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Remembering Hurricane Rita: eight years later

Good Tuesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at today's top stories on Sunrise:

*Today marks the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Rita's devastation here in Southwest Louisiana.  We want to hear from you this morning.  E-mail us your photos, memories and lessons learned to news@kplctv.com.  You could see your story aired on KPLC.

*The State of Louisiana faces a lawsuit from a same sex couple who says their rights are being violated.  They were legally married out of state, but have since moved to Louisiana.  Find out what the couple is doing to have their marriage recognized.

*An anti-common core rally is planned for this Saturday morning in Baton Rouge, challenging the new national education standards adopted here in Louisiana.  We'll tell you the details of the event and how you can participate.

*It's World Alzheimer's Month and this morning's Healthcast will share some free resources available in Southwest Louisiana for caregivers.  I'll also introduce you to one woman who now trains caregivers after a personal experience with the disease.

*Topping international headlines: U.S. officials are looking hard into allegations that Americans were among the attackers at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.  At least 62 people have been killed and there was gunfire overnight.  We'll tell you what we know about those still being held hostage today.

*It's also almost time for the Angola Prison Rodeo!  At 6:15 this morning we'll have a live interview about what's in store and how you can get tickets.

Make it a Sunrise day!

Make it a Sunrise day!

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