Standing on a street corner pleading for a kidney - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Standing on a street corner pleading for a kidney

(Source: KGW/CNN) (Source: KGW/CNN)

Good morning!

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

Lake Charles Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 15-year-old by a 12-year-old Tuesday evening. It happened on Demarest Street, and police say the incident was apparently sparked by an argument. Look for more at noon, and you can read more HERE.

The man accused of killing his wife more than 50 years ago in Lake Charles will be in court this afternoon. We'll tell you what's happening in the case of Felix Vail today.

Allen Parish teachers, support workers and other employees can look forward to salary supplements next month. The decision by the school board means hundreds of extra dollars for those workers.

Also today, you see it all the time – people standing on street corners, holding up signs. Some are advertisements; others ask drivers for money, but one Oregon man is asking for a kidney! Look for the story at noon, and you can read more HERE.

Plus, it's prom season, and many teens are heading to the stores. We'll show you how one store specializes in "plus size" dresses so every teenage can find that perfect dress.

Ben tells me we can expect a pretty quiet forecast for now, with afternoon temperatures warming into the 70's. He says we'll see lots of sunshine tomorrow for the first day of spring, but rain chances return in a few days. What else can we expect as we draw nearer to the weekend? Check out Ben's live, local weather at noon for the answer.

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>>

  • Lake Charles to offer "Stop the Bleed" training

    Lake Charles to offer "Stop the Bleed" training

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:30:43 GMT
    "Stop the Bleed" is a program to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. (Source: City of Lake Charles)"Stop the Bleed" is a program to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. (Source: City of Lake Charles)

    Lake Charles will host a series of "Stop the Bleed" training according to Matt Young, city spokesman. The first training will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness located at 901 Lakeshore Drive. The free program is to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Young says approximately 75 tr...

    More >>

    Lake Charles will host a series of "Stop the Bleed" training according to Matt Young, city spokesman. The first training will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness located at 901 Lakeshore Drive. The free program is to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Young says approximately 75 tr...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds clearing tonight, then beautiful weather to start the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds clearing tonight, then beautiful weather to start the week

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:34:48 GMT
    Sunshine returns this weekSunshine returns this week
    Sunshine returns this weekSunshine returns this week

    Tonight, it will be very pleasant outside. There will be no chance for rain, and the clouds will continue to clear. With the clouds going away, that will allow temperatures to cool down overnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s. You may need a jacket as you head out the door Monday morning. Monday and Tuesday next week will be very nice to get outside. After the cold front pushes past us over the weekend, there should be plenty of sunshine. Although a few clouds are possible.

    More >>

    Tonight, it will be very pleasant outside. There will be no chance for rain, and the clouds will continue to clear. With the clouds going away, that will allow temperatures to cool down overnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s. You may need a jacket as you head out the door Monday morning. Monday and Tuesday next week will be very nice to get outside. After the cold front pushes past us over the weekend, there should be plenty of sunshine. Although a few clouds are possible.

    More >>
  • F.K. White Middle School hopes to grow opportunities with teaching garden

    F.K. White Middle School hopes to grow opportunities with teaching garden

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:30:47 GMT
    F.K. White Middle School in Lake Charles is hoping to grow new opportunities with their new teaching garden that started with just a seed of an idea. "One of our science teachers Amanda LaBove has this idea with John O'Donnell who works for Healthier Southwest Louisiana," said Jessica Woolmington, an art teacher at the school. "He approached me and then Amanda as well and said, 'Hey, we need to do this. We should've started this yesterday, so let's get on it,' and we d...More >>
    F.K. White Middle School in Lake Charles is hoping to grow new opportunities with their new teaching garden that started with just a seed of an idea. "One of our science teachers Amanda LaBove has this idea with John O'Donnell who works for Healthier Southwest Louisiana," said Jessica Woolmington, an art teacher at the school. "He approached me and then Amanda as well and said, 'Hey, we need to do this. We should've started this yesterday, so let's get on it,' and we d...More >>
Powered by Frankly