TOPS eligibility to be debated in today's legislative session - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

TOPS eligibility to be debated in today's legislative session

It's a wet and rainy Thursday, but our Sunrise crew is ready to get your day off to a bright start!  Britney Glaser here with a look at some of the stories you can expect:

*Day four of the legislative session in Baton Rouge begins in just a few hours with education topping the debate.  Find out what's in store for the state's tuition scholarship program, TOPS.

*Meanwhile, new legislation could mean more fines for using smart phones while driving.  Texting and driving is already illegal, but a new bill could ban logging onto a social media site.

*Oh baby!  We'll share the story of one of Lake Charles' newest babies, weighing in at 11+ pounds.

*Firefighters held hostage for hours in a suburban Atlanta home are safe after SWAT teams stormed the home, shooting and killing the suspect.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry will be tracking the storm system that is dumping rain across the area.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Monday, July 24 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:31:44 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

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    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances the rest of the week, but still hot and humid

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances the rest of the week, but still hot and humid

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:48:36 GMT
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    We saw some showers and thunderstorms around the area early Monday but the bulk of the rain had come to an end shortly after lunch with clouds lingering throughout the day.  The clouds held temperatures down a few degrees, but still most areas reached the upper 80s.  It will be warm and muggy overnight with lows in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday morning. 

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    We saw some showers and thunderstorms around the area early Monday but the bulk of the rain had come to an end shortly after lunch with clouds lingering throughout the day.  The clouds held temperatures down a few degrees, but still most areas reached the upper 80s.  It will be warm and muggy overnight with lows in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday morning. 

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  • Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:58:30 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

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    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

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