LRN Newscast 10:30 11-29-14

Secretary of State Tom Schedler says, so far, almost 200 thousand Louisiana voters have participated in early voting for the December 6th runoff election , and today is the final day…
cut 13 (10) “satellite offices”

You have between now and 6pm tonight to cast your ballot in early voting. And you probably know that the biggest battle on the ballot is the US Senate race. Friday, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is calling on Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy to turn over pay records for his work with the LSU Health System. She says there are some -quote -serious allegations being made against Cassidy for alleged fraud and double dipping in his pay, and she wants him to bring the documentation to the televised debate Monday night.
This is the fifth year for Small Business Saturday, with the call to holiday shoppers to support local businesses all day today…
CUT 4 (11) Q: ‘whatever it may be”
That’s Dawn Starnes, the Louisiana Director for the National Federation of Independent Business. Nationally, 6 billion dollars was spent in local shops and restaurants last year.

With the great weather forecast today, many people are out in the Christmas tree lots looking for the that perfect tree. To KEEP that tree looking healthy through the Holidays, experts say it’s important to hydrate….
CUT 8 (10) “water-holding stand”
That’s Kevin Steele, the Louisiana Director of the Southern Christmas Tree Association.