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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Breaking News

  • Galliano man shot to death in Thibodaux

    Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, October 15, Thibodaux Police officers responded to the 300 block of Dove Lane, in Thibodaux, in reference to a report of gunshots being fired.When deputies arrived they discovered the driver of a vehicle, 20-year-old Alex Morena of Galliano, was found deceased from a suspected gunshot wound.A passenger who had fled the scene on foot was later found, after notifying police via phone that he too was shot while inside the vehicle. The passenger sustained a gunshot wound...

  • Arrest Reports 10/14-10/16

    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.OCTOBER 14, 2018Golden Meadow Police DepartmentJuan Gonzales, 31, Chalmette.

  • 13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts.Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty. His case dragged on for years, with a series of delays and hearings related to his physical and mental health and his competency to stand trial. During court appearances, he appeared frail and used...

  • 2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment biggest in 7 years

    It’s official … the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced last week that Social Security and Supplemental Security income recipients will see the biggest rise to benefits since 2012.The October 11 announcement of the 2.8% hike in monthly benefits comes on the heels of strengthening economic fundamentals and healthy inflation.The SSA says the 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased pay...

  • Eight Annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo slated for October 20

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and more than 30 other public service agencies invites the public to join the 8th Annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo.This fun-filled event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at the Warren J.

  • News in Brief- October 17, 2018

    Group to represent Louisiana juvenile lifers in resentencing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Public Defender Board has entered a $1 million contract with a children's rights group to represent more than 80 juvenile offenders awaiting resentencing hearings after prosecutors filed to keep them under sentences of life without parole.The Advocate reports the board finalized the deal last week with the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights. The group will provide defense work fo...

  • Body found Saturday confirmed to be missing Metairie woman

    A body that was recently discovered in Raceland has been confirmed to be that of a Metairie woman who had been missing since October 7, 2018. The body of Mia West, 43, was discovered near a sugar cane field on Saturday. Her car was also discovered nearby.At around 8:30 a.m.

  • Lawsuit abuse in Louisiana – Time to turn up the heat

    Some things never change. It’s been another long, hot summer in Louisiana, and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys continue to pull out all the stops to advance what has become a cottage industry – unfounded lawsuits.A seemingly endless array of billboards along Louisiana roadways introduce drivers to many of the state’s trial lawyers, promising quick cash to sue and quickly settle accident claims.From abusive litigation that impacts consumers to plaintiff-friendly judges ha...

  • Louisiana voters to see six constitutional amendments on ballot Nov. 6

    Unlike the U.S. Constitution, it’s quite common to see the Louisiana Constitution amended. In fact, since it was adopted in 1974, it has been amended 189 times.There are six proposed amendments on the ballot this fall, plus a ballot initiative.

  • Is SLLD a levee or a drainage district?

    One of the things still bothering Windell Curole, South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) General Manager, is last year’s $3.1 million judgment against the levee district over appropriated land value.“That money, by the will and vote of the people, was supposed to be used for flood protection. Instead it went to pay for what two judges said was the value of their (landowner’s) land,” he said.What’s maddening, he continued, is the fact that $500,000 of the judgment was...

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