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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Breaking News

  • Proposed bulkhead funding questioned by councilmen

    An ordinance asking for additional money for the Industrial Park Road Bulkhead project, proposed at Tuesday’s Parish Council meeting, was deferred until April over some questions about the proposed funding source

    Parish administration’s measure to provide an additional $1.5 million to add 500-ft. more bulkhead along the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose was met with grumbling by some councilmen.

  • Jindal health care budget has gaps, cuts, unsure financing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's hospital privatization deals that provide care for uninsured patients are precariously balanced in next year's budget recommendations, with one-third of their financing reliant on tax changes uncertain to win passage from state lawmakers.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: March 22 - 25

    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.

  • Raceland Man Charged with Extortion of an Elderly Woman

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland man was arrested after he threatened an elderly woman to obtain money. David Bland, 44, was arrested on Wednesday, March 25th, following an investigation into the incident.

    Last week, deputies began an investigation after learning Bland had extorted money from an elderly Raceland woman. 

  • Oil spill money targeted for La. colleges, under proposal

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Higher education leaders are eyeing Gulf oil spill recovery money as a possible long-term financing source for Louisiana's college campuses. The Board of Regents on Wednesday supported a proposal to be sponsored by Rep.

  • Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to scale back the tax breaks Louisiana doles out to businesses don't appear to have public support on their side. A poll released Thursday from LSU's Public Policy Research Lab says 72 percent of respondents support cutting taxes on business to attract them to the state.

  • Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

    The price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. They aim to oust Shiite rebels who forced the country's embattled president to flee.

  • Bookkeeper admits embezzling $715,000 from charity

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says a 67-year-old bookkeeper has admitted embezzling about $715,000 from Community Health Charities of Louisiana and Mississippi. He says Patricia Blanchard, formerly of New Orleans, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and agreed to repay all of the money.

  • Police: Dead man's neck lodged between posts of iron fence

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they're investigating the death of a man found with his neck lodged between posts of an iron fence around a shopping center. Police say the man was found Thursday morning. The fence is about chest-high with bluntly pointed iron posts a few inches apart.

  • SPCA: Reward for goat beheading up from $3,000 to $13,000

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it is investigating New Orleans' second goat beheading in two months — this one with a samurai-style sword. The SPCA received a 12-second cellphone video Tuesday showing at least five young men around a kiddie pool where a white goat with a brown head is pulled into the air with a rope and one man cuts off its head, SPCA Spokeswoman Alicia Haefele said Wednesday. "The other men cheer in the background and reco...

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