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John Russell Houser. (Source: Lafayette, LA, Police Department) John Russell Houser. (Source: Lafayette, LA, Police Department)

Good afternoon from the desk of Janet Hall. Here are the stories we’re working on for FOX6 News this evening.

Theater gunman

We are learning more about the gunman who opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater, killing two women and finally killing himself. John Russell Houser is from Phenix City, Alabama. We’ve been busy today talking to those who knew him. He had a troubled past involving mental illness and financial ruin. We’ll have details on FOX6 News at 5.

Are you safe?

Do you feel safe going into a movie theater? We’ve been talking to movie goers today. Most say they feel safe but are more aware of their surroundings and those sitting next to them in a theater. Hear their reactions and see how your reaction compares tonight on FOX6 News at 6.

Crestwood robbery

A young couple is still shaken after being robbed at gunpoint on the streets in Crestwood. The man was knocked to the ground along with his baby in a stroller. We’ll hear from that father tonight at 5.

Absolutely Alabama: Molly’s Patrol

Beach safety is more than a slogan for one family. We’ll show you how they are walking the beaches of Gulf Shores to tell people the story of their daughter.  She died while swimming in the gulf under a red flag warning. She didn’t know what the red flag meant. Do you? Fred Hunter has the answer in Absolutely Alabama at 6.

Those stories and more beginning at 5 p.m. on FOX6 News. 

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