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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Breaking News

  • Dismal time for Gulf oil = record low lease bidding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government's annual sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico attracted hardly any interest on Wednesday, reflecting a dismal outlook for offshore drilling.

    Only three oil companies bid on just 24 of the nearly 4,400 tracts offered for drilling and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast. None competed against each other.

  • Lafourche voters to decide on term limits for council, parish president

    Lafourche voters will decide Dec. 10 whether to limit parish presidents' and council members' terms in office.The Parish Council voted 8-1 Tuesday night to send the issue to voters.If approved, council members could serve up to three consecutive four-year terms. Parish presidents could serve up to two consecutive terms.

  • DA instructs misguided Council

    Back in January, the Lafourche Parish Council agreed to a resolution to hire Dr. Tommy Lasseigne as Finance Director and Human Resources Director for the parish.After thorough debate on the resolution, the Council voted 5-4 to ratify Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle’s appointment of Lasseigne to both positions.Cantrelle called hiring one person to do two jobs a “cost-saving measure”. Lasseigne was well qualified, he said.Councilmen Bo Melvin, Cory Perrillioux, Armand Autin and ...

  • West Larose Lift Bridge to close for a week

    The West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1, crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose, will be closed continuously to vehicular traffic from 7:00 a.m. Monday, August 29 to 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 2 so construction crews can install the north fender beams.

  • Other action taken at the Lafourche Parish Council August 23 meeting

    The following is a rundown of the action taken by Lafourche Parish Council at Tuesday's meeting. All members were present, and all votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.Action: Implemented all 2016 property taxes.Action: Amended the Lafourche Parish Code of Ordinances for board membership, absences and removal to extend the period of time that an individual must take an oath of office from 30 to 60 days and gave power of discretion to the board to excuse absences. Daniel Lorraine vote...

  • Larose woman arrested for stealing a relative’s credit card and checks

    Lacie Cheramie, 34, of Larose was arrested on Friday, August 19 after deputies responded to a complaint in reference to Cheramie allegedly stealing checks from a relative.

    After an investigation, deputies learned Cheramie also had used the victim’s credit card three weeks prior and made over $1,000 in unauthorized charges before giving the card back to the victim.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 20 - 24

    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.

  • Snake has residents shook up

    Residents in the Raceland area near the service road where a bit shaken up Thursday afternoon after spotting a very large snake on the road.

    According to some residents, the snake appears to be a python weighing about 300 pounds and estimating about 12-feet in length.

  • Providing smoother sailing for the 'Cajun Navy' causing skepticism

    Volunteers say it’s overkillNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana legislator says he's looking for ways to provide smoother sailing for volunteer boaters — known collectively as the "Cajun Navy" — who turned out to help with water rescues during the recent floods. But so far the ideas being floated have met with skepticism and even anger.Volunteers who rescued people stranded in Louisiana's high water last week sometimes complained they were turned away by au...

  • Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said.The women, both 68 and nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn't report to work at the nearby clinic where they provided flu shots, insulin and other medical care for children and adults who couldn't afford it.They were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill.Dr. Elias Abbou...

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