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  • Defense: Suspect in south Lafourche slayings unfit to stand trial

    Doctors will determine if a Golden Meadow man charged in two south Lafourche slayings is fit to stand trial after the defense raised the issue of mental illness.

    Dayton Duet, 20, was arrested Nov. 8 and is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Wayne Matherne, 64, of Golden Meadow, and Stanley Gisclair, 78, of Galliano.

  • 18-wheeler driver arrested in Leeville fatality crash

    Shortly before 7:00 Friday morning, Troopers from Troop C were advised of a two-vehicle fatality crash on the Leeville Bridge section of LA 1.The crash resulted in the death of 69-year old Kenneth Ancar of Harvey, LA.The preliminary investigation revealed 27-year old Brandon Bonvillain of Houma was traveling south on LA 1 near milepost 20 in a 1985 Volvo tractor-trailer when he crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 1998 Acura Integra being driven by Ancar head-on.After the impact, Bonvi...

  • Deputies arrest Lockport man for battery and attempting to escape custody

    Taylor Adams, 42, of Lockport was arrested on Wednesday, March 22, when, at around 6:15 p.m., deputies responded to St. Anthony Street in Mathews in reference to a battery.

    Through investigation, deputies learned Adams initiated a verbal altercation with a woman over a cell phone. At one point, Adams allegedly tackled the woman to the ground, injuring her left elbow, wrist and knee.

  • Gov. asks Louisianans to share how Medicaid Expansion has helped

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is launching an initiative to collect the stories of Louisianans whose lives have been impacted by new health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion in Louisiana.Citizens are encouraged to fill out the short survey and share their story on the governor’s website, http://gov.louisiana.gov/share-your-story.“I am asking Louisianans who have enrolled in Medicaid expansion to share their stories with my office so we can learn more about the very real effects t...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: March 22 - 26

    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.

  • Court dates set in Lockport triple murder case

    Court dates have been set for a Houma man found guilty last year of the 2012 slayings of a Lockport woman and her two daughters.A jury on Oct. 30 unanimously convicted David Brown, 39, of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 29-year-old Jacquelin, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela Nieves. The jury found that Brown stabbed all three victims, sexually assaulted Jacquelin and Gabriela, and set the family's apartment on fire.It's still unknown when Brown will be form...

  • US rig count increases 20 this week to 809; Texas up 8

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 20 this week to 809. A year ago, 464 rigs were active.

    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 652 rigs sought oil and 155 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.

  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck.University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's visitors spent $7.41 billion dollars. That's 51 percent more than the amount spent in 2004, and 5.1 percent above the spending record set in 2015.The study, made for the New O...

  • Retired Louisiana police leader to get $128K annual pension

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The former leader of the Louisiana State Police will take home more than $128,000 annually in retirement benefits for life.Col. Mike Edmonson retired last week after coming under increasing criticism for his leadership of the agency.

  • Audit: $6.4M misspent on dental claims in Louisiana Medicaid

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new audit says Louisiana's health department and its dental benefits program administrator paid $6.4 million for dental claims that violated the Medicaid program's rules.The report from Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the improper payments occurred between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016.Auditors say more than 107,000 improper claims for dental benefits were paid. Examples included payments for exams for people who weren't eligible ...

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