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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: CPSB Bond Election

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

Part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline is shut down after thousands of gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota.

A federal judge cuts one Louisiana abortion law from a suit filed by an abortion clinic and its doctors and narrows challenges to four other laws.

The House passed a bill Tuesday that will increase flood insurance costs for many high-risk property owners but is also said to help sustain a National Flood Insurance Program after a series of expensive storms in the past 17 years.

An Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center inmate faces rape charges related to a 20-year-old cold case in Lake Charles after new testing of DNA evidence taken from the scene.

Improvements to schools around Lake Charles and Westlake are in the hands of voters tomorrow. The question is, are taxpayers willing to pay more to upgrade public schools?

First responders and others who helped out during Hurricane Harvey will be recognized this weekend.

As Waitr continues to expand across state lines, smaller, less known restaurants in the Lake Area are reaping the benefits.

Plus, it's time to show our school spirit! Every week we will be showcasing the amazing students and teachers across Southwest Louisiana. This week our spirit school is Vinton High School.

And the Junior League of Lake Charles' annual "Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market" continues Friday and Saturday.

In weather, another round of fog this morning will lead to a slow commute, so use caution on the roads and your low beam headlights. Fog will move out by mid-morning leaving the rest of the day with a mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the lower 80s. 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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    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: High temperatures continue to soar

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    Heat advisory until 8 pm today (Source: KPLC)Heat advisory until 8 pm today (Source: KPLC)

    Through the rest of today we are still under a heat advisory.  That is set to expire tonight at 8pm shortly after sunset. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. These two combined yield heat indices of 108-112 degrees this afternoon. Be sure to use caution if you are outside.

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    Through the rest of today we are still under a heat advisory.  That is set to expire tonight at 8pm shortly after sunset. This advisory is due to forecast highs in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. These two combined yield heat indices of 108-112 degrees this afternoon. Be sure to use caution if you are outside.

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  • The Compassion Experience comes to SWLA

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:03:58 GMT

    Southwest Louisiana can take part in the Compassion Experience in Lake Charles this weekend.  Visitors can grab headphones and an iPod and enter countries like Uganda or India. Put together by Compassion International, this free community-wide event brings visitors into true-life stories of those living in developing countries. The multi-media tour recreated the homes, streets, markets, and schools of children like Olive Aneno. She grew up in Northern Uganda in a region terro...

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    Southwest Louisiana can take part in the Compassion Experience in Lake Charles this weekend.  Visitors can grab headphones and an iPod and enter countries like Uganda or India. Put together by Compassion International, this free community-wide event brings visitors into true-life stories of those living in developing countries. The multi-media tour recreated the homes, streets, markets, and schools of children like Olive Aneno. She grew up in Northern Uganda in a region terro...

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  • Singer man pleads guilty to robbing DeQuincy bank

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    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:01:12 GMT
    Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)Gordon Cooper (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)

    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

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    A Singer man pled guilty on Wednesday to robbing a DeQuincy bank of almost $16,000 in December, according to U.S Attorney David C. Joseph's office. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, Singer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of bank robbery. The guilty plea states that Cooper entered a bank with an air-powered BB gun that looked like an automatic pistol and stole $15,999 from two teller drawers. Police later learned that a maroon Honda Pilot had been s...

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