LRN PM Newscall November 30

Today marks the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season and it was a good one for Louisiana as no storms threatened the state. Eric Gill reports…

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It appeared LSU’s Les Miles was set to lose his job, but he remains the Fighting Tigers head coach. Jeff Palermo looks at how that happened….

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Today marks the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season and it was quite favorable for Louisiana as no storms threatened the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters were were pretty accurate with their predictions this season…

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He says there were 11 named storms this hurricane season, one below the long term average. Four of those storms became hurricanes, two major hurricanes, but none threatened to make landfall in the United States. Keim says you can thank wind shear created by El Nino for that…

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He says the last hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana was Category 1 Hurricane Isaac in 2012. It’s been ten seasons since a major hurricane has made landfall in the United States. Keim says some are wondering if we’re moving into a period of less severe hurricanes…

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So how did Les Miles keep his job as head coach of the LSU Tigers. It appeared Miles was coaching his final game in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, but after the victory, athletic director Joe Alleva announced Miles would return for another season. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says LSU’s president saved Miles’ job…

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If Miles was fired before January 1st, LSU would owe him 15-million dollars. Worsham says for LSU president and chancellor F King Alexander, who is pushing for more state funding to help the academic side of the university,  the 15-million dollar buyout was too tough of a pill to swallow, even though private donors would have paid the buyout

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Some are now calling for athletic director Joe Alleva to be fired for mishandling this situation. Worsham doesn’t see that happening…

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Today is Cyber Monday, a day where retailers promote huge online sales. The annual online shopping spree celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says Cyber Monday shopping is a growing trend…

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Last year, sales on Cyber Monday reached a record $2.68 billion. According to the research firm ShopperTrak, Black Friday sales fell 10-percent this year and Rice feels that online shopping played a factor in that…

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But he says just because you find a discounted item on Cyber Monday, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s at its best price of the year. Rice says as shoppers become more savvy to finding deals online, Cyber Monday could begin to lose some of its luster…

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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a teenager came home from a hunting trip over the weekend, and discovered her step-father, mother and two young half brothers dead in an apparent murder suicide. Col John Fortunato says the 18-year-old had been gone since Friday, and returned to her Marrero home Sunday morning…:

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The deceased are identified as 46-year-old David Mata, 40-year-old Kelli Mata, 4-year-old Caden Mata and 2-year-old Liam Mata. He says cops arrived and discovered the Mata’s dead from apparent stab wounds in the living room, and their children in separate bedrooms laying in bed, also pronounced dead from apparent stab wounds…:

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According to media reports, Mata pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife Kelli in 2010, and in 2002 David Mata pleaded guilty to possessing 1,000 anabolic steroid tablets. Fortunato says they believe David Mata killed his wife and their kids before taking his own life. He says they have no idea why David Mata would commit such a horrific act…:

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