Happy Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom where we're gearing up for day one of our 4:30-7:00 A.M. Sunrise:
*New from overnight: The City of Westlake was covered in a recent audit from the state. It says Westlake Mayor Dan Cupit may have violated state law with a couple of appointments to positions of authority as well as vehicle violations. We'll look into that in our top story.
*Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man accused of murder this morning. The shooting happened outside the Keg Nightclub off HWY 90 in the lake area early yesterday morning.
*We've told you about the possible reduction in troops at Fort Polk. This morning, we'll take you deeper inside the Army's assessment and the reasons behind the proposed reduction.
*In Rome this morning, the 115 cardinals who will choose the next pope will soon be on total lockdown. Despite a media blackout, we are getting some hints from the cardinals on just how tough they think this task might be.
*It's a cooler start to the day! Meteorologist Ben Terry will have your work week forecast!