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Abortion restrictions gain steam, GM recall fall-out, Finian's Rainbow

Good Tuesday morning to you and happy April Fools' Day!  Britney Glaser here with a look at some of today's top stories:

*New abortion restrictions that would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital clear another big hurdle at the legislative session.  We'll tell you how it could force the closure of more than half of the state's abortion clinics.

*The head of General Motors is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today, testifying about those faulty ignition switches that killed more than a dozen drivers.  Find out about the tough questions that will be asked about a new recall just announced yesterday.

*There is another dog attack to report this morning, this one involving a mother, her child and a Pit Bull.  Find out the condition of the two and how the attack happened.

*From the Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival to MaciFest and a free concert, we'll tell you the events coming up this week in Southwest Louisiana!

*Students from Our Lady Queen of Heaven School's Fine Arts Department are warming up their vocal chords this morning to perform on Sunrise!  You'll see an excerpt of "Finian's Rainbow, Jr."

Make it a Sunrise day! 

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-01-18 17:40:29 GMT
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    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-01-18 17:12:32 GMT
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    For the rest of today, the sun will continue to shine! Temperatures will warm up a little quicker today, and should reach the 40s. There is little to no chance for any rain, so we will continue to have road conditions improve with no more added water to the surface. There should not be any more major road hazards after today. Tonight, temperatures will not be quite as cold. We will still be at or below the freezing mark, though. North of I-10 will still see the 20s.

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    Kinder turning off water at 1 p.m.

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-01-18 16:04:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
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    The Town of Kinder is turning off water from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, then from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday morning. The town is also under a boil advisory. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
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