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Hurricane Museum update, seaweed clean-up, interview with Sheriff Mancuso

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

*Plans to build a National Hurricane Museum along the Lake Charles lakefront push forward with a big donation.  Find out how much closer developers are to seeing this state-of-art museum become a reality.

*Mountains of seaweed have been piling up in the town of Grand Isle.  The mayor there says he's had to call in back up with National Guardsmen to clean it up.

*A federal judge in New Orleans says he will soon decide whether same sex couples can legally get married in Louisiana.  We'll tell you when a decision could be made on this hot issue.

*Plus, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso is joining us for a live interview in our 6:00 hour.  He will talk about the new drop off box for unwanted prescription medications and a campaign to remind people to lock their cars.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry says we could see more rain on and off throughout the day.  When will skies clear?  He'll have the pinpoint forecast.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    For the rest today, the rain chances remain high at 70% through the afternoon. Most of the rain will be to our west over in Texas, and along the Sabine River. There will not be as much rain in places to our east. Parishes like Allen, and Jeff Davis may only see some drizzle and light rain at times. Western Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, and western Vernon parishes will likely have more rain throughout the day. This will be mostly rain, with storms unlikely. 

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