15:30 Newscast Nov 23

Beginning December 5, the Office of Motor Vehicles will once again accept some cash payments. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says they originally decided not to accept cash because it was a burden on employees if they came up short.

Cut 14 (10) “was there”

Legislative audits from 2014 and 2015 founds $280-thousand in stolen or misappropriated funds.

The December 2 debate between US Senate Candidates Foster Campbell and John Kennedy has been cancelled. LSU political communications Professor Martin Johnson says it’s unclear if either candidate will benefit from not having a debate

Cut 4 (11) “pretty important”

The debate was called off because the candidates couldn’t agree on debate terms.

Ninety-two protestors who were arrested after the death of Alton Sterling will receive $230 each as a result of a $100-thousand settlement. Baton Rouge City Council member John Delgado did not vote for the settlement because he says it sets a terrible precedent.

Cut 8 (10) “their case”

The ACLU of Louisiana is pleased because they say protestors’ first amendment rights were violated.

As people hit to road this holiday weekend, police will be on heightened alert for drivers who are not buckled up. State Trooper Melissa Matey says they’ll also be looking out for drunk drivers.

Cut 12 (10) “impaired drivers”

Motorists can get traffic updates at 511.la.gov.