11:30 Newscast, April 27th, 2016

A bill that would require movie theaters to use metal detectors was shot down in a House committee today. Prairieville Rep. Tony Bacala says this legislation creates a false sense of security. He says if someone wants to shoot up a movie theater, the first person to be killed is the 18-year-old minimum wage worker manning the metal detector…:
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Norton says by rejecting this bill, lawmakers are putting children at risk.

The case of a 2 year old child who went missing in Clinton in 2001 is being re-investigated by the FBI, and digital billboards to bring awareness to his disappearance are popping up all over the state. Wesley Morgan was playing in on his front porch 15 years ago, when authorities say he just vanished. The FBI is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to Morgan’s location.

A horrifying display of animal abuse is breaking hearts across the state. A small dog was brutally beaten and thrown into a fire in New Orleans’ City Park. That’s according to Jeff Dorson, Executive Director of the Louisiana Humane Society, who says this is one of the most tragic cases of abuse he’s ever seen. He says the dog was beaten around the head, the muzzle and the jaw:
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He says they are still trying to find the people responsible for this gruesome crime.

The National Weather Service says a strong line of thunderstorms will affect parishes in southeast Louisiana and along the Mississippi State line. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3pm. Forecasters say winds in excess of 30 miles per hour and pea size hail are possible with this system.