17:30 Newscast Nov 23

Voters will not have a chance to see the US Senate runoff candidates debate. Don Molino explains why…

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Nearly 49 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend, according to AAA. It’s the highest number since Thanksgiving of 2007 and a nearly 2% increase over last year. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says driving is the most popular mode of travel, as more than 89% of Thanksgiving travelers will get behind the wheel. He adds that the statewide average for a gallon of gas is $2 a gallon.

The City of 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 because he says it encourages bad behavior from protestors.

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 because the seat-belt provides many different protections.

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Drivers can visit 511.la.org for traffic updates.