12:30 Newscast, September 30th, 2016

$400 million in federal disaster aid is coming to Louisiana, but it could still be months before we see the “down payment.” The federal government needs to make rules on how that money can be spent, then state and local leaders need to assign how it plans to use the dollars. State Office of Community Development head Pat Forbes says this first shot of money is a sure sign we can expect more help from Washington moving forward…:
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Congress is expected to approve another relief package in December.

Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry had a sit down at the Capitol today to discuss their several disagreements. The governor’s office has stalled Landry’s budget requests, and the AG’s office has refused to approve some state contracts. Edwards is holding a news conference this afternoon to discuss the meeting.

The clowns just won’t go away and now law enforcement throughout the state is on high alert to try to diffuse these incidents that are freaking people out. Malcom Wolfe with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says they put to rest a sighting on Thursday near the wood line behind an apartment complex, as an 11-year-old boy came forward…:
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The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has received threats related to clowns and had to put the schools on a soft lockdown as a result.

Hurricane Matthew has now been upgraded to a category 3 storm with winds of 115 miles per hour. Matthew is a threat to Jamaica and Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters do not expect Matthew to reach the Gulf of Mexico.