18:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Governor Edwards pushed back today against a special interest group that’s airing an attack ad claiming he broke promises about keeping the voucher program. Emelie Gunn has more…

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The FBI has created a dedicated tip line to gather information about a boy who went missing from his front porch 15 years ago. People can call 1-800-CALL-FBI with any information they have about Wesley Morgan. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to Morgan’s location.

A Senate committee has approved the bill to prevent members of the LGBT community from being fired or turned down for jobs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter authored the legislation. He says we need to protect people from discrimination.

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The measure passed on a 4-2 vote and now heads to the Senate floor for more debate.

Two people are dead following a shootout in Calcasieu parish. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says officers met Cody McAdams in a field, while he was attempting to kidnap his estranged wife Brandy and their 5-year-old child. Mancuso says McAdams fired several shots at the deputies before the officers returned fire, then he shot and killed Brandy before turning his gun on himself. The young girl is unharmed. Mancuso says Brandy had filed several domestic violence charges against McAdams.