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Ft. Polk soldiers coming home, new taxes, cooking soup

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

*It's the day that hundreds of Ft. Polk families have been anticipating!  The last of 1,200 soldiers in Afghanistan, there since last summer, are returning home in the coming days.  Find out what tasks these brave men and women have been handling while deployed.

*Calcasieu Parish voters face some big tax choices in the upcoming election.  We'll tell you what's on the spring ballot, from mosquito control to sewage lines.

*The Salvation Army's Empty Bowl fundraiser is coming up and we have a tasty preview this morning.  L'auberge's chefs will join us to cook a caramel apple soup!

*Nearly 40 people in Acadia Parish can finally return home after a natural gas well blow-out.  The company that owns the rig says the well has been capped.  Find out what they're doing to help those that have been displaced.

*Love it or hate it, this weekend we spring forward.  We'll have some tips on making adjustments now, to help combat the loss of an hour of sleep and a difference in sunlight each day.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us we are in store for a nice Friday, but rain chances are on the increase late Saturday into Sunday.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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