2:30 LRN Newscast August 24

State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Lafourche Parish town of Cutoff. Trooper Ross Brennan says Lafourche deputies, and a Port Fourchon harbor cop, responded to a domestic disturbance and found themselves being fired on. The Harbor Police officer returned fire; hitting 32-year-old Geraldo Reyes…:

CUT 04  (09)        “…this incident.”

More information as it becomes available.

A new weapon in the fight against opioid addiction. UL-Monroe has received a $2.5-million grant to train first responders on handling overdoses; like administering the overdose rescue drug Narcan. Clinical practices professor Dr. Alexis Horace says a big hurdle is first responders not trusting drug users, and vice-versa…:

CUT 13  (09)        “…first responders.”


A New Orleans state lawmaker continues to call for change at the top at the Department of Children & Family Services. Representative Jason Hughes says a toddler died from a drug overdose last month; his third while under DCFS’s watch. In another case, a foster parent was found to be sexually assaulting his foster kids. Hughes says DCFS secretary Marketa Garner Walters should step down…:

CUT 10  (07)        “…starts at the top.”

Hughes is also calling for the assistant secretaries of Child Welfare and Family Support to resign.

A federal judge says the governor can move forward with plans to move some juvenile offenders to Angola, from the Bridge City Youth Center in Jefferson Parish…despite a lawsuit hoping to stop that temporary move. A Baton Rouge judge issued a temporary order blocking the move until and hearing on the suit in early September. The federal court denied that TRO late Tuesday afternoon.