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Loud boom investigation, diploma changes, Mardi Gras rundown

Happy Thursday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*Several people in the Sulphur area heard a loud boom last night.  Sulphur firefighters investigated an area near Cities Service Highway a few blocks north of I-10.  We'll tell you what they are reporting and where the investigation goes today.

*Changes could be coming to the state's career-track diploma.  This is intended for high school students who do not intend to go to a four-year college.  Find out what Superintendent of Education John White is proposing.

*It's Mardi Gras time!  We will have a live interview in our 6:00 half-hour with the full rundown of Mardi Gras events from today through Fat Tuesday across Southwest Louisiana.

*From a Downton Abbey lecture to Kenyan acrobats, this season's Banners program is packed with fabulous events.  You don't want to miss a live segment previewing what's in store beginning next week.

*Stomach bugs and lingering flu viruses have some local folks feeling under the weather.  In a new segment called, "What's Going Around," I will report what local hospitals and clinics are treating in the highest numbers and how you can stay healthy.

*It's a chilly morning, but Ben Terry tells us we have a lot of sunshine heading our way!  He'll have the pinpoint forecast that also includes some rain chances as we move closer to Mardi Gras.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:52:44 GMT
    Scattered showers and storms again TuesdayScattered showers and storms again Tuesday

    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

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    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

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    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:42:39 GMT
    (Source: Coast Guard)(Source: Coast Guard)
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
  • 'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    'Blessings Box' giving back to community anonymously

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:13:57 GMT
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    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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    Known for its wide open spaces, LeBleu Settlement in Lake Charles is about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.   A tight-knit community according to Pastor Rick Batchelor of Grace Harbor Lighthouse Church who was born and raised in LeBleu Settlement.  "We're here in LeBleu Settlement to we're trying to make sure nobody in LeBleu Settlement goes hungry," he said.  About six weeks ago, he, along with a community member who wishes...

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