1:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Covington Police are investigating an apparent double homicide where two people were burned beyond recognition. Sgt Edwin Masters says they were found in an alleyway behind a glass company.

Cut 9 (06 “…burned they were.” 

Masters says investigators are questioning two people described as persons of interest.

You can now add your conceal carry permit to your LA Wallet app. President of Envoc, Calvin Fabree (Fay-bree) that made the app says they conducted a poll on their website for ideas to add to the wallet in addition to your driver’s and hunting licenses. He says proof of insurance is a popular request.

Cut 5 (10) “…your couch.”

You download the LA Wallet app on your smartphone.

The Cyber Monday hunt for online bargains is on, and Carmen Million, president of the Central-Louisiana Better Business Bureau, says when making an online purchase use your credit card, not a debit card.

Cut 7 (09)  “…pay for it.”

Also, to check your anti-virus software first for updates before you shop online.

Hallmark holiday movie fans are getting a Louisiana treat, with My Southern Family Christmas. Filmmaker Daniel Lewis says it was shot and set in Sorrento working with trained film crews in the area is always an added benefit along with the economic boost it brings to shooting locations.

Cut 9 (09)  “…mass audience.”

On Lifetime Saturday, Lewis’s production A New Orleans Christmas Noel premieres.

12:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

You can now add your conceal carry permit to your LA Wallet. Envoc, created the app and company president Calvin Fabre says what’s added to the app is influenced by requests in polls on the website, LA Wallet dot com.

Cut 4 (09)  “…votes.” 

Since the conceal carry option when live more than 9,000 have added it to the smartphone app.

It’s Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. Carmen Million, president of the Central-Louisiana Better Business Bureau, says before you enter your payment information, do your homework and make sure it’s a legitimate website.

Cut 6 (11)  “…that purchase.”

She says to also check that your anti-virus software is up to date on your computer and/or phone before you make an online purchase.

Early voting is underway and among the runoffs is the third district Public Service Commission Race as New Orleans Democrat Lambert Boissiere seeks a fourth term but is facing a significant challenge from Davante Lewis. Boissiere has been on the PSC since 2005 and he says he’s kept utility rates in check…:

CUT 13(11)      “…they want.”

Lewis says, if elected he’ll push for clean renewable sources of energy…:

CUT 16  (09)        “…the state.”

11:40 LRN Sportscast

Disappointing end to what was a great regular season for the LSU Tigers as they lost on Saturday to Texas A&M 38-23 in Bryan-College Station. The Aggies rushed for 274 yards and a Jayden Daniels fumble in the third quarter that led to a scoop and score for A&M resulted in the upset. Coach Brian Kelly
Cut 19 (19) “…didn’t have it”
LSU now prepares to play top ranked and undefeated Georgia in the SEC Championship game. Kelly is optimistic quarterback Jayden Daniels can practice tomorrow despite injuring his ankle on Saturday.

Tulane is preparing to host Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday, but there are rumors that coach Willie Fritz will be the next head coach at Georgia Tech. The 62-year-old Fritz is 41-and-45 in his seven seasons at Tulane.

For the first time since 2002 the Saints were shutout in an NFL regular season game as they lost to the 49ers 13 to nothing in San Francisco yesterday. San Fran leads the NFL in fewest yards per game given up. But New Orleans had chances. However kicker Will Lutz missed a field goal, Alvin Kamara fumbled twice for the first time in his career and Coach Dennis Allen says there were some passes that could have been caught…
Cut 18 (25) “…you have to make”
The Saints are at Tampa Bay next Monday.

LSU men’s basketball held off Wofford yesterday 78-75. The game featured 19 lead changes and Adam Miller had 26 points. Northwestern State State is now 5-and-2 after beating Bethune-Cookman 69-66 yesterday.

11:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

A Louisiana woman sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries after a small plane crashed in Maryland. Authorities say two people were rescued this morning six hours after the plane collided into live powerlines in Montgomery County. 66-year-old Janet Williams of Marrero also suffered from hypothermia while waiting to be rescued. The plane originally department White Plains New York. It’s under investigation and the collision caused power outages to 120-thousand customers.

 

If you have LA Wallet on your phone, you can now add your conceal carry permit to the app. Envoke, created LA Wallet and Calvin Fabre (FAY-BREE) is president of the company.

Cut 3 (07) “…permit.” 

LA Wallet is the app best known as a way to conveniently show your Louisiana driver’s license. Fabre says what’s added to the app is influenced by requests in polls on their website at LA Wallet dot com.

A Louisiana company receives FDA clearance for its chemo-rated nitrile exam gloves. SafeSource Direct partner Steve Mott says the company was founded in January 2021 as a joint venture between Ochsner Health and Trax Development in response to disruptions in the worldwide supply chain.

Cut 11 (09)  “…at risk.”

The FDA approval means the facility located near Broussard can add 13-hundred more jobs.

Hallmark Christmas movie junkies are getting a taste of how Louisiana celebrates the holiday season with “My Southern Family Christmas.” Ascension Parish native and filmmaker Daniel Lewis says it’s a story about a reporter who ends up covering a story about Sorrento’s newest Pere Noel who happens to be her father who left when she was an infant.

Cut 8 (07)  “…about a family.”

This Saturday Lewis’ production A New Orleans Noel debuts on Lifetime.

10:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Early voting is underway and among the runoffs is the third district Public Service Commission Race as New Orleans Democrat Lambert Boissiere seeks a fourth term but is facing a significant challenge from Davante Lewis. Boissiere has been on the PSC since 2005 and he says he’s kept utility rates in check…:

CUT 13(11)      “…they want.”

But challenger Lewis says utilities like Entergy used their monopoly power to generate record profits without making the necessary investments. He says utilities use campaign contributions to buy their way out of regulation.:

CUT 14(09)      “…same entities.”

The third PSC district covers Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, plus the River Parishes and sections of the Baton Rouge area.

A Louisiana company receives FDA clearance for its chemo-rated nitrile exam gloves. SafeSource Direct partner Steve Mott the approval will mean the addition of more than 13 hundred jobs to the Broussard facility, which already employs more than 850 people.

Cut 12 (06) “…them here.”

Currently, more than 90 percent of medical-grade nitrile gloves are manufactured outside the country.

Fans of Hallmark Christmas movies are getting an added spice of Louisiana holiday traditions this year with “My Southern Family Christmas.” Ascension Parish native and filmmaker Daniel Lewis says it’s a sweet film about a family that was set and filmed in Sorrento.

Cut 7 (05) “…tradition.”

Lewis’s production of A New Orleans Noel debuts on Lifetime in December. It features Patti LeBelle.

9:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Voters in southeast Louisiana will have a runoff election for the District 3 Public Service Commission seat; pitting incumbent Lambert Boissiere against challenger Davante Lewis. Lewis claims Boissiere’s votes on key matters have been bought via political contributions from companies he regulates, but Boissiere denies that…:

CUT 15  (08)        ”…utility companies.”

Lewis says, if elected he’ll push for clean renewable sources of energy…:

CUT 16  (09)        “…the state.”

Boissiere has been a PSC member since 2005.

A plane that crashed into a power line tower in Maryland was carrying a Louisiana man as a passenger. Officials say 66-year-old Jan Williams, of Louisiana, was rescued along with the pilot and both will be OK.

 

An Alexandria man is convicted of planting bombs at three businesses in Monroe and Alexandria in 2019 and 2020. 40-year-old Daniel Aikens reportedly tried to extort money for some of those businesses to avoid being bombed again. U.S. Attorney Brandon Brown says Aikens needs to do serious jail time…:

CUT 06(07)      “…40 years max.”

Aikens’ sentencing comes up in March. Aikens also faces trial for a 2017 murder in Grant Parish.

A Baton Rouge teen was shot and killed over the holiday weekend, while in New Orleans for the Bayou Classic football game. The 18-year-old was shot dead on Canal Street, not far from revelers in the French Quarter. A 15-year-old – also from Baton Rouge – is the suspect and is under arrest. Neither victim nor suspect have been identified as yet.

8:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Early voting is underway and one of the big items on some of the ballots is the third district Public Service Commission Race as New Orleans Democrat Lambert Boissiere seeks a fourth term, but is facing a significant challenge from Davante Lewis. Boissiere has been on the PSC since 2005 and he says he’s kept utility rates in check…:

CUT 13(11)      “…they want.”

But challenger Lewis says utilities like Entergy used their monopoly power to generate record profits without making the necessary investments. He says utilities use campaign contributions to buy their way out of regulation..:

CUT 14(09)      “…same entities.”

The third PSC district covers Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, plus the River Parishes and sections of the Baton Rouge area.

 

A new Louisiana company has received FDA clearance to provide its chemo-rated nitrile gloves to the U.S.’s huge health care industry. A big accomplishment for Broussard-based SafeSource Direct…:

CUT 02(30)      “…Golsby.”

Five people were shot and wounded early Sunday morning on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Just blocks away, a Baton Rouge teenager – in town for the Bayou Classic – was shot and killed. The suspect is a 15-year-old boy.

7:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

An Alexandria man – 40-year-old Daniel Aikens – is convicted of planting bombs at three businesses in Monroe and Alexandria in 2019 and 2020. Brandon Brown is the U.S. Attorney for the state’s Western District. He says Aikens set off bombs at a Monroe beauty school, an Alexandria gas station and an Alexandria payday loan office. No one was killed or seriously injured. Brown says Aiken called some of the businesses afterward to extort cash to prevent another bombing…:

CUT 05(05)      “…by greed. By money.”

Brown says he’ll seek stiff sentencing when that phase of Aiken’s trial comes up in March.

A Louisiana company gets FDA clearance for its chemo-rated nitrile exam gloves to be used in health care. SafeSource Direct partner Steve Mott says this positions the company to meet the demand to help keep healthcare workers safe…:

CUT 10(11)      “…worker is protected.”

SafeSource is located in Broussard.

 

Authorities are assessing damage following a confirmed tornado that passed through St. Charles Parish during strong thunderstorms on Saturday. St. Charles Parish officials say that a majority of the damage reports are between Cadow Road and Bayou Gauche Road in Paradis.

Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie season kicked off on Thanksgiving with a film set in and filmed in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 01(31)      “…Thorington.”

6:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU is preparing to play in the SEC Championship game, but they didn’t show up in College Station as they were upset by Texas A-and-M 38-23 on Saturday. Coach Brian Kelly says his team learned a valuable lession…
cut 20 (19) “…on the road”
Kelly said yesterday that quarterback Jayden Daniels will be in a walking point through today after injuring his ankle on Saturday. Kelly is optimistic he’ll be able to practice tomorrow.

In other college football news, the Ragin Cajuns beat Texas State to get bowl eligible on Saturday, Southern defeated Grambling in the Bayou Classic and will play Jackson State in the SWAC championship game, Southeastern won its F-C-S won its playoff game against Idaho and will play Samford on Saturday.

For the first time since 2002, the Saints were shut out in a regular season game as New Orleans failed to score any points in a 13-0 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. Coach Dennis Allen says it was a disappointing loss…
Cut 17 (18) “…advantage of them”
It was not a surprise to see the Saints offense struggle. San Francisco leads the NFL in fewest yards per game given up. But New Orleans had some chances, but kicker Will Lutz missed a field goal, Alvin Kamara fumbled twice and there were some difficult catches not made by receivers.

The loss dropped the Black and Gold’s record to four and eight. They visit Tampa Bay a week from tonight. The Buccaneers lost in overtime to fall to 5-and-6, but they are in first place in the NFC South.

6:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Early voting is underway for the December 10th election, and the 3rd District Public Service Commission race is one runoff on ballots in southeast Louisiana…:

CUT 03  (30)        “…Palermo.”

Five people were shot and wounded early Sunday morning on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Police say an argument led to the gunfire at around 2 am, and they are now seeking an unknown male suspect.

 

An Alexandria man is convicted of planting bombs at three businesses in Monroe and Alexandria in 2019 and 2020. A federal jury found 40-year-old Daniel Aikens guilty of 3 counts of Making a Destructive Device, 3 counts of possession of bombs and more. Brandon Brown is the U.S. Attorney for the state’s Western District and he’ll push for a long sentence…:

CUT 04(08)      “”…as long as possible.”

Aikens set off a bomb at a Monroe beauty school in September 2019. Three months later he planted a bomb at an Alexandria gas station. A third device went off in January 2020 at an Alexandria payday loan office. Brown says Aiken called some of the businesses afterward to extort cash to prevent another bombing.

Disappointing end to what was a great regular season for the LSU Tigers as they lost on Saturday to Texas A&M 38-23 in Bryan-College Station. LSU finishes its regular season at 9 and 3, and win the SEC West. They face Georgia next Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC title.