9:30 LRN Newscast November 30

Donald Trump’s approval rating in Louisiana took a big jump this year, thanks to swelling support from his base…
Voicer 3 (31) “…Matt Doyle”

Congress has approved legislation that extends the National Flood Insurance Program for another week. It was set to expire today. Louisiana’s senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are pushing for a six-month extension, so they can come back in the next Congress and approve a long-term deal for the program that billions of dollars in debt.

Good news for the estimated 25-thousand motorists who use the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, as two-lanes will re-open tomorrow. The bridge was closed last month for repairs after a crane barge hit the structure. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says this comes after crews have been working around the clock on repairs…
Cut 7 (06) “…main cords replaced.”
Mallett says the bridge will not fully re-open until January.

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.
Cut 13 (12) “…north of there.”

And don’t forget tomorrow is the last day to early vote in the December 8th runoff election that features the Secretary of State’s race.