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!
For 17 years Lake Charles has been under the guidance of Mayor Randy Roach, but his time as mayor is slowly coming to a close. Tuesday night Roach worked his last city council meeting, and members from the community made sure it was a night he wouldn’t forget. “I’ll make it short and sweet you’re going to go down as one of the best mayors this city has ever had,” said one Southwest Louisiana Delegation member. One by one, past and prese...More >>
It's estimated between four and five hundred people perished in Hurricane Audrey which crept on shore earlier than expected about 3 a.m. June 27th in 1957. The loss and heartbreak unimaginable for so many. The late Rodney Guilbeaux lost seven family members including his mother. "At a quarter to seven a humongous wave hit. They could see it coming," he said in an interview around the year 2000. "They knew that that was the end. ...More >>
A Lake Charles man who beat his girlfriend repeatedly with an aluminum bat was convicted of attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. The jury took less than an hour to unanimously convict Paul Walling in the February 2016 beating. Walling struck her in the head and her upper body repeatedly, authorities said at the time. Prosecutor Charles Robinson said Walling left her to die at their trailer in LeBleu Settlement on Feb. 24, 2016. The only reason she didn't die that day is t...More >>
Instead of checking out books, residents in Southwest Louisiana had the chance to check out people Tuesday. The way the Human Library works, instead of actually reading, you have real people sharing real their life stories.to share their real life stories. In a time where the country sees division on political and social issues, the human library allows everyone to share their perspectives and experiences. Chyenne Bertrand is one of the Librarians, and it was her idea to b...More >>