Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*A search resumes at daybreak this morning near Sugartown for a 77-year-old man who went missing Wednesday morning. Volunteers and sheriff's deputies searched most of the night for Kelly Reeves, who has dementia, deafness and a speech impediment.
*The Lake Charles City Council moves forward on several big issues. From blighted properties to big dogs, we'll break down the decisions made at last night's meeting.
*More students head back to school today! We'll have the lunch menus for Cameron and Beauregard Parish four day schools in our Sunrise Lunch Bunch.
*There are new concerns over potential long-term health effects for people who lived in FEMA trailers after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Now, nine years after the storms the CDC wants to create a registry of everyone who lived in a FEMA trailer and evaluate their health.
*"Ticket to Work" is a program designed to help people with disabilities find work in the Lake Area. We'll tell you about an orientation this morning to connect people with jobs.
Make it a Sunrise day!
“I came out of the house, and I noticed Heath’s truck was parked sideways and I heard him screaming,”said Tommy Robberson. “I just started beating and banging on the door, and I was about ready to give up and just kick it in and they woke up,” said Heath Singletary. “We finally heard him knocking on the door, and he got us out just in time," said Darlton Calcote. Now nearly two months later there's not muc...More >>
Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...More >>
It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University. Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam. But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...More >>
Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic. Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>