Today is a big day for Mardi Gras Boardwalk - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Today is a big day for Mardi Gras Boardwalk

Good Thursday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:

*Mardi Gras Boardwalk, the company wanting to develop on the old Harrah's property in Lake Charles, is moving forward with its plans.  Today, company officials will be in town reaching out to other big names to help make their development a success.

*The state's free college tuition program, TOPS, could be changing.  House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says lawmakers need to control the costs and that could mean putting a spending cap on the program.

*The hunt for a capital murder suspect and a convicted drug offender who escaped from an east Texas jail continues today - with a vehicle of interest.  Sheriff's officials say people need to be on the lookout for a black Saturn Vue with Texas plate #CR6D425.

*Since Hurricane Ike's floodwaters in  2008, the community of Grand Lake in Cameron Parish has been without a basic medical clinic.  This morning, I'll show you what's being done to bring healthcare back to this town.

*There's new evidence this morning that North Korea may already be pointing missiles at South Korea.  In light of the threat, the U.S. is sending our own missile defense to the Pacific.

*We're in store for an unseasonably cool day!  Meteorologist Ben Terry will let us know when temperatures will rebound and when the sun will again be shining over SWLA.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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