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Dust dims the sunshine

A hazy sunset over Oberlin, La. (Source: James Gruncy/KPLC viewer) A hazy sunset over Oberlin, La. (Source: James Gruncy/KPLC viewer)
Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7 News at Noon.

Two Jennings men are on trial today, accused of fatally shooting a man and dumping his body on the side of a road in Jennings. KPLC's Scottie Hunter is covering the trial for us, so look for a report at noon.

Do you recognize THESE people? This surveillance video is being used to find thieves at a Lake Charles store.

All too often, men brush off symptoms that could be the early signs of heart disease. At noon, we'll explain the symptoms men should never ignore. You can also learn more HERE.

Plus, the demands of wedding planning can take their toll, both emotionally and physically. So, at noon, we'll show you why many women are looking to fitness routines and nutrition plans specifically geared for brides-to-be.

In weather, we can expect a very hot, humid, hazy day. That haze is the result of a layer of Saharan dust which will block out the full sunshine. You can learn more about that dust HERE. However, the heat index will mean it will feel around 100 to 105 degrees this afternoon. Meteorologist Ben Terry will have all the details on what we can expect weather-wise this week during his live, local forecast at noon.

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

Have a great day!
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    Friday, January 19 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-19 21:58:30 GMT
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    Boil advisory issued for some northwest Allen Parish customers

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:30 PM EST2018-01-19 19:30:15 GMT
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    Vermilion school board president resigning

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    Friday, January 19 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-01-19 19:19:32 GMT
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    The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board is resigning. Anthony Fontana Jr. made the announcement Friday, less than two weeks after the arrest of a Vermilion Parish teacher at a school board meeting made national news. Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, questioned board members about a pay raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. Fontana ruled her out of order, saying she was asking questions during a part of the meeting that was for public ...More >>
    The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board is resigning. Anthony Fontana Jr. made the announcement Friday, less than two weeks after the arrest of a Vermilion Parish teacher at a school board meeting made national news. Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, questioned board members about a pay raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. Fontana ruled her out of order, saying she was asking questions during a part of the meeting that was for public ...More >>
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