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Sam Houston Jones Park (Source: KPLC) Sam Houston Jones Park (Source: KPLC)
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Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter is following through on one of his campaign promise to bring new ideas.

Sulphur’s Home Rule Charter Committee is recommending changes to the way the city elects a leader. The biggest change is getting rid of the mayor’s position in exchange for a city manager.

A Sulphur City court judge is under fire from an anti-religion group, asking him to stop coercing people to participate in religious programs.

Sixteen years in the making, Westlake police could possibly find themselves in a new station soon.

Visitors to Sam Houston Jones State Park are seeing something different. One of the two campgrounds has been closed.

Plus, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for a report to see if there was anything that could have eased some of the flooding residents experienced over the weekend. 

And gluten-free crust made from ancient grains is now available at Papa John's locations nationwide including here in Lake Charles.

In weather, we will have showers and storms likely forming in the morning hours as another upper level disturbance moves from west to east out of Texas into Louisiana. Rain will be off and on in nature and some of it could be locally heavy at times. Meteorologist Ben Terry 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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