Struck by lightning - twice! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Struck by lightning - twice!

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

Weather remains top of mind today. I just sat down with Meteorologist Ben Terry for the lowdown. Check it out HERE.

An 18-wheeler accident blocked all lanes of I-10 westbound at Opelousas Street in Lake Charles this morning. You can read about it HERE, andwe'll let you know when the lanes will re-open through our mobile app.

Also today at noon, we'll have the story of a man recovering after he was struck by lightning -- and it wasn't the first time!

Plus, another man is celebrating a very long life. He was around when Howard Taft was president, but at 104, Leonard Youngman is not only making a difference as a hospital volunteer, but he also plays a mean game of billiards.

Remember, if you're not near a TV at noon, you can watch us live on our mobile apps for Apple or Android devices.

Have a great day!
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