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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Breaking News

  • Drone technology aids levee district

    The South Lafourche Levee District has expanded into the aviation sector. Well … sort of.The district recently purchased a small drone, which will allow officials to check levee conditions without the necessity of jumping into an airplane or boat.

    Levee District general manager Windell Curole says he got the idea after watching a feature on the technology on a national news program.“We started shopping around and found one that we think meets our needs perfectly,” he said.

  • Economist: La. tax break programs are 'open-ended' spending

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials need to consider Louisiana's long list of tax breaks as spending programs that siphon dollars away from the budget, just like road projects and health care services, the Legislature's chief economist said Monday. But Greg Albrecht said the difference with Louisiana's $7 billion in various tax credits, rebates and exemptions is that the spending comes off the top, with no annual oversight from state lawmakers before the money goes out the door.

  • Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress. Supporters of manufacturers added a provision that would create public-private partnerships to accelerate the transition of new technologies from basic research to commercial applications. The travel and tourism industry won a six-year renewal of the Corporation for T...

  • License Renewals Being Sent Out To Parish Business Owners

    Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Grants and Economic Development said business license renewals were mailed out recently. All current businesses operating in Lafourche Parish must renew their licenses before March 1 to avoid added penalties. Also note that anyone who conducts business in the unincorporated parts of Lafourche Parish needs to obtain a business license. For any questions or further clarification about license renewals, call (985) 493-6655.

  • Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

    The price of a barrel of oil is just under $56, down from a summer high of $107, and lower than at any time since the U.S. was still in recession in the spring of 2009. So what's going on? 

  • Sheriff Webre Urges Citizens To Watch For Scams This Holiday Season

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is urging residents to be cautious about suspicious persons, phone calls or mail items this holiday season as scam artists continue to prey on area residents. "The holidays are a prime time for scam artists and identity thieves to go into overdrive," said Sheriff Webre. "These thieves take advantage of the 'hustle and bustle' of the Christmas season by trying to defraud hard-working, unsuspecting citizens by stealing sensitive account information or conning v...

  • Two men arrested as agents seize over $24,000 of marijuana in Galliano

    Lafourche Parish narcotics agents seized over $24,000 in marijuana and arrested two Galliano men during an investigation Friday. Agents arrested Gwyn Harris, 54, who was the subject of the investigation, as well as Dean Chouest, 62, a fugitive who is now also facing drug charges.

    The Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force had been conducting an investigation after learning about the possible sale of narcotics at Harris' residence.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Dec. 9 - 14

    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.

  • Some lawmakers will get paid when attending Christmas party

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State lawmakers will have their Christmas party at the Capitol this week, and many of them won't have to pay out of pocket for their travel costs to attend the festivities. The Christmas party is Thursday.

  • Camille Cosby breaks her silence to defend husband Bill Cosby as 'kind, generous'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife rejected sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is "a man I do not know."

    In a statement issued Monday, Camille Cosby dismissed accusations that date back as far as the late 1960s. She suggested that her husband, not the women, is the party being harmed.

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