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Breaking News

  • Council members disagree on where asphalt should be stored

    When you drive by the Lafourche Parish Region “C” Barn on Hwy. 308 in Lockport, you will see several piles of ground up asphalt. It may be difficult to believe that these mounds of material might be the source of contention between Councilman Daniel Lorraine and the parish administration, but because the asphalt comes from streets in Road Sales Tax District 2 (RSDT2), Lorraine is upset over storing the material in Lockport.

  • Career Magnet Center to offer vocational, college prep classes

    The Lafourche Parish School Board is taking the next step in the education and advancement of its community’s youth with the construction of a brand new facility named the Career Magnet Center.

    The Career Magnet Center will provide additional education to juniors and seniors from South Lafourche, Central Lafourche, and Thibodaux High.

  • Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed until Feb. 20

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit.

  • La. jobless rate rises even as job totals hit record highs

    Louisiana's economy keeps creating jobs, but it can't keep up with the state's growing workforce. The state's unemployment rate rose in December for the eighth straight month, to 6.7 percent from 6.5 percent in November. Louisiana now ties for the sixth-highest jobless rate among the states.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Jan. 26, 27

    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.

  • Cut Off man killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — State police say a 29-year-old Cut Off man died in a single vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 308 in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell says in a news release that Tyler Cheramie was travel north of Highway 308 Wednesday night when his pickup crossed the centerline, ran off the road and hit a utility pole and a driveway culvert.

  • Information Sought on Camp Arson in Bayou Blue

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for burning down a hunting and fishing camp in Bayou Blue.

    At around noon on Saturday, January 24, deputies and firefighters from the Bayou Blue Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the camp located just off Sharnell Drive in Bayou Blue. 

  • BP to sell part of its Gulf of Mexico stake to Chevron

    NEW YORK (AP) — BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

  • NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creator, Gary Glasberg, in the parade through the city's streets before Mardi Gras day. Krewe Captain Sonny Borey, who founded the organization with singer Harry Connick Jr., said Tuesday the show has been a great ambassador for New Orleans so it'...

  • Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a baby goat was beheaded and its head and the goat's twin brother taken from a New Orleans park. The SPCA is offering $1,000 for information leading to conviction of the person responsible. Morgana King says she'd rather think dogs or coyotes killed the 3-month-old pygmy goat, and took its twin.

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