Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*Beavers have been busy in Beauregard Parish, causing headaches for property owners. So is the solution a bounty on beavers? That will be discussed at the Beauregard Police Jury meeting tonight.
*The expected industrial boom should bring plenty of new jobs to the Lake area, but some people feel there is a stigma associated with getting a technical degree. Find out what Louisiana's Superintendent of Education is doing to change that mindset.
*The just-released movie, "Gravity," topped the box office over the weekend. Some that went to see it are wondering just how close to reality this movie could be? Hear from real astronauts this morning in an interesting interview.
*A rare and life-threatening disease is making life for a Jennings three-year-old unimaginably difficult. Joel Belt has pulmonary hypertension, a cureless, typically hopeless disease. In this morning's Healthcast, you'll hear how Joel's family is fighting for a cure and how you can help.
*Tropical Storm Karen brought neither wind nor rain, but it did wash up tar balls. Coast Guard officials in Grand Isle identified the tar balls as being residual material from the 2010 oil spill.
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A man found guilty of simple robbery has been sentenced to life in prison under the habitual offender law. Dudley Melancon, 28, of Opelousas, is a third-time violent offender. Judge David Ritchie sentenced Melancon to life in prison without benefit of probation parole or suspension of sentence. In May 2014, Melancon robbed a Sulphur water works employee carrying a bank bag. She was leaving Sulphur's Municipal Business Center to make a deposit when Melancon pushed her down and t...More >>
Not one, two or three. We've got seven fat puppies on today's Puppy Cam brought to you by Gill Bright Animal Hospital! Watch online at 1 p.m. today.More >>
Due to expected inclement weather, the City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission’s “Vietnam Veterans Honor Day” event set for Saturday, March 25, is moving indoors.More >>
Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...More >>
Due to expected inclement weather, the 'Live at the Lakefront' event set for tonight is moving indoors.More >>