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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019



Breaking News

  • Lockport rejects latest budget proposal

    Lockport is going back to the drawing board to come up with a budget for the fiscal year that’s already underway.Mayor Ed Reinhardt pulled his latest budget proposal at Tuesday night’s town meeting after the council still had lingering concerns over some of the proposed cuts.The town’s budget year began July 1. Without an approved budget, the town can only operate on 50 percent of last year’s budget.This was the fourth budget proposal of the year from Reinhardt. The other...

  • Detectives seek to identify suspect in Raceland theft investigation

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking to identify a man wanted in connection to a theft investigation in Raceland.Detectives recently began investigating the theft of aluminum from a business located on North Service Road in Raceland. Several aluminum construction beams were stolen from the front area of the business location.The suspect, a white male, was seen driving a Chevrolet pickup truck at the time of the theft. Further investigation revealed the suspect visited a...

  • News in Brief- August 25, 2019

    Louisiana State Parks offering seasonal discounts

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana State Parks will be offering additional discounts on overnight facilities at the 21 parks located through Louisiana. Following the MILITARY and BADGE discounts for active/retired military and first responders, two discounts will be offered seasonally with third discount offered year-round.62PLUS – 50% off campsite stays year-round for customers age 62 and over.SNEAUX – Customers age 62 and over are el...

  • Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday.John Davis, president of GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers, said Louisiana has about 5,000 cannabis patients so far.Louisiana became the first Deep South state to dis...

  • AARP Louisiana shows impact of skyrocketing drug prices on Louisianans

    BATON ROUGE, La. — AARP Louisiana this week released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Louisiana residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease.AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices for all Americans.“While prescription drug prices cont...

  • Louisiana candidates split on constitutional convention idea

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While efforts to rewrite Louisiana's constitution stalled with state lawmakers, advocates for a constitutional convention are trying to make new inroads for the movement, seeing opportunity with legislative term limits and statewide elections this fall.The push may face an important roadblock, however. Two of the three major candidates for governor, Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards and Republican U.S.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, August 19-21

    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 proven guilty.

  • New Orleans says goodbye to storyteller and her story

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nancy Parker was known for her off-camera wit, warmth, and devotion to family and for her on-camera, Emmy-winning knack for presenting a story.Franklin Augustus was her latest subject, a pioneer African-American stunt pilot with a half-century of flying experience who sometimes visited local schools wearing a superhero's mask to deliver anti-drug messages.It was the perfect match of storyteller and story but it came to a sudden, stark end last week. Augustus' two...

  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles provides REAL ID online checklist

    BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) has a new online tool to help citizens acquire a REAL ID. A virtual helper named ‘Louie’ guides users through brief questions and a checklist of requirements to identify specific documents they currently have and what more is needed before walking into an OMV location.The online service and more information about Louisiana’s REAL ID can be accessed from the OMV’s official website www.expressl...

  • Judge: Parish president must sue himself over salary dispute

    If Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle wants to continue to pursue a lawsuit over his salary, he will have to sue himself, a District Court judge ruled Monday.District Judge Christopher Boudreaux ruled during a hearing that Cantrelle cannot sue the Parish Council. Instead, Cantrelle must effectively sue himself as the head of Lafourche Parish government.The ruling is the latest update in a years-long debate over how to calculate the parish president’s salary.Cantrelle is asking...

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