5:30 pm LRN Nov. 25 Newscast

Senator John Kennedy is working to get $10 billion for rural broadband infrastructure through the “Clearing Broad Airwaves for New Deployment, or C-Band, Act.” Kennedy filed the measure in part because there are many people in less populated areas do not have reliable internet service.

Cut 3 (10) “don’t have broadband.”

It’s a historic debut today as Mississippi residents could purchase Louisiana Lottery scratch-off tickets for the first time in their home state.

Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says the Louisiana Lottery transferred more than 184-million dollars to the state treasury for K-through-12 public education. She credits their creative scratch-off games.

Cut 11 (07) “…Mardi Gras themed game”

The Louisiana Lottery reports that 2019 is coming its most successful fiscal year ever in their 28-year existence.

The Transportation Security Administration expects nearly 27-million people will fly from November 22nd to December 2nd. T-S-A Spokesperson Sari Koshetz says T-S-A agents confiscated at least 72 guns at security checkpoints at Louisiana airports in 2019. She says you can travel with a gun, but it must go in your checked luggage…

Cut 14 (06) “…check in”

Louisiana State Parks will soon reduce the 3-night minimum to book weekday stays at state campgrounds and cabins. The change begins December 9th. State Parks Director Brandon Burris says the repeal sends an encouraging message to those that want to explore sportsman’s paradise.

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For more info on booking a Louisiana State Parks stay, head to L A State Parks dot com.