Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*A memorial service is set for today in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana State Firefighter's Memorial to honor the 19 Arizona firefighters who died battling a lightning-sparked fire near Phoenix.
*A new statement from confessed NSA leaker Edward Snowden accuses the Obama administration of pressuring world leaders to deny him asylum. We'll have the newest information out of the Russian airport where Snowden is this morning.
*Summertime has many of us thinking about vacations, beaches and barbecues. But doctors warn your kidney health should also be on your mind as temperatures soar. I'll explain the link between the heat and kidney problems.
*Plus, there are lots of plans in store for Independence Day across Southwest Louisiana. From "Red, White, Blue and You" in Lake Charles to "Freedom Fest 2013" in Fort Polk and DeRidder's "Old Fashioned 4th of July," we'll share those details.
*We're feeling lower humidity again today, making the "feels like" temperature much more tolerable! Meteorologist Ben Terry will let us know how long this will last and the likelihood of rain on the July 4th holiday.
Make it a Sunrise day!
A trailer full of (football and marching band equipment) was stolen from Vinton High School on Sunday afternoon, said Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox. Vinton High School Principal Eric Heinen reported the theft to Vinton Police after he arrived on Monday morning and found the trailer missing from behind the school near the field house, said Fox. Fox said he is waiting to receive surveillance footage of the theft, (which school officials tol...More >>
An accident on I-10 west at the PPG exit has traffic backed up over the bridge into Lake Charles. Avoid the area if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Foresty (LDAF) said there has been an increased number of credit card skimmers reported statewide, including Calcasieu Parish.More >>
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The Jennings Police Department is on scene following a fatal hit-and-run in Jeff Davis Parish Tuesday morning, according to KATC.More >>