AM Newscall December 25th, 2014 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Michelle Southern reports…:

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It’s Christmas Day and State Police wants safety to be on the minds of motorists as they travel to visit family and friends. Scott Carwile reports…

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The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Among the notable points — the Republican party finished its return to dominance, Mary Landrieu lost her US-Senate seat and former Governor Edwin Edwards finally ends his hopes of being in public office again. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says then there’s the 5th District Kissing Congressman Vance McAllister…:

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Dubos says it’s his feeling that Edwin Edwards political career was over when he went to federal prison. He says the fact that the former Governor made the runoff had nothing to do with his popularity, but that there was no other significant Democratic candidate in the 6th District race…:

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Dubos says there were many careers that ended this year not just Landrieu’s, Edwards’ and McAllister so he’d consider 2014 a year of closure in Louisiana politics….:

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There are many Louisiana soldiers fighting overseas who will not be home with their families today for Christmas, and they’d like to send a message home. Here’s Tech Sgt. Craig Reed who is sending his love to St. Landry Parish…:

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Tech Sgt James Lewis sends a holiday greeting to his friends and family in Acadiana…:

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Nguyen is stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska…:

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Hunting is a big activity on Christmas Day across Louisiana and there is now a mobile app for hunters. HuntSoft, the App for Hunters, is now available for free in the Apple App Store. HuntSoft’s developer, Randal Nachman, says this started as a website app where hunters could create a map of their property, enter game log data, and more…

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Nachman says you can even track and enter your information on the app without an internet connection. He says this app allows hunters to quickly enter in-the-field data the moment it happens…

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Nachman says their mission is to help hunters be more successful by helping them capture the data that impacts their ability to be successful. He says hunting is an extremely social activity and that’s why this app also serves as a hunter-focused social network…

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It’s Christmas Day and State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road. Many people will be on Louisiana roadways today visiting friends and family. Sgt. Nick Manale says they want this to be a safe time of year for everybody…

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He says the easiest things you can do to stay safe on the roadways is to make sure you and everyone in your vehicle are properly restrained and, of course, never drink and drive. Manale says troopers will be out patrolling Louisiana highways and interstates today…

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Manale says, unfortunately, they see an increase in serious injury and fatality crashes around the holiday season. He says troopers do what they can to help drivers be safe, but motorists need to do their part, as well. He says it’s important to make smart decisions behind the wheel…

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