Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*We have just-released audio from the 911 calls explaining just how scary those moments were for a pilot before crashing his plane near Baton Rouge last week.
*You'll also learn about a new state law that protects volunteer firefighters.
*President Obama could veto the house version of the Farm Bill. The White House says proposed food stamp cuts are unacceptable.
*A former hitman who admitted killing 20 people says he decided to testify against James "Whitey" Bulger after learning Bulger and his partner were FBI informants. We'll bring you up to speed on the trial in Boston that sounds right out of a movie.
*A preliminary exam hearing is set for today for Felix Vail, the man accused of killing his wife in Calcasieu Parish more than 50 years ago.
Make it a Sunrise day!
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 >>