830AM LRN News

We’ve got some severe weather outlooks for the central and northern portions of the state today, with the potential for 10-20 miles per hour wind gusts from Alexandria up to the Arkansas line, and parts of southwest Louisiana.

That could make for an interesting game up in Ruston as Tech takes on UTSA. Tech could clinch the C-USA West with a win. Also keeping an eye on the weather are the Grambling, who host Southern today for the Bayou Classic.

There’s a marginal risk of nasty weather today in Baton Rouge for LSU and Texas A&M.

ULM heads to Lafayette to play UL Lafayette today. The Cajuns are on a five game win streak, and ULM is 5-6.

Nicholls also hosts North Dakota, and Southeastern hosts Villanova in the FCS playoffs.

Hopefully you put some money aside from black Friday shopping to shop local today for Small Buisiness Saturday. The National Federation of Independent Business State Director Dawn Starns says 42 percent of people say they’ll be supporting small businesses today, which could break a sales record set last year.

Cut 6 (08) “…billion dollars.”

Nearly 104 million Americans participated in Small Business Saturday last year.

And the AG’s office has some advice for folks who are still out shopping today for the holidays. Outreach Manager  Amanda Larkins says use only one credit card when shopping. It could save you valuable time in the end if things do go awry.

Cut 5 (12) “…cancellation time.”


Also be sure to check that card for unusual activity after you’ve made shopping trips and especially when you’ve used the card online.