Happy, happy Friday to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at some of the stories you can expect to see on today's Sunrise:
*Louisiana has one of the highest numbers of uninsured people in the United States. KPLC's Erica Bivens will explain how the health insurance marketplace works before it kicks in on October 1st.
*We've reported on the concerns residents near Goos Ferry expressed over what they call a "boat graveyard." This morning you'll hear from the police juror representing that area and find out what's being done to address it.
*An unused industrial facility in Westlake will be brought back to life thanks to the $100 million Juniper GTL project turning gas to liquids. Find out what it means for jobs and the economy of Southwest Louisiana.
*The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury approves the sale of liquor across from churches and public libraries. There are still some restrictions, though, and we will break those down for you.
*From the MSU Cowboys' first home football game of the season to high school games and a tax holiday - we'll make sure you're ready to enjoy your weekend with events across SWLA.
Make it a Sunrise day!
A Lake Area who man who jumped to help flood victims last year has not stopped. Kip Coltrin started The Cajun Special Forces during the August 2016 floods. Coltrin got a call from a friend needing help. Over a year later, The Cajun Special Forces is well known in Louisiana and Texas for its rescue efforts. "We've seen people give until they couldn't give anymore, do until they couldn't do anymore. The one thing I've learned and it's said all the time, there's still good people o...More >>
When you're having trouble making ends meet, giving your children a Merry Christmas can be a challenge! This year, KPLC’s COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS & THE SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE will help over 450 local families have a brighter holiday season.More >>
Sinkholes in the road are an issue all over Lake Charles and a pretty common sight in the Downtown area. Drivers usually have to dodge the cones, especially on Division Street. If you drive down the stretch of Division Street, in between Ryan and Bilbo, you're probably used to avoiding a sinkhole. The most recent one was fixed Tuesday, caused by a cracked drainage line under the street where water seeped out and created a void. “They just go in, cut out a section and pour as...More >>
Students in the French Immersion program at Henry Heights stopped by KPLC Midday today to sing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did.More >>