Weekend forecast: Clear skies and a crowded Hwy 90

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  It's a crazy day in the WLOX newsroom.  We're tracking traffic to see just how many spring breakers are beginning to pull into South Mississippi.  Last year, an estimated 25,000 people hung out along the beachfront.  And police are prepared for that sort of turnout again.  We have live coverage of spring break on all of our Friday newscasts.

Tom Benson suddenly has a monopoly on New Orleans' professional sports market.  The owner of the Saints is about to become the owner of the New Orleans Hornets.  A.J. Giardina looks at the deal Benson struck on WLOX News at 6:00.

We're following a heartwarming story from Pascagoula.  An 11-year-old battling Leukemia went through a bone marrow transplant today.  Her friends back at Trent Lott Academy are doing whatever they can to help her win that fight.  They wore shirts in support of Cailey Holliday today. And they're holding fundraisers.  Michelle Lady shines a spotlight on Cailey's friends on WLOX News at 6:00.

When you flip over to Cable One Channel 61 and watch WLOX News at 6:30 on CBS, you'll see an interview Dave Elliott did with Dr. Pat Smith.  The USM professor just wrote a book called "Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story." Dr. Smith is one of our guests this weekend on WLOX News This Week.

Which reminds me, we've made a change to our programming schedule that you should all pay attention to.  Starting Saturday, our public affairs program WLOX News This Week will air at 5:00 on both ABC and CBS.  Network news will air at 5:30 on both channels.  And WLOX News Weekend will be simulcast live at 6:00 on both ABC and CBS.

Have a great weekend.