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Clock ticking on deal to avoid historic default

Good Wednesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here from the KPLC studio where our Sunrise crew is following several developing stories this morning:

*The ratings agency, Fitch, warns U.S. bonds may be downgraded in the near future as lawmakers struggle to come up with a plan to raise the debt ceiling.  The federal government is expected to hit its limit on borrowing and lawmakers are still trying to work out a deal.

*We are getting more information about the crash on I-10 eastbound in Iowa where two 18-wheelers collided.  The interstate could be shut down in the eastbound lanes near the 165 overpass until around 10:00 A.M.  We know that two people had to be extricated from one 18-wheeler and have serious injuries.

*A Baton Rouge area school is getting some unwanted attention after a student captures some dramatic video of a substitute teacher.  This sub goes off on a profanity-laden lecture to students.  You'll hear how the principal is responding today.

*A hiring and wage freeze is in place in the town of Welsh.  This was the hot topic at last night's city council meeting where much of the $300,000 deficit talk centered on traffic enforcement detail. 

*Recent drops in passing scores have sparked some concerns over Louisiana's bar exam.  Nearly half of state law students failed the July test.  What's behind this change?  That's a story we'll look into this morning.

Make it a Sunrise day!

 

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  • State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

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