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Could a brown recluse spider be hiding in your pants and shoes?

A brown recluse spider with a penny for reference. (Source: WikiCommon) A brown recluse spider with a penny for reference. (Source: WikiCommon)
Good morning!

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

Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education considers whether to sue the Governor over Common Core. A meeting on the matter is happening this morning, so look for that story at noon.  

A couple in Virginia is mourning the loss of their first child, just days after she was born. Her cause of death? Listeria. Her mom says while she was pregnant she ate food that was part of a recent, nation-wide recall involving Listeria. We'll have this story at noon, and you can read more HERE.

Plus, a new staff member of the criminal justice system in Montgomery, Alabama, is proving to be a huge asset for victims of violence and abuse.  We'll show you the critical role she's playing in investigations and in the courtroom.

Brown recluse spiders are dangerous, if you don't watch out. Learn what you should know to protect yourself and why you should check your pants and shoes. Look for that at noon and you can read more HERE.

Ben tells me don't look for expected lower temperatures and humidity until later tonight – and then only a slight drop. What about our rain chances? What's happening in the tropics? There's a lot going on, so look for the latest from Ben at noon and you can always access weather info HERE.

While we're talking about weather, there are nearly two months of summer left and your air conditioner is being put to the test. We'll tell you why you might even need a mid-summer tune-up.

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

Have a great day everyone!

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