LRN Newscast 15:30 12-24-14

A near-record number of drivers are out on Louisiana roads for holiday travel, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation reminds drivers they have some resources available to help out…
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The National Weather Service confirms there was a tornado that touched down in Tangipahoa Parish near Amite on Tuesday knocked down trees, power lines, and producing severe damage to nearly 20 homes. Jeff McKneely, with the Tangipahoa Parish Emergency management team, says thankfully no one was hurt.


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 on December 5th. Spokesman Adam Einck says if you know something about this case, call the LDWF hotline…
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Officials at NORAD are actively watching their radar and satellite imagery to keep track of Santa Claus and reindeer tonight. Spokesperson Major Beth Smith estimates Santa’s sleigh entering Louisiana airspace between 10 pm and midnight, but remember he knows when you are sleeping and awake…
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You can track Santa by calling 1-877-Hi-NORAD to inquire about Santa’s whereabouts or go online to noradsanta-dot-org.