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Hearings set over Common Core, tax holiday preview, traffic Town Hall

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

*Dates are set for two trials related to Common Core standards in Louisiana.  We'll tell you when a judge is expected to hear the arguments for and against the multi-state english and math standards.

*Louisiana'a back-to-school tax holiday begins tomorrow and many of those school supplies are eligible for state income tax deductions.  We'll explain how you can save money on everything from school supplies to tuition.

*The Westlake Police Department is preparing for a Town Hall meeting later tonight.  It will focus on law enforcement and traffic incident management plans for the upcoming industrial expansion.

*LSU fans have one more reason to brag about Death Valley.  The stadium is now topping the list as the most intimidating in college football.  Hear how the ranking came about!

*Area high school students can get a jump start on a college degree with the help of McNeese's dual enrollment program.  We'll have a live interview this morning with the university's community service and outreach director about how to be a part of this program and get into college even earlier.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Boating accident on Sabine River, two children injured

    Boating accident on Sabine River, two children injured

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:49:57 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Source: LDWF)

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

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    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The injured children have been taken to the hospital, and one child is in critical condition, said Lt. Beau Robertson, LDWF spokesman.

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  • Dog abandoned at local vet gets second chance

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:16:58 GMT

    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

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    It's unfortunately more common than you would think: pet owners dropping their animals off at the vet and never picking them up. Most offices cannot take in these animals, so they just end up at the shelter.

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible during the eclipse; Scattered storms likely all week

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:53:00 GMT
    A few showers possible Monday for the eclipseA few showers possible Monday for the eclipse

    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

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    Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Monday, the day of the eclipse, there is just a 30% chance of rain, so we will most likely have a few clouds during the time of the eclipse. There could be a few showers around the peak of the eclipse, but more likely, at least some clouds. 

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