Happy Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Congress sends the president a bill that would lift a spending cap for a chimpanzee sanctuary in Northwest Louisiana. Find out what it means for these retired chimps once used for medical research.
*The situation in the Philippines is turning more desperate as thousands of typhoon survivors wait for food and water. We'll tell you about a local effort to help through Friendships Port Mercy in Lake Charles.
*A fire continues to rage in rural North Texas after yesterday's gas pipeline explosion. A massive plume of smoke and flames could be seen for miles as the pipeline burned near the town of Milford, about 40 miles south of Dallas. Hear what's being done today to get the fire under control.
*It's America Recycles Day and Citgo, along with its community partners, is launching a new recycling program. We'll tell you about it in a live interview with our own John Bridges as he heads to the site where you can drop off recyclables today.
*Rain chances are creeping up for our weekend forecast. Meteorologist Ben Terry lets us know if it will rain this weekend and when our next cold front will head into Southwest Louisiana.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Family members said former Welsh Mayor and state representative James Paul Martin died on Sunday, May 21, at the age of 88 in the comfort of his home.More >>
Family members identify the victim as 29-year-old Kelli Bonnette. Her uncle, John Manning, says it also injured his 77-year-old Mother-in-law. Four adults and three children were rescued from the fire. Nita Duplantis remains in the hospital fighting for her life according to the family.More >>
Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement. "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said. About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...More >>