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Subsidize pot for the poor?

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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.

The body of a kidnapping victim has been found in Winn Parish. Authorities say Tony Procell's body was found in a shallow grave at the edge of Saline Lake in Kisatchie National Forest. The suspect in the case, 34-year-old Robert Barthelemy of Natchitoches, is in jail in Sabine Parish charged with aggravated kidnapping and home invasion. His charges are expected to be upgraded to first-degree murder. You can read more HERE.

Also today, even as several states have legalized marijuana, it's still a federal crime to grow, possess or use. So why is there a question as to whether the government might actually have to subsidize pot for the poor?

Plus, how vision was restored to a blind puppy in Texas. We'll have the remarkable story.

In weather, Ben says a tropical wave continues to influence our weather today, bringing with it higher rain chances along the coast. What about the rest of our work week? Well, it looks as though a change is in the air and Ben will explain it during his live, local forecast 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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