130PM LRN News

The Black Friday crowds are packing stores today, and with those crowds every year comes scammers and holiday thieves who are hoping to take advantage of the chaos. Amanda Larkins, Outreach Manager for the Louisiana AG’s Office says always be aware of your surroundings.

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Thanksgiving is in the books and families are flocking to Christmas tree farms looking for the perfect centerpiece to complement their holiday decorations. Steele’s Christmas Trees founder Kevin Steele says the state’s been blessed with proper rainfall exactly when they’ve needed it, and so this year’s crop is looking great.

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The National Christmas Tree Association estimates the average price for a tree this year is 76 dollars nationwide. The local price is a bit lower.

The Saints are NFC South Champs for a third consecutive season as they clinched the division title with a 26-18 win over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night. Taysom Hill set the tone, by blocking a punt that set up his three-yard touchdown catch. He also had a 30-yard touchdown run.

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The Saints are set for a titanic game Sunday against the 49ers. Winner will control pole position in the race for the 1st seed through the NFC playoffs.

You might be out splurging today, but save some of your holiday cash for tomorrow because the National Federation of Independent Business wants people out shopping for small business Saturday. NFIB State Director Dawn Starns says 42 percent of people should be on the town to support small business and possibly break the record sales set last year…

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