Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*There are more questions than answers this morning surrounding the murder of an 18-year-old over the weekend at an apartment complex on Iris Street in Lake Charles. According to neighbors, the complex has been a problem for several years.
*After more than a years, the City of Lake Charles and developer Roger Landry are within days of closing on the old Sears property in downtown Lake Charles.
*Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a five-month-old baby. They responded early yesterday afternoon to a call about a non-responsive infant.
*There's a rewrite of the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program. Find out what it means for those purchasing "Flex-Fuel" cars and trucks.
*The hot temperatures are here! Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us how long we'll feel a triple digit heat index in the forecast.
Make it a Sunrise day!
The man who died in the Sulphur City Jail early Tuesday morning had been arrested on a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Jacob Naegele was arrested around 10:15 p.m. Monday and was found during a routine check by a jailer deceased in his cell around 2:45 a.m., Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said. Naegele had been placed in a cell by himself. Coats said previously said that Naegele's "every move" while in police custody was recorded on came...More >>
A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march." Wilcox becam...More >>
Police have confirmed a man died earlier this week inside the Sulphur City Jail. According to Mel Estess, spokesman for the Sulphur Police Department, the man was arrested Tuesday, put in a cell alone, and died. Police are not giving any word on how he died or releasing his identity. The coroner's report is not complete according to Estess. KPLC will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection.More >>
The Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, begins Friday at 12:01 A.M.More >>