Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*There is still no sign of a Jennings woman reported missing yesterday morning. We'll show you 24-year-old Jamie Lawdins' picture and why the search for her has such immediacy.
*Felix Vail, the man accused of murdering his wife more than 50 years ago, will appear in a Lake Charles courtroom today. Find out what is on the agenda today, including a ruling on evidence.
*A 15-year-old is in critical condition this morning after police say he was shot by a 12-year-old. It's a disturbing story with several unanswered questions, including how the boy got the gun.
*Controversial new abortion restrictions are up for discussion today in Baton Rouge. They are similar to the ones in Texas that forced the closure of several clinics. We'll tell you how the changes could affect the state's five abortion clinics.
*For years, local students were graded on a ten point scale. Then, that grading scale changed, making it harder for some students to improve their grades. In today's teen report, our KPLC LCB-Academy TV teen reporter looks into whether the grading scale is hurting students too much.
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The investigation continues into the death of a child, who died while tubing. When the driver of the boat turned, the tube hit the bank flinging three boys off. Boating safety efforts can prevent many accidents. There are things to keep in mind if towing a tube, a skier, or other recreational equipment Though fun on the water is a huge part of Southwest Louisiana culture, it can turn tragic, if boaters towing someone don't know about something called the “slingshot e...More >>
Monday morning didn't get off to a good start for Zack Saucier. "First thing, I noticed that my truck wasn't in the spot that it's normally located," he said. "Then all of the sudden I looked over to my wife's vehicle and her two sisters and realized that they had been broken into." Saucier's Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen overnight and the others were rummaged through, only a purse was taken from his wife's vehicle. "I had all of sudden a huge sin...More >>
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A two-vehicle crash, involving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria which was registered to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, killed a man from Leesville after he was ejected from a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Scott Moreau with Louisiana State Police. The Sheriff's unit, driven by Cameron Smith, 23, of Pitkin, was traveling Westbound on La. Hwy 10 as Timothy Phillips, 54, exited a private driveway in the pickup truck and tried to head west, said Moreau. This caused ...More >>
Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear late tonight. No showers are expected to develop overnight. Temperatures will fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Wednesday will have rain in the area with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Rain chances stay at 40%. Throughout the morning hours, sky conditions will go from partly to mostly cloudy later in the day.More >>