4:30 LRN Newscast August 24

State Police is investigating a fatal police shooting in Cut Off. Trooper Ross Brennan says the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to call of a domestic disturbance when a subject inside the home shot at deputies and an officer with Port Fourchon Harbor Police…:

CUT 03(06)      “…that subject.”

The man shot is identified as 32-year-old Geraldo Reyes. The investigation is ongoing.

A New Orleans state lawmaker calls for Department of Children & Family Services Secretary Marketa Walters to resign, after two high profile cases wherein the agency failed to protect kids. A Baton Rouge toddler died of a fentanyl overdose; his third in several months. Representative Jason Hughes says he’s tired of excuses…:

CUT 08  (10)        “…administration.”

In another case, a foster father was found to be sexually assaulting kids under his care.


A grand jury indicts a Baton Rouge cop for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Southern University student over a year ago. 34-year-old Officer Done Steele has been on administrative leave all this time. Detectives say Steele texted the victim sexually explicit messages after the encounter.

Governor Edwin Edwards’ widow announces her engagement to another major Louisiana political figure. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 01(33)      “…Thorington.”