2:30 LRN Newscast Nov 30

It was a deadly Thanksgiving holiday weekend across Louisiana. State Trooper Michael Reichardt tells us 16 people died in ten fatal crashes over the four-day period across Louisiana. This time last year that number was nearly HALF that. Trooper Reichardt says that’s probably because so many more people were ready to travel after COVID restrictions were lifted…:

CUT 05(08)      “…a downward spiral.”

LSU’s new head coach will be Brian Kelly, the winningest coach in the history of Notre Dame. Kelly’s agreed to a 10-year, $95-million deal plus incentives. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says that’s the kind of money it took to make it happen…:

CUT 08(08)      “…getting a guy.”

The university make the official announcement Wednesday.


The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season goes out with a fizzle today. The tropics are quiet and have been for a couple weeks. Looking back, Colorado State University hurricane researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach says these final weeks were much quieter than expected…:

CUT 13(11)      “…come to fruition.”

Klotzbach warns we should be prepared for more storms to be stronger at landfall, like Hurricane Ida in August.

Longtime Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields announces he will not seek re-election for another term. He says his retirement will be effective in June of next year. Among his accomplishments as leader, he’s credited with rejuvenating Pineville’s business, recreation, and infrastructure and residential and commercial development. Fields has been Mayor of Pineville since 1999.

A 7-year-old Shreveport girl is in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury; the result of a severe beating. Two teenage boys – 13 and 14 – are arrested for the crime.