Happy Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a preview of some of today's top stories:
*A controversial debate is expected today in the state legislative session over eye care for Louisiana residents. Find out why it has divided optometrists and ophthalmologists.
*Today, lawmakers will vote on challenging Governor Jindal's decision not to accept new federal funding to expand Medicaid. The expansion could give coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured residents.
*We'll give you an inside look at the Port of Lake Charles' plan to provide housing for 4,000 more people as economic projects become a reality.
*A terrible story overseas this morning: at least 70 people are dead after a building collapse in Bangladesh. We'll update the information as more details become available.
*Federal investigators are in Russia this morning talking to the parents of the accused Boston bombers.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry has a look at today's rain chances and the next cold front.