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Blind football player lands a spot on Tulane's team

(Source: WBZ-TV) (Source: WBZ-TV)

Good morning!

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

We'll tell you about a delay in sentencing in the case of a 20-year-old aggravated rape case in Lake Charles. You can also see more HERE.

We'll also have an update on a story we brought to you two weeks ago. It deals with the re-hiring of a coach within the Calcasieu school system after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student. A trial date has been set. You can also see KPLC's Gerron Jordan's two part report HERE

A legally blind high school football player gets his shot at playing college football. He's been offered a spot on Tulane's team. Look for his story at noon.

Plus, flowing through the heart of Louisiana is the Atchafalaya Basin. It remains one of the last truly wild areas in the state. We'll take a look at efforts to preserve this ever-changing wilderness. 

Ben tells me to look for today's temperatures to go into the 80s with continued dry conditions. The latest drought index is expected later today. Is there any relief in sight? Check out Ben's live, local weather at noon for the answer. You can also check 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!

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