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Area residents brace for potential flooding conditions

Good Wednesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at some of our top stories this morning:

*The threat of flooding has a lot of people getting ready in case of the worst case scenario - dumping several inches of rain over the next 36 hours.  Find out where you can get sandbags, plus Meteorologist Ben Terry will update us on this storm system.

*A vote is coming up for Lake Charles voters that deals with lakefront development.  It has to do with a tax incremental financing district, also known as a "tiff." We will tell you why council members say it will attract new projects.

*The White House is considering a proposal to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by next year.  Hear what the so-called "zero option" is and where the talks of this plan go from here.

*Are you looking for a job?  20 area employers are hosting an event today at the Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center.  We will share those details this morning.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-03-30 06:07:13 GMT
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    A petition has been filed seeking interdiction of Federal Judge Patricia Minaldi.  If granted, someone else would be appointed to handle her personal affairs. Records in the case have been sealed by Judge Ron Ware - so details on why the petition was filed are not available. However, court records do indicate Minaldi is fighting the interdiction. Minaldi has been away from court on medical leave since January. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    A petition has been filed seeking interdiction of Federal Judge Patricia Minaldi.  If granted, someone else would be appointed to handle her personal affairs. Records in the case have been sealed by Judge Ron Ware - so details on why the petition was filed are not available. However, court records do indicate Minaldi is fighting the interdiction. Minaldi has been away from court on medical leave since January. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
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    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-03-30 05:59:10 GMT

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  • LIVE RADAR: Strong to severe storms remain possible for portions of SWLA

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    A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the following parishes: Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and all of Acadiana.   This watch is in effect through 3 a.m. 

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