Good Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*This week begins the big push by the Obama administration and the President himself to convince lawmakers to authorize a military strike in Syria. We will have a look at how President Obama plans to convince a reluctant Congress to back him.
*We have new information on that bizarre story from Angola State Prison where a violent incident ends in gunfire at the prison gates. Hear from the prison's warden about the events that unfolded and what led to one man being taken into custody.
*Scary moments at a fair in Connecticut. 18 people were injured when the swing ride lost power, dumping children on the ground.
*From 101 to 1, there were a couple of very special birthdays over the weekend in the Lake area. Find out how Iowa's Ledia LeBlanc rang in her 101st birthday and what it takes to throw a one year celebration for quintuplets in Lake Charles!
*Do you have room in your home for a furry friend? We're opening the Sunrise Pet Shop this morning to introduce you to a dog or cat up for adoption. We'll also tell you about volunteer opportunities at the animal shelter if you want to pitch in for a great cause.
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Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 19: Alexandra Biagas Michael Adams, 70 Adaia Josi Nixon, 4 Christopher Jones, 49 Empress Captain, 16 Gabriel Guillory, 16 Jauin Guillory, 16 Johnathon Kelly, 31 Sylvia Alvarado Tylen Franklin, 12 Kayla Carter, 21 Elaine Theresa Montgomery, 66 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name, age and date of b...More >>
Calcasieu Correctional Center: Michael Adam Tompkins, 42, Lake Charles: Disturbing the peace, entry on or remaining after being forbidden. Bond: $1,500. Jeffery Lynn Daily, 51, Huntington, TX: Bicycle violations, drug paraphernalia, drug possession. Triston Robert Flournoy, 21, Alexandria: Possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, manufacture, or produce; first-offense possession of marijuana. Bond: $13,000.More >>
More than 200 people in Lake Charles were able to see Black Panther for free over the weekend, thanks to the generosity of a man and his friends who want to inspire positive change.More >>
It's been more than five years in the making, but Saturday Captain Daniel Johannes Goos now stands over the lakefront in Lake Charles. Crowds of people gathered by the Lakefront Promenade this morning all waiting to see the the statue of Captain Daniel Johannes Goos. "When you mention Captain Daniel Goos you may get he sounds familiar or if you're lucky you get oh like Goosport," said descendant Erik Jessen.More >>