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Dangerous inmates escape from an Acadiana jail

Christopher Horton and Joshua Folks. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher Horton and Joshua Folks. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

Good morning!

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

A pair of dangerous inmates escape from an Acadiana correctional facility. One is facing murder charges. You can find out more at noon, and read more HERE.

Underage drinking and driving is on the upswing. We'll have the story of a Louisiana attorney who says a quarter of all DWI cases he works on are young people under the age of 21.

Also today, the latest on the investigation into what caused sirens to go off over the weekend in Lake Charles. You can also read more HERE.

The daughter of a 77-year-old man who died from an apparent heart attack says firefighters refused to help her father. What's the story? Find out at noon.

Plus, how a neurosurgeon needed more than his medical skills to keep a dying patient alive – he actually walked six miles through a winter storm to perform life-saving surgery.

Speaking of weather, Ben tells me it should be a cloudy, cold day with our highs only climbing into the middle 50's this afternoon. Tuesday looks like a rainy day – just how much rain can we expect, and what about the temperatures? Find out during Ben's 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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    Less humid Wednesday!Less humid Wednesday!

    A cold front will move through Southwest Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  This will bring noticeably drier air back to our area and that means we get a break from the humidity!  But it will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  The timing looks to be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The risk of severe weather is very low, but like last night, it is not zero!

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  • Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

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    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:59:12 GMT
    (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

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  • UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

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    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

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    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

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