5:30 LRN Newscast Nov 30

It was a deadly four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend across Louisiana. Trooper Michael Reichardt tells us 16 people died in ten fatal crashes investigated by state police across the state. He says there’s been an upward trend this year in this kind of carnage on the highways.

Cut 3 (10) “…impaired or unrestrained.”

Last year, Reichardt says the death toll was significantly lower with eight people dying in seven crashes investigated by state police.

The deadline for Medicare Annual Enrollment or to make changes is a week away. Ann Booth of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana says anyone who has Medicare Parts A and B, on disability, or 65 and older will need to either enroll or make changes to their existing plan by next Tuesday.

Cut 9 (10) “…for 2022.”

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The 2021 hurricane season is going out like a lamb with the tropics quiet but proved to be a lion for a good part of the official six-month storm period.  Colorado State University’s predictions were pretty much on the mark. CSU research scientist, Phil Klotzbach.

Cut 12 (08) “…which had 28.”  

Seven of the named storms and two hurricanes made landfall in the continental U.S., including Cat 4 Ida that slammed the central Louisiana coast in late August causing billions of dollars in damage.

The new head football coach of the LSU Tigers arrived in Baton Rouge this afternoon. He’s Brian Kelly who racked up a 113 to 40 won-loss record while leading the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, guiding the team to the College Football Playoffs in two of the last three years. He’s agreed to a decade-long contract worth 95 million dollars.