Happy Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*A man charged with raping a woman on the LSU campus during the LSU/Texas A&M game is in a Georgia jail this morning. We'll tell you how DNA evidence played a critical role in this investigation.
*Good news for Beauregard Parish employees. They will see a pay increase this holiday season. We'll break down last night's Police Jury meeting.
*Investigators in Pineville will be back on the scene of a house fire this morning. The twist in this story is the house is actually that of Mayor Clarence Fields.
*An amazing story of survival after a Nevada family goes missing for two days in extreme cold. We'll tell you how they were found and what's being done to bring them back to good health today.
*We will have a live interview this morning on SOWELA'S culinary program. Find out what the school is doing to meet the needs of the expanding hospitality industry in Southwest Louisiana.
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A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
JRTC and Fort Polk held it's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrior Memorial Park Thursday. Veterans, Gold Star families, local officials, and those currently stationed at Fort Polk were in attendance. During the ceremony the invocation was done by Lieutenant Colonel David L. Oberdieck and surviving family members were recognized. An installation wreath was placed in front of Global War on Terrorism Monument, two towers etched with the names of the 96 soldiers stationed at For...More >>
Johnnie Hardman has been found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm, and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery for the July 2017 murder of Joshua Touchet. The verdict was reached by the jury after 43 minutes of deliberation. Theresa Schmidt was in the courtroom. To see all of her coverage of the trial, view her Twitter feed below. Tweets by KplcTschmidtMore >>
The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in the Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located near the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a near 0% chance of development over the next couple of daysMore >>