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MLK Day, Louviere funeral, local woman speaks out after abortion

Happy Monday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on this special Martin Luther King, Junior holiday:

*The MLK Coalition is preparing for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade this morning.  We'll tell you what's in store with the parade and where you need to set up if you want to see it.

*People across Southwest Louisiana gather in prayer to mark the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.  41 years later, the landmark case is still a major debate between pro-choice and pro-life advocates.  We'll take you to the prayer vigil in DeRidder and hear from a Lake Charles woman at the Baton Rouge event, who shares her personal story after having an abortion.

*Southwest Louisiana says goodbye to artist Elton Louviere.  Find out today's visitation schedule and when the funeral services take place.

*Are you looking for something to do today?  All 400+ national parks have free entry today in honor of MLK Day.  We'll tell you the parks closest to our area where you can enjoy no fees.

*Keep the jackets handy this week!  Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us we're in store for a cool down.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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