11:30 LRN Newscast Dec 28

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves expects Congress to address Southwest Airlines’ mass flight cancellations. Graves expects to be chairman of the Aviation House Subcommittee.  Southwest’s reportedly outdated computer system could not keep track of flight crews. Graves says they need to get to the bottom of this…

Cut 4 (12)  “…scheduling systems 

The man suspected of setting a Christmas Eve fire at the Hammond Walmart has turned himself into authorities. State Fire Marshal’s spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says 43-year-old Terrence Michael Coe of Hammond got tired of seeing his photo in the media and told investigators he set the fire as a distraction so he could shoplift.

Cut 7 (08)  “…steal from the store.”

He’s charged with aggravated Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Arson, Armed Robbery, and Terrorism.

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 the mother told Chawla she dropped Matias off Friday to spend time with his father.

Cut 14 (09)  “…mom’s house.”

The mother also had a protective order against her ex-husband.

Tax experts say you have some things to do by the end of the year if you want to save on your 2022 taxes. Jason Shellhaas (SHELL-US) is a partner with the Malcolm M. Dienes (DEE-NES) CPA firm in Metairie says if you made money in the stock market this year, you might consider trimming your portfolio before the end of the year to save on taxes.

Cut 6 (11)  “…at a gain.”