Dogs can spread an STD to their owners through licking

The Obamas welcome their new puppy Sunny. (Source: THE WHITE HOUSE/CNN)
The Obamas welcome their new puppy Sunny. (Source: THE WHITE HOUSE/CNN)

Good morning!

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

A new ranking is out on bridges in the United States. How does the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles stack up? We'll let you know at noon.

Also today, makers of child learning apps are under pressure to prove they work. Now, a consumer group is taking steps with federal regulators, hoping at least the agency will create guidelines for companies to back up their claims.

Plus, conflicting studies about your morning coffee. We'll sort through the latest information on whether a cup of coffee is good or potentially harmful.

And one other health note, did you know that there's an sexually transmitted disease among dogs that also poses a threat to their owners? Yep, its true and may be something to think about since its spread thru licking. You can learn more about it HERE.

In weather, Ben says we're getting back to our regular summertime pattern today, so expect rising humidity levels and a few showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain will increase as the week progresses. You can find out more on that during Ben's live, local forecast at noon.

And there's a new pup in the White House. Click HERE to meet her!

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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