Granny from the 'Glock Block'

Organizer of the "Glock Block." (Source: CNN/KATU)
Organizer of the "Glock Block." (Source: CNN/KATU)
"Cat in a bowl." (Source: YouTube)
"Cat in a bowl." (Source: YouTube)

Good morning!

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

The search continues for a suspect who ran out of the Welsh Police Department last night. Damien Guidry was being booked when he took off. The Welsh Police Chief will update us on the search and what folks should do should they encounter Guidry. You can learn more about the suspect and his description HERE.

Elsewhere, there's a grandmother who is just plain fed up with crime in her neighborhood. We'll show you how she's organized a community watch group called the "Glock Block."

Also today, did you know the health benefits of having a pet ranges from lowering blood pressure to getting more exercise? Well, we'll take a look at how a handful of hospitals around the country are bringing pets into the hospital room.

In weather, Ben tells me we could get more rain this afternoon. He says those showers have the potential for heavy rain and lightning, and possibly some tropical funnel clouds along the coastal parishes. How long will the rains last? And what about that Tropical Storm that made landfall near the city of Veracruz, Mexico? Ben will have the answers during his live, local forecast at noon. Remember, you can share your weather photos with us, just send them to Plus, you can always access the latest weather info HERE.

At noon, we'll also share some video of a cat who didn't mind squeezing into a very tight space – it's something that's sure to "bowl" you over!

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

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