More Louisiana teachers choosing retirement

Good Thursday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's ahead on today's Sunrise:

*The retirement rate among Louisiana teachers keeps rising.  This morning, we take a look at the upward climb of this trend and the driving force behind more teachers deciding to leave the classrooms.

*Setting a plan in place before an emergency, like a hurricane, is normal - but what about for your pets?  Hear from a pet owner in town and a vet that will have tips on getting your home ready.

*The Black Bayou Bridge remains closed to traffic this morning, but it is open to marine traffic.  We'll update the work being done to repair the bridge after an accident.

*New questions about diet soda: is it worse than regular soda?  We'll have the findings of a new study looking into its effect on metabolism and endocrinology.

*A new Louisiana law now requires an extra test for newborns before they leave the hospital.  I'll tell you how pulse ox screenings work and how they can detect heart defects in newborns.

Make it a Sunrise day!