12-year-old survives encounter with intruder - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

12-year-old survives encounter with intruder

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Good morning!

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

A Lake Charles man pleads guilty to holding six people hostage in a home invasion in 2012. At noon, we'll tell you how long Joshua Jermaine Plumber will spend in jail and what the judge had to say when the sentence was handed down. You can also read more about the case HERE.

Meanwhile a 12-year old endures a real-life “home alone” encounter! An intruder forced his way inside the girl's home near Houston. So, the girl grabbed a knife and her dog and hid in a bathroom. She also made a lot of important choices that landed the suspect in jail.

As coastal restoration efforts continue to shore-up Louisiana's dwindling coastline, we'll take a closer look at who is paying for it and how far we have left to go.

Plus, a lovable calf named “Hero” proves anyone can defy the odds. Thanks to his owner and a team of surgeons and prosthetic makers, the calf can now walk again! More on his story HERE.

Ben tells me it will feel like the upper 90s prior to a few cooling showers later this afternoon. Not everyone will see rain, but if you do get caught under a storm, you can expect brief heavy downpours with lightning and gusty winds possible. Will this pattern continue tomorrow? Tune in at noon for Ben's live, local forecast for the answer. You can also check out the latest weather conditions HERE.

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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