07:30 Newscast December 25, 2014

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in yesterday’s deadly shooting at the Oakwood Center Mall in Gretna has been taken into custody. 25-year-old Gary Francois has been arrested in the death of 24-year-old James Vaughn. Authorities say Vaughn had just made a purchase and turned to walk away when the suspect approached and fired three shots at him.

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

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Many people will be on Louisiana roadways today visiting friends and family for Christmas and State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road. Sgt. Nick Manale says troopers will be out patrolling Louisiana highways and interstates today…

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Manale 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.

There are many Louisiana soldiers serving overseas who will not be home with their families today for Christmas, and they’d like to send a message home. Tech Sgt James Lewis sends holiday greeting to his friends and family in Acadiana…:

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