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Housing help for struggling families in SWLA

Good Monday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at some of this morning's top news stories:

*For the first time since 2010, Section 8 applications are being accepted in Calcasieu Parish.  Find out when and where you can apply and how your household income plays into this process.

*The federal government shutdown continues, but there is good news for people at Fort Polk.  Some furloughed employees are being called back to work today.

*Nearly half of furloughed federal workers will be heading back to work, even though the government shutdown is still on.  We'll tell you why and what is next.

*It happened in both Lake Charles and Sulphur, now Allen Parish wants to increase registration rates for sex offenders.  Find out what the parish wants to do any why.

*We are enjoying some cooler temperatures this morning, but how long will they stick around?  Meteorologist Ben Terry will have your work-week forecast!

Make it a Sunrise day!

 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A weak cold front will bring relief to this high heat

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A weak cold front will bring relief to this high heat

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:44:09 GMT
    Hit-or-miss showers this afternoonHit-or-miss showers this afternoon
    Hit-or-miss showers this afternoonHit-or-miss showers this afternoon

    Our Monday is off to a great and hot start. There has been lots of sunshine with not much rain. That has helped the temperatures get off to a fast start. Later this afternoon, the temperature should be in the lower to mid 90s. There is a cold front that will remain to our north today and will strike a few showers to the north of us. We will still have a few scattered storms this afternoon. Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy. I do not expect any rain. It will be very warm and muggy.

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    Our Monday is off to a great and hot start. There has been lots of sunshine with not much rain. That has helped the temperatures get off to a fast start. Later this afternoon, the temperature should be in the lower to mid 90s. There is a cold front that will remain to our north today and will strike a few showers to the north of us. We will still have a few scattered storms this afternoon. Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy. I do not expect any rain. It will be very warm and muggy.

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  • LCPD looking for suspects accused of forging checks

    LCPD looking for suspects accused of forging checks

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:19:10 GMT
    Suspects are accused of forging checks in the Lake Area. (Source: LCPD)Suspects are accused of forging checks in the Lake Area. (Source: LCPD)
    Suspects are accused of forging checks in the Lake Area. (Source: KPLC)Suspects are accused of forging checks in the Lake Area. (Source: KPLC)
    Police are searching for three suspects accused of forging checks in the Lake Charles area, according to Sgt. Jeff Keenum with Lake Charles Police.  The suspects allegedly cashed multiple forged checks at multiple local businesses, says Keenum.  Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact Det. Larry Newingham or Det. Colby Thompson at 337-491-1456.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Police are searching for three suspects accused of forging checks in the Lake Charles area, according to Sgt. Jeff Keenum with Lake Charles Police.  The suspects allegedly cashed multiple forged checks at multiple local businesses, says Keenum.  Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact Det. Larry Newingham or Det. Colby Thompson at 337-491-1456.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • 47 dogs rescued in Allen Parish

    47 dogs rescued in Allen Parish

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
    The dogs were found in horrible condition. (Source: Humane Society of Lousiana Facebook)The dogs were found in horrible condition. (Source: Humane Society of Lousiana Facebook)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Humane Society of Louisiana and Allen Parish Sheriff's Office rescued 47 dogs at a residence, according to a Facebook post.  Humane Society's post says the dogs had matted hair, heartworms, dental problems, heart murmurs, ear infections, and other injuries. For example, one dog had an abscess in his mouth that created a hole in his face:    Humane Society of Louisiana The dogs were found in crates living in urine and filth, says the post. They were malnouri...More >>
    The Humane Society of Louisiana and Allen Parish Sheriff's Office rescued 47 dogs at a residence, according to a Facebook post.  Humane Society's post says the dogs had matted hair, heartworms, dental problems, heart murmurs, ear infections, and other injuries. For example, one dog had an abscess in his mouth that created a hole in his face:    Humane Society of Louisiana The dogs were found in crates living in urine and filth, says the post. They were malnouri...More >>
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