1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 02

State Police in Jefferson Parish are seeking a hit & run driver that killed two people early this morning on the Westbank Expressway in Marrero. Trooper Kate Stegall says the victims were on a motorscooter, when a Ford F-150 extended cab pickup came up behind, and just plowed them over…:

CUT 10  (07)        “…failed to stop.”

Stegall says both the operator of the scooter and the passenger were tossed into the roadway and died at the scene. They have not yet been identified. The pickup driver drove off dragging part of the scooter with it.

Four women accused of abusing kids at a daycare center in the Concordia Parish town of Vidalia pleaded guilty to most charges Thursday. The four were booked on a total of 21 counts of cruelty to juveniles and took a guilty plea to 13. They had allegedly hit kids under their care with sticks at times. They could each get ten years or more in jail.


A Lafourche Parish jury needed only an hour and a half to return a unanimous guilty verdict against 55-year-old Morgan Ratley, of Cutoff, for raping a teenager while her mother was restrained. David Melancon, with the Lafourche DA, says it happened in July of 2019…:

CUT 03(08)      “…by our office.”

Convicted of 1st degree rape, Ratley’s sentencing is scheduled for October 19th. He faces a mandatory life sentence.

The mystery of who will be LSU’s starting quarterback remains unsolved. But Tiger Rag Magazine Assistant Editor Williams Weathers believes it will most likely be Jayden Daniels because he’s had 29 starts at the Division 1 level in the Pac-12…:

CUT 12(09)      “…make more sense.”

Kickoff is 6:30 Sunday night in the Superdome.