Birdie the parakeet survives being sucked into a vacuum cleaner! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Birdie the parakeet survives being sucked into a vacuum cleaner!

The bird was accidentally sucked up when its owner was using an industrial vacuum. (Source. WHDH/NBC) The bird was accidentally sucked up when its owner was using an industrial vacuum. (Source. WHDH/NBC)
A New Jersey teen sues her parents in order for them to pay for her college tuition. (Source: WCBS/CNN) A New Jersey teen sues her parents in order for them to pay for her college tuition. (Source: WCBS/CNN)

Good morning!

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

The budget is being cut in Welsh. Officials there have agreed to cut their current budget in order to address a $300,000 shortfall. 

Parents, what would you do if your teenager sued you for financial support? A New Jersey teen is doing just that – saying her parents forced her out of their home, and she can't support herself. She wants them to pay for her private school, living expenses, and future college tuition. The parents say she left home, because she didn't want to obey their rules. What do you think? We'll have this story at noon, and you can read more HERE.

A Houston-area couple accuses police of using unnecessary force. The mom and dad say officers used a stun gun on them in front of their children outside a birthday party.

Plus, are your children too groggy in the morning? If they're like most school-age kids in America, they're not getting the proper amount of sleep. We'll share how you can remedy the situation.

We'll also share the story of Birdie. Birdie is a parakeet, and her human accidentally sucked up the poor bird while using an industrial vacuum! Poor Birdie is banged up and bruised but back at home after house cleaning goes terribly wrong. More on that story is available HERE.

Ben tells me we expect temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50's today, with showers returning this evening. What about tomorrow and our weekend? Check out Ben's live, local weather at noon for the answers, or you can check out the latest weather conditions HERE

Remember, you can always watch us online at kplctv.com and on air. We hope you join us, and have a great day!

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weak cold front arrives later this week; and the weekend looks dry!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weak cold front arrives later this week; and the weekend looks dry!

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:02:13 GMT
    Sunny and warm TuesdaySunny and warm Tuesday
    Sunny and warm TuesdaySunny and warm Tuesday

    Not a lot going on with our weather over the next and that is great news!  A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. 

    More >>

    Not a lot going on with our weather over the next and that is great news!  A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. 

    More >>
  • Daigle defense motions to be heard at 1:30 p.m.

    Daigle defense motions to be heard at 1:30 p.m.

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:09:00 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

    More >>

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

    More >>
  • High school band performs at Carnegie Hall

    High school band performs at Carnegie Hall

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:13:18 GMT
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)

    Performing in New York is a dream of many bands, and something most won’t ever get to do. Well one high school band in Calcasieu Parish just received the honor.

    More >>

    Performing in New York is a dream of many bands, and something most won’t ever get to do. Well one high school band in Calcasieu Parish just received the honor.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly