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.
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Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week.More >>
Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab. It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...More >>
A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth? A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week. An event at a local church site might ...More >>
The upcoming school year is fast approaching. Here is a list of back-to-school dates:More >>
The following back-to-school dates are those that KPLC has received: Calcasieu Parish Schools First day of school for regular classes Aug. 15 First day of school for Pre-K classes Aug. 17 Cameron Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 15 Jeff Davis Parish Schools First day of school for 1-12 grade Aug. 11 First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten Aug. 15 Allen Parish Schools First day of school for students Aug. 9 Beauregard Parish ...More >>