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Authorities: sex offender arrested for stalking former victim

James L. Braxton. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) James L. Braxton. (Source: Calcasieu 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 fiery crash of an 18-wheeler on I-10 near Ryan Street blocks off eastbound traffic. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will have a report at noon, and we'll also bring you live pictures from the scene.  HERE's a look at the story so far.

A 38-year-old Lake Charles man, a convicted sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly stalking his former victim! Look for complete details at noon, and you can read more HERE.

Also today, would you let a perfect stranger use your car for a week? Probably not, but what if they paid you $40, $50 or $100 a day? Thousands of people are checking out a new web site that can help make your car pay for itself. 

Plus, a possible downside of drone technology. We'll show you how they could be used to hack into your cell phones!

Ben tells me the foggy morning is expected to become a sunny day, but the clouds are expected to roll back in by this afternoon. What will this mean for the weekend? Check out Ben's live, local weather 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 and a wonderful weekend!

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