10:30 LRN Newscast Dec 28

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves expects Congress to address Southwest Airline’s Failure to deliver on thousands of scheduled flights when they convene a new Congress next year. Graves expects to be chairman of the Aviation House Subcommittee, so he’ll be in the middle of those discussions…

Cut 3 (10) “…in scheduling” 

At the Louis Armstrong International Airport, hundreds of bags that flew on Southwest are stranded in New Orleans.

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Christmas Eve fire at the Hammond Walmart. State Fire Marshal’s spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigue says media exposure of the man’s picture led 43-year-old Terrence Michael Coe of Hammond to call investigators

Cut 6 (12)  “…picture out.”

Rodrigue says Coe told investigators he set the fire as a distraction so he could shoplift.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office says the cause and manner of death of the child who was found in the Amite River Christmas Eve are pending. The child’s father Jacob Stricker told authorities his son, Matias Stricker wandered off while they were hiking. Investigative reporter Kiran Chawla spoke with the child’s mother Isabel Stricker, via a translator, and she has a protective order against her ex-husband.

Cut 13 (11) “…abuse battery.”

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.

For his final year in office, Governor Edwards says he plans to ask state lawmakers to make further amendments to the state’s abortion law. The law had very few exceptions under which the procedure would be allowed.

Cut 10 (12) “…that starts in April.”