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Most Wanted female fugitive caught after 5 years on the run

(Source: CNN/U.S. Marshals Service) (Source: CNN/U.S. Marshals Service)

Good morning!

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

State Troopers say speed and the fact that the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt contributed to a Vernon Parish fatal crash. It happened on Louisiana Highway 8. Look for the story at noon, and you can also read more HERE.

After five years on the run, the lone female fugitive on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted List is behind bars. The 43-year-old and her husband are accused of abusing their adopted children, and that abuse allegedly led to the death of one of those children, a 2-year-old girl.

We'll also have a unique way of exploring the ocean floor with a Lake Charles educator. The man who discovered the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard, is currently at sea on his Exploration Vessel Nautilus (E/V Nautilus) ship. The CITGO Ocean Exploration Trust program brings educators and students aboard the Nautilus. How did this all come together? KPLC's Monica Grimaldo is finding out now and will have a live report at noon. You can also watch the underwater work HERE.

Two Texas teens are named honorary team captains of their football team. They just happen to be students with Down Syndrome. More on their story HERE.

Plus, are you in need of a little fitness inspiration? A 98-year-old woman in Mississippi doesn't seem to have a problem heading to the gym.

Zack tells me we'll reach the 90s today, but it won't feel so bad since we're in a dry pattern. He says we all should be enjoying this lovely reprieve from the humidity, because there are changes in store for the weekend. What does that mean? You can find out during Zack's live, local forecast at noon. 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! Enjoy what promises to be a very pleasant day!

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