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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Manhunt for Lake Charles fugitive continues

Will Celestine (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Will Celestine (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
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Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

This morning Lake Charles Police continue their search for Will Celestine. Police believe Celestine is involved in the domestic battery of two women and is considered armed and dangerous

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, who was injured in a shooting earlier this week, is continuing to recover.

A Calcasieu Grand Jury indicts two men in connection with the Moss Bluff Elementary School shooting that seriously injured a first-grader.

An employee of the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) is in custody this morning after a State Police investigation revealed she stole money from the OMV location in Sulphur.

A ground is being tilled on a big piece of property in North Lake Charles to bring the first of its kind community garden to the entire city.

The Houston Exotic Reptile Show is in Lake Charles this weekend. We will have a preview what we can expect to see at the show.

Plus, everyone had an opinion about the four Confederate monuments in New Orleans that city officials removed. One parish in our area is hoping one of those statues makes its way here. 

And it's that time of year when mosquitos are a common issue in Southwest Louisiana. We have some tips from an expert on how to protect yourself against mosquito-borne illness.

In weather, Friday will be partly cloudy skies with a few isolated showers in the afternoon. Rain chances are only at 20%. It will be another hot day with highs in the lower 90s and heat index values in the triple digits. Meteorologist Grant Roberts will have the latest in your 'First Alert Forecast.'

Remember if you are not near a TV this morning, you can watch us live on the desktop or your smartphone.

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    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shooting arrested

    Suspect in Sulphur drive-by shooting arrested

    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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