Live coverage as KPLC's Community Christmas kicks off - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Live coverage as KPLC's Community Christmas kicks off

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

*There are hundreds of families in need this holiday season across Southwest Louisiana.  We are kicking off the donation drive today for KPLC's Community Christmas with live coverage from the Capitol One tower in Lake Charles.  We'll tell you how you can pitch in and make someone's Christmas brighter.

*Forget waiting in long lines for holiday shopping today...it's Cyber Monday!  Find out how you can score big deals with popular websites today as many retailers slash prices and cut shipping costs.

*The Obama administration says healthcare.gov is working better and faster, but it's not perfect.  We'll have a report from Washington this morning on where things stand, two months after the site launched.

*At least four people are dead, dozens more injured after a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx.  We'll tell you where the investigation into what went wrong stands this morning.

*Do you have extra love and space in your home for a homeless pet?  Don't miss today's Sunrise Pet Shop where we'll introduce you to the featured animal in need of a home. 

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Sulphur men sentenced for illegally trafficking alligator snapping turtles

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    Friday, December 15 2017 4:20 PM EST2017-12-15 21:20:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A Sulphur man and his brother have been sentenced to federal prison for illegally trafficking alligator snapping turtles. Travis Leger, of Sulphur, was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison. His half-brother, Jason Leckelt, of Oklahoma, was sentenced to one year and four months in prison and Rickey Simon, of Sulphur, was sentenced to three years probation. Once their sentences are complete, Leger and Leckelt will be placed on three years supervised release. Rickey Simon,&...More >>
    A Sulphur man and his brother have been sentenced to federal prison for illegally trafficking alligator snapping turtles. Travis Leger, of Sulphur, was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison. His half-brother, Jason Leckelt, of Oklahoma, was sentenced to one year and four months in prison and Rickey Simon, of Sulphur, was sentenced to three years probation. Once their sentences are complete, Leger and Leckelt will be placed on three years supervised release. Rickey Simon,&...More >>
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    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Passenger dies after SUV collides with log trucks in Beauregard Parish

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-15 13:23:43 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Leesville resident is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Ragley, according to Louisiana State Police.

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  • With Mallard Cove moving, what's next for Chennault?

    With Mallard Cove moving, what's next for Chennault?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Big changes are planned at Chennault International Airport.  "Four or five years ago the head of the airport's division of the FAA came to me and said what are you going to do about the golf course," said Chennault International Airport's Executive Director, Randy Robb.  Mallard Cove Golf Course has been hindering growth and expansion for Chennault for years, but just last week Lake Charles City Council approved a cooperative agreement between the city, the airpo...More >>
    Big changes are planned at Chennault International Airport.  "Four or five years ago the head of the airport's division of the FAA came to me and said what are you going to do about the golf course," said Chennault International Airport's Executive Director, Randy Robb.  Mallard Cove Golf Course has been hindering growth and expansion for Chennault for years, but just last week Lake Charles City Council approved a cooperative agreement between the city, the airpo...More >>
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