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James Bertrand arrested again overnight

Happy Monday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:

*Just for Jesus founder, James Bertrand, is in jail this morning after being arrested on several drug charges.  This is the ninth time he has been arrested since last year.

*The stage is being set for tonight's big live performance of "The Voice" on NBC, featuring two Louisiana natives.  Find out what's in store for Ray Boudreau and Cole Vosbury in tonight's live sing-off.

*A new report shows more than 10 salt domes in Louisiana are close to collapsing.  Find out where they're located and what's being done to ensure they're structurally sound.

*There is an opportunity for your voice to be heard on economic policy and healthcare policy in Washington.  U.S. Representative Dr. Bill Cassidy will be at Stine Lumber in Lake Charles from 1:30-2:00 P.M.  Find out what he hopes to accomplish on this trip.

*A new trend is catching fire on social media.  It's called the "funeral selfie."  So what is it?  See it for yourself this morning.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:42:27 GMT
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  • I-10 Westbound closed near Roanoke due to jackknifed 18-wheeler

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    I-10 Westbound is closed due to a jackknifed 18-wheeler, according to Louisiana State Police Troop D.  The vehicle was carrying 300 gallons of diesel and it is leaking. LSP advises people to avoid I-10 westbound near Roanoke.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    I-10 Westbound is closed due to a jackknifed 18-wheeler, according to Louisiana State Police Troop D.  The vehicle was carrying 300 gallons of diesel and it is leaking. LSP advises people to avoid I-10 westbound near Roanoke.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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