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!
A Texas man has been arrested in a boating accident on The Sabine River that left an 8-year-old boy dead. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Eddie Dunwoody Jr., 35, has been booked on several charges including operating a vessel while intoxicated and reckless operation. Witnesses say Dunwoody was operating a bass boat with four people on board and three more children being towed on a tube behind the boat. They say he made a turn and the tube struck a bank. Damian Hain...More >>
The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...More >>
President Donald Trump is addressing the nation on the situation in Afghanistan. The President plans to outline a strategy that will help the U.S. declare victory after almost 16 years of war. Mobile users click HERE for livestream. Trump has been reviewing war options with national security teams to determine the best position for the U.S. in Afghanistan. Military commanders in Afghanistan have made it clear that they want the U.S. Military to continue to help overseas. ...More >>