Puppy burned, boy facing charges - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Puppy burned, boy facing charges

"Amazing Grace" (Source: Lisa Butler, Sabine Humane Society) "Amazing Grace" (Source: Lisa Butler, Sabine Humane Society)

Good morning!

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

The 19 Arizona firefighters who died in an out-of-control fire this week are being remembered here in Louisiana today. The state's Fire Marshal and Commissioner of Agriculture plan a memorial service in Baton Rouge this afternoon.

Also, in Sabine Parish, a boy is accused of pouring boiling water on a stray puppy. The dog was badly burned and is recovering. The boy, 12, may face charges in the case. Read more HERE.

For the first time in several years, there should be a Louisiana State Police academy underway by next spring. The Governor didn't include money for the academy in the spending plan, but at noon, we'll tell you how lawmakers found the money.

Are you a Twinkies fan? Well, there's some good news today – they're coming back!  

Plus, if you love heights you may be interested in what could only be called "top level living."   We'll show you New York's tallest residential building that has folks willing to shell out millions to get a piece of it.

In weather, we've been enjoying another morning of 60 degree temperatures. Ben says this relatively dry air will continue to keep the humidity at bay throughout the day with highs topping out near 90  - without the heat index. How long can we expect this pleasant weather to continue? Tune in to Ben's live, local, forecast at noon for the answer.

And you may want to check out the inspiring story of Lentil. He's a five month old, French bull dog puppy, who's encouraging kids to be comfortable in their own skin. You see Lentil himself was born with a cleft palate and lip. See his story 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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