Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at some of the stories you will see on today's Sunrise:
*Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is off to Norfolk today to explain billions of dollars in cuts he is proposing for next year. The cuts would shrink our military to its smallest size since World War II. What kind of impact could it have on Ft. Polk? We'll dive deeper into these numbers this morning.
*The Port of Lake Charles board says "no" to granting permits to Lake Charles Stevedores and the James J. Flanagan Shipping Corporation. It has to do with timely payments and an on-going lawsuit.
*A new audit says Planned Parenthood in Louisiana has complied with laws that ban public funds from being used to pay for abortions or to encourage abortions. We'll take a look at the results.
*A Baton Rouge native and former Navy SEAL is found dead on a ship overseas. It's the same ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie, "Captain Phillips." We'll tell you what investigators are saying led to this man's dead and the death of his colleague.
*Rain chances are on the rise this week. Meteorologist Ben Terry says you definitely need your umbrella today. He'll have your forecast that extends all the way into Mardi Gras.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Before you take a dip in the pool or head to the beach, listen up about What's Going Around this week.There is an uptick in water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and summer rashes.More >>
CHRISTUS Health and the Ochsner Health System today announced plans to team up to serve the Lake Charles area.
The joint venture will have responsibility for all future health care facilities and services operated by the two health systems in the region.More >>
When soldiers deploy to a dangerous country overseas, being prepared for the worst is often the only line of defense. That vital and irreplaceable training is happening right here in Southwest Louisiana. "It's a culminating and crucible event," said Lt. Col. Ethan Divens, squadron commander. "It requires all 400 of us to be operating on all six cylinders." Better known by the United States Army as the Joint Readiness Training Center, or J.R.T.C. for short, t...More >>
It's a time of transition for the city of Lake Charles as a new leader will sit in the mayor's office for the first time in 17 years. Ahead of his inauguration Saturday, Mayor-elect Nic Hunter was honored by the city at a celebration at Calcasieu Marine National Bank. "I really would hope that this is a time not for me but for the Lake Charles," said Hunter, "It's exciting to have a new chapter for the city and it's exciting tonight just to invite everyone...More >>