Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*A rare and deadly amoeba is found in a northern Louisiana water system. It's the same one that caused the death of a child in south Louisiana over the summer. Find out what the CDC is saying about the presence of this amoeba.
*Lake Charles City Council member, Mary Morris, is asking the Department of Transportation and Development to look at ways to improve a curve on I-10 near the Highway 171 overpass. Multiple wrecks have been reported at this spot, including one Tuesday.
*Louisiana's congressional delegation is no longer alone in its fight to hold back increases to national flood insurance rates. You'll hear how many states have joined the fight and if there's any hope of seeing a delay.
*It's day nine of the government shutdown and today we may actually see a vote where democrats and republicans agree. It could provide benefits being withheld from military families.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Two Calcasieu Parish inmates face additional charges after walking away from a work detail in South Lake Charles. 31-year-old Whitney Smith and 34-year-old Melinda Hassan were working on a trustee trash crew in the area of Tank Farm and Ling roads Wednesday when they walked away from the detail. CPSO Commander, James McGee says one inmate was located within 15 minutes and the other was taken into custody within an hour. Smith, is behind bars on burglary and theft re...More >>
The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in the Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located near the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a near 0% chance of development over the next couple of daysMore >>
Letters sent by a soldier serving in the Pacific to his mother back home in Lake Charles will soon be donated to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. From 1942 to 1945,More >>