9:30 LRN Newscast

Today is Small Business Saturday and Kace Kieschnick reports local retailers hope consumers will spend with them.
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Consumers will still find some Black Friday sales today. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says not all advertised door buster sales are actually a good value, so do your research….
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Early voting begins today for the December 10th election. State Commissioner of Elections Sherri Hadskey says there is something on the ballot for every voter, so get out and cast your vote…
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You can use your Geaux-vote app or go to geaux-vote-dot-com to see what’s on your ballot.

College football’s regular season comes to an end today. The Fighting Tigers are trying to finish with a 10-2 record as they will visit the 4-and-7 Texas A-and-M Aggies. Even though A-and-M’s season has been a complete disappointment, LSU defensive end B-J Ojulari is expecting a great crowd at Kyle Field…
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Kick-off is at 6 PM.

8:30 LRN Newscast

It’s Small Business Saturday today. A campaign to get consumers to shop at local stores. State NFIB director, Dawn McVea, says Louisiana small businesses employ over 46% of the workforce, so shopping locally will help the state’s economy…
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In the NFIB’s latest optimism survey, 13% of small business owners reported not having a good outlook for the next three months, so they are hoping for a robust Small Business Saturday.

Early voting for the December 10th election starts today and early voting will continue until December third, except for Sunday. State Commissioner of Elections Sherri Hadskey says their are a couple of other dates to remember as well…
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Hadskey says there is something on the ballot for everyone, including three constitutional amendments.

Louisiana’s green energy industry continues to grow. The St Landry Parish Council has approved that parish’s first solar farm project. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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If you are a concealed handgun permit holder, you can add it to your LA Wallet App. The creator of the app, Envoc, says it’s been added after receiving thousands of requests for the feature. The LA Wallet app can also show your driver’s license, state ID, digital hunting and fishing licenses and COVID-19 vaccination verification.

7:30 LRN Sportscast

Let’s take a look at some high school football playoff scores from last night. In Division Four-select, Ouachita Christian is headed to the semi-finals for the fourth consecution season as the Eagles defeated Glenbrook 28-27 to snap their 17 game winning streak.

St. Martin’s in New Orleans is headed to the semi-finals for the first time ever as they defeated St. Mary’s 29-25. In Division Four, non-select, Oak Grove was a winner over Kentwood 20-14. The Tigers will visit Haynesville next week.

Ruston is in the semifinals for the first time since 1999 as the Bearkats beat Denham Springs 49-31. Ruston hosts Zachary who defeated Southside 48-37.

In Division One-select, Catholic High advances as they took down Edna Karr 32-24.

One of the bigger upsets last night. Westgate beat second seeded Neville 21-10. and Carencro beat the top seed in Division One-Select, Warren Easton 29-26.

It’s the final full weekend of college football. 5th ranked LSU is at Texas A-and-M. Rain is not in the forecasdt in College Station. Ragin Cajuns need a win at Texas State to get bowl eligible. ULM is looking for its fifth win of the season as they host Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech looks to upset UAB in Ruston. Grambling also looking to pull off an upset as they face Southern in the Bayou Classic in New Orleans. Southeastern Louisiana hosts Idaho in an FCS playoff game.

Tomorrow the Saints, visit the 49ers. San Francisco has Nick Bosa, who leads the N-F-C in sacks with 10.5. New Orleans Quarterback Andy Dalton says Bosa is as good as it gets when it comes to rushing the passer…
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Kick-off is at 3:25.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU looks for its 10th win of the season tomorrow night when they visit Texas A-and-M in College Station. Kyle Field holds 102-thousand fans, but with the Aggies playing for just pride, their fans may prefer to watch this one from home. But LSU defensive end BJ Ojulari expects a difficult environment…
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A-and-M is not heading to a bowl game for the first time in nearly 15 years.

19th-ranked Tulane will host the American Athletic Conference Championship next Saturday after beating 24th-ranked Cincinnati 27–24 today, ending the Bearkats’ 32-game home winning streak. Tyjae Spears rushed for 181 yards and 2 TDS.

In the World Cup….the U-S and England played to a zero-zero draw and will need to beat Iran on Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage.

The Ragin Cajuns can qualify for a bowl game with a win on Saturday against Texas State. ULM could keep Southern Miss out of a bowl game if the Warhawks can knock off the Golden Eagles. Southern is playing for a trip to the SWAC Championship game when they face Grambling in the Bayou Classic at 1 PM on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech closes out the regular season on Saturday when they host UAB. The Blazers are led by running back DeWayne McBride, who is the fifth-leading rusher in college football, with 1,441 rushing yards. Bulldogs Coach Sonny Cumbie says it will take a team effort to slow down McBride
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LSU held McBride to just 34 rushing yards last week. Kick-off is at 2:30.

Also tomorrow, Southeastern hosts Idaho in a first-round FCS playoff game.

2:30 LRN Newscast Nov 25

Some are calling it a Thanksgiving Day miracle; a man who fell overboard from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf was found and rescued last night. The Coast Guard says some hours passed before the ship’s crew knew he was missing and radioed them for search and rescue. They located him about 6 hours later, and a chopper pulled him from the water. He may have been keeping himself afloat for nearly a full day, without a life preserver. Often when person fall or jump off cruise ships, they are never found.

Early voting starts tomorrow for the December 10th election. State Elections Commissioner Sherri Hadskey says you’ll have seven full days to vote at your leisure…:

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On the ballot, 3 constitutional amendments and local runoffs and other issues. Find your sample ballot online at “GeauxVote.com.”

 

Deputies in St. Martin Parish are investigating a Thanksgiving evening murder/suicide in Youngsville. 40-year-old Misti Romero was found shot to death in a business parking lot. They identified a suspect – 54-year-old Andrew DeRouen – and found him some time later; dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. The investigation is ongoing.

The St Landry Parish Council has approved the parish’s first solar farm project. Officials say construction will begin next year on a 900-acre site in a rural area north of Opelousas. Lightsource BP development manager Jack Steele says it is expected to be operational by end of 2024. He says solar power is great for the environment and an effective way to produce energy..:

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Steele says the panels will be high enough off the ground that sheep and cattle can graze beneath them.

1:30 LRN Newscast Nov 25

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow. It’s a campaign to get consumers to shop at locally-owned stores. State NFIB director Dawn McVea urges shoppers to save some of their holiday shopping for Saturday and support the businesses that support our communities…:

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She says 13-percent of “mom & pops” surveyed have a less-0than-greart outlook for their holiday retail business.

The U.S. Coast Guard has found and rescued a man who fell overboard from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf. They began their search Thursday at around 2:30 and found the 28-year-old man by 8:30. A chopper plucked him from the water and he is OK. The Coast Guard says the ship’s crew was unware the man was missing for hours before they radioed. The man might have been in the water for almost a whole day.

 

There is a December runoff election in Louisiana coming up, and Early Voting for that is about to begin. State Commissioner of Elections Sherri Hadskey says you’ll have a full week to vote at your leisure starting tomorrow…:

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There will be something on your ballot, no matter where you are. Preview your sample ballot at “GeauxVote.com.”

State Police are looking into an officer-involved shooting in Alexandria. Troopers report an APD officer attempted to arrest a man who was running into and disrupting traffic. When the man resisted arrest and tried to get the cop’s weapon, he drew and fired – wounding the man.

A gunfight outside the Tiger Truck Stop along I-10 in Grosse Tete leaves one dead and another person injured. That happened at around 10 last night. Iberville Parish deputies are investigating.

12:30 LRN Newscast Nov 25

The U.S. Coast Guard has found and rescued a man who fell overboard from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf. They began their search Thursday at around 2:30 and found the 28-year-old man by 8:30. A chopper plucked him from the water and he is OK. The Coast Guard says the ship’s crew was unware the man was missing for hours before they radioed. The man might have been in the water for almost a whole day.

The holiday shopping season is officially underway, and experts predict inflation will force spending as high as $950-billion this year. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says remember not all advertised “doorbuster” sales are actually a good value, and it helps to do some research on the normal prices of items on your shopping list before you go shopping…:

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Louisiana’s green energy industry continues to grow, as the St Landry Parish Council approves that parish’s first solar farm project…:

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Early Voting for the December 10th election starts tomorrow. State Elections Commissioner Sherri Hadskey…:

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For information on the ballot, go to “GeauxVote.com”

8:30 LRN Newscast Nov 25

Saturday is Small Business Saturday and Kace Kieschnick reports local retailers hope consumers will spend with them on Saturday….

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And while you’re out and about today and tomorrow supporting Small Business Saturday, try to bulk the growing trend in the Bayou State. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 14% of you aren’t wearing your seatbelt. The national average is 90 percent and Louisiana is at 86 percent.

LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says while taking advantage of Black Friday sales… he says to look for a pretty fair mix of in-store and online buying, and more merchants who offer both will also do what he calls “hybrid sales”; where you order online, then pick the items up yourself at local store…:

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Approval for a new solar farm to be built north Opelousas should be operational by 2024 and Lightsource BP development manager Jack Steele says the panels will be so far off the ground that sheep and cattle can continue to graze and they do as much as possible to increase biodiversity…

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7:30 LRN Newscast Nov 25

It’s Black Friday; the official start of the holiday shopping season. How is the retail picture stacking up against record inflation? Kevin Gallagher has more…:

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And tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, State NFIB director Dawn McVea says consumers always from through…

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Another solar farm is coming to the state, this one will be in St Landry Parish. Lightsource BP development manager Jack Steele Louisiana has lots of flat agricultural land ideal for installing solar panels. The company already has a large solar farm near New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish…

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The one near of Opelousas is expected to be completed in 2024.

Early voting begins tomorrow for the December 10th election. State Commissioner of Elections Sherri Hadskey says they are making it as easy as possible for you to vote, and if you can’t make it to an Early Voting location…

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Early voting ends next Saturday, December third.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

Fifth-ranked LSU looks to finish the regular season with a ten-and-two mark when they visit Texas A-and-M tomorrow night. The Aggies are a disappointing four and seven, but Tigers defensive end Ali Gaye expects the Aggies to bring their “A” game…
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Kick-off is at 6 PM in College Station.

19th-ranked Tulane can clinch a spot in the American Athletic Conference Championship game today when they visit 24th-ranked Cincinnati. The Bearkats have won 32 straight games at home.

Soccer fans are fired up for today’s World Cup match between the United States and England. These two nations last met in the 2010 World Cup and it finished in a one-one tie. Today’s match begins at 1 PM.

An up-and-down Saints offense will face a big test Sunday when they visit San Francisco. The 49ers are the only team in the NFL that’s allowing less than 300 yards a game. New Orleans quarterback Andy Dalton says San Fran is fundamentally sound on defense
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Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed yesterday’s practice with an illness.

Pelicans guard C-J McCollum will miss tonight’s game in Memphis because he’s been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Tonight is the quarterfinals of the high school football playoffs. Ruston is at Denham Springs. The Yellow Jackets are in the quarters for the first time since 1985. 28th-seeded Breaux Bridge will try to keep their cinderella season alive as they host third-seeded North DeSoto.