1:30 LRN Newscast Nov 24

Tomorrow is the one of the busiest shopping days of the year as shoppers will look for great deals to complete their Christmas shopping list. Jill Gonzales with the personal finance website, Wallethub.com says – based on their research – J.C. Penny, Belk and Macy’s have the best Black Friday deals…:

CUT 06 (12)      “…65-percent off.”

She says if you’re looking for a great deal on a new phone or perhaps a computer, keep looking. Real Black Friday savings doesn’t usually extend to those items.

An ex-Catholic priest who was arrested for making a sex tape on the altar of a church in Pearl River pleads guilty to felony obscenity charges. Travis Clark’s plea deal will mean a suspended prison sentence, three years on probation and a $1000 fine. Clark was defrocked by the Church after his arrest in 2020.


The nonprofit Troops Direct is asking for help to provide critical supplies to American service members. Aaron Negherbon says Troops Direct is unique…:

CUT 03 (12)      “…deployment.”

To make a cash donation, visit them at “TroopsDirect.org”

Looking for some post-Thanksgiving fun? You may want to check out the Louisiana Renaissance Festival; now in its 23rd year. Festival CEO Alvon Brumfield says it’s smart to get your tickets online BEFORE you make the drive to Hammond…:

CUT 14 (07)      “…rain or shine.”

The festival is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The website is “larf2022.org”. The festival is located just minutes off I-12 near Hammond.