Real live Huckleberry Finn charged with assault - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Real live Huckleberry Finn charged with assault

(Source: Associated Press) (Source: Associated Press)

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

The Lake Charles City Council is reviewing an ordinance to amend the city's code on possession of pot and synthetic marijuana. The council is looking to comply with a state law that Governor Bobby Jindal signed last month.

A man with the name of a famous literary character is charged with sexual assault. The man's name is Huckleberry Finn...yes, Huckleberry Finn. See the story at noon, or read more HERE.

What's the right age to leave a child home alone? Would your child know what to do in case of an emergency? We'll have some advice at noon, and you can read more HERE.

Plus, the first new Dr. Seuss book in 24 years is being released to the public. We'll have initial reaction from kids reading, 'What Pet Should I Get'.

In weather, a heat advisory is in effect, and there could be some storms this afternoon and evening. Just how hot will it be, and how long will the rains last once they arrive? Meteorologist Ben Terry will have the answer 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 or Android devices.

Have a great day!

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Suspects indicted in shooting of local attorney

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:21:39 GMT
    Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)Kenneth M. Pattum and Robert J. Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

    More >>

    Suspects in the shooting of local attorney Jonathan Brown were indicted by a grand jury Thursday. Robert J. Handy and Kenneth  M. Pattum were indicted on charges in connection with the shooting of Brown in Iowa in May 2017, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office. 

    More >>
  • Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Trash pickup rescheduled for Sulphur

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:22:55 GMT
    (Source: Progressive Waste)(Source: Progressive Waste)

    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

    More >>

    Trash pickup has been rescheduled in Sulphur this week for Progressive customers, the City of Sulphur has announced.  The pickup schedule may be delayed up to a day and a half through Saturday, Aug.19. Trash pickup normally scheduled for Wednesday may be picked up on Thursday. Pickup normally scheduled for Thursday may be picked up Friday. Pickup normally scheduled for Friday may be picked up Saturday. Residents are advised to still place their trash out on their schedule...

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 WB at U.S. 171

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:17:46 GMT
    Accident on I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 (Source: KPLC)Accident on I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 (Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 is blocked due to an accident. Traffic is backed up by I-10/I-210 split. If possible, please find alternate routes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The left lane of I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 is blocked due to an accident. Traffic is backed up by I-10/I-210 split. If possible, please find alternate routes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly