10:30 Newscast December 23rd, 2014

According to the American Automobile Association, a record 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the next two weeks. Scott Carwile reports…:
CUT 1 (27) “reporting”

The majority of the state is under a tornado watch which is in effect until 6pm this evening with the exception, currently, of portions of north west Louisiana. The National Weather Service says the entire state is at risk for heavy rain today, thunderstorms, damaging winds and golf-ball size hail is already being reported in parts of southeast Louisiana.

A traffic stop near Hammond lead State Police to arrest a Texas man for transporting illegal narcotics to Atlanta. Trooper Greg Marchand says while 37-year-old Matthew Llanas was stopped for a traffic violation, he began to act nervous. He says officers requested a K9 unit to assist…:
CUT 3 (10) “200-thousand dollars”
He says Llanas was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite.

The flu outbreak in Louisiana that was already bad, is becoming even more widespread and just in time for the Holidays. Dr. Frank Welch, medical director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, says this is one of the worst seasons for influenza he has ever seen…:
CUT 10 (08) “in the thick of it”
Welch says nobody wants to give the gift of the flu this Christmas so if you get sick stay home.