NRF: Stores opening on Thanksgiving because the customers demand it
Posted on 11/22/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season. National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says dozens of stores open on Thanksgiving. It all started with one retail giant.
Black Friday, Thanksgiving, online shopping

Woman arrested after hitting husband with turkey
Posted on 11/28/2016 11:18:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after she attacked her husband with a turkey. Sgt. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police says a juvenile male called police on Thanksgiving Day to report that his parents were fighting. He says the situation escalated when 32-year-old Helen Jackson pulled a knife on her husband.

Don Coppola, Helen Jackson, Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is different for flood victims
Posted on 11/24/2016 1:58:00 AM.

Thanksgiving is different this year for flood victims still displaced after the August flooding. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says 80% of the homes and businesses in their town had flood damage. He says it’s a struggle for homeowners to find qualified workers to fix up their homes and repairs are expensive.

The Great Flood 2016, Denham Springs, Gerard Landry, flood, Thanksgiving

Ag Commissioner gives food safety tips for Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/23/2016 4:38:00 AM.

As Louisiana families prepare to cook their Thanksgiving feasts, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain has safety tips for home chefs. Strain cooks should make sure the turkey is fully defrosted before it goes in the oven. But he says it’s important not to wash the turkey before cooking.

Mike Strain, Thanksgiving, food safety

Rep. Abraham returns after visiting soldiers in Afghanistan
Posted on 12/1/2015 1:13:00 PM.

Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham is back in Louisiana after spending his Thanksgiving holiday with American soldiers in Afghanistan. Abraham says he was honored to spend time with the people who let us sleep safely every night. He says the men and women are optimistic about their mission of training Afghan soldiers to battle terrorism in their country.

Richland Parish, Ralph Abraham, Afghanistan, Thanksgiving, President Ghani, terrorism

Oysters available for your oyster dressing this Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/25/2015 3:35:00 AM.
Oyster dressing is one of the most popular dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner table.  The question is, are there enough oysters available for everyone to enjoy oyster dressing this Thanksgiving?
Louisiana, food, Thanksgiving, oysters, oyster dressing, Sal Sunseri

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner goes up for fourth year in a row
Posted on 11/24/2015 2:54:00 AM.
For the fourth year in a row, the cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal has increased.  The LSU AgCenter recently did a survey of Baton Rouge retailers and found the cost of items to prepare a meal for 10 was $49.81, a $1.31 increase from last year.  
Thanksgiving, dinner, LSU, AgCenter, Kurt Guidry

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up slightly
Posted on 11/23/2014 3:07:00 PM.
It looks like your Thanksgiving meal will cost a little more this year, according to an informal survey by the American Farm Bureau Association. The average price for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $49.41, 37 cents more than last year.  
Thanksgiving, dinner, Farm Bureau, Avery Davidson

"Click It or Ticket" campaign underway for Thanksgiving holiday
Posted on 11/21/2014 11:53:00 AM.
As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is coordinating a statewide Click It of Ticket campaign aimed at saving lives. Executive Director Lt. Col. John Leblanc says last year's Thanksgiving holiday was one of the most dangerous of the year on Louisiana roadways. 

Thanksgiving, seat belts, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, John Leblanc

Many LA retailers opening on Thanksgiving to make big sales early
Posted on 11/25/2013 5:55:00 AM.

Retail stores are beginning their big push for Holiday spending this week, and some are not waiting until the traditional Black Friday. Many store chains are opening on Thanksgiving evening, and staying open overnight. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says there are even some merchants who've already begun their Holiday shopping specials.
Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, Dan Rice

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