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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Breaking News

  • Councilmen debate entrance of Syrian refugees

    The acts of terrorism which recently occurred in Paris, killing 129 people and wounding more than 300, have caused parish government officials to debate the entrance of Syrian refugees into our region. A resolution proposed by Parish Councilman Jerry Lafont at Tuesday’s Council public meeting, requesting President Obama and the U.S. Congress “not to allow Syrian refugees in the state of Louisiana or any other state within the United States”, resulted in questions by several councilmen.

  • Donations being accepted for 2015 Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is preparing for its annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway and Sheriff Craig Webre is reminding residents that donations are still being accepted. More than 3,500 bicycles have been distributed to needy children of Lafourche Parish and Grand Isle through the program now in its 22nd year. In 2015, over 250 children received bicycles through the program.

  • Shoplifter caught with stolen goods and narcotics

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Lonnie Truxillo, 46, of Raceland on Tuesday. Shortly before noon on Tuesday, November 24, deputies responded to a shoplifting complaint at a discount general store located along LA Highway 1 in Raceland.

    Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the suspect, identified as Lonnie Truxillo, who was found to have several stolen items in his possession. 

  • Merry Christmas: Tax notices on their way to Lafourche Parish property owners

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office has begun the process of mailing out 51,256 tax notices to Lafourche Parish property owners. Of that number, 13,128 are homestead exempt and owe no taxes. A total of $127,366,661.05 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail.

  • Galliano man arrested for Thibodaux burglary

    Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Kenneth Dixon, 49, of 17238, East Main St. Galliano.On November 25, 2015 Officers responded to a business burglary in the 100 Block of Ridgefield Road.

    Upon arrival, officers found a door kicked in and items missing from the business. Officers recalled previous complaints of a suspicious subject in the area the night before and identified that subject as Kenneth Dixon.

  • Consumer alert: Shop safely on Cyber Monday

    BATON ROUGE — Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers offer exclusive promotions, is gaining momentum every year as shoppers forego Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals and turn to the convenience of online shopping. Unfortunately, not all advertised deals are what they claim to be, and some websites may be phony or tools for scammers to take advantage, cautions Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell.

  • Detectives investigating aluminum theft at Larose business

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two suspects wanted in an aluminum theft which occurred earlier this month at a marine transportation company in Cut Off. Detectives opened an investigation after the business owner discovered several pieces of aluminum were missing from the property. Upon reviewing surveillance video, detectives observed two unknown persons arrive at the business location on Saturday, November 7.

  • Another $48M taken from roadwork, steered to plug deficit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite criticism, Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken $48 million that would have been used on roads and bridges and used it instead to plug this year's budget deficit.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests Nov. 3 - 25

    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.

  • Medicaid expansion timeline under Edwards may be slowed

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While he pledged to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program on "day one" in office, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is finding out that might be trickier than he thought. The financing plan enacted by lawmakers is caught up in a swirl of legal questions, and Edwards said after winning the weekend election that it might take a bit longer to expand Medicaid than he promised.

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