LRN PM Newscall November 26

The state has not seen a spike at the gas pump ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Kevin Barnhart tells us why.

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It was three years ago today, Ed Orgeron was named as head coach of the LSU Tigers. Jeff Palermo reports the hiring looks to be former athletic director Joe Alleva’s best move…

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Motorists can expect to fill their tanks in Louisiana for a few pennies cheaper per gallon compared to last year’s Thanksgiving weekend.  AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says we’ve seen the statewide average for gas prices remain steady for the last few weeks, holding around $2.22 a gallon.

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Redman says gas inventories are starting to build, mitigating a holiday spike.

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Redman expects more price drops on the horizon, but it won’t be in time to be beneficial to the estimated 12 million motorists of the Gulf States region for the holiday weekend.

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It was three years ago today, LSU hired Ed Orgeron as its head football coach. Who would have thought three years later, LSU would be ranked number one? Football analyst Mike Detillier says Coach O did

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There were many who were skeptical of the Orgeron hiring. But Detillier says Coach O knew that if they opened up the offense and got a great quarterback it could happen. He says bringing Joe Burrow on was critical

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Detillier says Burrow’s record-breaking season will attract other great quarterbacks and skill position players to LSU, which should help the program remain as one of the best in the country

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Toy shopping is top of mind for many ahead of the holiday.  Known as the Toy Guy, Chris Byrne says there is a shift in the way parents are buying toys as to not overwhelm them with too many toys.

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Byrne says while the best time to buy is when you see the toy you need so you don’t have to stress about finding the item later, a later shopping season could be to the advantage of a more frugal shopper…

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Byrne says toys such as Legos and dolls will always do great and adds any toy to gain a laugh is always a solid find.

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Officials say ticket sales for Saturday’s Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State are ahead of where they were last year and they expect a sell-out when the two schools take the field Saturday afternoon in the Superdome. Grambling President Rick Gallot says demand for tickets is high

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Bayou Classic organizers also expect the Battle of the Bands show on Friday night will also sell out. Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs says he’s been attending the Bayou Classic since he was a kid and this game means a lot to him…

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The winner of Saturday’s game will head to the SWAC Championship game for a chance to play in the Celebration Bowl. Southern beat Grambling last year and Southern University President Ray Belton says the Jaguars plan on winning again this year…

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The Bayou Classic is expected to draw over 200,000 visitors and produce an economic impact of 50-million dollars.