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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018



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  • 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...

  • Other Council action from Dec. 11 public meeting

    In other action from the Tuesday, December 11 Lafourche Parish Council public meeting (all votes unanimous except where noted):-- Overrode 8 of 10 amendments to the 2019 Operations and Maintenance and Capital Budget that were vetoed by Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle on December 6, 2018 including:1) providing funding for the Waverly Subdivision Pump Project (Gros voted nay, Autin and Jaccuzzo absent);2) providing funding for a proposed bath facility center at the Raceland Recreation Center (Gro...

  • News in Brief- December 16, 2018

    WWII vet on mission to publicize dwindling number of vets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A World War II veteran is on a mission to travel to all 50 states as part of an effort to raise awareness about the dwindling number of veterans from that war who are still alive.Sidney Walton, of San Diego, met Tuesday with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards at the Commander's Palace restaurant.The 99-year-old Walton started his tour in March. As he visits each state, he's been meeting with governors — ...

  • Council rejects another Cantrelle nominee

    For a second time this year, Cut Off resident and former Lafourche Parish Councilman Rodney Doucet was not ratified for the position of Parish Administrator.In a 4-5 vote at Tuesday’s public meeting, with members Michael Gros, Luci Sposito, Bo Melvin, Corey Perrillioux and Jerry Lafont saying “nay”, the Council did not accept Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle’s latest nominee for the second highest position in parish government.Doucet was also voted down in April, with som...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 9-12

    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 proven guilty.

  • Golden Meadow man steals ambulance from hospital

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Golden Meadow man after he stole an ambulance from a local hospital. Rory Guidry, 33, was arrested in St. Charles Parish following the incident.At around 10:45 p.m.

  • Port Fourchon receives $16 million grant to build new airport road

     The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has received a $16 million grant for a new bridge and roadway around Port Fourchon.Parts of Louisiana’s congressional delegation announced the grant last Thursday after speaking with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.The Port Commission plans to build a new bridge and roadway that will connect the South Lafourche Airport in Galliano with La. 1 and Port Fourchon.The federal grant will account for about 47 percent of the project cost, estim...

  • Coast Guard working to clean oil, gas leak in Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard is cleaning oil, gas and water leaking from a well in Louisiana.News outlets reported the Coast Guard was notified of the leak in Rattlesnake Bayou near Port Sulphur on Sunday.The Coast Guard says the well produces more than 5,000 gallons of oil a day.The Coast Guard says five response and oil recovery vessels and four shoreline cleanup vessels are working on the effort.The agency said more than 1,700 feet of hard boom and 2,000 feet of absorbent boom hav...

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