07:30 Newscast November 27, 2015

13-thousand policies have shifted from the insurer of last resort, Citizens, to private insurance companies according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. Donelon says this is good news for private insurance policyholders, because they pay assessments to help Citzens cover damages in the event of another Katrina-level event…

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Donelon also reminds property insurance policyholders that the deadline to claim a rebate for the Citizens Assessment charged on their 2011 insurance policies is December 31st.

Pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics believes Democrat John Bel Edwards win over Republican David Vitter in the governor’s race is an anomaly. He believes next year’s senate race will be different because republicans have learned their lesson when it comes to disunity. Couvillon also says republicans have a big advantage over democrats in federal elections….

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LSU’s Les Miles could coach his final game for the Tigers tomorrow night against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium. Saturday’s game also marks the return of former LSU defensive coordinator, John Chavis, who now holds the same position for the Aggies. LSU linebacker Deion Jones says he has no ill will toward his old coach…

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The game kicks off at 6:30 and it will be televised on the SEC Network.

National Retail Federation Spokesperson Kathy Grannis says they expect retailers to see healthy sales gains this holiday season. She says hot items this year are toys, a wide range of electronics for adults and jewelry…

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She says sales are expected to increase about 3.7-percent overall in November and December.