WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Diaper drive - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Diaper drive

(Source: Raycom) (Source: Raycom)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

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

The newly passed Federal Tax Reform Act is expected to help millions of people save large chunks of cash this year on their tax returns.

20 new or rewritten laws in Louisiana are now officially on the books in Louisiana.

Texas authorities say two girls are in grave danger and could be with a man with ties to Southwest Louisiana.

As the world celebrated the arrival of 2018, lucky parents around the globe were celebrating the arrivals of new babies as Kristie Roddy of Southwest Louisiana.

One Lake Area nonprofit is hoping to make a difference for single parents across the area.

According to a new study, millions of Americans can't afford their rent. In fact, nearly half of renters can’t afford their rent.

Plus, Texas is suspending saltwater fishing along parts of the Gulf Coast to protect coastal species as temperatures plunge below freezing. 

And a Westlake girl decided to surprise her dad with a puppy for Christmas but never imagined the two would go viral on Twitter.

In weather, today we will have a mixture of sun and clouds and highs in the mid-30s! The wind will still be a bit of an issue with winds of 5 to 10 mph giving wind chills in the mid-20s to the low 30s. 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.

Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Local veteran hopeful about new medical marijuana pharmacy in SWLA

    Local veteran hopeful about new medical marijuana pharmacy in SWLA

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:27:35 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Lake Charles is getting its first medical marijuana pharmacy.  One local veteran is hopeful this could be the start to improving his health and that of other veterans, but right now there's a catch.  Under Louisiana law those with certain serious conditions can get a prescription for medical marijuana, but veteran Tony Landry has been monitoring a proposed bill that could add post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the list.  Nine medical marijuana license...

    More >>

    Lake Charles is getting its first medical marijuana pharmacy.  One local veteran is hopeful this could be the start to improving his health and that of other veterans, but right now there's a catch.  Under Louisiana law those with certain serious conditions can get a prescription for medical marijuana, but veteran Tony Landry has been monitoring a proposed bill that could add post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the list.  Nine medical marijuana license...

    More >>
  • SEED Center Business Pitch competition winners announced

    SEED Center Business Pitch competition winners announced

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:10:32 GMT
    Business pitch competition set for Thursday, April 19. (Source: SEED Center)Business pitch competition set for Thursday, April 19. (Source: SEED Center)

    Life could change for some aspiring entrepreneurs Thursday, April 19, at the SEED Center's Business Pitch Competition. This is the sixth year for the competition which is "meant to raise awareness for the SEED Center Business Incubator and increase entrepreneurship in the area." The event is open to residents in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes, and to those looking to start a business in Southwest Louisiana. Competitors wi...

    More >>

    Life could change for some aspiring entrepreneurs Thursday, April 19, at the SEED Center's Business Pitch Competition. This is the sixth year for the competition which is "meant to raise awareness for the SEED Center Business Incubator and increase entrepreneurship in the area." The event is open to residents in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes, and to those looking to start a business in Southwest Louisiana. Competitors wi...

    More >>
  • Debate on move to end non-unanimous juries in Louisiana

    Debate on move to end non-unanimous juries in Louisiana

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:49:12 GMT

    The future of how felony cases are handled could be in the hands of voters soon. The state Senate recently passed a bill that would end non-unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. Currently, only Louisiana and Oregon allow people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 out of 12 jurors agree. However, the state of Oregon does require an unanimous vote from the jury in murder trials. Senate Bill 243 is sponsored by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. Prosecutors, like Ca...

    More >>

    The future of how felony cases are handled could be in the hands of voters soon. The state Senate recently passed a bill that would end non-unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. Currently, only Louisiana and Oregon allow people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 out of 12 jurors agree. However, the state of Oregon does require an unanimous vote from the jury in murder trials. Senate Bill 243 is sponsored by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. Prosecutors, like Ca...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly