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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016



Breaking News

  • National Weather Service and GOHSEP brief parish officials as hurricane season gets into full swing

    Mathews, LA – Ken Graham, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) New Orleans office, along with Pam Roussel from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOPSEP), briefed parish officials Wednesday morning on the 2016 Atlantic basin hurricane season that began June 1.

    The briefing centered on how decision makers would best use the forecasts and other products issued by the NWS and GOHSEP should a tropical system approach the Louisiana coast.

  • Lockport's mayor will not seek a second term

    Lockport's mayor, Paul Champagne, has decided not to seek a second term.Champagne, 66, was elected to the Lockport Town Council in March 1992 and served five terms. 

    He became interim mayor after the previous mayor, who served three terms, died of cancer in August 2012.He was elected mayor in November 2012 and up until last weekend, had every intention of running for re-election.

  • Thibodaux woman arrested for vehicle burglaries in Raceland

    Jessica Pledger, (age 31) of Thibodaux, was arrested for her involvement in several vehicle burglaries.

    Just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a business on U.S. Highway 90 East in Raceland in reference to several vehicles being burglarized.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 20 - 22

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been book with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.J

  • Who will pay? A look at tax bills approved by lawmakers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers Thursday ended a special session aimed at raising more money for next year's budget through tax changes. Here's a look at bills that passed and failed (revenue figures are estimates):SENT TO THE GOVERNOR:— Lessen the tax break for homeowners and renters who are charged an assessment on property insurance to cover debts of the state-run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

  • West Larose vertical lift bridge to temporarily close Tuesday

    The West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1, crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28th so crews can move large equipment and materials for the north fender beam installation.

  • Hunting rules, regulations and schedules now available on LDWF website

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2016-17 hunting regulations pamphlet online at the LDWF website.The pamphlet contains hunting rules, regulations and season dates for the 2016-17 season, including hunting information on LDWF’s Wildlife Management Areas and Louisiana’s federal lands.Printed copies of the pamphlets will be available in early August at LDWF offices throughout the state and at vendors where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.C...

  • Alligator sightings have Louisiana residents on edge

    After an alligator pulled a 2-year-old into the water last week in Orlando, Florida, Louisiana authorities are asking folk to become more vigilant in reporting sightings of the reptiles.Livingston Police are warning south Louisiana parents to be on the lookout for alligators in large drainage ditches.WAFB-TV reports the police department reported an 8.5 foot gator was found in a canal and urged parents to keep a close eye on all children and small animals.In the Algiers neighborhood of New Orlea...

  • Police: Twins found dead in hot pickup may have climbed in

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana are investigating whether 3-year-old twins who were found dead in a hot pickup truck outside their home would have been able to climb into the vehicle themselves.Oliver and Aria Orr were found unresponsive inside the truck at their Bossier City home Saturday. They were later pronounced dead a hospital.

  • After 19 weeks, Louisiana lawmakers finish session Thursday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers entered the final day of their special session on taxes Thursday with pending votes on how deeply they will cut health and education programs in the budget year that begins next month.No matter how they vote ahead of the midnight deadline, the House and Senate will fall far short of the revenue goal set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to raise $600 million more for the $26 billion budget that starts July 1.Lawmakers were ready to go home after 19 weeks ...

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