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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Breaking News

  • Road / lane closures scheduled

    One lane on LA 1, between Port Fourchon and Grand Isle, will be closed starting Tuesday, November 28, thru May 31, 2018 (during the hurricane off-season).The closed lane will alternate throughout the construction of three bridges along LA 1. The traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.One lane will remain open at all times, but motorist should expect minor delays traveling thru the construction sites.This closure is needed in order to allow LA DOTD’s contractor to remove an...

  • US rig count up by 8 this week to 923; Wyoming up 4

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 923.That's up from the 593 rigs that were active a year ago.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Wednesday that 747 rigs sought oil and 176 explored for natural gas this week. The weekly tabulation, normally released on Friday, was distributed early this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained four rigs...

  • LPB program to feature Vietnam veterans’ memories in their own words

     During the 60s and 70s, thousands of Louisianans served in a war that divided our nation. When it was over, more than 58,000 Americans had died, and nearly 1,000 were from Louisiana. Now 50 years later, Louisiana’s Vietnam War veterans and their families are sharing their memories with Louisiana Public Broadcasting in a powerful new documentary. The Vietnam War: Louisiana Stories features 14 veterans and family members who relay, in their own words, how the war impacted the...

  • Mayor says parish owes Golden Meadow $100,000

      Golden Meadow’s mayor is asking Lafourche Parish government to pay $100,000 he says it owes the town for construction of a floodwall.Mayor Joey Bouziga addressed the Parish Council about the money Oct. 23 and again Nov. 14.

  • Dr. Bobbie Morris will reign as Lockport Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

    Bobbie Nell Morris Galjour, a native and resident of Lockport, will reign as the 26th Grand Marshal for the 2017 Town of Lockport Christmas Parade.For the past 32 years, Dr. Bobbie has practiced dentistry in Lockport where she owns Crescent Dental. She will be accompanied on the float by her husband Wayne Galjour.The tree lighting will be held on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Attorney General offers Cyber Monday shopping safety tips

  • Arrest Reports

     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.SEPTEMBER 12, 2017Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeRashad Hester, 27, Raceland.

  • After GOP rebuffs, Edwards to issue emergency Medicaid deals

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to sidestep lawmakers to enact $15.4 billion in Medicaid managed-care deals using an emergency contracting process, after House Republicans voted twice to block deals to provide services to 1.5 million people.The Democratic governor started the process Monday evening for entering into 23-month emergency contracts that will keep five managed-care companies overseeing services for 90 percent of Louisiana's Medicaid patients.The curren...

  • Rumor control for the white sticker found on vehicles

    The truth behind a recent social media rumor involving a white dot or sticker found on a vehicle windshield has been deemed a rumor say the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office. The rumor suggests that these are used by sex traffickers to target certain vehicles and families.The reality, though, is that this is a common practice used by companies providing services to automobile dealerships. There is currently NO intelligence or evidence to suggest these dots and stickers are being used by sex traff...

  • Cheramie wins Lafourche Gazette football contest

    Pictured is Steve Cheramie, the Grand Prize winner of the Lafourche Gazette’s Football Contest. Steve won two tickets to the New Orleans Saints / Carolina Panthers game to be played in the Superdome on Dec. 3.Little did we know at the Gazette how significant the game would be when we purchased the tickets in August.

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