Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Congress is rolling back the overhaul of the federal flood insurance program. The measure would allow sellers to pass along their subsidized, below-market insurance rates to new buyers. We'll tell you what that means to home owners in flood prone areas.
*A family of three in East Lake Charles is now without a home after a devastating fire overnight. We'll share the information we know this morning from the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
*Today is the last day to register to vote in the April 5 primary election. Find out some of the big items on the ballot this spring.
*Family and friends of a missing UNO college student are trying to get the word out about her disappearance. They say 19-year-old Hayley Howard has not been seen since early Saturday morning.
*Today we will see the first high-level meeting between the U.S. and Russia since violence broke out in Ukraine, toppling the country's government. We'll tell you what Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing in his meeting with Russia's foreign minister.
*On this Ash Wednesday, many area Christians will be going to church to mark the start of the Lenten season. Are you giving up anything for Lent? Let us know on our 7News Sunrise facebook page.
*Wondering what to do with all of your Mardi Gras beads? You can donate them and help the Autism Society of Southwest Louisiana. We'll tell you how in a live interview during our 6:00 hour of Sunrise.
*It's still chilly this morning, but meteorologist Ben Terry tells us we are in store for a warm up over the next few days!
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Both lanes of I-210 eastbound are blocked due to a vehicle accident. I-10 westbound is blocked as well due to a vehicle fire. It is advised to take alternate routes if possible. 7News is on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
The annual rabies clinic hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury and Calcasieu Parish Animal Services was held at Burton Coliseum Saturday morning. The event was originally scheduled for Apr. 14 but was canceled due to rain. Hundreds of pet owners lined up in the parking lot to get their cats and dogs vaccinated at the low-cost event. Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana codes require all cats and dogs over 3 months to be vaccinated and licensed. Assistant Director Wyvette Pryor-...More >>
A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase with multiple local law enforcement agencies on Saturday, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. A state trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle on I-10 for speeding when they did not stop, says Anderson. The vehicle exceeded speeds of 100 mph and led Louisiana State Police, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Vinton Police Department, and Sulphur Police Department on a 33-minute chase through Vinton and Sulphur....More >>