Good Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead today on Sunrise:
*The man behind the Just for Jesus rallies in Lake Charles is arrested again. We have details on James Bertrand's seventh arrest over the last nine months.
*18 people die each day waiting on for organ transplants that cannot take place because of the shortage of donated organs. I find out what's behind the donation shortage crisis and look into the temporary rule change allowing children under age 12 to be considered for adult organs.
*Changes at Moss Regional Hospital in Lake Charles take effect today, including the end of inpatient admissions and surgeries. We'll detail the transfer of services to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospitals.
*There are reports this morning that the Obama administration has decided to send more firepower to Syria. Find out about new evidence that shows Syria's president is using sarin gas against his own people.
*Father's Day is this Sunday and we are celebrating early on Sunrise! Share your best dad quotes on our KPLC 7News Sunrise facebook page and we might read it on air.
*The extreme heat continues, but will rain bring us a cooldown? Meteorologist Ben Terry will let us know in the weekend forecast.
Make it a Sunrise day!
For the rest of today, we will continue to see a few pop up showers, especially in the afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today. It will be a hot and humid day with highs reaching the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. By the late afternoon into the early evening, we will start to cool down and showers will start to weaken and become much more isolated. Through tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end.More >>
Twelve jurors have been picked in the trial of Stacy Tyrone Johnson Jr., accused of first-degree murder in the death of Robert "Bob" Colston Sr. Johnson, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time of the crime, is expected to go to trial once alternates for the jury are picked. Opening statements will likely be held tomorrow. Colston was 79 years old when he died in June 2016. Johnson was originally charged with second-degree murder and recently re-indicted on a charge of first...More >>
Some Iowa parents got a bit of a scare yesterday when the school board said they would stop bus service for elementary students in certain areas. Elementary students in the dogwood subdivision and surrounding area in Iowa had to find a different way to get to school this morning. Jasmine Moore and Crystal Latulas say they were only notified their children, both students at J.I. Watson Elementary, would not be picked up by the bus this morning. “I’m upset because I have ...More >>
The Jeff Davis School Board will consider whether to appoint the wife of a deceased board member to fill his vacant spot when it meets Thursday night.More >>
The Rosepine Police Department is searching for two female suspects in connection with a theft that occurred Tuesday, according to a Facebook post made on the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department page. The two women were inside a Rosepine flea market when the theft occurred. The Rosepine Police Department asks that if you have any information regarding the identity of the suspects that you call Officer Andre Westlake at 337-463-8249. Copyright 2017 KPLC....More >>