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  • The destructive life of a Mardi Gras bead

    (THE CONVERSATION) Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as “throws,” are now synonymous with Mardi Gras.Even if you’ve never been to the Carnival celebrations, you probably know the typical scene that plays out on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street every year: Revelers line up along the parade route to collect beads tossed from floats. Many try to collect as many as possible, and some drunken revelers will even expose themselves in exchange for the plastic trinkets.But the...

  • Boat launch improvements hit another snag

    “We have a slight problem with the pavilion,” explained 9th District Councilman Daniel Lorraine at the latest meeting of the Leeville Fishing Village and Cultural Preservation Commission held Tuesday in Galliano.Plans to add a pier and pavilion to the Leeville Public Boat Launch are apparently on hold as parties involved in the construction — the CORPS of Engineers, Picciolla and Assoc., and Thomassie Construction — have become aware that the pavilion would cover a pipeli...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Feb. 15 - 22

    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. 

  • Galliano man charged with sexual battery of a teenager

    Charles Hebert, 34, of Galliano, was arrested on Tuesday, February 21 and charged with committing sexual battery on a teenage female.

    Juvenile detectives opened an investigation on Monday after speaking with the teenage victim. T

  • LPSO employee and organization donate new bicycles for bike patrol

    A Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employee recently donated money through the Community Crusaders of Lafourche to provide two new bicycles to be used by the Bike Patrol section.

    The funding for the donation was provided to the Community Crusaders of Lafourche by Deputy John “Jac” Culver and his wife Mary.

  • Louisiana's deficit-closing session ends with budget deal

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's deficit-closing special session ended Wednesday with lawmakers passing a deal to erase a $304 million budget gap without the deep and damaging cuts some had worried would fall across the final four months of the financial year.After days of back-door negotiating, the House delivered the critical vote with only hours to go before the session had to end, agreeing to spend $99 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help lessen the sl...

  • Trojans lose appeal, withdraw from LHSAA playoffs

    BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's executive committee denied an appeal by Central Lafourche High School after the association issued penalties following a halftime fight Feb. 17 between players for central and those for East St. John.The executive committee listened to Central Lafourche's appeal during a sportsmanship hearing held at the Crowne Plaza Tuesday afternoon.The committee, made up of principals Karl Carpenter of Pineville, Sharon Clark of Sophie B....

  • “O” what a night for Coach O as community honors one of its own

    Larose's favorite son returned home to a triumphant welcome as the new LSU head coach was honored at the "Coach O" Day celebration at the Larose Civic Center Pavilion Friday evening.

    The rainy weather didn't dampen anyone's spirits as over 1,500 people crowded into the pavilion to hear dignitaries and former athletes praise Ed "BaBa" Orgeron for his accomplishments.

  • Gulf Fishery Management Council to host public meetings on Shrimp Amendment 17B

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of meetings to gather public comments on Shrimp Amendment 17B.This Amendment considers setting shrimp harvest benchmarks, setting a target number of Federal Gulf of Mexico Shrimp permits, creating a permit pool, and allowing transit through federal waters for non-permitted shrimp vessels.Because the Council may take final action as early as April 2017, few opportunities remain for public input.The Louisiana meeting is set for Monda...

  • Cut Off man’s murder sentence appealed

    A man serving time in prison for a murder in Cut Off is appealing his sentence.

    Robert Chouest, 33, shot and killed Shawn Galjour, 41, of Larose, in the early morning of May 22, 2013. Galjour had been lying in Chouest's grandfather's driveway near the defendant's home on ABC Lane.

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