AM LRN Newscall Nov 1

For all practical purposes, the 2023 hurricane season is over in Louisiana because a storm has never made landfall here in November. Brooke Thorington has more….

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 Across the generations, most employees would be willing to make sacrifices for a 4 day work week according to a July Bankrate Survey. Colleen Crain takes a look…

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Governor-elect Jeff Landry is scheduled to speak today. One day after announcing his 14 transition councils and their chairs. Jeff Palermo has more…

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It’s November first and even though the season isn’t officially over until the end of the month, State Climatologist Barry Keim says with records as far back as 1851 a storm has never made a November landfall in Louisiana. We’ve had them in late October before…

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Keim referred to three storms that made landfall in Louisiana in late October; 2020’s Hurricane Zeta on the 28th, Tropical Storm Olga on October 26, 2019, and 1985 Hurricane Juan on Halloween.

Keim says as we get later into the Atlantic Hurricane Season, tracking swifts toward the east.

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And after back-to-back devastating hurricane seasons in 2020 and 21, Keim says Louisiana got a second reprieve this year.

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Since the pandemic, more people are thinking about working less and according to a July Bankrate Survey, the majority of working Americans support a 4-day work week. Bankrate Analyst Sarah Foster says many more of the younger Gen Z and Millennial workers were willing to sacrifice more to get the shorter week than Gen X and Baby Boomers employees.

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While more of the Older generations were willing to make one sacrifice. Foster says the younger generations were more willing to take a pay cut, give up their remote work, and …

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Just how the economy would look and if it would even work for companies to shift to 4 day work week, Foster says is up for debate. She says there is high demand for the shortened work week but very few companies are willing just yet. Workers on the other hand are beginning to rethink their priorities

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The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is 50 years old, and Deidra Druilhet with the Department of Transportation and Development says while many Louisianans have traveled across it many don’t know the history of its construction and how it was dredged first.

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In addition to prepping the canals for the project, Druilhet says the amount of materials used is significant, 174 miles of piling and 170 miles of prestress concrete girders for a structure that’s only 18 miles long.

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Druilhet says approximately 60-thousand vehicles use the bridge daily to cross the Atchafalaya River.

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In honor of the anniversary, DOTD created a view depicting the construction you can find a link at


Governor-elect Jeff Landry has announced his 14 transition councils and their chairs. There are councils on agriculture, the coast, economic development, energy, infrastructure, education and workforce development. That’s standard for every incoming governor. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it’s interesting he has a council devoted just to New Orleans…

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Landry has appointed New Orleans resident and Chairman of Bollinger Shipyards Boysie Bollinger as the chairman of the New Orleans council. Pinsonat says that’s a smart pick by the governor-elect…

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Landry made reducing crime one of his major priorities during the campaign. Heading up his criminal and public safety council are 18th Judicial Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton and New Orleans attorney and former prosecutor Laura Rodrigue. Pinsonat says Clayton and Rodrigue are on the front-lines in the battle against crime…

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Landry says he’s identified 14 areas in Louisiana that need the most attention and this group of chairs will take a serious look at solution-driven ideas for the challenges they are facing.


Louisiana Tech has lost three in a row and now they get undefeated Liberty. The Flames are 8-0 and they are ranked eighth in the country in total offense. Bulldogs Coach Sonny Cumbie says Liberty will be a big test

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The Flames rank second national in rushing offense, averaging 281 yards a game. They have rushed for over 300 yards in back-to-back games, in wins over Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Cumbie says Liberty QB Kaidon Salter is a big part of that rushing attack…

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Tech is 3-and-6 on the season and they need to win their final three regular-season games in order to be bowl eligible. Cumbie says they want to be involved in postseason play…

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LSU continues to prepare for Saturday night’s SEC West showdown against Alabama. The Crimson Tide are not a great passing team. They rank 10th in the SEC in passing yards per game. But they average 9.6 yards a pass, which ranks third in the league. Coach Brian Kelly says Bama QB Jalen Milroe can connect on the deep ball…

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LSU will face an Alabama defense that’s playing well. They are ranked 17th in the country in total defense, allowing 306 yards per game. They are also stingy against the run allowing 109 yards per game. The Tigers have possibly the best offense in the country and Kelly says that unit is ready for the challenge…

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