Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:
*The government reopens its doors today after a battle-weary Congress approves a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown. Find out how Louisiana's congressional delegates voted.
*There was big drama on the House floor during last night's vote. A stenographer was hauled out after screaming during the vote. Hear what she said when she grabbed the microphone.
*There's good news for Louisiana's economy from economic forecaster, Dr. Loren Scott. He says the Lake Charles area is set to do even better than other cities in the state in 2014. Find out his predictions for a growing economy.
*We have an update this morning on a story out of Baton Rouge that had a lot of people talking. The substitute teacher that was caught on camera cursing at her middle school class is now totally off the sub list.
*Ready for more weather changes? Meteorologist Ben Terry says they're on the way! Find out if you'll need a light jacket or poncho this weekend in his pinpoint forecast.
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A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
JRTC and Fort Polk held it's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrior Memorial Park Thursday. Veterans, Gold Star families, local officials, and those currently stationed at Fort Polk were in attendance. During the ceremony the invocation was done by Lieutenant Colonel David L. Oberdieck and surviving family members were recognized. An installation wreath was placed in front of Global War on Terrorism Monument, two towers etched with the names of the 96 soldiers stationed at For...More >>
Johnnie Hardman has been found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm, and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery for the July 2017 murder of Joshua Touchet. The verdict was reached by the jury after 43 minutes of deliberation. Theresa Schmidt was in the courtroom. To see all of her coverage of the trial, view her Twitter feed below. Tweets by KplcTschmidtMore >>
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 >>