09:30 LRN Newscast November 23rd

The White House has urged Congress to pass a 3.1 billion dollar disaster assistance package to help Louisiana flood victims and states impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Congress will consider the President’s request after the Thanksgiving holiday. U.S. Representative Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Louisiana’s Congressional delegation continues to lobby federal lawmakers about the need for assistance.
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So far Congress has approved 438-million in flood relief dollars, but it’s unknown when those dollars will eventually get into the hands of flood victims.

There will not be a televised debate between the two US Senate runoff candidates. Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell could not agree on a date or the conditions of the debate, like should there be a live audience. Early voting for the December 10th runoff starts on Saturday.

Ag Commissioner Mike Strain has safety tips for Thanksgiving chefs, like don’t wash a raw turkey. Halen Doughty has more…
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The hype is building for Saturday’s Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling. Both teams are undefeated in the SWAC and the winner advances to the league championship game. But Bayou Classic spokesperson Angela Young says it’s more than just a football game…
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