Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Governor Bobby Jindal won't halt a state execution planned for next week of a DeSoto Parish man who murdered his six-year-old stepson two decades. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Jindal to stop it, because it falls on the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday.
*Here in Southwest Louisiana, we love a good rodeo. Today, we've got video guaranteed to make you smile. "Whiplash" the cowboy monkey makes another appearance and we'll show you his trick to rounding up sheep.
*Two high school girls in Louisiana are being held without bond this morning, charged with terrorism. Find out what tipped the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office to the two Tioga High School students.
*Across the state, school boards are dealing with budget issues. The Calcasieu Parish School Board says it will make sure to do what's right for the students, while cuts are made.
*Rain is back in the forecast. Meteorologist Ben Terry is tracking the radar and will have your look ahead to the Mardi Gras weather.
Make it a Sunrise day!
A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.More >>
It's not unusual to hear complaints about the U.S. Postal Service in our area. The latest comes from a neighborhood off Nelson Road where residents say they no longer get daily delivery. "Whether snow, sleet or rain or whatever it should be delivered," said Terry Bellard, who lives at Smith Village mobile home community. Residents say their mail is no longer delivered regularly.More >>
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...More >>
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.More >>