12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 02

A Lafourche Parish jury of 12 took only 90-minutes to return a unanimous guilty verdict against 55-year-old Morgan Ratley of Cutoff, for raping a teen girl while her mother was tied up. Ratley was the mom’s live-in boyfriend and had been assaulting the girl for some time when the July 2019 attack happened. David Melancon, with the Lafourche DA’s office, says evidence on the victim’s cell phone helped to nail Ratley…:

CUT 05  (11)        “…able to collect.”

State Police in Troop B ask the public’s help solving a hit & run early this morning in Marrero, in Jefferson Parish, that left two people dead. Trooper First Class Kate Stegall says it happened on the elevated Westbank Expressway at about 3:30 am…:

CUT 09(12)      “…on the scooter.”

The driver of the 2004 white Ford F150 extended cab fled the scene. If you can help all LSP: 504-471-2775


After a two-year break due to COVID, the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival returns to Opelousas Saturday. Festival executive director Lena Charles says Zydeco gained popularity with poor farm workers as a way to boost their spirits after a long day in the fields. Live music this year includes Grammy winner Chubby Carrier, and a tribute to the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. Charles said they had virtual events during the COVID break, but there’s nothing like being able to share the best of Southwest Louisiana in person…:

CUT 08(12)      “…you know that.”

…and now today’s markets…