Good Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC studio with a look at some of today's top stories:
*Some Louisiana residents may get money back from their health insurance providers. Find out how many people could get a premium refund thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
*The Golden Nugget Casino & Resort in Lake Charles starts hiring tomorrow. We'll tell you about a big job fair that you can check out to get your application in for one of these in demand positions.
*Louisiana health officials confirm the first death from West Nile virus in the state this year. Learn where it happened and how many more cases have been reported this week.
*Today is Culinarians Day and we're celebrating with our friends from SOWELA's Culinary Program. We are cooking crawfish enchiladas...yum! You don't want to miss those segments in our 6:00 hour of Sunrise.
Make it a Sunrise day!
We only saw around 70-percent coverage during the eclipse, but that didn't stop residents and students from getting hyped up about it. At Sam Houston High School, Sara Blankenship's Biology class shifted gears to learn about this major event, a total solar eclipse. The first time we've seen one across the US in a while and 9th grade students like Allison Hull and Ben Martin are excited. “I think it’s really cool because 99 years ago was the last total one which is what ...More >>
While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at Dequincy Elementary had a different option. Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard. Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...More >>
A Texas man has been arrested in a boating accident on The Sabine River that left an 8-year-old boy dead. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Eddie Dunwoody Jr., 35, has been booked on several charges including operating a vessel while intoxicated and reckless operation. Witnesses say Dunwoody was operating a bass boat with four people on board and three more children being towed on a tube behind the boat. They say he made a turn and the tube struck a bank. Damian Hain...More >>