It's Friday! Wahoo! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*We're still over a week away from Mardi Gras, but there's a lot in store this weekend. We'll tell you where you can get into the festive spirit early in a family-friendly atmosphere.
*The standoff in rural Alabama between police and a man holding a five-year-old boy hostage enters its fourth day. We'll update the situation and tell you the plan today to try to convince Jimmy Lee Dykes to surrender.
*It's National Wear Red Day! You can show your support for raising awareness of heart disease and stroke in women. Our Sunrise crew is sporting the color!
*We'll have a live interview with Hal McMillin in today's outdoor report.
*Teachers with advanced degrees have the opportunity to earn up to $1,600 more at the end of the year, but after 2015 Louisiana teachers won't get the extra cash. Find out why the state department is making the change.