Happy Friday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*A VA hospital is in big trouble over allegations that staff covered up its backlog of patients. 40 veterans are suspected to have died in one Phoenix hospital while waiting for care. We'll take a look at what lawmakers want to find out to prevent this from happening again.
*You will be hearing about common core education standards for at least another year in Louisiana. The last effort to remove or change the controversial standards has failed in Baton Rouge.
*A major hurricane and flood protection bill clears a big hurdle in Washington. Find out how the water resources development bill could impact flood protection projects in our area.
*We'll have your rundown of weekend events, from a bone marrow sign-up drive in honor of a former McNeese football player to a ceremony commemorating Southwest Louisiana's only Civil War battle.
*The Wounded Warrior amputee softball tournament is returning to the Lake Area in June. We'll have a live interview about the event that honors our nation's heroes.