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Merry Christmas law, DeRidder's gothic jail, Common core legislation

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

*It's been six months since Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law that gives public schools permission to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah.  We'll go over what's allowed in a school setting from displays and decorations to holiday greetings.

*The Gothic jail in downtown DeRidder could be a big topic at a meeting of the Beauregard Parish Police Jury today.  Jurors are scheduled to tour the jail, then discuss grant opportunities and future plans.  

*Senator David Vitter has added an amendment to the federal spending bill.  It would block the federal government from forcing states to adopt Common Core standards.  Find out when this amendment is up for a vote.

*Elf on the Shelf has become a popular holiday tradition for many families across the country.  We want to see your creative pictures!  Find out how you can show off your creativity on KPLC.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Friday, August 18 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:18:24 GMT
    Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)Ramiro Barrera (Source: Sulphur Police Department)

    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday, August 15. On Tuesday, Officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman. 

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    The Sulphur Police Department has arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday, August 15. On Tuesday, Officers were dispatched to the area of 1030 Mildred St., as well as the 400 block of North Claiborne Street, in reference to shots fired, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police spokesman. 

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  • Arrest made in connection with Oakdale church burglaries

    Arrest made in connection with Oakdale church burglaries

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:47:27 GMT
    Surveillance video (Source: First Baptist Church Oakdale)Surveillance video (Source: First Baptist Church Oakdale)

    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.

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    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.

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  • Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:22:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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