LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC Newsroom with a look at what we're covering today on KPLC 7 News.
First off, I have a reminder for our viewers. Due to NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games, we have a change in schedules. We will bring you up-to-the minute headlines and weather during our Connections at Midday show at 11:53 a.m. We will follow with more news and complete live weather information online and on our mobile app starting at our regular time of 12 noon. Here's a link for that live stream: http://www.kplctv.com/category/251459/live-streaming-video
In news we're going to have an update on a case involving a man convicted of the aggravated rape of an elderly DeQuincy woman. The case went to the appeals court and we'll have the decision.
In weather, Zack is in for Ben today. He tells us to expect mostly cloudy skies with highs only into the mid to upper 40's. Will we get to see the sun today, and what about tomorrow? Find out during our updates.
We'll also have an update on that whooping crane hit by a shotgun blast last week in Jeff Davis parish. The bird had to have hours of surgery and we'll tell you how he's doing.
While you're on our site you may want to check out THIS story from our sister station in Hawaii. It deals with a "crowing" concern over feral chickens. Seems these critters are incredibly loud and annoying. The commotion has prompted one neighbor to say "you gotta wear ear plugs to go to sleep!" Wow! What would you do?
During this time when we're displaced by the Winter Olympics and Days of Our Lives, we will continue to bring you the latest news of the day in a couple of different ways. We hope you join us both on-air during the Midday Show and online HERE.