10:30 LRN Newscast

Governor Edwards is meeting with reporters this morning for his annual end of the year news conference. Brooke Thorington gives us a preview on what he’s expected to discuss….
Cut 2 (33) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

At 5-and-9 the Saints are still alive for the playoffs after beating Atlanta 21-18 for the second time this season. Tampa Bay lost yesterday, so the Buccaneers have just a one game lead over New Orleans for first place in the NFC South.

A major arctic blast is heading Louisiana’s way. State Climatologist Barry Keim says you’ll need the heavy coats and gloves later this week, as temperatures dip to near or below freezing. He says morning lows on Friday will be in the teens in north Louisiana…:
CUT 14(07) “…in New Orleans.”
The National Weather Service says snow minor accumulations cannot be ruled out for Thursday afternoon and Thursday night for north Louisiana.

According to Tulane University’s Greater New Orleans Startup Report, area startups are feeling confident enough to add staff as the regional economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Egan with Tulane’s Freeman School of Business says, they surveyed over 150 startups and small businesses across a ten-parish region…
cut 9 (08) “….doing this report”