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Tornado outbreak kills at least 11, destroys several homes

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

*A tornado outbreak kills at least 11 people and destroys scores of home in Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  We are also getting a report of a person injured in north Louisiana.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry is keeping us up to speed on the severe weather threat in Southwest Louisiana today.  A tornado watch was just issued for much of our area and he'll let us know the likelihood of isolated storms occurring.

*As the legislative session picks back up today, we'll have the rundown of what they'll be debating.  From custom license plates to housing discrimination and college tuition, we'll tell you the status of each issue and where it goes from here.

*Several local families are planning funerals after a deadly weekend on area roads.  Find out what crashes remain under investigation today and how many involve alcohol.

*Meet a sweet dog or cat that needs a forever family!  We'll be opening the Sunrise Pet Shop.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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  • Fields, Starks, Merryville under precautionary boil advisory once water is restored

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-01-18 17:40:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Fields, Starks and Merryville are without water following a system failure in the Fields area, officials with Waterworks District 2 said. Once water is restored, a precautionary boil advisory will be in place. The advisory will be lifted once water samples have been tested by the Department of Health and Hospitals and found safe to drink. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Fields, Starks and Merryville are without water following a system failure in the Fields area, officials with Waterworks District 2 said. Once water is restored, a precautionary boil advisory will be in place. The advisory will be lifted once water samples have been tested by the Department of Health and Hospitals and found safe to drink. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer temperatures this weekend with a few likely showers

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer temperatures this weekend with a few likely showers

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-01-18 17:12:32 GMT
    Cloudy, yet low rain chance on FridayCloudy, yet low rain chance on Friday

    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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    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.

    Kinder turning off water at 1 p.m.

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-01-18 16:04:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    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 >>
    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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