Good Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*19 firefighters are dead after battling a growing wildfire in Prescott, Arizona. All were members of the city's fire department. We'll have the full story on this morning's Sunrise.
*New from overnight, a tragic drowning is under investigation in Sabine Parish where a two-year-old girl died. Find out what led to the drowning and who discovered her body in a swimming pool.
*Lake Charles police believe three Houston men arrested in a so-called "Pigeon Drop" scam may have possibly targeted other victims and got away with more money. We'll tell you why your help is needed in narrowing down the scope of this crime.
*It's a big day in Texas today as lawmakers get started with round two in the battle over abortion limits. A democratic filibuster and protests last week prevenTed the measure from passing. It would ban abortions after 20 weeks and change the law over where abortions can be performed.
*Looking to complete your family with a pet? We're opening the Sunrise Pet Shop this morning to introduce you to an animal up for adoption.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Through the rest of the day today expect cloudy and muggy conditions. Winds will continue to gust up to 20 mph through the remainder of the day. Rain chances remain about the same through the rest of the day as those bands of rain from the tropical wave move across the area. The rain does taper off slightly during the overnight hours but is still a factor come tomorrow.More >>
A liquor store caught on fire in DeRidder Saturday after a car crashed into the building, according to DeRidder Police Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy.
Rudy says at approximately 12:20, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman jumped a curb and crashed through the store window and door after she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle struck an interior pole, causing the vehicle and building to catch on fireMore >>
The color-changing lights that usually illuminate the Superdome in New Orleans were to remain dark Friday night in memory of the man who spent more than three decades as the venue's spokesman.More >>
As the Southwest delegation gets ready to head back to Baton Rouge, many are wondering what's going to happen to programs like TOPS and SNAP. The current budget legislators are working with, puts TOPS, higher education and the SNAP Program, among others, on the chopping block. Depending on how this budget works out, students like Emily Pinney would have to rely on other sources in order to pay for college. "We need tops a lot, so it will help us...More >>