Happy Friday to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*There's no excuse for boredom this weekend across Southwest Louisiana. We'll tell you what's in store from the Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival to DeQuincy Railroad Days, the Westlake Fest and more!
*We'll look more deeply this morning into the billboard that has caused a stir in Lake Charles, demanding that Sasol choose between Louisiana or Iran's terrorist regime. Find out who put up the billboard and the controversy behind it.
*Two new courses being offered for area students will help fill the gap for industry openings in plant process technology and industrial instrumentation.
*We'll be cooking brunch in the Sunrise Kitchen today with Beth Dawdy ahead of the Women's Commission Fall Conference that is always a popular event.
*Is fishing on your agenda for the weekend? Outdoor guide, Hal McMillin, will update us on area waterways. Meteorologist Ben Terry will also let us know the all important weekend forecast.
Make it a Sunrise day!
The Westlake Police Department received several donations today. Two new police cars were donated by Phillips 66 and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The donation of traffic cones, strike pads, gloves, and portable breath testing kits, as well as recent felony and high-risk traffic stop training, was made possible by Mike Willis and the employees of United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. A police unit and trailer were also donated by Kent Trucking. Copyright 2017 KPLC....More >>
Did you get any pictures of the solar eclipse Monday? We want to see your photos! Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile users click HERE to see the slideshow. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...More >>
Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear late tonight. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Tuesday will have rain chances at 30% with isolated showers in the afternoon. A lot of these showers will pop up in the afternoon. Some of the rain could still be heavy at times, in a few areas. Highs will be in the lower 90s.More >>