12:30 Newscast Nov 23

Baton Rouge has settled with protestors who were arrested during protests that erupted after the death of Alton Sterling. Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman says they’re pleased, because the protestors’ constitutional rights were violated by police.

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Baton Rouge City Council member John Delgado voted against the settlement, saying it encourages bad behavior and litigation from future protestors.

The December 2 debate between the US Senate candidates has been cancelled because Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell can’t agree on debate terms. LSU political communications Professor Martin Johnson doesn’t think the debate would have changed many voters’ minds, but frontrunners tend to think not debating benefits them.

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Louisianan’s congressional delegation is continuing to fight to get a $3 billion flood recovery package approved. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says this money is badly needed because FEMA’s support so far has been inadequate.

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Graves is confident the request will be approved.

State Police’s Click It or Ticket Campaign is in effect for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Trooper Melissa Matey says law enforcement will look for drivers who are not properly buckled and children who are not correctly restrained.  She says the seat-belt provides many different protections.

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Matey says motorists can visit 511.la.org for traffic updates.