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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wednesday, Januar 16, 2019



Breaking News

  • Work to begin on LA 1 realignment and floodwall project

    The South Lafourche Levee District held a press conference Monday, prior to its regular monthly public meeting, to announce commencement of the LA HWY 1 Realignment and Floodwall Project.With attending members of parish government, the Sheriff’s office, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission and other leaders, SLLD General Manager Windell Curole outlined the endeavor which will improve traffic flow and levee protection at the Leon Theriot Lock structure along Hwy. 1 below Golden Meadow.The ...

  • Shutdown reaches Day 28 as Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled.In dramatic fashion, Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, just before...

  • News in Brief- January 20, 2019

    Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival.Organizers Tuesday confirmed reports that Mick Jagger and his band will play.Also headlining are Katy Perry, the Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Pitbull, Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aaron Neville and gospel great Shirley Caesar.Producer Quint Davis says this year's festival wi...

  • Lanier sworn in as appellate judge

    Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeal officially gained its newest member Tuesday when Walter Lanier III took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony.Lanier, who was elected to the appellate court in November after serving 16 years on the bench in Lafourche, began his 10-year term on Jan. 1.“It gives you a sense of pride,” Lanier said to the packed Lafourche Parish courtroom after being sworn in by Chief Appellate Judge Vanessa Guidry-Whipple. “The election w...

  • Lafourche Parish School threats found to not be credible

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent reported several recent school threats have been investigated, and at this time, none have been found to be credible. Detectives began investigating threats Tuesday evening, and the investigations continued into Wednesday.On the evening of January 15, rumors began swirling on social media about a possible threat of a shooting at Bayou Blue Middle School. Through investigation, detectives found that a student had reported...

  • Entergy to refund $58M to Louisiana customers after lawsuit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Entergy Louisiana's 1 million customers will receive refund credits on their electric bills, the Louisiana Public Service Commission said.The commission voted Wednesday to approve a plan for returning the roughly $58 million over January, February, and March, news outlets reported quoting a statement from the commission.The refunds are the result of a lawsuit the commission won over Entergy, the statement said. They should be about $5.50 per month for customers ...

  • Former councilman convicted of theft

    A former Lafourche Parish councilman was convicted Thursday of stealing thousands of dollars in Section 8 housing money.A six-member jury found Michael F. Delatte Sr. guilty of one count of felony theft after about an hour and a half of deliberation and three days of testimony.Following the conviction, District Judge John LeBlanc gave Delatte until noon Friday to pay a $10,000 bond.

  • Autin named council chair for 2019

    The Lafourche Parish Council elected new leadership at its first meeting of the year Jan. 8, instating Noonie Autin as chairman and Jerry Jones as vice chairman for the coming year.Before handing over the gavel, 2018 Chairwoman Luci Sposito urged Autin to continue the strong relationship she held with the District Attorney’s Office as the legal advisor for the parish.“Please continue to utilize the district attorney and assistant district attorney as team members by asking for opinio...

  • State plan calls for $783M in coastal projects

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released its draft 2020 Annual Plan this week, detailing spending on more than $783 million in projects.The report includes dozens of projects headed for construction and financing in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.The plan includes project money for fiscal years 2020 through 2022. According to the draft, CPRA would spend $738 million on projects in 2021 and $938 million in 2022.The draft plan will be open for public comments through ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 12-16

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, those offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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