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Felix Vail update, remembering Velmer Smith, Sunrise Pet Shop

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

*Authorities have a new lead in the disappearance of a former girlfriend of Felix Vail.  He remains in custody in the Calcasieu Correctional Center awaiting his 2nd degree murder trial for the death of his first wife, Mary Horton.  We'll tell you about the latest lead in the case centering on the DNA testing of a skull.

*Louisiana's lawmakers prepare to wrap up this year's legislative session.  On the agenda today: possible changes to the TOPS program and a bill making it illegal to carry dogs in the back of pick-up trucks.

*Velmer Smith, known for keeping track of Beauregard Parish and World War II history, has died.  We'll take a look back at some of the most memorable stories we've done with Velmer and tell you about a community memorial service to honor her life.

*We're opening the Sunrise Pet Shop this morning with our friends from Calcasieu Parish Animal Services.  We'll introduce you to a sweet animal in need of a home.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us we are seeing more of a summer-like pattern than spring.  He'll have a look at warm temperatures and the next chance for rain.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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