Monday, May 20 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:05:55 GMT
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police investigated an oil tanker tractor fire on I-10 westbound near mile marker 25 on Sunday afternoon which caused major traffic delays.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:55:55 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave usMore >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
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March 1, automatic cuts hit unless those in Congress can agree on measures to reduce spending by more than a trillion dollars as explained by 3rd District Congressman Charles Boustany.
"It's across the board cuts shared equally between defense and non defense items. It's law, so unless equal cuts that are selected out that we agree with are put into place, plus a path forward to further reduce spending is laid out, then we're going to say let it happen," he said.
Boustany disputes the Obama administration's claims that the sequestration would have dire consequences.
"Some are predicting doomsday. I think that's overblown. It's not going to be an issue. You're talking about cuts across a multitude of government programs," he said.
Also, Boustany said he supports the second amendment and calls the President's gun control proposals a non-starter.
"I do believe our gun laws are fine. We just need good enforcement. But we also need a better means of dealing with mental health problems. That is the big deficiency. And so the President's proposal is not really a solution to the problem. The solution to that problem is to look into the deficiencies in our mental health delivery system and figure out how to fix that," said Boustany.
Yet, the administration says if the March 1 sequestration is allowed to take place, up to 373,000 seriously mentally ill adults and emotionally disturbed children could go untreated.