Happy Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*A lot of questions still surround e-cigarettes like second-hand smoke effects and whether or not to ban them from public places. There's a proposal in the state legislature to regulate them and that topic is already being debated locally by the Lake Charles City Council.
*There is a plan to extend the hours of the saltwater barrier. Find out how it will be funded and how much longer the barrier will be open.
*McNeese State University continues its celebration of Black History Month. Tonight, an impersonator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will perform an inspirational reenactment of the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. We'll tell you how you can check out the free performance.
*The right lane of I-210 eastbound from the Prien Lake bridge to Nelson Road will be closed tonight at 8:00. Find out how long that closure will last and what is being done with the Cove Lane interchange project connected to it.
*It's #Throwback Thursday and today we are throwing it back to our favorite childhood Disney movies. Be a part of the conversation by sharing your fave on our KPLC 7News Sunrise facebook page.
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It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University. Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam. But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...More >>
The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...More >>
Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic. Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>