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Bernie Tiede freed, foster mom case, abortion debate

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

*A convicted killer with Lake Area ties is a free man this morning.  Find out what led to the release of Bernie Tiede, a former Lake Charles funeral director who killed Marjorie Nugent and had his story made into the movie, "Bernie."

*Closing arguments begin this morning in the trial of a Lake Charles foster mom.  She is accused of intentionally placing a two-year-old child in scalding water.

*Today's legislative agenda in Baton Rouge includes a wide range of issues from cigarette taxes to abortions.  We'll tell you about the push to raise taxes on cigarettes sold in New Orleans and the controversial abortion bill that would require admitting privileges for doctors at a nearby hospital.

*The U.S. is getting involved in the search for nearly 300 teenage girls, kidnapped from their school in Nigeria.  Find out when the help is expected to arrive.

*In a new segment here on KPLC called "The New Family Tree," I'll introduce you to a little boy ready to be adopted.  We will also have a live interview with the Department of Children & Family Services about how to adopt children in state custody.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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