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  • Study: La. land sinking and rising

  • News in Brief- July 21, 2019

    77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21.An Interior Department statement says the lease sale will include 14,585 tracts. They're in water 3 to 231 miles offshore and in water from 9 feet to more than 2 miles deep.Until August 2017, the Interior Department held separate lease sales for the Gulf's most active area and...

  • Man facing charges including rape after holding a woman and her daughter against their will

    A Cut Off man is facing charges including First Degree Rape after holding a woman and her daughter against their will over the weekend. Morgan Ratley, 52, of Cut Off is also charged with sexual battery, domestic abuse, and false imprisonment in the incidentAt around 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, a woman arrived at the South Lafourche Sub-Station in reference to a disturbance at a Cut Off residence.

  • LPSO to begin sending text message reminders for court dates

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin rolling out a new notification system for upcoming court dates. The message will also give the recipient the option to pay the fine associated with their citation or summons in lieu of attending court.This system is aimed at curbing the large number of contempt of court warrants issued for people who failed to pay or attend court.“In recent years, we’ve noticed a large number of people being arrested for contempt of court after f...

  • Legislative Auditor: Louisiana businesses owed $785 million in unpaid state taxes last year

    Businesses owed the state about $785 million in unpaid taxes at the end of the fiscal year that concluded June 30, 2018, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says.The Department of Revenue collected about $9.2 billion that year across all tax types. About 90 percent of the money the department collects comes from businesses, though that includes employer withholding of individual income taxes.About 70 percent of the unpaid business collections are sales or employer withholding taxes that businesses...

  • Storm debris cleanup and removal begins

    Lafourche Parish Government and its contractors will begin the process of Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.Any resident who has storm debris is asked to place the debris curbside. Patience and understanding is necessary in allowing contractors the time that it will take to complete the lengthy process of cleaning up the entire parish.The parish and its contractors are not responsible for collection of debris in cases where property owners may be reimbursed by ...

  • LDWF warns public not to feed alligators

    The high waters around the state this spring and summer have resulted in more alligator sightings. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Alligator Program warns the public not to feed them as doing so can create a potentially dangerous situation for you and others who utilize the water.When alligators are fed by humans, they start associating people with an easy food source, bringing them in much closer proximity to people than they normally would. This can lead to increased ...

  • Local agencies announce recent July 12-17

    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.

  • Other Lafourche Parish Council action of July 9, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilmen Jerry Lafont and Corey Perrillioux were absent.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the June 25 meeting.ACTION: Approved an ordinance to install additional 15 mph speed limit and “Speed checked by radar” signs on West 134th Street in Galliano.ACTION: Approved a servitude agreement with Raceland Raw Sugar LLC, represented by Vice Presi...

  • News in Brief- July 17, 2019

    Louisiana couple say 'I do' in unique venue despite storm

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day.Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the indoor practice football field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.The Daily Advertiser reports Casie Falcon Young and Garland Young Jr. said "I do" Saturday at the 50-yard line.The field wasn't a hastily found loca...

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