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Rain or shine: Lundi Gras events to roll on

Happy Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:

*It's the day before Mardi Gras and that means it's for the Royal Gala - a Lundi Gras tradition spotlighting the 2013 courts.

*Find out what's in store for Fat Tuesday festivities and how the rain is impacting some of the plans.

*We'll have the latest on a tornado that tore through Hattiesburg, Mississippi - destroying parts of the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

*In health news, a newer way to remove blood clots from a stroke patient's brain doesn't appear to offer any benefit over an older treatment. We'll look into that study and new numbers regarding teen pregnancies in the United States.

*Just in: NBC reports that the pope will resign on February 28th. We're still learning about this story and will keep you in the loop as information develops.

*We're opening the Sunrise Pet Shop to introduce you to an animal in need of a new home!

Make it a Sunrise day!

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  • Free workforce readiness training sessions

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    Tuesday, January 23 2018 10:09 AM EST2018-01-23 15:09:21 GMT
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  • Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to take survey of homelessness in area

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    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:14 AM EST2018-01-23 13:14:03 GMT

    Calcasieu Parish volunteers will be working to get a better understanding of the number of people in our area dealing with homelessness. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department is taking its annual "point in time" count on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Outreach teams will be heading to areas where they believe to be a lot of homeless people. The survey is also asking agencies who provide any kind of housing to the homeless to take part and share information about t...

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    Calcasieu Parish volunteers will be working to get a better understanding of the number of people in our area dealing with homelessness. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department is taking its annual "point in time" count on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Outreach teams will be heading to areas where they believe to be a lot of homeless people. The survey is also asking agencies who provide any kind of housing to the homeless to take part and share information about t...

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