12:30 LRN Newscast November 25

Senator John Kennedy files the “Clearing Broad Airwaves for New Deployment, or C-Band, Act” in an effort to secure $10 billion for rural broadband infrastructure. Kennedy says there are many people that do not have reliable internet in less populated areas.
Cut 3 (10) “don’t have broadband.”
Kennedy says his legislation will ensure a public auction for the C-Band spectrum will be held and at least 10-billion of the proceeds will go towards rural broadband infrastructure.

The American Farm Bureau finds that Louisiana residents can expect to pay $47.54 for a Thanksgiving dinner that caters to a party of ten. That’s $1.37 less than the national average price. Louisiana Farm Bureau federation spokesperson Avery Davidson says a 16-pound turkey is about $2 less than the national average.
Cut 7 (06) “…whole lot more.”
Davidson says sweet potatoes also cost less here, compared to nationally.

Law enforcement across the state are participating in the Click or Ticket campaign this week. State Police Lt. Nick Manale says state troopers and local officers will be on the lookout to see if drivers are buckled up… The increased surveillance may lead to more tickets, but Manale says a ticket is better than a tragedy…
Cut 14 (09) “…time of year.”

Today eight regional offices of O-M-V opened this morning after they were closed last week from a cyberattack on state computers. The Office of Motor Vehicles is asking the public to only conduct time-sensitive business.