17:30 Newscast Nov 22

State auditors are trying to find out where the attorney general’s office spent nearly $25 million. Beth Davis with the legislative auditor’s office says they couldn’t tell how the AG spent $24.7 million.

Cut 13 (09) “could locate”
AG Jeff Landry issued a statement blaming his predecessor Buddy Caldwell for the poor record keeping.

The National Retail Federation expects 59-percent of Americans will shop both in-store or online during the Thanksgiving weekend. Spokesperson Ana Serafin Smith says it’s a slight increase from last year.

Cut 3 (10) “as last year” Smith says Black Friday remains the busiest day of the weekend with 74-percent planning to shop that day.

LSU’s Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity has indefinitely suspended operations amid allegations of sexual assault at an event last weekend. LSU police say a female reported she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male early Saturday morning during the fraternity’s “PIKE’s Peak” event in the back yard of the frat house, and the alleged victim is not an LSU student. No arrests have been reported in the incident.

A Monroe family has donated 90 bulletproof vests for all of the troopers and investigators who work for Troop F. Bunzy Bryant, who has been friends with Troop F for 16 years, says they want criminals to know their boys are protected, and they have a message for the public.

Cut 8 (11) “of them”

The vests are strong enough to stop bullets from AK-47.