Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will rewrite regulations on abortion. That's after the Jindal administration scraps tough new licensing regulations for the state's abortion clinics. Find out why abortion rights supporters say it would have shut down all five abortion clinics.
*We have new pictures this morning of the two escaped St. Mary Parish inmates. We'll show you the images of Joshua Folks and Christopher Horton and tell you why they're considered dangerous.
*A fisherman is discovered after he survives more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Hear the crazy story of how he lived in terrible conditions and how he was blown out to sea.
*Today could be the day that a vote comes on the highly debated farm bill. It will cut the food stamp program by billions of dollars, but increase funding to food banks.
*The investigation continues into why the emergency siren system has been activated throughout the Lake Area for no reason. Hear from the Office of Emergency Preparedness about what they're doing to get to the bottom of the blaring noise.
Make it a Sunrise day!
It's not unusual to hear complaints about the U.S. Postal Service in our area. The latest comes from a neighborhood off Nelson Road where residents say they no longer get daily delivery. "Whether snow, sleet or rain or whatever it should be delivered," said Terry Bellard, who lives at Smith Village mobile home community. Residents say their mail is no longer delivered regularly.More >>
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...More >>
Tonight, skies will be cloudy but we will have a very little chance for rain. It will be slightly warmer overnight. Winds are still blowing out of the south, and that has slightly increased our humidity, and will therefore prevent temperatures from falling tonight. Most of Southwest Louisiana will cool down to the mid 40s, while a couple places may reach the upper 30s. Early Friday morning could have a few light showers near the coast. There is a 20% chance we see some rain.More >>
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.More >>