6:30 LRN Newscast November 2nd

Senator Bill Cassidy faces his first reelection effort with Democrat and Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins his biggest threat on tomorrow’s ballot. Matt Doyle has more.
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There’s also the 5th District Congressional race. There are nine candidates seeking to replace the retiring Ralph Abraham. In New Orleans, Entergy is rushing to get the power back on at polling locations following Hurricane Zeta. Mayor LaToya Cantrell claims Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is refusing to provide support for generators, Ardoin says Cantrell is spreading misinformation.

State Police Captain Lamar Davis has been promoted to LSP Superintendent, replacing Col. Kevin Reeves who retired after three years running the department. Governor John Bel Edwards says Davis is a 25 year LSP vet who has worked a lot of different jobs in the department.
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Davis takes over while L-S-P is facing a federal investigation over the death of a Black Man while in custody last year. There’s also a new AP report that provided evidence that the use of racial slurs among Troopers are not isolated incidents.

It’s becoming a common occurrence, Saints games going down to the wire, but at least New Orleans is winning them. They pulled off a 26-23 overtime win in Chicago last night. Each victory during their four-game winning streak has been by six points or less. Safety Malcolm Jenkins…
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The Saints are at Tampa Bay Sunday night.