State execution will proceed on Ash Wednesday

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!