13:30 Newscast December 25th, 2014

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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A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakwood Center mall in Gretna. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old James Vaughn of Harvey and 25-year-old Gary Francois has been arrested according to authorities.

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 there were many careers that ended this year and he’d consider 2014 a year of closure in Louisiana politics….:
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Hunting is a big activity on Christmas Day across Louisiana and there is now a mobile app for hunters. HuntSoft’s developer, Randal Nachman, says hunters could create a map of their property, enter game log data, and more. 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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HuntSoft is now available for free in the Apple App Store.