Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*Reports say an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas (near Waco), killed several people and hurt dozens. We have video of the fire and will share the information from investigators this morning.
*Bomb teams working the Boston investigation say there are "solid leads" about who might be responsible for the deadly attacks earlier this week. There is apparently now security video capturing images of a man leaving a bag near the second blast site.
*Abortion is a hot topic at the State Capitol again and those against it scored a big victory in a senate committee. A bill aimed at banning doctors from administering the abortion pill via telemedicine is now headed to the full senate for debate.
*From walking to bending, grabbing and standing - we don't typically give much thought about our joint health until there's a problem. That problem is arthritis for millions of Americans and is the leading cause of disability. I'll tell you about a new procedure to help you avoid joint replacement.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry will tell you us about the changing forecast today, starting with strong winds.
Make it a Sunrise day!
A man found guilty of simple robbery has been sentenced to life in prison under the habitual offender law. Dudley Melancon, 28, of Opelousas, is a third-time violent offender. Judge David Ritchie sentenced Melancon to life in prison without benefit of probation parole or suspension of sentence. In May 2014, Melancon robbed a Sulphur water works employee carrying a bank bag. She was leaving Sulphur's Municipal Business Center to make a deposit when Melancon pushed her down and t...More >>
Not one, two or three. We've got seven fat puppies on today's Puppy Cam brought to you by Gill Bright Animal Hospital! Watch online at 1 p.m. today.More >>
Due to expected inclement weather, the City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission’s “Vietnam Veterans Honor Day” event set for Saturday, March 25, is moving indoors.More >>
Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...More >>
Due to expected inclement weather, the 'Live at the Lakefront' event set for tonight is moving indoors.More >>