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Two young LA men jailed after shooting windows out of 160+ cars

Good Thursday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at some of the top headlines on this day after Christmas:

*Two young men are charged with shooting out the windows of at least 166 vehicles near New Orleans.  You'll hear from some of those victimized on Christmas Day and find out how surveillance video helped catch the pair.

*Closer to home, a Singer High School teacher is arrested on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a juvenile.  We'll tell you what led to the arrest and how high her bond has been set.

*The Department of Justice delivers another blow to Governor Bobby Jindal's school choice program this week in a newly filed brief.  It has to do with desegregation orders.  Find out the newest hurdle for the education reform plan today.

*We expect more information today on last night's wreck involving a Lake Charles police cruiser.  It happened at the busy intersection of Lake Street and West Prien Lake Road.

*Plus, on this Throwback Thursday - we are throwing it back to our favorite newsmakers of 2013.  From the Royal Baby to the Harlem Shake, find out what grabbed our attention and share your own thoughts on our 7News Sunrise facebook page!

Make it a Sunrise day!

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