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Several boats on fire at McCall Dock near Cameron Courthouse

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

*Breaking news this morning out of Cameron Parish: witnesses report several boats are on fire at the McCall Dock just east of the Cameron Courthouse.  KPLC's Theresa Schmidt is on her way to the scene and will bring us updates throughout the morning on this situation.

*Leesville police officers and city officials are cracking down on the new state law prohibiting drivers from using their cell phones in school zones.  Find out when offenders will start seeing their tickets.

*The latest state rankings for the gender pay gap shows Louisiana dead last for pay equity.  Hear just how big the pay gap is between men and women.

*We're cooking in the Sunrise Kitchen this morning with the Dare to be Healthy Initiative!  We might have the healthy dish that will make your weekend dinner planning a cinch.

*Is it a girl or boy?  Today's the day we will have a live gender reveal to find out the news for my baby, due in February!

*From the Lost Hollows Haunted Trail Ride to a gumbo cook-off and fall festivals, we'll give you an autumn event rundown and tell you how you can find out what's happening closest to you.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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