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Boxer risks her life to shield owner from fire

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

A three-year-old from LeBleu Settlement loses her life in a tragic shooting. At noon, we'll have more on an investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office into what happened. You can also access information on the case HERE.

A dog in Ohio is making national headlines. Carmen is a 9-year-old boxer who laid on top of her human to try to save him from a fire. She suffered serious injuries in the fire that ended up taking her owner's life. At noon, we'll tell you how Carmen is doing and how everyone in her town is hoping she makes it.

Even though the federal filing deadline is more than two months away, tax season is already in full swing. Consumers choosing a tax preparer should choose wisely, and also be on the lookout for tax-related scams.

Plus, a brawl breaks out at a high school wrestling match, but it's not between students. It was the parents who started throwing punches.

In weather, it's another beautiful day with highs into the 70s under sunny skies. Will that hold true for the rest of the week? Meteorologist Ben Terry will let you know during his live, local forecast at noon. Remember, you can also check current weather conditions HERE.

Remember, if you're away from the TV, watch us live at http://bit.ly/1lCk0p5 or through the KPLC News and Weather Apps for Apple or Android devices.

Have a great day!

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