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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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  • Teachers hope legislators can find money for pay raises

    Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson plans until 10 p.m. But the 15-hour days are not enough to make ends meet.

  • 2018 tax notices being sent to property owners

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will send out 40,923 tax notices this week to Lafourche Parish property owners. An additional 11,521 properties are homestead exempt, and no taxes are owed.A total of $117,668,444.64 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail. These taxes help fund all aspects of public service in the parish such as roads, drainage, levees, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, schools, and recreation.Propert...

  • Lafourche named ‘A’ school district, third best in state

    The Lafourche Parish School District was named one of four “A” school districts in the state under a new grading system released last week.The district placed third in the state overall with 90.5 points, just behind Zachary Community School District (93.6) and Ascension Parish (91.2).Terrebonne Parish School District was given a B grade of 83 points, tied for 20th in the state with Jefferson Davis Parish and one of 35 “B” schools in the state.Under the old formula, the gr...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 8-10

    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 proven guilty.  NOVEMBER 8, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Gloria Arcement, 56, Thibodaux.

  • Analysis: Louisiana's latest election has useful takeaways

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's latest election offers lessons — or at least reminders — for the state's politicians and their consultants: Money doesn't always determine outcome, bipartisanship still can win races, and voters really like those stickers proving they went to the polls.While the state lacked the many high-profile, heavily contested races seen around the nation, wall-to-wall national news coverage and intensity seemed to drive voters to the polls i...

  • Bar gunman was 'out of control' in high school, coach says

    MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline.Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School's track team in 2007 and 2008. In an interview with The Associated Press, she said Long was a "ticking time bomb" who constantly lost his t...

  • Larose man charged with first-degree rape of teenager

    A Larose man has been charged with first-degree rape of a teenager following an investigation. Johnny Moore, Jr. was arrested and booked on November 7.On October 31, juvenile detectives began investigating a complaint that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl.

  • Copper parts stolen from KLEB-AM radio transmitter site

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of copper tubing and other parts from a local radio station’s transmitter site in Golden Meadow.On Sunday, November 4, deputies and detectives responded to East Main Street in Golden Meadow in reference to a theft at the radio transmitter site of the KLEB-AM radio station. Investigators learned an air conditioning unit had been dismantled, and the copper parts had been removed.Copper grounding wire had also been...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 4-7

    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 proven guilty.NOVEMBER 4, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeCourtney Dietrich, 24, Houma.

  • 'Horrific scene': 13 dead including gunman at California bar

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said Thursday.Authorities said the motive for the attack Wednesday night was under investigation.The killer was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former machine gunner and decorated combat v...

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