08:30 LRN Newscast November 23rd

The governor’s office is encouraged the White House has asked federal lawmakers to approve 3-point-1 billion dollars in federal disaster aid for Louisiana and states impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Bayou State has already received 438-million dollars from Congress and the governor’s spokesperson, Richard Carbo, says Congressional leaders understand the state’s needs have yet to be met….
cut 15 (10) “….our request”
Governor Edwards is planning another trip to D-C next week.

There’s plenty of buzz for the Bayou Classic football game between Southern and Grambling State. Bayou Classic spokesperson Angela Young says tickets are going fast….
cut 5 (09) “…complete sellout”
Kickoff on Saturday is at 4 PM.

AAA says be prepared to see a bunch of Thanksgiving travelers on the roadways this weekend…
voicer 2 (30) “…I’m Michelle Southern”

The USDA is recommending not to wash your raw turkey. Washing raw meat can spread bacteria three feet away. Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says it’s also a good idea to cut the turkey off the bone and refigerate within two hours of cooking…
cut 9 (08) “….and freeze”