Government shuts down, Obamacare marketplaces still open - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Government shuts down, Obamacare marketplaces still open

Good Tuesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*It's been a frenzied night and early morning on Capitol Hill as the house and senate tried to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, but it did not work.  This morning, you'll hear the implications of this shutdown and how it will affect our local servicemen and women.

*Today is the day that health insurance marketplaces open under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."  In today's Healthcast, I'll explain how you can start shopping for health insurance today and you'll also learn why this piece of legislation has been rather unaffected by the government shutdown.

*A big story in Lake Charles after two people crash a stolen truck into a house.  They are on the run this morning and police need your help finding them.  You'll hear from the family who had a scary awakening when the truck crashed into a bedroom.

*A candlelight service will be held tonight at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles to remember Pastor Ronald Harris, Sr.  This comes just four days after he was gunned down as he preached a revival and one day after new revelations about the death from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

*It's fair time in Beauregard Parish!  Meteorologist Ben Terry and I will be participating in this evening's fair parade in DeRidder, but before we head that way - Ben has your "fair-cast!"

Make it a Sunrise day!

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