1:30 LRN Newscast Nov 30

Southwest Louisiana breathes a sigh of relief as the 2020 Hurricane Season comes to an end. Matt Doyle spoke with Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter about the historic struggles his city faces…

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The department of health reports only 171 new COVID-19 cases today, as many testing sites were closed over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Hospitalizations are at 1,241 and vent usage is up to 125. The state also reports 13 additional fatalities.

Today is Cyber Monday, one of the largest online shopping days of the year. Carmen Million with the Better Business Bureau of South-Central Louisiana says according to an Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey more people are shopping online this year than before.

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Million advises you to use a credit card as opposed to a debit card, where the money comes directly out of your account in case that deal turns out not to be legitimate.

We will see the coldest temperatures of the season tomorrow morning with lows dipping into the upper 20s. State Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says if you use a space heater, make sure it’s at least three feet away from combustible objects and check to make sure you have a working smoke detector…

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