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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016


Breaking News

  • Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.

  • Governor officially calls June special session on taxes

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seeking to stave off deep cuts to health and education, Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially called his second special session on taxes, hoping lawmakers will agree to reduce tax breaks and hike some income taxes to balance the Louisiana budget.

  • State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say it's been a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people.

  • Local entities submit proposal for airport corridor

    Officials with the Greater Lafourche Port Commission and Lafourche Parish Government are hoping that the third time is a charm when it comes to applying and receiving a grant for construction of a new lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche.

    The bridge would cross the bayou south of the bridge near St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano. The “Tiger” grant, as it is so called by the United States government, is an acronym for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. 

  • Governor stalls $208M in business tax break applications

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An estimated $208 million in property tax breaks for businesses was stalled Thursday at the request of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

  • Governor asking senators to strip all House budget changes

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration asked state senators Thursday to scrap all the changes made to next year's nearly $26 billion budget by their colleagues in the House.

  • Dardar pleads guilty to Galliano armed robbery

    One of several suspects involved in the armed robbery of two Galliano residents last May pled guilty as charged on the eve of his scheduled jury trial Monday. Santos Dardar, 32, pled guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to serve forty years in prison without the benefit of probation or parole. “What these perpetrators did to this couple, arousing them from their sleep, threatening them with weapons, tying them up and ransacking their home, was frightening,” said District Attorney Camille A....

  • Suspect sought for stealing kitchen appliances from Raceland store

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for stealing high-priced countertop kitchen appliances from a Raceland department store.

    Investigators learned that just before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, an unknown male subject entered the department store and obtained two stand mixers valued at several hundred dollars combined.

  • Launch of website, June 10 job fair to target rehiring of displaced oilfield workers

    SCHRIEVER, La. — Partners in the Bayou Region of Louisiana have announced a new effort to help workers affected by oil and gas industry downsizing to find rapid training options and new jobs in South Louisiana.

    BayouOpportunity.com, a newly launched website, will serve as a gateway to employment opportunities. 

  • Seafood co., lawyers must return $1 million in spill money

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the return of more than $1 million in settlement money granted to a seafood company after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Tuesday that Crystal Seafood Company defrauded administrators of a BP settlement fund by claiming to be an ongoing Port-Arthur, Texas-based business affected by the storm.

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