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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018



Breaking News

  • UPDATE: Two Suspects Now Sought for Shoplifting Over $5,000 in Merchandise

    A second suspect is now being sought in a department store theft which occurred earlier this month in which over $5,000 in merchandise was stolen. Detectives are now seeking a female and a male suspect in the case, and a reward is being offered for information leading to any arrests.Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on October 8, 2018, deputies responded to a theft complaint at the Walmart Supercenter located at 16759 Highway 3235 in Cut Off.

  • News in Brief- Oct. 24, 2018

    BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse.A news release Thursday from Houston-based BP United States says that brings the field's gross output to more than 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. The field is about 150 miles (240 kilometers) southeast of New Orleans, in more than 6,000 feet (1,8...

  • GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with next-in-line Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader, a longtime ally whom the president calls "My Kevin."But Trump is also saying kind words about the No. 3 Republican, GOP Whi...

  • Galliano Tarpon Bridge closed this weekend

    The Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge (a.k.a. the LA 308 Spur) crossing Bayou Lafourche in Galliano, LA will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday October 27, until 6:45 a.m.

  • Lafourche DA urges community to use Galliano office

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell would like to remind the community about the services available at the Galliano Office, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off.“A 97 mile long parish makes a trip to the north end very burdensome for some of our residents,” Russell said. “We hope that by having our Galliano Office it will alleviate some of that burden for our residents, and help us better serve all of Lafourche Parish.”Tuesdays from 9 a.m.

  • Man pleads guilty to driving drunk on lawnmower

    A 59-year-old Lafourche Parish man contesting a DWI charge he received while riding a lawnmower has decided to plead guilty, his lawyer said.The plea comes after a Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal ruling of a similar case in Terrebonne Parish.Brian Cheramie, of Cut Off, was charged with his second DWI about 12:15 a.m. May 19 after deputies saw him swerve into the westbound lane of traffic and travel back to the shoulder while riding a lawnmower on La. 3162, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff&rs...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 18-21

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. These individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. OCTOBER 18, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeJohnny Authement, 52, Houma.

  • Galliano man shot to death in Thibodaux

    Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, October 15, Thibodaux Police officers responded to the 300 block of Dove Lane, in Thibodaux, in reference to a report of gunshots being fired.When deputies arrived they discovered the driver of a vehicle, 20-year-old Alex Morena of Galliano, was found deceased from a suspected gunshot wound.A passenger who had fled the scene on foot was later found, after notifying police via phone that he too was shot while inside the vehicle. The passenger sustained a gunshot wound...

  • Arrest Reports 10/14-10/16

    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.OCTOBER 14, 2018Golden Meadow Police DepartmentJuan Gonzales, 31, Chalmette.

  • 13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts.Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty. His case dragged on for years, with a series of delays and hearings related to his physical and mental health and his competency to stand trial. During court appearances, he appeared frail and used...

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