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Health insurance refund, LA death from West Nile, cooking crawfish enchiladas

 Good Friday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC studio with a look at some of today's top stories:

*Some Louisiana residents may get money back from their health insurance providers.  Find out how many people could get a premium refund thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

*The Golden Nugget Casino & Resort in Lake Charles starts hiring tomorrow.  We'll tell you about a big job fair that you can check out to get your application in for one of these in demand positions.

*Louisiana health officials confirm the first death from West Nile virus in the state this year.  Learn where it happened and how many more cases have been reported this week.

*Today is Culinarians Day and we're celebrating with our friends from SOWELA's Culinary Program.  We are cooking crawfish enchiladas...yum!  You don't want to miss those segments in our 6:00 hour of Sunrise.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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