5:30 PM Newscast

Authorities say they have obtained a confession from 21-year-old Dakota Theriot, the south Louisiana man accused of killing his parents in Ascension Parish and then three others in Livingston Parish during Saturday shooting spree. Theriot was arrested Sunday morning in Virginia in the driveway of his grandmother’s home. He’s currently in the Richmond County, Virginia jail and an extradition hearing is set for Friday morning. Theriot faces five counts of first-degree murder when he returns to Louisiana. Webre says the suspected killer is eligible for the death penalty if convicted…

Cut 11 (10) “opposed to that”

The NBA has slapped a $50,000 fine on Pelican’s forward Anthony Davis following his agent’s public disclosure of his trade request.  The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement prohibits such disclosures, citing the comments made by agent Rich Paul to ESPN as “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.”

Freezing temps will be blanketing a chunk of the state as far south as the I-10 corridor.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says tomorrow will be the most brutal of the cold temps, especially for the northern portions of the state.

Cut 12 (06)   “…points northward.”

Keim says now is the time protect people, plants, pets and pipes.

It’s been four years since the legislature approved legislation to allow Louisiana patients who suffer from certain diseases have access to medical marijuana, but you still can’t get it. Some families are frustrated that the process has been delayed once again, this time with a treatment availability estimated at early summer. Katie Corkern is a mother of a child who suffers from epilepsy and believes medical marijuana could be used to replace some of her child’s current medications, medications that have severe side effects. She says every month the state delays, is another month her child has to suffer.

Cut 8 (11) “to half”