11:30 LRN Newscast Nov 27

The college football playoff selection committee has dropped LSU to number two and moved Ohio State to number one in the latest rankings. LSU closes out the regular season by hosting Texas A-and-M, while O-S-U is at Michigan. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says the drop in the ranking should provide the Tigers with some extra motivation

Cut 4 (10) “…the message.”

The U-S-D-A estimates 46-million turkeys will be cooked during this holiday. Food safety expert Janice Lopez-Munoz asks cooks to wash their hands before you start preparing your turkey, but there is no reason to wash the turkey…

cut 10 (10) “….prepared”

She says cooking your turkey thoroughly is the best way to make sure your bird is free of bacteria.

Would you know the difference between a natural diamond and one cultivated in a lab? Kevin Barnhart speaks to a diamond expert to get the details.

Cut 2 (32) “…I’m Kevin Barnhart.” 

In Jackson Parish an early this morning accident has claimed the life of a Jonesboro man. State Troopers report that 40-year old Dustin Stanford was killed when his vehicle overturned off Highway 4. Stanford was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.