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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Breaking News

  • One Arrested, Three Others Wanted in Lockport Armed Robbery

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros reported an arrest has been made in connection to an armed robbery, which occurred in Lockport in early February.

    Jacky Manasco, 45, of Kenner was arrested on Tuesday, February 24, for his role in the robbery. Meanwhile, detectives have identified the three men caught on in-car surveillance video.

  • Ex-Marine convicted in 'Sniper' trial faces life in prison

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie Ray Routh's erratic behavior, including statements about anarchy, the apocalypse and pig-human hybrids, they convicted Routh Tuesday night in the deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a Texas shooting range two years ago. Routh showed no reaction as a j...

  • Lawmakers support most of Jindal plan to close midyear gap

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State lawmakers on Friday criticized but did not reverse nearly $61 million in cuts that Gov. Bobby Jindal levied across state agencies to close a midyear deficit.

    More than 135 state workers will be laid off. Open hours at state museums and parks will shrink. Three state historic sites will close.

  • Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the trend appears likely to continue this year, since 55 percent of those who remained uninsured told the pollster they plan to get coverage rather than face escalating tax penalties. No state saw a statistically significant in...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Feb. 18 - 22

    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.

  • Strikers picket outside 2 Louisiana oil refineries

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Union workers have been picketing outside two southeast Louisiana oil refineries as part of a national strike by the United Steelworkers union. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans.Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises.

    Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently finished at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Maryland. 

  • NC man charged with making false BP oil spill relief claims

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with filing $2.3 million in false compensation claims following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Michael R.

  • Checkpoint re-scheduled for Thursday due to weather

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Thursday, February 26. The checkpoint was originally planned for Wednesday but has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise aw...

  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the 87th annual Academy Awards — which came in humbled by backlash to its all-white acting nominees — bristled with politics and heartfelt speeches about women's rights, immigration, suicide prevention, government...

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