Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*There are big projects heading to Calcasieu Parish, especially dealing with the Port of Lake Charles. The Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Hackberry wants to expand. We'll have details on the project that could bring about 3,000 construction jobs and 1,200 full-time jobs to the area.
*A deal on Mardi Gras Boardwalk could be made at tonight's Lake Charles City Council meeting. We'll preview the vote on selling the old Harrah's property for more than $4 million.
*This morning, we have the latest details on a gas explosion and massive fire at a Kansas City restaurant that hurt more than a dozen people.
*The most decorated star in Tiger football history is under the care of doctors this morning. LSU legend Billy Cannon suffered a stroke. Find out where his care goes from here.
*We'll have the latest information on the arrest of a Lake Charles man charged in connection to his ex-wife's murder last summer.
*Rain is creeping back into the forecast. Meteorologist Ben Terry will have the forecast.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...More >>
The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...More >>
Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic. Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>