Ban on social media while driving effective today

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

*New laws take effect in Louisiana this morning.  This includes a ban on using social media while driving.

*The start of another school year is just a couple of weeks away.  Find out the details on how to shop for back to school items this weekend without paying state sales tax.  We'll also tell you about a new law requiring schools to rehearse crisis management plans.

*An elderly Lake Charles woman is free on bond this morning, accused of trying to kill her husband by setting the house on fire while he was still inside.

*It's a boy!  Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina, welcomed a baby boy early this morning.

*Country music singer Randy Travis is out of the hospital today.  We will have the update on his recovery after suffering a stroke early last month.

Make it a Sunrise day!