Flesh-eating bacteria sickens 4, including 1 in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Flesh-eating bacteria sickens 4, including 1 in Lake Charles

Good Wednesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:

*There's a warning from state health officials about a dangerous type of bacteria lurking in Louisiana's waterways.  Four people have been sickened, including one person from Lake Charles.

*The requirement that businesses provide their workers with health insurance, a key provision in President Obama's sweeping health care law, will be delayed by one year.  Find out what led to that decision.

*It's a new parent's worst nightmare: sudden infant death syndrome or "SIDS," the unexplainable death of a baby under the age of one.  I take you inside a clinical study with the goal of saving more babies with the help of a local neonatologist.

*Early this morning, Texas republicans approved a bill that would limit abortions in the state.  The bill now moves to the house.  Find out what lawmaker Wendy Davis, the woman in the spotlight for an epic filibuster, has to say about the fight.

*SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall joins us for an in-studio interview to talk about how the school is expanding to meet the needs of our workforce in the years ahead.

*Rain chances are on the increase as we near the extended holiday weekend.  Meteorologist Ben Terry will have your July 4th forecast.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Saharan dust will make for hazy skies this week

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:23:25 GMT
    Saharan dust in the Gulf as seen from satellite imagerySaharan dust in the Gulf as seen from satellite imagery

    The African dust from the Sahara is returning to Southwest Louisiana according to satellite imagery which shows a large concentration of dust and particulate matter encompassing a large chunk of the western and northwestern Gulf of Mexico, including all of Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The African dust from the Sahara is returning to Southwest Louisiana according to satellite imagery which shows a large concentration of dust and particulate matter encompassing a large chunk of the western and northwestern Gulf of Mexico, including all of Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
  • Host families needed for international exchange students

    Host families needed for international exchange students

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-07-25 13:08:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There are currently more than 20 students across the world who want to study in the United States. 

    More >>

    There are currently more than 20 students across the world who want to study in the United States. 

    More >>
  • Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

    Lending a Hand: students build prosthetic hand for burn survivor

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:52:31 GMT
    Engineering design students at Sam Houston High School have spent part of their summer break building a 3D printed prosthetic hand for 12-year-old Bowen Johnson, a burn survivor from Westlake. (Source: KPLC)Engineering design students at Sam Houston High School have spent part of their summer break building a 3D printed prosthetic hand for 12-year-old Bowen Johnson, a burn survivor from Westlake. (Source: KPLC)

    A classroom project is changing the life of a Westlake sixth grader who has no hands. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports engineering design students at Sam Houston High School are seeing in real-life, how technology and heart can combine to help them lend a hand.

    More >>

    A classroom project is changing the life of a Westlake sixth grader who has no hands. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports engineering design students at Sam Houston High School are seeing in real-life, how technology and heart can combine to help them lend a hand.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly