12:30 Newscast December 24th, 2014

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering up to a $7,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the illegal killing of a black bear found in Avoyelles Parish. Spokesman Adam Einck says they were first contacted about the incident on December 5th…:
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Einck says anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call their Operation Game Thief hotline.

Today on Christmas Eve by far one of the most sought after items here at the VERY last minute is a gift card. Tucker Group Financial Educator Jeanette Tucker it’s best not to rush your decision because you want to make sure you’re getting a card that will actually be used by the person you’re buying it for…:
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She says if you get a card make sure you use it up even if you just have a couple of dollars left on it.

Entergy is reporting over 300 customers are still without power in Tangipahoa Parish in the aftermath of a tornado that damaged several homes in Amite. The company doesn’t know when they can get everybody back up. There were no injuries in the storm.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has already started tracking Ole Saint Nick on his equipped present delivering journey around the world. NORAD spokeswoman Major Beth Smith says the NORAD military command is well equipped to track anything that travels in the sky including Santa…:
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Smith says trackers can call 1-877-Hi-NORAD to inquire about Santa’s whereabouts or go to www.noradsanta.org.