10:30 LRN Newscast November 23rd

An estimated 48-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says driving remains the most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving with more than 89% of people getting behind the wheel…
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Redman says mototists who use regular gasoline, should be able to fill up for less than two dollars a gallon in our region.

The White House has sent a letter to Congress asking them to approve a three-point-one billion dollar disaster aid package that will cover Louisiana flood victims and those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The governor’s spokesperson, Richard Carbo, says John Bel Edwards will be in DC next week to lobby members of Congress to approve the President’s request…
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It doesn’t look like voters will get a chance to hear the U.S. Senate candidates debate again before the December 10th runoff. They could not agree on a date and conditions for the debate. LSU political communications Professor Martin Johnson says it’s disappointing the public won’t have a chance to hear Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell discuss their platforms.

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The festivities for the 43rd Annual Bayou Classic are underway. Grambling State and Southern, who are undefeated in the SWAC , will go head to head this Saturday in the Superdome. Bayou Classic spokesperson Angela Young says there’s a celebration at Joe Brown Park in New Orleans today.
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