LRN Newscast 13:30 12-23-14

Most of the state is under a tornado watch this afternoon until 6 pm. The lines of heavy rains in advance of am approaching front have already produced high winds, golf ball-sized hail, and several power outages in some areas. All of the rains should exit the state by midnight tonight.

Baton Rouge Police say the search for 4-year-old came to a sad ending last night when the body of little Jassiah Clark was found in a deep hole less than 10 yards from his home. Eric Gill reports…
CUT 2 (31) “reporting”

A Texas man has been arrested during a traffic stop near Hammond for transporting about $200 thousand dollars of illegal narcotics. When police saw the driver acting suspious, they called out the K-9 unit. State Police Trooper Greg Marchand says it’s an example of their proactive enforcement to target drug trafficking organizations…
CUT 5 (06) Q: “constant commitment”
Thirty-seven year-old Matthew Llanas is charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Time is running out to get your Christmas shopping done. For many last minute shoppers, gift cards are the way to go. But Chair of the Louisiana Tech Marketing Department, Barry Babin, says some people feel obligated to use a gift card, even if it can be somewhat of a pain to receive…
cut 12 (09) “they really need”