Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office is scheduled to hold a news conference at 3:00 P.M. regarding the 2013 murder case involving defendants Brian Diamond, Kawliger Connelly and Steven Ellis. The three men are charged with manslaughter in the beating death of Matthew Crochet at a New Year's Eve party in Moss Bluff.
*Coca-Cola is rolling out a new ad campaign aimed at quieting concerns over artificial sweeteners in its drinks. Find out what's pushing them to speak out about human consumption of aspartame.
*An animal abuse case out of St. Bernard Parish lands a man in jail after deputies find 29 puppies and three adult dogs dead in his freezer. We'll tell you why he said they were being held in the freezer.
*A hearing will be held tomorrow to determine whether remains thought to be that of Nela Hardwick will be exhumed. She disappeared 20 years ago. Now, investigators believe a body found in 1998 along I-10 in Hancock County, Mississippi could be her.