12:30 Newscast, April 6th, 2016

A Natchez resident started a petition for the town to secede from Mississippi after the governor signed a bill that allows people with religious obligations to deny service to gay people. Halen Doughty has more…:
CUT 1 (28) “I’m Halen Doughty”

Two men who were reported missing when they didn’t return from a fishing trip Tuesday off the coast of Cameron Parish, were located this morning — but their condition is uncertain at this time. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Eicnk says one of the men rescued from the water had to be revived with CPR…:
CUT 2 (08) “in the water or not”

The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to kill a bill seeking to make it more difficult for municipalities to remove Confederate monuments. Monument supporter Leslie Tassin says historic monuments shouldn’t be torn down, new monuments should be built…:
CUT 7 (12) “their lives”
Democrats voted against the bill, Republicans voted for it.

At least three bills which seek to alter to the TOPS scholarship program have not passed out of the House Education Committee. On of the measures would have required students to pay back the scholarship money if they flunk out of school, another sought to require students to maintain a higher GPA while in school.