10:30 AM LRN Newscast

The oldest chartered harvest festival in the Bayou State kicked off yesterday in St. Mary Parish. Connor Ferrill has the story.

Cut 1 (31)  “I’m Connor Ferrill”

A plane crash in Vermillion Parish has left one person dead.  The Sheriff’s Office has secured the scene and has made contact with the NTSB, who are responsible for handling such investigations.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces the state is receiving 80-million dollars in federal transportation dollars that will be used to resurface portions of I-12 and I-20 and improve I-10 at US 171 in Lake Charles.

With Labor Day Weekend being the swan song to summer, travelers are hitting the highways in search of a final road trip of the season.  AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says Louisiana has seen the statewide average price of a regular gallon of gas has dropped mildly just ahead of the holiday weekend but is still higher than this time in 2017.

Cut 7 (10) “…this time last year.”

Tigers fans are invading the Dallas area this weekend ahead of the big opener against number 8 Miami in AT&T stadium just up the road in Arlington. Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Phillip Jones says Dallas is a foodie’s city with a plethora of options for the discerning Louisianan who’s got some of the highest expectations for local cuisine. But it is Texas, and if you’re in Texas, you better get some Texas-style barbeque…

Cut 11 (10) “…a visit”