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Hiccup in LA school zone law, West Nile death, remembering Robin Williams

 Good Tuesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*The new state law banning people from using cell phones while driving through a school zone was supposed to take effect by now, but the law can only be enforced if there is a sign posted at the school zone warning people of the ban.  We'll tell you what that means for drivers in Southwest Louisiana.

*The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirms the state's second West Nile death.  Hear how many cases have been reported this year and where the neuroinvasive disease cases have been seen.

*Two free workshops are set for small business owners to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.  Find out how you can be a part of the jam-packed sessions at the McNeese SEED Center in Lake Charles.

*Beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is being remembered as one of America's greatest artists in TV shows, movies and on broadway.  We'll tell you what we know about his death and what his his wife is saying about the tragedy.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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