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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016



Breaking News

  • Seat Belt Checkpoint Scheduled for Wednesday, December 7

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Wednesday, December 7. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. These weekly checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.A total of 426 vehicles pas...

  • Death toll hits 30 in inferno at art studio 'horror house'

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing.Only a fraction of the charred remains of the partly collapsed structure had been searched, and crews clearing debris were expected to find more bodies as they advanced, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said.Anxious family members who feared the worst gat...

  • Parish street light conversion gets underway

    An initiative proposed by Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle to convert parish street lights to more efficient and cost saving forms began to become a reality recently as the first of several street lights in parish residential subdivisions were converted.

    The first five lights changed are located in the Elmwood Estate subdivision in Raceland.

  • US consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price

    DALLAS (AP) — OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.The cartel agreed Wednesday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day, reversing a strategy that produced lower oil prices and pain for U.S. drillers but saved money for consumers.Even if OPEC members carry through on their promises, global oil production would only fall by about 1 percent.

  • Whew! Another quiet hurricane season ends for south Louisiana

    The six-month 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ended Wednesday, had the most storms since 2010 and was the first season that saw more storms than normal since 2012, but left south Louisiana virtually unscathed.The most memorable storm was deadly and devastating Hurricane Matthew, which left hundreds dead in Haiti and led to tremendous flooding in the Carolinas after spinning up the U.S. East Coast.The season was an unusually long one as well, starting with bizarre Hurricane Alex ...

  • Deputies Arrest Fugitive, Charge Two Others in Lockport

    Timothy Jones, 32, of Houma, who was wanted on multiple charges stemming from an incident last month, has been arrested. 

    Hilton Anselmi Jr., 34, of Lockport, and Audie Lafont, 45, also of Lockport, both face charges after deputies found them with drugs and paraphernalia at the time of Jones’ arrest.

  • New Orleans wants notice on monuments decision, cite unrest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is asking a court for advance notice when a decision on the fate of controversial Confederate-era monuments is imminent, citing worries of possible demonstrations, judicial records Thursday show.In a letter dated Nov. 29, the city's attorney, Rebecca Dietz, asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for 24 to 48 hours' notice before the court issues a decision in the highly anticipated case. The city's plan to take down the four monuments has become a flashpoint for co...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Nov. 18 - 29

    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.

  • Bayou Classic attendance numbers hit post-Katrina high

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2016 Bayou Classic football game which draws fans and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to New Orleans hit a post-Katrina attendance record.In a news release Wednesday, organizers say nearly 5,000 more people attended the 43rd Annual Bayou Classic game on Saturday than did in 2015.Organizers say nearly 68,000 people attended the game, held at the Superdome. The attendance figures were the highest since the event returned to New Orleans in 2...

  • Men convicted in deadly crashes want early prison release

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two men who are behind bars for separate alcohol-related crashes that killed eight people are each asking for an early release.The Advocate reports Brett Gerald and Joseph Branch filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the state Department of Corrections.Gerald was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a 2012 crash near Slaughter that killed seven people.Branch is serving 7 1/2 years for killing a bicyclist in a 2012 crash in Baton Rouge.Gerald and Branch's atto...

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