Pistol wielding suspect robs DeRidder store

(Source: DeRidder Police Department)
(Source: DeRidder Police Department)

Good morning!

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

A preliminary exam is underway in 14th Judicial District Court in the case of Felix Vail. He's the man accused in the death of his wife, Mary Horton Vail, back in October, 1962. Vail claims his wife was the victim of a boating accident on the Calcasieu River. The 73-year-old was arrested last month in Texas and is facing a second-degree murder charge. KPLC's Lee Peck is in the courtroom and will have an update for us at noon.

DeRidder Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery late Monday. We're told a suspect entered the 190 Smoke Stop and ordered the clerk to empty all the money from the cash register into a bag. You can check out the surveillance pictures HERE and get more info at noon.

Also today ... are so-called "scares in the air" becoming a trend? Lately, we've been seeing incidents involving air passengers behaving badly. Is this the new norm? We'll take a closer look.

Plus, some experts are claiming the future may not be so bright for the hospital industry. They point to federal cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. We'll break down the numbers.

In weather, Ben tells me the northern section of our viewing area will see some rain first, and then we can expect some widely scattered late afternoon and early evening showers. Those chances are 30-to-40 percent along and south of I-10, 40-to-50 percent range north of the interstate. What about the rest of our work week? And what's happening in the tropics?   Check out Ben's live, local forecast at noon and you can always access weather HERE.

Want to access some cool entertainment? How about checking out a book at a brand new little free library in Sulphur at The Grove at Heritage Square? Find out how it works 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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