Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a rundown of what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire in Iowa this morning. We have video from the home as flames engulf it and a nearby school bus.
*A disabled Lake Charles man is still missing this morning and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are asking for your help in locating him. We'll share the description of 67-year-old Stephan Brown and tell you where he was last seen.
*A wide range of items are on today's agenda at the legislative session in Baton Rouge from retirement for judges to alcoholic ice cream and e-cigarettes. Find out about a proposed ban for minors with e-cigarettes as they gain popularity.
*You might remember the recent story of a 26-year-old Sulphur man wanted in connection to charges of theft and giving a false name - that caused a lot of problems for the man whose name he used. We'll tell you about the capture of Jacob Hastings in Lafayette.
*He's being called "Louisiana's kissing congressman" and now there's a push for Vance McAllister to resign. Who's behind it? We'll have that answer.
Make it a Sunrise day!
More money could be coming to your wallet thanks to the federal tax overhaul congress passed a month ago. Last week the United States Treasury Department announced it's adjusted the amount the Internal Revenue Service will take out of paychecks to account for the new tax law. Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson said around 90% of Americans will see a boost in their paychecks. "The reason for it is that it's a combination of new tax brackets and tax rates that are being appl...More >>
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.More >>
A man with Sulphur ties who is accused of kidnapping two girls and bringing them with him to Colorado has been returned to Texas. Terrence "Terry" Allen Miles, 44, became the subject of a nationwide manhunt after his roommate, Tonya Bates, 44, was found dead in Round Rock, Texas, and her two daughters missing. Authorities quickly focused on Miles, who has a long criminal history in Southwest Louisiana, and an Amber Alert was issued. Bates was found dead on Dec. 21, 20...More >>
The way Louisiana's recreational hunters and fishermen get their licenses is changing. According to a news release, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries says it's currently transitioning to a new recreational hunting/fishing license sales system. To minimize impact to those who will be purchasing licenses in next few months, please see below. If you will need to purchase a license from a retailer before April 2, it's recommend that you make your purchase b...More >>