Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Some of the state's poorest people in their final days of life are about to face a big cut in health coverage. Starting February 1st, Medicaid will no longer pay for hospice care. In this morning's Healthcast, I'll explain what's behind the falling budget axe and what it means to dying patients.
*One man is dead after a hostage situation in Brusly. Officers say he took a woman hostage from a pharmacy and forced her to drive away in a police cruiser. We'll share the details of that tense situation.
*At last night's Commander-in-Chief Ball, Sgt. 1st Class Orlando Jackson from Lake Charles got to speak to President Obama. Find out what led to that moment and why he was recognized for his service.
*The Algerian hostage situation hits close to home for a Southeast Texas family. They just got the news that their loved one, Victor Lovelady, was killed. We'll look at where the conflict stands today and hear from Lovelady's family.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry has today's forecast, including some cooler temperatures this morning!