Good Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*Investigators in Jennings are continuing their search for answers this morning after two bodies were found in a home Sunday afternoon. Gerron Jordan will have a report from the scene about the two alleged victims - a husband and wife - reportedly found dead in a bed and bathtub.
*Today is the deadline for a developer to agree on a deal with the City of Lake Charles about the old Sears retail site. We'll update you on the progress made after a verbal agreement with developer, Roger Landry.
*Oil giant BP could be forced to pay the largest environmental fine ever for its role in the 2010 oil spill disaster. A trial is set to begin in federal court today in New Orleans to determine BP civil liability and billions are at stake.
*In Washington, Congress comes back to work today. This week, we'll find out if they can compromise and avoid drastic cuts.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry has your pinpoint forecast, including rain on this Monday.
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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 >>
It's a war all too many of us have fought and likely lost at one point or another - dealing with fire ants. Jimmy Meaux, extension agent for the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles, said fighting fire ants is a non-stop battle. "These big mounds you see are constantly moving," Meaux said. "They're here to stay in Southwest Louisiana." Meaux said one of the most effective ways to kill fire ants is with insecticide and bait. But if a neighborhood collectively has a...More >>