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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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  • New wave of suits linked to BP oil spill hitting courts

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A new wave of lawsuits against BP is hitting the federal courts nearly a decade after the Gulf oil spill.The new litigation is the result of a court ruling that blocks thousands of people from a medical settlement negotiated after the 2010 environmental disaster. It threatens to clog court dockets for years, and it means plaintiffs like Sherry Carney might have to wait a long time for their day in court."It was a fine line between life and death; I can tell you tha...

  • US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor Department reported Friday. And wages rose a solid 3.1% in November compared with a year earlier.Investors cheered the report, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 270 points in early trad...

  • Pearl Harbor vet's interment to be last on sunken Arizona

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship's ammunition storage compartment.He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving both wives. He worked for a refrigeration company for nearly four decades.This weekend, divers will place Bruner's ashes inside the battleship's wr...

  • SCAM ALERT: Warrant Scam Affecting Lafourche Residents

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is warning citizens of a warrant scam which is again targeting our area. Several citizens reportedly received similar scam calls over the past few days.In this version of this scam, the caller poses as a deputy or ranking member of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and knows personal information about the victim. In some instances, the call appears to originate from a legitimate Sheriff’s Office number.

  • UPDATE: Man Charged with Additional Sex Crimes after Fifth Victim Comes Forward

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a man arrested in October for sex crimes involving four victims faces new charges after a fifth victim has come forward. Gregory Berthusen, 53, of Cut Off now faces additional charges of indecent behavior and sexual battery.In October 2019, Berthusen was arrested as a result of an investigation. Juvenile detectives found he allegedly had inappropriate contact with three teenage juvenile girls.

  • Registered sex offender charged for sending lewd messages to teenage girl

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a registered sex offender after investigators found he had sent lewd messages to a juvenile female. Roland Bruce Jr., 40, of Cut Off is charged with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.At around 5:15 p.m. on November 23, 2019, deputies responded to a complaint involving a juvenile at a Larose residence.

  • Planning of restoration projects around Port Fourchon moves forward

    With the receipt of a $500,000 grant, Port Fourchon and a Baton Rouge-based research nonprofit will move forward with the second phase of their coastal project.With plans to dredge the waterways near Fourchon deeper, the port and the Water Institute of the Gulf have partnered to use that sediment for coastal restoration projects. The initiative is called Partnership for Our Working Coast.The projects, ranging from marsh creation to increasing the number of black mangrove trees, aim to protect Po...

  • News in Brief- December 4, 2019

    46,000 kicked off Louisiana Medicaid rolls for ineligibility

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 46,000 people lost their Medicaid coverage last month, because they didn't respond to letters warning they didn't appear eligible for the government-financed insurance.The removals came as the state health department resumed a process that automatically kicks people off Medicaid if they don't respond to annual renewal information requests.Enrollees had until Oct. 31 to maintain coverag...

  • Edwards talks of agenda for new term

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sketched out the broad outlines of his agenda for a second term last Thursday, proposing new investments in education and saying he hopes the new Legislature will choose compromise over obstruction.The Democratic incumbent said his top priority will be new dollars for early childhood education, an issue he frequently cited as he campaigned.

  • Lafourche council passes 2020 budget amendments

    With unanimous approval by the Lafourche Parish Council, the amended 2020 budget sits on the parish president’s desk, awaiting the green light or veto in early December.Parish council members proposed amendments during their regular meeting on Nov. 26. All members were present except for Craig Jacuzzo.Several of the proposed amendments redirected recreation money.

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