Good Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*New from overnight: a juvenile riding a four-wheeler in Acadia Parish finds a badly decomposed male's body. We'll tell you why it's being treated as a homicide and where the investigation goes from here.
*Fire breaks out at a newly opened downtown Lake Charles restaurant. Some nearby residents had to be evacuated, but the sprinklers inside the restaurant helped to extinguish it quickly. See the scene video from Romano's early this morning.
*Federal agents question a Texas man in connection to the poison ricin-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Those letters were postmarked in Shreveport.
*The house approves a senate bill to provide facilities and funding for SOWELA Technical Community College. It has to do with services for welding, nursing and industrial programs.
We will also have your rundown of free weekend fun across Southwest Louisiana. Make it a Sunrise day!
Many Sulphur residents were reporting a stench in the air Sunday afternoon. They were smelling gas released from the CITGO refinery. The gas emissions were caused by a unit upset at the site off Highway 108, said CITGO spokeswoman Dana Keel.More >>
A recent graduate of F. K. White Middle School in Lake Charles just came back from a once-in-a-lifetime experience, proving that dedication and hard work pays off.More >>
Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon.More >>