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Boaters who rescued six people in Atchafalaya Basin speak out

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

*They're being called heroes after jumping into action when an SUV went over the railing of the Atchafalaya Basin.  You'll hear from the man who helped save five children and a woman in the water, with the help of two friends.

*Louisiana's high court upholds the murder convictions for Robyn Davis and Carol "Sissy" Saltzman for the death of Davis' husband.  We'll tell you where the case could go from here.

*A boater remains hospitalized following an accident on Big Lake.  It happened Saturday morning after he was thrown from the vessel. 

*U.S. officials are extending restrictions on foreign crawfish in an effort to help local farmers.  Find out how long the tariff on Chinese crawfish will last and the price differences between the imported crawfish and the local supply.

*Breaking news this morning out of Kenya where at least 48 people are dead, following an attack on a small coastal town.  We'll tell you who's behind the deadly rampage.

*We are opening the Sunrise Pet Shop this Monday morning to introduce you to an animal in need of a home. That's coming up in our 6:00 half hour.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy night with showers possible until a cold front arrives Monday to clear it all out

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy night with showers possible until a cold front arrives Monday to clear it all out

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:41 AM EST2018-01-22 05:41:38 GMT
    Cold front arrives Monday morningCold front arrives Monday morning

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are ongoing across eastern Texas into northern Louisiana and these will move east toward SWLA overnight.  A few thunderstorms look possible across our area, but the greatest risk of severe weather is still well north of our area.  With that said there is a low chance that a few storms could be strong with gusty winds the primary concern, although a tornado is not impossible either. 

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    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are ongoing across eastern Texas into northern Louisiana and these will move east toward SWLA overnight.  A few thunderstorms look possible across our area, but the greatest risk of severe weather is still well north of our area.  With that said there is a low chance that a few storms could be strong with gusty winds the primary concern, although a tornado is not impossible either. 

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  • Mayor pushing for more mentoring programs in Lake Charles

    Mayor pushing for more mentoring programs in Lake Charles

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:47 PM EST2018-01-21 01:47:48 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    The topic of mentoring was on the mind of Lake Charles mayor Nic Hunter Saturday morning.  Hunter met with local organization leaders to talk about expanding mentoring programs in the Lake Area.  "The city is ready to invest in our youth, and we believe that the community is ready to partner with us," said Hunter.    That's what Mayor Hunter and his administration spent Saturday morning discussing.   Kimberly Dellafosse/Asst. City Administrato...More >>
    The topic of mentoring was on the mind of Lake Charles mayor Nic Hunter Saturday morning.  Hunter met with local organization leaders to talk about expanding mentoring programs in the Lake Area.  "The city is ready to invest in our youth, and we believe that the community is ready to partner with us," said Hunter.    That's what Mayor Hunter and his administration spent Saturday morning discussing.   Kimberly Dellafosse/Asst. City Administrato...More >>
  • LCFD responds to Cherry Street house fire

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    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-20 23:59:01 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The Lake Charles Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cherry Street.  District Chief Charles Lee said LCFD received a call about the fire at 4:38 p.m. Lee says the house was vacant when they arrived.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

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    The Lake Charles Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cherry Street.  District Chief Charles Lee said LCFD received a call about the fire at 4:38 p.m. Lee says the house was vacant when they arrived.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

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