Happy Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on this busy morning:
*"Today Show's" Al Roker might be heading to Southwest Louisiana for an upcoming forecast! Our Sunrise crew plans to talk to Lori Primeaux-Coleman, a secretary for the Carlyss Fire Department, this morning about why she entered the "Wake up with Al"contest. She is in New York City this morning for an appearance on Today!
*The City of Lake Charles is about to spend nearly $4 million on renovations to the civic center. Find out how the money will be used.
*We have new information this morning on the arrests of three additional people connected to the Boston Marathon terror attack.
*In a special Healthcast this morning, I'll introduce you to Amy Hastings McGee of Sulphur. Dialysis is keeping her alive now that she has no kidneys. She is hoping to be approved for a fifth kidney transplant.
*Get ready to flex your muscles! We will have an interesting live segment this morning with strongman, Jeff "T-Rex" Bankens. He plans to break a world record at Contraband Days tonight with his feats of strength.
Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week.More >>
Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab. It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...More >>
A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth? A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week. An event at a local church site might ...More >>
The upcoming school year is fast approaching. Here is a list of back-to-school dates:More >>
The following back-to-school dates are those that KPLC has received: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes Aug. 15 First day of school for Pre-K classes Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 grade Aug. 11 First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten Aug. 15 Allen Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 9 Beauregard Parish ...More >>