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Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Breaking News

  • Council considers agenda items, criticizes DOTD

    The Lafourche Parish Council met on Tuesday to consider several important agenda items. The council agreed to amend an ordinance which requires boards, agencies and non-profit organizations that receive money from the parish to now submit their audited financial reports to the Legislative Internal Auditor who will review the audited statements and submit findings to the council prior to any parish funds being transferred. In the past, the Lafourche Parish Finance Department received such reports...

  • Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough?Maybe it wasn't from the Gulf. From New York to New Orleans to Oregon, consumers are being misled about the shrimp they're buying, according to a survey by the advocacy group Oceana.

  • Voters to decide 14 proposed Constitutional amendments

    Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of several proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. On the ballot are 14 proposals with topics ranging from creation of a state infrastructure bank to local issues allowing the city of New Orleans to sell certain forms of property. Proposed amendment number one deals with a proposal to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement funds to health care provider groups.

  • Voters facing a full ballot on Tuesday

    Voters will cast ballots on a number of races on Tuesday from federal offices down to local ones. Incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, is facing a strong challenger from U.S Representative Bill Cassidy, a Republican physician from Baton Rouge. Also garnering a share of attention is Tea Party favorite retired Colonel Rob Maness, also a Republican.

  • Detectives Investigating Boat Theft at a Larose Business

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announced a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a case involving theft of a boat from a Larose business.On Wednesday representatives from Precision Crane & Hydraulics, LLC, located at 11904 Highway 308 in Larose, contacted the Sheriff's Office to report a boat had been stolen from the property. 

  • Jindal officials say Kennedy could delay projects

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration urged lawmakers Thursday to pressure the state treasurer to sign paperwork to borrow money, saying the delays could stall state-financed construction projects.

  • Deputies Discover Over $2,000 of Marijuana during Seat Belt Checkpoint

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies discovered over $2,000 in high-grade marijuana during a seat belt checkpoint in Bayou Blue on Wednesday, October 29th.Vahn Butler, 24, of Houma and Tonia Parfait, 24, of Bayou Blue were arrested after deputies found over 100 grams of marijuana, as well as other drugs and a loaded firearm.

  • APNewsBreak: Medicare allowed payment for prescriptions up to 32 days after a person died

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general says the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient's death — at odds with the program's basic principles, not to mention common sense....

  • Grueling 48-day manhunt ends in capture of survivalist wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch. For 48 tense days, hundreds of law enforcement officials fanned out across the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in a grueling manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist armed with high-powered weaponry and...

  • 10,000 visit WW2 Museum, 'flying museum' joint expo

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum says more than 10,000 people came out to the WWII AirPower Expo put on over the weekend with the Commemorative Air Force.Veterans who flew or few in the aircraft during the war spent the weekend speaking to visitors at Lakefront Airport. 

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