Good Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*State health officials report a mild case of West Nile virus is found in Jeff Davis Parish. 11 new cases have been reported throughout the state, including one new death, bringing the total number of deaths up to five.
*Common Core will be highlighted in a new series of legislative audit reports designed to give detailed information on key issues in Louisiana. Find out what each brief will discuss and the latest on arguments against this education standard.
*Louisiana is no longer the most obese state in the country. According to the latest data, Louisiana dropped from first to sixth most obese in the country. Hear who's now topping the scales nationwide and who's considered the healthiest.
*You can now show off your Creole heritage with a new Louisiana license plate. We'll tell you what the plates say and how much they cost.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us he's tracking a front that is expected to bring some rain and lower humidity.
Make it a Sunrise day!
The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.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 >>
Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said.More >>
As expected the number of showers and storms was significantly lower Friday when compared to the past few days. Temperatures will slowly fall overnight with lows by Saturday morning ranging from the low to mid 70s north of I-10, mid to upper 70s along I-10, and low to mid 80s at the coast. High pressure will remain in control of our weather and this will limit the number of showers through Saturday.More >>
The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with the recent church burglaries in Oakdale, Sheriff Doug Hebert said Friday. Last week someone burglarized Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cross Memorial Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, making off with property including sound equipment and musical instruments.More >>