4:30 pm LRN Nov. 25 Newscast

The FCC is holding a public auction for airwaves to be used in 5G wireless technology that should result in improved access to broadband internet in rural communities. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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Louisiana State Parks will soon end its 3-night minimum requirement for weekday stays at state campgrounds and cabins. The change starts December 9th. State Parks Director Brandon Burris says they’ve heard the feedback from visitors to get rid of the minimum weeknight stay policy that has been in place for the last few years.

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Burris expects an uptick in reservations due to the policy change.

Approximately 12-hundred convenience stores in the across Mississippi began selling Louisiana Lottery scratch off tickets today. It marks the first time Bayou State scratch off games were available in Mississippi. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says Texas and Arkansas have popular lottery games, but residents in those states also play in Louisiana…

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Chopin says Louisiana Lottery is coming off its most successful fiscal year ever.
The Transportation Security Administration is getting the word out, make sure you don’t pack anything firearms in carry-on bag. Spokesperson Sari Koshetz says T-S-A agents confiscated at least 72 guns at security checkpoints at Louisiana airports. She says you can travel with a gun, but it must go in your checked luggage…

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