PM LRN Newscall Dec 28

Authorities arrest a Hammond man for allegedly setting a fire inside a packed Walmart on Christmas Eve in an effort to steal items. Marsanne Golsby reports a photo of the suspect led to the arrest.

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The Sean Payton rumors of him returning to the Saints to be their head coach will not go away. Jeff Palermo has the latest…

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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…

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At Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, hundreds of bags that flew on Southwest are stranded. There are also many Louisiana residents stranded in various cities across the country and trying to get home as Southwest continues to cancel thousands of flights daily.  Last week’s winter storm caused mass cancellations and Southwest’s reportedly outdated computer system could not keep track of flight crews. Graves says they need to get to the bottom of this…

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Graves says the federal government may have also played a role by how they manage the skies. But for now, thousands of people are scattered across the country with no way to get back home or to their next designation. Graves says Southwest is not treating its customers properly and the federal government must act…

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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

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

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Rodrigue says there were more than 500 customers and employees in the store at the time—but damage to the store was contained because of help from some of those customers.

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Coe is charged with aggravated Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Arson, Armed Robbery, and Terrorism. The store has now reopened.


The Division of Administration has blocked TikTok traffic on networks managed by the state Office of Tech Services. Spokesperson for the Commissioner of Administration Jacques Berry says many state employees have the TikTok app on their personal devices but they will no longer be able to use them if they are connected to a state network…

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Berry says state employees can still have Tiktok on their personal devices, but if they tried to load a video it would not work if they were using one of the state’s networks…

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Berry says the use of Tiktok presents a cybersecurity risk…

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Speed is the suspected cause of a double traffic fatality in Lafourche Parish Tuesday. Trooper Ross Brennan says it happened on LA Highway 1 just north of the Leesville Toll bridge in Golden Meadow. The preliminary investigation shows a Silverado driven by Archie Duet (Doo-ay) Junior was traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed the center line, and swiped a Mack Dump truck.

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Brennan says Duet was transported to a local hospital where he later died and the driver of the dump truck was not injured.

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Brennan says they routinely see an increase in traffic fatalities this time of year. He says there are several factors, more people traveling, holiday parties, and driving impaired…

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The crash remains under investigation.


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