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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018



Breaking News

  • Lockport man arrested for solicitation of teenage girl

    A Lockport man has been arrested for attempting to solicit a teenage girl for sex. Drexel Verdin Jr., 39, has been charged in the incident.At around 1 p.m. on July 1, deputies responded to a complaint on West 27th Street in Larose.

  • Arrest Reports 7/8-7/11

    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. JULY 8, 2018Thibodaux Police DepartmentJerrick Clement, 32, Thibodaux.

  • LPSO to conduct online tax title sale

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a tax title sale on Wednesday, July 25. The tax sale will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m., or earlier if all properties are sold.By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are still able to participate.

  • News in Brief- July 11, 2018

    BTNEP to hosts open volunteer days in July THIBODAUX, LA – 

    The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is giving the public additional opportunities to volunteer in its coastal restoration efforts. The public is invited to take part in its Open Volunteer Days every Wednesday and Thursday in the month of July.Volunteers are asked to join BTNEP between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Driver's license? There's an app to carry that in Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents can now carry their driver's license on their smartphone.News outlets report a new phone app, created through a 2016 state law, offers a digital version of the Louisiana driver's license, allowing motorists an option aside from carrying a physical license.The smartphone app is called LA Wallet. Though the app is free to download, a $5.99 charge is required to activate the license.

  • Charles “Mike” Callais announces candidacy for Port Commission, Seat H

    I, Charles Michael “Mike” Callais, would be honored to have your vote and support on November 6, 2018 in the upcoming election for Seat H on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.I am married to the former Blanche Bouvier of Larose. We are blessed with four children, Dennis Collins, Ronnie Collins, Leah Callais France, and Rachel Callais Barbour, and four beautiful grandchildren. My parents are Gloria Callais and the late Harold Callais of Golden Meadow.I was raised in Galliano and G...

  • Local agencies announce recent reports, July 4-8

    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.JULY 4, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeJarrett Arceneaux, 34, Thibodaux.

  • Daring rescue saves all 12 boys, soccer coach from Thai cave

    By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the Thai navy SEALs said Tuesday, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world.The SEALs, who were central to the rescue effort, said on their Facebook page that the remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday. Eight of the boys had been brought out of the cav...

  • Portion of LA 308 to Close for Six Hours on Tuesday, July 10

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a portion of LA Highway 308 will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 10 in order for Entergy to replace utility poles in the 2200 block. LA 308 will be closed to through traffic from the St.

  • Local sales tax rates tick down, but still high

    Shoppers across Louisiana should have seen a slight drop in sales taxes beginning this week, but Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes still have some of the highest local rates in the state.The Legislature voted during a special budget session that ended June 24 to reduce the state sales tax from 5 percent to 4.45 percent.That brings the total state and local sales tax to 9.95 percent across Terrebonne.In Lafourche, the combined sales taxes range from 9.1 percent to 9.85 percent, depending on the c...

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