Happy Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*People around the world are getting an inside look at the now 25 acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish. The video we first brought you on Sunrise Thursday of more trees being swallowed has now gone viral.
*After days of silence, we are hearing from the former president and CEO of Aeroframe about overdue payments for employees. Find out why Roger Porter says he has lost sleep over the situation with Aeroframe shutting down Lake Charles operations.
*No doubt you've seen salvinia in waterways across Southwest Louisiana in recent months. We'll tell you why weavels might be the best solution to deal with the invasive weed.
*Looking for something to do this weekend? From a benefit for a baby with Trisomy 21 in Sulphur to the Family & Youth Festival in Lake Charles and an art party in Iowa - will let you know what's happening across the area.
*Rain chances are on the increase this weekend. Meteorologist Ben Terry will pinpoint when and where we could see rain in his forecast.
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It's been almost a year since the idea of creating a weather alert system focused on flooding was talked about by Calcasieu Parish leaders. Now the idea is slowly turning into reality. A weather alert system focused on real time flood coverage in Calcasieu Parish was something parish public works director Allen Wainwright was talking about nearly a year ago, but now action could be coming soon. "Not only is this a forecast for rain, but now a forec...More >>
Testimony is underway in the trial of Johnnie Hardman, charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Jurors saw police body cam video from July 22 of last year, as officers attempted to render aid to Joshua Touchet, who was in his car when he was shot in the shoulder. When they got to him he was still breathing, but his body was limp as they removed him from the vehicle. The 23 old ...More >>
The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.More >>
The Iowa Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Jeep vehicle. The vehicle in question is being sought in connection with the theft of a boat in the Iowa area, according to a post on the Iowa Police Department's Facebook page.More >>
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep today. Students were evacuated to Water's Edge Church, but an all-clear was given at 2 p.m.More >>