Happy Hump Day to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at some of the stories we are covering this morning on Sunrise:
*Barksdale Federal Credit Union in DeRidder was robbed yesterday, but the search continues this morning for the four men connected to it. We will tell you about the discovery of a gasoline soaked vehicle and where the investigation goes from here.
*An Allen Parish inmate is back in custody today after escaping from the jail in Oberlin. Hear where he was found and how he got away.
*While the weather is warmer, we have a story that will get you in the holiday spirit. You will see the 19 Christmas trees inside one man's home!
*John Bridges will take us on a tour of the Grant Christmas Tree Farm in today's Louisiana Traveler.
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Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week.More >>
Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab. It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...More >>
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The upcoming school year is fast approaching. Here is a list of back-to-school dates:More >>
The following back-to-school dates are those that KPLC has received: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes Aug. 15 First day of school for Pre-K classes Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 grade Aug. 11 First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten Aug. 15 Allen Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 9 Beauregard Parish ...More >>