8:30 LRN Newscast Jan 1

A man who fled after fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in East Texas early Tuesday is arrested in Louisiana and charged with capital murder. An official with the Panola County sheriff’s office said Deputy Chris Dickerson died after being shot numerous times. 47-year old Gregory Newson of Shreveport was arrested about an hour later following a high-speed police chase. Newson is awaiting extradition to Texas.

An increase in minimum wage goes into effect today in 24 states but not Louisiana. The Governor renewed his call to raise the minimum to nine dollars an hour during his reelection night speech. Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says it would be a start, but still below an adequate living wage for a full-time worker.

Cut 5 (10) “…15”

2020 is going to start off very wet for the Bayou State as a storm system churning off the Gulf of Mexico will bring plenty of moisture to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the rain potential is anywhere from about a half-inch up to perhaps three inches.

Cut 8 (10) “…to Friday morning.”

Once the cold front sweeps through, it is going to usher out the rain and bring in some cold, clear conditions to Louisiana for Friday and through the weekend.

If you’re going to the Sugar Bowl tonight, it’s highly recommended you rideshare into the Quarter, as parking on New Year’s Day is going to be scare. Sugar Bowl Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hundley says tonight you’ll want to arrive early to the game and set up shop right outside the Dome…

Cut 11 (09) “…Superdome”