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Anchoring 11/28/20
Anchoring 11/28/20
Anchoring 11/28/20

And residents across louisiana have received letters tied to fake unemployment claims, approvals for benefits and even received debit cards loaded with cash benefits... w'll tell you all about it in just a few... fox news music.

Live good evening - 'm princess jhane stepherson-lowry thank you for choosing news 15 at ten... our top story this evening -- a lake charles eatery finds a temporary home in lafayette after being forced to relocate after hurricanes laura and delta news 1's kourtney williams explains amidst a pandemic and two hurricanes the vision ms reta had for her restaurant is still unfolding.

Sotwell 'm here in lafayette the vision for me right here just keep doing showing that customer service that i been doing for the last siz years keeping those five stars that i love customers keep coming back and everytime they come into this door the'll realize like im at mam's house grandmothers house i want that same feeling to have that i had in lake charles to be here in lafayette while most may see evacuating from a hurricane as a setback mrs. reta has found positivity after being forced into relocation.sot majority of my life im positive about everything so i feel that it was a setback for some people but i always thought that it was a comeback for me because i knew that whereever i go i can it work wherever i go and find a place to make mama ret's come alive again.

Mrs. reta restaurant dates back to 2014 and she credits her passion for excellent customer service nat sound sot well i always did like to cook from a little girl so i been in the food business for over 35 years so my passion for food and customer service is always been number one in my life like many who evacuated from the lake charles area she and her family found housing here in lafayette and tha's when she stumbled upon a temporary location.

Sotwell due to the hurricane laura in lake charles louisiana my restaurant was damaged and the place where i was at was really damaged tremendously so i lost everything in my restaurant found a place here in lafayette that i like and i love so i decided to go ahead and move my business here and i's working for me since opening up in lafayette ms reta has met new customers along with old customers from lake charles she prides herself in providing the community with homecooked flavorful meals.

In lafayette kourtney williams news 15 mrs. reta says she will continue to serve the community because it has given so much back to her.if yo'd like to check out the restaurant you can visit mama ret's kitchen on facebook.

3 now, le's check on the weather with storm track 15 meteorologist cory smith.

Cory, what are you tracking this evening?

Tonight: 49, rain, clouds tomorrow: 64, morning rain, mostly cloudymonday: low: 43 high: 53, windy, coldan area of low pressure is riding up the gulf coast today and continues our trend of rainy weather.

Light to moderate showers will continue through the evening with heavy rain possible overnight.

As of right now, we will have to watch for flooding issues.

As we go into sunday morning it looks like we will stay out of the warm sector for the most part.

St.

Mary parish may reach this area which means warmer temperatures and the chance of stronger storms. for the rest of us, showers will continue for the morning until the cold front passes through around midday.

We will begin to see windy conditions as cold air funnels into the region.

Highs will be in the 5's to start off the week with lows reaching around freezing for tuesday morning.

We stay cold but rain moves back into the picture as another area of low pressure moves in wednesday into thursday before sunshine returns for the end of the week.

3 attention property owners..

Fema is looking for people to participate in its multi-family lease and repair and direct lease programs..

Under the m-l-r program, property owners will help provide temporary housing to eligible applicants who are displaced due to hurricane laura.

If yo're an interested property owner, you can submit the information listed on your screen..

For details or to register your property visit the website on your screen.

Deadline for repair and lease programs is december 28-th.

The i-r-s says more parishes are eligible for tax relief from hurricane delta ..now, individuals and households affected by hurricane delta have until february of next year to file tax returns and make tax payments..

Taxpayers who are claiming a disaster loss from the hurricane should put the disaster designation "louisiana -- hurricane delta" in bold letters at the top of the application form.

Also be sure to include the disaster declaration number , fema 4570, on any return..

Those claiming losses from hurricane laura have until december 31.

For a list of those eligible parishes and more information on tax relief provisions head to the website at the bottom of your screen.

3 two motel employees were injured after a man attacked them with a knife after being denied a room.

The stabbing happened around 3:30 p.m.

Yesterday at a motel in the 100 block of alcede domain drive.

When officers arrived one of the victims had subdued the suspect.

Officers took the man, 35-year-old troy ledoh, to an area hospital for treatment before booking him into the lafayette parish correctional center, lafayette police spokesperson sgt.

Wayne griffin said in a statement.

One motel employee suffered significant defensive wounds and was transported to a local hospital while the second employee suffered minor lacerations 3 in acadia parish -- crowley police has captured a suspect in connection with an april shooting..investigators say ronald felix jr fired multiple shots at someon's home.

No one was injured during the incident.

Crowley police say they found felix wednesday in possession of a stolen firearm..

He was arrested following a warrant for two counts of first degree murder and one count of assault for a drive-by shooting..

Along with multiple unrelated charges..

He was booked into the acadia parish jail..

There is no bond as of now.

3 today, governor john bel edwards issued a statement following the united states supreme court denying a motion to hear the case of spell v.

Edwards, which looked to overturn the governo's covid-19 mitigation measures.

He said in part quote "the reasonable, legal mitigation measures have been necessary to protect the people of louisiana from unchecked spread of the coronavirus, which would limit hospital' ability to deliver care.

I am thankful that the united states supreme court denied this effort to overturn these mitigation efforts."

End quote.

Residents across louisiana have received letters tied to fake unemployment claims, approvals for benefits and even received debit cards loaded with cash benefits for people they do't know who are using their home address.

The louisiana workforce commission, said it already has stopped 160 thousand bogus claims since the coronavirus pandemic started.they are looking into an unexpected spike over the past two weeks that tripled the number of applications for unemployment insurance benefits.there are three categories of individuals who can report fraud online with the state agency: employers, employees and individuals and those who believe they are victims of identity theft, but ther's no place to file reports as a third party such as those who had their addresses used but not their social security numbers.

3 still to come on news15 at ten -- w've got details on a new record of black friday online sales leading to consumers spending billions of dollars... plus -- at least one player and two staff members for the denver broncos has tested positive for covid-19..

There expected to play the new orleans saints tomorrow... more details ahead..

But first cory... 3 coming up.... ad lib weather w'll be right back'm tracking the tropics its estimated 160-thousand small businesses have been shut down in the u-s this year because of the covid 19 pandemic and many wo't reopen... thats why some business owners depended on this years 11th annual small business saturday ... w'll take a look after the break... and to catch up on continued coverage of the latest news around acadiana and the state visit our website klaf dot com stay with us..

We have a lot more coming up on news15 today!

3 3 today is small business saturday...a day created more than a decade ago to draw attention to the independent merchants and retailers across the country who depend on holiday sales to stay afloat for another year.this year... those retailers say... i's more pivotal than ever... as the covid 19 crisis has slashed their sales for weeks in many places... and could force closures at any time.

Nb's chris pollone reports.

Vice-president elect kamala harris... among those venturing out to support independent businesses saturday.the california democrat visiting a christmas market in washington to underscore how pivotal this holiday shopping season is to the natio's small businesses.

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 archbishop of washington, d-c wilton gregory has become the first african-american cardinal.pope francis raised 13 new cardinals, including gregory, to the highest rank in the catholic church today during a formal ceremony at the vatican marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic.two new cardinals from brunei and the philippines did't make the trip because of covid-19 travel restrictions.most of the cardinals took their masks off when they approached a maskless francis to receive their red hats, but gregory kept his on.

3 health care professionals are concerned with the potential spike in covid cases due to the thanksgiving holiday news 1's kourtney williams has the story... health officials are closely monitoring the rate of infections after the thanksgiving holiday in spite of the cdc advising people to stay home with smaller groups.

Doctors across the nation and the acadiana area are trying to curve the spread to avoid what could be a devastating holiday season.

Sot"hopefully over the thanksgiving holiday most people were able to celebrate in small groups so really just your immediate household or just a very small number of individuals."

Hospitals are brasing for a post holiday influx of covid patients.

Dr. stefanski works as the regional medical director for the office of public health in acadiana.

Sot "this was a big holiday so typically i's just part of our culture and part of expressing our gratitude is being together with people that we love and care for and so we are concerned that as a result we might see an increase in cases over the next coming weeks."the rush to get home for the holidays usually takes place during thanksgiving but like much of 2020 things are different.

Sot "people who traveled also need to be monitoring there health so if you traveled and you were in busy airports or bus stations just know that there are risks for transmission there to so even if nobody at your holiday gathering was sick you still need to be monitoring or be on the lookout for symptoms."health care professionals believe that there will be an influx in covid cases after the thanksgiving holiday that will soon flood e's and ic's.

In lafayette kourtney williams news fifthteen.

There have already been more than five new thousand covid- 19 cases reported from the louisiana department of health, just in the past couple of days.

3 coming up -- w're taking a look at the new orleans pelicans 2020 preseason schedule... announced yesterday afternoon... 3 3 team forecast."

3 tonight: 49, rain, clouds tomorrow: 64, morning rain, mostly cloudymonday: low: 43 high: 53, windy, coldan area of low pressure is riding up the gulf coast today and continues our trend of coast today and is riding up the gulf an area of low pressure 53, windy, cold monday: low: 43 high: rain, mostly cloudytomorrow: 64, morning cloudstonight: 49, rain, 3 tonight: 49, rain, clouds tomorrow: 64, morning rain, mostly cloudymonday: low: 43 high: 53, windy, coldan area of low pressure is riding up the gulf coast today and continues our trend of rainy weather.

Light to moderate showers will continue through the evening with heavy rain possible overnight.

As of right now, we will have to watch for flooding issues.

As we go into sunday morning it looks like we will stay out of the warm sector for the most part.

St.

Mary parish may reach this area which means warmer temperatures and the chance of stronger storms. for the rest of us, showers will continue for the morning until the cold front passes through around midday.

We will begin to see windy conditions as cold air funnels into the region.

Highs will be in the 5's to start off the week with lows reaching around freezing for tuesday morning.

We stay cold but rain moves back into the picture as another area of low pressure moves in wednesday into thursday before sunshine returns for the end of the week.

3 3 cyber monday is coming up..

And after the break w're giving up tell-tell signs that could determine yo're being targeted by scammers... stay with us yo're watching news15 at six... "when yo're on the go, so are we!

Download the news15 mobile app and get the latest news, weather and sports.

The news15 mobile app... download now!"

3 people around the nation are looking for the best markdown prices possible... but while yo're looking for good deals, criminals are looking for your information.

Shoppers are searching for the best retail deals.

What lies just a couple days ahead is cyber monday with even more sales... i spoke with a cyber security expert who offers some tips on how you can stay safe when shopping online.

Chris rader says you always want to look for the "s" in https when searching anything in your web browser - "s" is for secure.

Rader says scammers are good at watching your search engines.

Rader sot "someone uses google search and they pick that up and they come up with a ficticious site right?

So then you see ad words on the left right it says ad for advertisement.

So the'll pick that up and try to trick me to going to a site tha's not the site that i want to go to or a site that i would like to go to".rader says information on you and your credit cards can be found on the dark web - there are sites scammers pay for to watch your transactions.

The better business bureau says cyber monday is like a gold mine for scammers.

Babin sot "the're are so many transactions and products being purchased online, scammers are taking advantage of that opportunity.

The're sending people links and emails, even making phone calls trying to convince them that they have a package tha's at their house or is going to show up at thier house."babin says if you know you di'nt order anything, let that be a red flag.

Rader says he checks his account balance after every transaction and so should you.

Rader sot "everytime i make a credit card transaction i get a text or an email that says the amount and the vendor and if it doe'nt look right then i contact my credit card company."rader says shoppers get scammed when checking gift cards balances as well - he says to just go in the store and ask for a balance check.

Rader says the amount of people who do't understand user security is like being starnded in the wild wild west and tha's why i's so easy to be taken advantage of.

He also says be careful when shopping on cyber monday because your money i'nt just in your purse or wallet anymore - i's in your phone, tablet and even your computer.

Black friday online sales hit a new record this year.

According to data from adobe analytics, consumers spent an estimated nine-billion dollars the day after thanksgiving.

Tha's up 22-percent from last year...but the company expects cyber monday to be the largest online sales day in u-s history, with estimated spending up to 12-point-seven billion dollars.the data reflects the trend of more consumers shopping online for things they bought in person before the pandemic.

3 the new orleans pelicans announced the tea's 2020 preseason schedule.

New orleans will open preseason play with a road contest against the miami heat before playing its only home preseason game at the smoothie king center on friday, dec.

18 against the milwaukee bucks.

Broadcast information for the pelican' preseason games will be available at a later date.

At least one player and two staff members for the denver broncos have tested positive for covid-19.the team says they were informed of the test results early friday morning and subsequently canceled frida's in-person practice, holding meetings virtually.

Team sources say that wide receiver-returner diontae spencer is the player who tested positive and is expected to go on the reserve-covid-19 list.that is in addition to quarterback jeff driskel, who was moved to the reserve-covid-19 list thursday.the broncos are scheduled to face the new orleans saints tomorrow at empower field at mile high.

3 a final look at your weather with storm track 15 meteorologist cory smith after this break... stay with us..

3 3 now that christmas is upon us--- news15 wants to know your all time favorite christmas movie!each week before christmas go to our website, k-l-a-f dot com and make your picks.

Make sure you make your selection before the cut off time of each round!be sure to tune in on christmas eve to see which christmas movie comes out on top.one winner can win an awesome swag bag with show merch!now le's send it over to storm track 15 meteorologist cory smith for a final look at your weather.

3 tonight: 49, rain, clouds tomorrow: 64, morning rain, mostly cloudymonday: low: 43 high: 53, windy, coldan area of low pressure is riding up the gulf coast today and continues our trend of rainy weather.

Light to moderate showers will continue through the evening with heavy rain possible overnight.

As of right now, we will have to watch for flooding issues.

As we go into sunday morning it looks like we will stay out of the warm sector for the most part.

St.

Mary parish may reach this area which means warmer temperatures and the chance of stronger storms. for the rest of us, showers will continue for the morning until the cold front passes through around midday.

We will begin to see windy conditions as cold air funnels into the region.

Highs will be in the 5's to start off the week with lows reaching around freezing for tuesday morning.

We stay cold but rain moves back into the picture as another area of low pressure moves in wednesday into thursday before sunshine returns for the end of the week.

Thank you for joining us for news 15 at ten...our coverage continues tomorrow evening at

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