11:30 Newscast, November 30th, 2016

Today is the last day of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season which was the first one considered “above-normal” for the first time since 2012. This year, there were 15 named storms, including 7 hurricanes – 3 of which were major. NOAA’s lead hurricane forecaster, Gerry Bell, says there were several factors which lead to the active season…:
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He says the reason the Gulf was spared for the most part this year is because the storms formed over the tropical Atlantic which tend not to track this way.

A man who was caught on video looting a flooded Baton Rouge Hi-Neighbor grocery story in August, robbing it of beer and cigarettes, has been arrested. Police say 20-year-old Clarence Duncan was recognized from the surveillance and, when questioned, admitted to the crime stating he needed food. He was booked on charges of looting into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Using metal detectors to keep Bourbon Street safer is not a practical solution. That’s according to Edward Robinson of L and R security services. He says aside from difficult logistics, it would be a costly venture when you look at how much manpower would be needed…:
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L and R Security handles checkpoints for various events including Jazz Fest and LSU football games.

Walgreens now provides an over the counter opioid antidote. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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