7:30 LRN Newscast November 30

A new statewide poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Louisiana has increased from 48-percent to 55-percent over the last year. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says over a quarter of the voters surveyed say Mr Trump is doing an excellent job…
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Pinsonat says Senator John Kennedy’s overall positive job rating is 61-percent, while Governor Edwards approval rating fell from 65 to 60-percent.

The state department of transportation plans to open two lanes of traffic on the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish tomorrow. The structure has been closed for seven weeks after it was hit by a crane barge. Department of Transportation spokesperson Rodney Mallett says a main weight-supporting beam known as a chord has been replaced, which allows for two lanes of traffic, each going one way…
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25-thousand vehicles once used the bridge on a daily basis.

Today marks the end of a hurricane season that researchers under-predicted when it comes to the number of storms produced.
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Louisiana is under the threat of severe weather today, especially for those north of Interstate 20. National Weather Service Shreveport Meteorologist Brandi Richardson says an upper-level trough will push rain into the area during the daylight hours.
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