Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*New laws take effect in Louisiana this morning. This includes a ban on using social media while driving.
*The start of another school year is just a couple of weeks away. Find out the details on how to shop for back to school items this weekend without paying state sales tax. We'll also tell you about a new law requiring schools to rehearse crisis management plans.
*An elderly Lake Charles woman is free on bond this morning, accused of trying to kill her husband by setting the house on fire while he was still inside.
*It's a boy! Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina, welcomed a baby boy early this morning.
*Country music singer Randy Travis is out of the hospital today. We will have the update on his recovery after suffering a stroke early last month.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a new bill into law that drone operators say will have a positive impact for both commercial use and for those flying them just for fun.
There are many questions that arise in the conversation about drone usage since it’s a fairly new topic. There are many concerns over privacy, but also over where and when drones can be used.More >>
The 87-year-old transplant from Wisconsin was known across the Lake Area for handing out free Bibles to anyone and everyone who wanted one.More >>
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway juvenile from Lake Charles who may be with a convicted sex offender.
CPSO received a call on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25 regarding a 16-year-old girl who had left home around noon and had not returned. The family’s attempts to contact her were unsuccessful, said Kim Myers, CPSO spokeswoman.More >>
CHRISTUS Health and the Ochsner Health System today announced plans to team up to serve the Lake Charles area.
The joint venture will have responsibility for all future health care facilities and services operated by the two health systems in the region.More >>
Overnight, will be mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms arriving late tonight. The bulk of the rain will go to our east, but more development is expected tonight and will carry over into the day on Thursday. Temperatures will cool to the mid 70s. Winds will blow out of the southeast about 5-10 mph. Thursday will have thunderstorms in the morning and slowly tampering off by the afternoon. We will still likely see a few scattered afternoon storms in a few areas.More >>