Happy Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*New from overnight, an extensive fire burns an Iowa restaurant. We'll have a look at the damage from Cajun Cowboyz on East Miller. The restaurant was recently remodeled, it was once Southern Magnolia Cafe.
*A Pennsylvania man is awaiting extradition to Calcasieu Parish. He is accused of sending a teenage girl inappropriate messages on facebook.
*Medical research has saved countless lives over the years. In a special Healthcast series this morning, I look at the transfer of health discoveries from animals to humans and humans to animals - and see how local researchers are playing a role in these breakthroughs.
*After years of conversation, the Lake Charles City Council and Mardi Gras Boardwalk come to a decision about development along the lakefront.
*There are concerns over failing weather satellites and how that can impact hurricane season prediction.
*Happening today, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council holds a public meeting in Lake Charles to talk about the comprehensive plan for restoring the coast.
*We've got a threat of severe weather today. Meteorologist Ben Terry will be tracking the latest system as it moves into our area.