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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Breaking News

  • LDWF announces new regulations of outlaw quadrupeds

    New regulations requiring permits for the nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver on private property have gone into effect, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Thursday (Oct. 20). The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent for the regulations with amendments during its June meeting.

  • Galliano Pontoon Bridge scheduled for four-month closure

    The Galliano Pontoon Bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche is slated to be closed to vehicle traffic for approximately 120 days beginning around November 1, subject to contractor schedules. This closure is due to the demolition and reconstruction of the Louisiana Highway 1 approach to the bridge.During this time, traffic on Louisiana Highway 1 will be reduced to one lane with traffic control on site.Alternate routes during the closure are the South Lafourche Tarpon Lift Bridge to the north or the Gold...

  • Official stresses urgency of rebuilding coastal wetlands

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's senior coastal official has called the 2017 rewrite of the state's master plan for coastal restoration and storm surge protection "the issue of a lifetime," arguing that major restoration projects are urgently Times-Picayune ( ) reports that Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Johnny Bradberry told dozens of participants in a discussion about the plan Monday at Louisiana State University that the curre...

  • Judge denies mistrial in triple-murder case

    About 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2012, Lafourche sheriff's detectives Warren Callais and Ben Dempster brought Houma native David Brown in for questioning about the deaths of a Lockport woman and her two daughters.The bodies of 29-year-old Jacquelin, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela were found early that morning in their Elliott Drive apartment.

  • New Orleans film studio sends out casting call to locals

    Court 13 Films out of New Orleans is in the process of casting very specific roles for its upcoming feature film and are looking to get the word out to communities across southern Louisiana.The film is an adventure story about a group of Louisiana kids who journey off to a magical island. Court 13 works entirely with people who have never acted before, so no acting experience is necessary to be considered for a role.At this time Court 13 is casting young adults between 13-24 as well as boys betw...

  • Sheriff Webre Issues Safety Tips and Announces Blue Light Special Patrol for Halloween

    Deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween to ensure public safety during trick-or-treating. More than 130 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

  • These are actions from the Lafourche Parish Council Public Meeting on October 25:

    --Council entered executive session regarding discussion of the removal of Tommy Lasseigne as Director of Human Resources and Finance. No action was taken.--Council voted against a motion to enter executive session regarding coastal restoration litigation. Councilmen/women Daniel Lorraine, James Bourgeois and Luci Sposito voted in favor.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 23 - 25

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Louisiana official defends fish testing after oil spill

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat after a massive oil spill in 2010.Robert Barham pushed back against auditors' suggestions the work was shoddy, saying in an interview with The Associated Press that he has no question the seafood was tested thoroughly after the spill, which was sparked by a broken rig and led to the worst oil spill in U.S. his...

  • Cut Off Teen Charged with Negligent Homicide in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old

    Dejon Caine, 17, of Cut Off has been charged with Negligent Homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Morris Charpentier of Larose. The incident occurred late Saturday night at Charpentier’s residence.

    At around 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting incident at a residence on East Avenue C, just off East 14th Place in Larose. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the body of a male subject later identified as Morris Charpentier.

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