Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Recent arrests on pharmacy burglaries in Lake Charles will be explained in a news conference today with the Lake Charles Police Department. We'll have the details on when it's happening and how you can find out how significant of a problem this has been in the area.
*It's only four weeks until voters decide the U.S. Senate race as Louisiana becomes a center of national focus. See the findings of the latest poll showing where Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness stand.
*The brown water found at homes and businesses at Ft. Polk is causing some concern, but health officials say the tap water is safe to drink. We'll take a look at why the water is discolored and what the state health department found in it.
*John White, State Superintendent of Education, is heading to Calcasieu Parish today to talk about several major education initiatives. From the early childhood network pilot program to the jump start program, we'll break down some of the big talkers on his agenda.
Make it a Sunrise day!
An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...More >>
Through the rest of today expect skies to remain partly cloudy. Unfortunately, this does not help our temperatures much as highs will get into the 90s and feels-like temperatures will be in the triple digits. We do have a slight breeze along and south of the I-10 corridor between 5-10 mph helping to keep air flowing. Tonight, temperatures will still be warm not dropping out of the mid 70s across southwest Louisiana.More >>
A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...More >>
I-10 EB is blocked near Welsh due to a vehicle accident. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>