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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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  • National Report: Louisiana ranks 33rd in protecting kids from tobacco

    WASHINGTON /PRNewswire -- Louisiana ranks 33rd nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from using tobacco and help smokers quit, according to a report released recently by leading public health groups.Louisiana is spending $5.4 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 9 percent of the $59.6 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report challenges states to do more to fight tobacco use – the nation's ...

  • Cut Off man found with stolen property at local motel

    A Cut Off man recently found with stolen property, has been arrested by sheriff’s deputies. Sidney Richard, 49, (a.k.a. “Sidney Ricard”) has been linked to two burglaries as part of the investigation.During the early morning hours of Thursday, December 13, detectives responded to a Golden Meadow motel in reference to deputies locating a vehicle containing several stolen items from burglaries in the South Lafourche area.Detectives identified Richard as the suspect and obtained s...

  • News in Brief- December 19, 2018

    2 men arrested in pair of shooting deaths in Louisiana

    RACELAND, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Lafourche Parish say two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend.The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office told news outlets that 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander of Raceland have been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.The sheriff's office said 26-year-old Marcel Turner and 23-year-old Jerem...

  • Medicaid will use federal tax data to determine eligibility

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana’s new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system will now give the health department access to federal income tax data of potential Medicaid enrollees to ensure they are eligible for Medicaid.This capability is in addition to numerous other income and employment data sources that are now available to Medicaid to ensure that all recipients meet the strict financial eligibility standards.The new system has replaced a 1990’s-era computer system that us...

  • Man Arrested following a Pursuit from Raceland to Thibodaux

     Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Thibodaux man following a pursuit from Raceland to Thibodaux. Jared Zeringue, 34, faces multiple charges in the incident.At around 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on LA 308 in Raceland due to a vehicle traveling with no headlights and a stolen license plate.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 13-16

    The folliwng 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.  DECEMBER 13, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrick Billiot, 33, Golden Meadow.

  • Analysis: House GOP could disrupt Edwards' teacher pay plan

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — By refusing to boost Louisiana's income projections, House Republican leaders threaten to spoil Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to include a public school teacher pay raise in his budget proposal for next year.House Speaker Taylor Barras and House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry say they haven't blocked the forecast changes to disrupt Edwards' plans, but are taking a conservative financial stance.

  • Suspects Wanted for Fraudulent Withdrawals at Bank ATMs in South Lafourche

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two persons wanted for thefts by fraud at local banks.Last week, detectives began investigating a series of fraudulent withdrawals at South Lafourche area banks. Surveillance cameras showed that in November 2018, a man and woman conducted ATM transactions at several branches of a bank in the South Lafourche area. The man appeared to have several debit cards, which he tried at the ATM machines.

  • Louisiana secretary of state diverted $90K to pay settlement

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana secretary of state's office diverted more than $90,000 from computer system improvements to pay its share of a sexual misconduct settlement involving the agency's former leader, Tom Schedler.Dollars earmarked to upgrade software for business registrations, the state archives, the agency help desk and other systems were stripped. Instead, the money was paid to help end litigation accusing Schedler, a Republican who resigned in May, of sexually h...

  • Lafourche Parish president to seek re-election

    Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle says he’s plans to fight for his seat in parish government before his term expires at the end of 2019.Yet, the first-term president is still lacking a right-hand man.On Tuesday, the Parish Council voted 5-4 against Cantrelle’s latest nomination of Rodney Doucet to fill the vacant position.“We’re getting better,” Cantrelle said.Previous votes on his nominees for parish administrator were 7-2, 7-2 and 4-2 against.In...

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