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!
There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left 31 year old Gary Obrien dead. Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...More >>
When you visit the website, moneymapupdates.com it claims you can receive around $2,300 every month for the rest of your life. It seems too good to be true. That's because it is. Because in order to start receiving payments you need to sign up through the website by providing your personal and credit card information. "That's a red flag right there," said Carmen Million, president of the Southwest Louisiana Better Business Bureau. "They're using half-truths...More >>
The Calcasieu parish school board has been offering the Community Eligibility Provision Program for four years. This year, adding Westwood Elementary to the ever-growing list. It makes sure students in high poverty schools receive a healthy breakfast and lunch during the school day. The Director of School Nutrition Programs, Jaqueline Richard, says this has been a successful program over the years. “It’s a great program for students and families who struggle to have a nu...More >>
An upper level disturbance passed over Southwest Louisiana Tuesday and that kept clouds around the area and even a few sprinkles during the morning. But as expected, rain was very limited and that will remain true for the rest of the week. Temperatures were held a few degrees cooler during the afternoon due to the clouds, but it was still rather warm with most areas reaching the low 90s.More >>
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for three female suspects in a shoplifting case. A deputy was working an off-duty security detail inside Dillard's at the Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles. Employees of Dillard's told the deputy about three women who were allegedly stealing handbags, said Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The deputy says he witnessed one of the suspects with a large Dillard's bag full of handbags. According to Myers,...More >>