Good Tuesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead today on Sunrise:
*50 runners from Louisiana ran the Boston Marathon, including five from Southwest Louisiana. This morning, we hear from two of those runners who describe the event as chaotic.
*There's extra security around the nation's Capitol this morning after the explosions in Boston. We'll have updated information about the death toll and injuries.
*The legislative session continues in Baton Rouge today. Lawmakers will debate a bill that has to do with bomb crimes, made more timely with the events of the Boston Marathon.
*The effort continues to stop drastic downsizing proposed for Ft. Polk. The community is showing its support in droves to Department of Army officials in town from Washington.
*The first patient in Louisiana to receive the first of its kind drug-coated stents says she is able to walk again without pain. That revolutionary procedure was performed here in Lake Charles. We'll take you inside the operating room to see it first hand.
*A guilty plea from Merryville's former police chief, James Fowler. He admitted abusing his office by falsifying arrest documents in a controversial case.