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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Breaking News

  • New search for ship lost off Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Aircraft returned to the southeastern Bahamas early Sunday to resume the search for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications when it was caught in Hurricane Joaquin and has not been heard from since. U.S.

  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom. However, Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed Thursday's rampage.

  • Changes being implemented to Food Assistance Program

    Effective October 1 able-bodied adults without dependents must meet work requirement to continue receiving SNAP benefits As of Thursday, October 1, those who are considered able-bodied adults without dependents must meet a minimum work requirement to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. They will be required to work no less than 20 hours per week or be enrolled in a federally-approved job training program. If an able-bodied adult without dependents does not meet...

  • Five arrested following investigation into stolenwatercraft

    Five people were arrested as a result of an investigation into the recent theft of a personal watercraft. Tilden Billiot Jr., 46, of Cut Off, Amber Carter, 26, of Thibodaux, Kendall Hebert, 29, of Grand Isle, as well as Thomas Cedotal Jr., 40, and Christopher Doiron, 29, both of Galliano, all face charges stemming from the investigation. In early September, detectives began investigating a case wherein a Sea-Doo personal watercraft and trailer were stolen in Galliano.

  • Parish to resurface Lockport launch, no parking while ongoing

    According to a press release, Lafourche Parish Government will be delivering and spreading out new aggregate to the Lockport Boat Launch on Mon., Oct. 5th and Tues., Oct. 6th.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Sept. 28-30

    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 company gets 1-year, $9.1M Navy contract extension

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) — A company in Cut Off has a one-year, $9.1 million extension to a Navy contract chartering the maritime support vessel MV C-Champion. The contract with Offshore Service Vessels Inc.

  • Treasury finds $35M in unclaimed insurance benefits

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) State Treasurer John Kennedy says routine audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered $35 million that should have been paid to Louisiana residents. Kennedy, in a news release Wednesday, said the department recently paid $80,000 to a New Orleans widow who didn't know her late husband had a life insurance policy.

  • Louisiana budget deficit includes $12M gap in fund transfers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's budget deficit from last year was worsened because $12 million in fund transfers that had been planned to plug holes weren't made. Gov.

  • Official: At least 7 dead, 20 hurt in Oregon shooting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — At least seven people were killed and 20 injured Thursday in a shooting at a southwestern Oregon community college, State Police Lt. Bill Fugate said.

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