Food truck explodes, injuring 12 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Food truck explodes, injuring 12

A food truck exploded, injuring 12. Witnesses describe the incident as a quick, violent blast. (Source: KYW/CNN) A food truck exploded, injuring 12. Witnesses describe the incident as a quick, violent blast. (Source: KYW/CNN)
Good morning!

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

The murder trial of the man accused of shooting 3 men to death last year continues. Today, experts in firearms and DNA are scheduled to testify in Armonta Hadnot’s trial. KPLC’s Haley Rush is in the courtroom and is providing updates for noon and later newscasts. You can also read more about the trial HERE.

The search is on for those responsible for striking a Lafayette Police officer with their vehicle and dragging him along for 100 feet. It happened this morning at the Wal-mart on Ambassador Caffery. Look for more at noon, and you can read more HERE.

Did you know that more than a million people in Texas are driving without a license? We’ll tell you why at noon.

An incredible explosion caught on camera – the blast from a food truck shot flames about 200 feet into the air. Twelve people were injured. Details at noon, and you can see the video HERE.

Also today, life and death intersecting in a flash. We’ll show you how a man is grateful to be alive after a stranger pulls him from a burning SUV.

Plus, a unique garden sprouts up in Pennsylvania – sculptures that sport a colorful assortment of discarded metals parts.

Ben tells me today should be pretty much like yesterday – plenty of heat and humidity but very little rain. However, the chance of rain will increase tomorrow. How much can we expect, and what about the holiday weekend? Tune in at noon for Ben’s live, local forecast for the answers.

Remember, if you’re away from the TV at noon, you can always tune in to kplctv.com to watch us online and on your mobile device.

Have a great day everyone!
  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Hundreds enjoy varieties of beers at LA Winter Beer Festival

    Hundreds enjoy varieties of beers at LA Winter Beer Festival

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:37 PM EST2018-02-25 02:37:00 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    All the beer one could ever want was in downtown Lake Charles Saturday.  The 4th annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival brought in thousands of people ready to test out plenty of beer.  Beer from all over the world was in one place Saturday---downtown Lake Charles.   Nick Villaume/co-organizer "I want to highlight downtown that was really one of the reasons we started this was to be able to highlight what's going on downtown, and what a great downtown area w...More >>
    All the beer one could ever want was in downtown Lake Charles Saturday.  The 4th annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival brought in thousands of people ready to test out plenty of beer.  Beer from all over the world was in one place Saturday---downtown Lake Charles.   Nick Villaume/co-organizer "I want to highlight downtown that was really one of the reasons we started this was to be able to highlight what's going on downtown, and what a great downtown area w...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-02-24 22:50:02 GMT
    Rain likely tonightRain likely tonight
    Rain likely tonightRain likely tonight

    Tonight will be very stormy with plenty of showers around. There will be heavy rain at times with some strong storms. Winds are likely to gust up to 20 mph. Most of the stronger and severe weather will stay to our north. It does not mean we will not see some outbreak. The severe risk for us is not zero. Rain chances for tonight are up to 80%. This rain is caused from a cold front that will stall over us, or slow down by Sunday. This will allow the rain to last most of our Sunday.

    More >>

    Tonight will be very stormy with plenty of showers around. There will be heavy rain at times with some strong storms. Winds are likely to gust up to 20 mph. Most of the stronger and severe weather will stay to our north. It does not mean we will not see some outbreak. The severe risk for us is not zero. Rain chances for tonight are up to 80%. This rain is caused from a cold front that will stall over us, or slow down by Sunday. This will allow the rain to last most of our Sunday.

    More >>
  • Silver Spurs Rodeo Club hosts youth rodeo in Sulphur

    Silver Spurs Rodeo Club hosts youth rodeo in Sulphur

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-02-24 22:34:48 GMT
    A 30 year tradition continues as the Silver Spurs Rodeo Club held their first youth rodeo of the year. Held at the West Cal Arena in Sulphur, kids can sign up for multiple events, including barrel, polls, stakes, and even mutton busting: where kids can ride the sheep. Edwin McCall, the Vice President of the Silver Spurs Rodeo Club, says that everyone is invited to come, watch, and enjoy the rodeo. "The neatest thing is the family environment. You know, we start out in the mornin...More >>
    A 30 year tradition continues as the Silver Spurs Rodeo Club held their first youth rodeo of the year. Held at the West Cal Arena in Sulphur, kids can sign up for multiple events, including barrel, polls, stakes, and even mutton busting: where kids can ride the sheep. Edwin McCall, the Vice President of the Silver Spurs Rodeo Club, says that everyone is invited to come, watch, and enjoy the rodeo. "The neatest thing is the family environment. You know, we start out in the mornin...More >>
Powered by Frankly