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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: 'Pinky' the dolphin

Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux) Pinky sighting in Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry (Source: Bridget A. Boudreaux)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

The President of Venezuela is open to dialogue with President Donald Donald Trump after threatening harsher economic sanctions. If these sanctions come to fruition, refineries in Southwest Louisiana will be left with few alternatives to Venezuela's oil.

An Oakdale City Jail inmate is back in custody this morning.

Authorities are still looking for a Louisiana businessman who may have orchestrated the kidnapping of his estranged wife. 

There are more than a dozen confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana with nearly half of those in Allen Parish.

A group based out of Lake Charles is working to bring happiness to those who haven't seen it in a while. The group recently created a camp near the Syrian border and efforts are underway to bring help and relief to that region.

Plus, we're bringing our Grillin' and Chillin' event this evening to Sulphur. We'll have hot dogs and you may get to be on tv. If you can't make it out for a hot dog, catch us First at Four, Live at Five, and 7News at Six.

And 'Pinky' the rare albino dolphin has been making some appearances in the Calcasieu Ship Channel over the past few weeks. We will tell you more on the recent sightings and why one woman's picture is getting major attention around the world.

In weather, scattered showers and storms will begin popping up closer to the noon hour and through the late-morning and afternoon with a 60% chance of rain today. 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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