Happy Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*The Carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is closer to land this morning, carrying some passengers from Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Gerron Jordan is in Mobile, Alabama this morning, waiting for the passengers' arrival.
*Happening today, the ongoing trial of a man accused of beating and raping a 94-year-old DeQuincy woman will resume. We have the latest on the case prosecutors call "brutal."
*In Abbeville, a teen faces two murder charges this morning. Police say the 17-year-old killed two brothers Tuesday morning.
*It's Valentine's Day and the return of a Sunrise tradition! We will have the Sweet Adelines Quartet, "Out of Control," joining us for live performances in the studio.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Overnight, there is a slight chance we could have a few showers and thunderstorms. They will be quick-moving storms and not last too long. Temperatures will cool to the lower 70s. Winds will blow out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. For our Sunday, we will have more scattered thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon. Rain chances are up to 60%. The rain will be caused by a cold front to our north, slowly approaching.More >>
The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.More >>
The Louisiana Department of Education recently released district and school graduation outcomes for the class of 2016.More >>
Country music star Garth Brooks continues his three-year world tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood tonight in Lafayette, the first of five shows in the city.More >>
The trial of Roderick Cawthorne Junior was abruptly recessed in the afternoon. That’s after the defense objected to a DNA expert for the state, who was to testify long distance via Skype. Cawthorne is charged with second degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Charles Raymond Talen Senior. Talen was found dead in his Lake Arthur home February 21, 2015. As in all such cases, an attempt was made to find evidence to be tested to determine who may ha...More >>