11:30 Newscast December 23rd, 2014

Baton Rouge Police say the search for 4-year-old Jassiah Clark came to a tragic ending last night when the boy’s body was found in a deep hole that was filled with dirt and water less than 10 yards from his home. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa says officers were looking in the area where the Jassiah was last seen…:
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She says they will know more about what happened pending the results of an autopsy today.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the majority of Louisiana until 6pm this evening. The entire state should be aware there is a risk for severe weather all day today which could bring in damaging winds, lots of rain so a flash flood potential, thunderstorms and lightning.

A group of people in St. John Parish have constructed a “Hands up!” bonfire on the Mississippi River West Bank. The structure, which is a reaction to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the cop in Ferguson who shot and killed Michael Brown, is built across from Harold LaGrange’s home in Lucy. He says they construct a creative bonfire every Christmas Eve..:
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He says this is NOT a protest against police in anyway. They will light the bonfire tomorrow around 7pm.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office says two men are under arrest accused of selling weed out of their snoball stand. Sgt. Clay Higgins says they had been getting complaints from the community about the T&E Soul Food and Sno-Ball stand in Opelousas. He says the narcotics enforcement team gathered enough evidence to obtain a search warrant…:
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Under arrest are 37-year-old Jermaine Doucet and 32-year-old Bryant Fields, both from Opelousas.