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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Breaking News

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 15, 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 proved guilty.

  • Voters to face full ballot in November; Early voting begins Tuesday

    Early voting for the November 4 general election begins on October 21 and runs through October 28. Voters in Lafourche Parish can vote on any of those days, except Sunday, at the parish Clerk of Court’s office in Galliano or Thibodaux. Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m.

  • Lafourche Parish Council Getting It Done

    One of the problems with Lafourche Parish’s acceptance of State money to fund its low-income assistance programs is the red tape that goes along with it. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Fund is one of those state programs that seeks to “eliminate poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families, and revitalize communities,” according to its website. It’s a grand plan from the days of President Lyndon Johnson, but it has been refined by lawmakers to make it difficult to ac...

  • Early voting begins Tuesday: 14 proposed amendments on ballot

    Early voting begins on Tuesday, October 21 and runs through Tuesday, October 28 for elections scheduled for November 4. Voters can vote any day except Sunday at the parish Clerk of Court’s office in either Thibodaux or Galliano between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • 21-Year-Old Raceland Man Arrested for Having Sex with a Teenager

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a 21-year-old Raceland man wanted for allegedly having sex with a minor. James Brown was arrested on Wednesday, October 15 on outstanding warrants for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and two counts of contempt of court.In late September, the parents of a Raceland teenager contacted the Sheriff's Office after learning the teen allegedly had sexual relations with an older man. Through investigation, detectives learned James Brown a...

  • Louisiana tax amnesty program opens Wednesday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delinquent taxpayers can start filing their applications for Louisiana's latest tax amnesty period. The amnesty runs from Wednesday through Nov.

  • Oilfield services company locating in Mississippi

    SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) — A Houston oil-field services company is locating a new facility in Summit, Mississippi, that will warehouse and eventually manufacture drilling fluids for oil drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Newpark Drilling Fluids officials say the project will create 40 new jobs.

  • Oyster season delayed in some public seed grounds

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying the oyster season in part of the public seed grounds to protect recently settled tiny oysters called "spat."The area is east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, including Lake Borgne and Mississippi Sound.The season was originally scheduled to open there Oct. 20.

  • Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says it has cleared the way for Gulf Coast state and local governments to begin applying for recovery grants through a federal RESTORE Act trust fund fed with civil penalties arising from the 2010 BP oil spill. A department statement says that, so far, the trust fund has $653 million.

  • Louisiana officials keep residents updated on Ebola Virus

    Officials with Lafourche Parish Government and the Office of Emergency Preparedness are continuing to work with the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) as well as the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to monitor the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the event a case presents itself in Louisiana.

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