Sasol selects Louisiana-based contractors for big project

Sasol selects Louisiana-based contractors for big project

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

Big news on the Sasol project. The company has selected five Louisiana-based contractors to support construction of its ethane cracker and derivatives project. It means big money for those companies. At noon, we'll have the details. You can also read more HERE.

The Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge remains closed to traffic. KPLC's Erica Bivens will have our update on how long the closure will last, and more information on the project is available HERE.

The Centers for Disease Control has told the Tulane National Primate Research Center to stop research on some dangerous "agents" while it investigates the center's procedures. We'll tell you why at noon.

When it comes to buying the basics, more and more people are turning to their computer. We'll take a look at the recent change in the way we shop online.

Plus, an eight-year-old has made history in her hometown by becoming the youngest business owner there. This young girl's business isn't about making money: it's about reading! I love it already!

In weather, we should have clearing skies and temperatures into the low to middle 70s Monday afternoon with colder temperatures overnight. How cool will it get, and what can we expect for the rest of the work week? Meteorologist Ben Terry will have all the answers during his live, local forecast at noon, and remember, you can always check current weather conditions HERE.

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Have a great day!