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Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Breaking News

  • 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.

  • Audit: $718K spent in Louisiana on dead Medicaid patients

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Health improperly paid $718,000 over four years for Medicaid patients who had died, according to an audit released Monday.Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released a report that says the department spent the money between July 2013 and August 2017 for 712 deceased Medicaid patients, payments spanning the administrations of Govs. Bobby Jindal and John Bel Edwards.About $638,000 involved payments made to managed-care companies...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

    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. 

  • Council action taken at Tues., Nov. 28 public meeting

    In other Parish Council action from November 28, public meeting (vote was 9-0 in favor except where noted):-- Heard proclamations honoring Ms. Marguerite Knight-Erwin and Mr. John DeSantis for “outstanding service to the community”;-- Considered 66 amendments to the 2018 Proposed Operating, Maintenance and Capital Budgets (another 120 amendments were considered on Monday November 27);-- Went into Executive Session to consider Choctaw Levee lawsuit;-- Voted against an ordinance reques...

  • Lafourche Chamber to honor their own at annual awards banquet

    The Lafourche Chamber of Commerce will honor award recipients at their annual awards banquet set for Thursday, January 11, 2018, an event the Chamber looks forward to each year as they honor their own.The Chamber takes pride in recognizing those individuals who stand out, and go above and beyond the normal scope of business and day-to-day activities, for their families, students, employees, and their community.The following awards will be presented: The 2017 Business Person, Business and Industr...

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Sunday, December 10, 2017