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Truck on fire? Toss me a tall boy!

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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.

Low income residents can now apply for some help with their utilities. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, is beginning to take appointments. At noon we'll tell you how to apply. You can also read more HERE.

A quick-thinking Houston firefighter douses an 18 wheeler fire with the only thing he had on hand – half a case of tall boys! That's right, they battled a blaze with beer. See the story at noon, and you can also read more HERE.

A Texas gas station gets robbed by a flash mob of dancing teenagers – and it's all caught on surveillance cameras!

Plus, a Tampa man is aiming for a one-way trip to Mars. We'll show you how he's one step closer to landing humans on Mars in 2025.

In weather, Ben expects more clouds to roll in ahead of some scattered showers later today. The best chance of thunderstorms will come thru tonight, but how long will it last, and what sort of weekend can we expect? Check out Ben's live, local forecast at noon for the answers.

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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    Officials release new details on robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Officials release new details on robbery of Moss Bluff credit union

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:15:06 GMT
    (Source: Perris Jones / KPLC)(Source: Perris Jones / KPLC)

    All Moss Bluff schools are on lockdown following a robbery in the area, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers has confirmed. A credit union was robbed, Myers said. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    All Moss Bluff schools are on lockdown following a robbery in the area, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers has confirmed. A credit union was robbed, Myers said. KPLC has a reporter headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Woman dies following Sunday morning house fire

    Woman dies following Sunday morning house fire

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:13:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

    A woman is dead following a house fire in the 2600 block of E. General Wainwright early Sunday morning. There were seven people in the home - an elderly man, two women and four children, said Lake Charles Fire Chief Keith Murray. All were able to get out of the home, but one of the women died later in the day due to smoke inhalation, Murray said. The call that there was a fire came in at 5:49 a.m. The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, Murray said. The woman who di...

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    A woman is dead following a house fire in the 2600 block of E. General Wainwright early Sunday morning. There were seven people in the home - an elderly man, two women and four children, said Lake Charles Fire Chief Keith Murray. All were able to get out of the home, but one of the women died later in the day due to smoke inhalation, Murray said. The call that there was a fire came in at 5:49 a.m. The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, Murray said. The woman who di...

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  • Lake Charles police officers honored at annual awards banquet

    Lake Charles police officers honored at annual awards banquet

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:02:26 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Lake Charles police officers were recognized for their service to the community at the recent Lake Charles Police Annual Honors and Awards Banquet ceremony. 

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    Lake Charles police officers were recognized for their service to the community at the recent Lake Charles Police Annual Honors and Awards Banquet ceremony. 

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