Good Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*The state House votes down a bill to remove a portion of an unconstitutional anti-sodomy law from the books. The measure would have aligned Louisiana with the U.S. Supreme Court's 11 year old ruling that such "crimes against nature" are unconstitutional.
*Louisiana towns will not be officially labeled as speed traps. Find out why this bill was rejected.
*South Louisiana is known for its strong French culture and several Calcasieu schools are trying to preserve that culture. In this morning's teen report, Sophia Landry will join us to talk about French immersion and its impact on students.
*Could there be good news about rising premiums under Obamacare? We'll tell you about new estimates that show premiums are not expected to rise as high as previously expected.
*A disability awareness fair benefiting the McNeese Autism Program is happening today in the Quad. Find out about the fun, family-friendly events.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Through the rest of today expect skies to remain partly cloudy. Some of those clouds have gained enough energy from day time heating to produce a quick shower. Any more that form through the rest of the afternoon will likely rain out quickly. Unfortunately, this does not help our temperatures much as highs will get into the 90s and feels-like temperatures will be in the triple digits. We do have a breeze between 10-15 mph helping to keep air flowing.More >>
Louisiana Lifeline for K-9s held their Pretty Pitty Spa Day in DeRidder Saturday, an event that allows owners of female pit bulls to get them spayed for free. At the event, we met William, a boy who dedicated his fifth birthday to the cause. For William's birthday, he didn't want presents for himself, but to collect food and toys to donate to the organization. His parents say that they found a pregnant dog on the side of the road one day and reached out to Lifeline fo...More >>
An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...More >>
A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...More >>