U.S. school report card issued, some local schools top list - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Nationwide school report card issued, some local schools top list

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

*U.S. News & World Report has cast a dark and gloomy shadow in ranking our schools.  Louisiana falls third to last with public schools, but there is some good news with a handful of schools in Southwest Louisiana.  We'll tell you who tops the list as high performers.

*Lake Area firefighters will put their skills to the test today with a training exercise aboard one of the most popular tourist attractions.  Find out about the water rescue scenarios from the U.S.S. Orleck.

*You can thrift shop for a great cause at a Lake Charles shop that benefits Habitat for Humanity.  In a live interview this morning we will tell you about the second location for ReStore and the types of items it carries.

*From the state legislative session, we'll have the latest on the marijuana debate and new information about a measure to secure dogs riding in truck beds.

Make it a Sunrise day!

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: Solar Eclipse 2017

    WATCH LIVE: Solar Eclipse 2017

    Monday, August 21 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-08-21 16:53:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...

    More >>

    The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...

    More >>
  • Boy who saved mom, brother's life, given key to City of Sulphur

    Boy who saved mom, brother's life, given key to City of Sulphur

    Monday, August 21 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-08-21 16:29:52 GMT
    Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)

    If it weren’t for Jayden Fontenot, his baby brother and his mom wouldn't be here today. 

    More >>

    If it weren’t for Jayden Fontenot, his baby brother and his mom wouldn't be here today. 

    More >>
  • Scheduled power outage in Jeff Davis Parish on Aug. 24

    Scheduled power outage in Jeff Davis Parish on Aug. 24

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:28:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance. 

    More >>

    The outage will last approximately 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly