Good morning, Southwest Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Good morning, Southwest Louisiana

Good morning.  This is John Bridges in the KPLC 7 Newsroom.   Britney is on her way to Washington, D.C. this morning to get her Dr. Michael DeBakey award for medical reporting.  She'll be back with us on Friday.

Residents living off North General Wainwright in Lake Charles are claiming victory this morning.  The city's Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously against any special exceptions for a company creating black dust that was a nuisance to residents. 

Sulphur residents will soon be paying more for water, sewer and garbage pickup.  The city council has voted to approve utility rate increases starting July 1.

Gumbo Morrow has died.  The Lake Charles resident was founder of Gumbeaux Magazine.

Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy. The actress says in an op-ed for today's New York Times that she had the mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your state income tax.  Donia Broussard with the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation will be with us this morning to offer some advice.

We need to clarify a story we ran yesterday on Sunrise.  It was about an audit REPORT on the former Lacassine Sugar Mill.  During the story, we ran video of the current Lacassine Rum Distillery.  The audit had nothing to do with Louisiana Spirits or the distillery, only with the sugar mill.  We apologize to Louisiana Spirits and the community for any confusion.

Meteorologist Ben Terry says expect another beautiful day today, but it's going to be much warmer.  He'll have your Tuesday forecast. 

Join us this morning from 4:30 – 7 a.m. for 7 News Sunrise. 

 Copyright 2013  KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    One child dead, another in stable condition after boating accident on Sabine River

    One child dead, another in stable condition after boating accident on Sabine River

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:14:39 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

    More >>

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

    More >>
  • Dog abandoned at local vet gets second chance

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:16:58 GMT

    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

    More >>

    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:53:00 GMT
    A few showers possible Monday for the eclipseA few showers possible Monday for the eclipse

    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. 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. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

    More >>

    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. 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. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly