Escaped murderer suspect still on the loose

Good morning, this is John Bridges in the KPLC 7 Newsroom.  Here's what we're working on for 7 News Sunrise.

A prisoner serving time for murder is still on the loose, after escaping from a state facility south of Baton Rouge.  Police are searching statewide.

Charges against a Moss Bluff man could be upgraded to murder after the death of a man following  a New Year's argument.

New Congress, old problems.  We'll have the latest on the new session of Congress that gets underway today in DC and how their decisions could affect you.

And how long will this gloomy, cold weather last?  Get the weather forecast from Meteorologist Ben Terry this morning on 7 News Sunrise, this morning from 5-7 am.