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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Breaking News

  • Raceland Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Rape and Battery

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Mark Kraemer (age 36) of Raceland on multiple charges including rape and battery.Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at Kraemer’s residence on Bayou Folse Road. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Kraemer and a woman whom deputies learned Kraemer had been dating.

  • Louisiana Medicaid program running under-budget this year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program is spending at a slower pace than expected this budget year and could leave the state with a surplus in six months if expenditures remain on their current path.The latest forecast released this week shows the $12.5 billion government-financed health program may spend as much as $650 million less than projected for the budget year that began July 1.Most of that amount will be unused federal spending authority — not dollars that ...

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other local law enforcement agencies in participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign which runs December 13 through December 31.The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.Additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers and help keep motorists safe. There will also be several checkpo...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 7-9

    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.  

  • Thursday’s Child Support Roundup nets 20 arrests

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and District Attorney Kristine Russell were on hand Thursday morning in Thibodaux as members of multiple agencies fanned out across the area for a roundup of “deadbeat” parents who are behind in their child support payments.Arrest warrants were prepared on 66 individuals who are collectively in arrears of their child support payments of over $1.1 million.“The efforts made by law enforcement this morning will make a dramatic difference in our...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 28-Dec. 5

    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. 

  • Houma Man Ejected and Killed in Lafourche Parish Crash

    Galliano – Shortly after 5:30 this morning, Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 3235 near Peterson Lane. The crash took the life of 35 year old Raymond Calhoun of Houma.The initial investigation revealed Calhoun was traveling south in the right lane of LA 3235 in a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, Calhoun failed to slow down when he approached a 2002 GMC Yukon from behind.

  • Money stolen in two separate incidents at a Raceland casino

    A reward is being offered for information leading to arrests in separate incidents wherein cash was stolen from a Raceland casino on U.S. Highway 90.The first incident occurred on Friday, November 24. Through investigation, detectives learned an unidentified male subject had been gambling inside the casino for some time.

  • US rig count rises by 6 this week to 929, Texas up 4

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. went up by six this week to 929.That's a significant rise from 597 rigs that were active this time a year ago.According to Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes, 749 rigs were drilling for oil and 180 for natural gas this week. Baker Hughes released its tabulation Friday.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained four rigs to reach 454 total.

  • Louisiana State Police leader: Agency facing 'darkest days'

     BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leader of the Louisiana State Police said Monday that his agency is facing some of the "darkest days" it's ever had, rocked by scandals from his predecessor involving improper use of public tax dollars.Col. Kevin Reeves acknowledged that morale has taken a hit.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017