in Louisiana – eating up just about everything in their path.

Plus, it's that time of year for kids and their summer lemonade stands. We'll see how a group of kids is raising money for the storm victims in Oklahoma.

In weather, Ben tells me along with a few showers we can expect more of that hot and humid forecast, with not much additional rains this afternoon. That should hold true for tomorrow as well with only a 20% chance of rain. However, Sunday could be different. Find out more on that and the entire weekend outlook during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

Remember, you can always watch us online at and on air. We hope you join us, and have a wonderful weekend!