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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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  • The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

    ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say.

  • T-Bois bridge and Leeville ramp scheduled for upcoming closures

    The T-Bois Bridge, (crossing Bayou Lafourche, north Larose), will be closed to both vehicle and marine traffic on Tuesday, January 17, from 8:30 a.m. thru approximately 2:30 p.m. The closure is necessary for crews to change a motor located at the top of the bridge. This work had been put on hold while the Larose Lift Bridge was out of service. Vehicle traffic may use the Belle View Bridge, (located approximately 12 miles to the north, since the Valentine Bridge is also out indefin...

  • Grand Bayou Floodgate design unveiled

    Preliminary plans for one of the future enhancements to the Morganza to the Gulf Levee system - the Grand Bayou Floodgate Structure - were unveiled at the South Lafourche Levee District’s January 9 public meeting in Galliano.

    The floodgate, designed to hold back rising waters during a hurricane event and costing $21.9 million, will cross Grand Bayou in the Larose/Cut Off area just west of Apache Farm, also known as Paul Dufrene Farm.

  • Council to find resolution for unpaid levee work

    A year-old unpaid “gentleman’s agreement” between former Parish President Charlotte Randolph and the South Lafourche Levee District for “emergency” levee work will be paid if the Council votes favorably, said President Jimmy Cantrelle at Tuesday’s Council meeting.The agreement was that SLLD would undertake improvements to the Yankee Canal levee and the parish would reimburse the levee district.The work on the levee was necessitated by the deplorable condition of the levee and by flooding conditi...

  • Council names new chairman

    Mathews, LA – On Tuesday evening, the Lafourche Parish Council voted District 6 Councilman Corey Perrillioux to serve as Chairman for calendar year 2017.Perrillioux was approved by a vote of 8-1, with the lone dissent coming from Councilman Daniel Lorraine.Perrillioux is serving his first term in the District 6 seat.“I want to thank my colleagues for this honor and I look forward to working with everyone to help move our parish forward,” he said.Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle congratulated Per...

  • IRS to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud.

    The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. These tax breaks are geared to benefit the working poor, and many families claim both.

  • New poll shows majority of Louisianians view coastal land loss as a “crisis”

    Most support the state’s Coastal Master PlanNEW ORLEANS – Statewide, 93 percent of Louisiana voters say that protecting Louisiana’s coastal wetlands needs attention with 56 percent calling this issue a “crisis,” according to a new poll released this week.Additionally, an overwhelming 95 percent of Louisiana voters say Louisiana’s coastal areas and wetlands are important to them personally, with 73 percent saying they are “very important.”A substant...

  • Cuts to TOPS payments proposed in higher education review

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education policymaking board is weighing proposals to cut TOPS payments, consolidate campus administrative functions and give more tuition-raising authority to school governing boards.The recommendations are included in a draft report released Monday by Board of Regents staff. Those ideas come in response to a 2016 state law sponsored by Sen.

  • Two Arrested after Agents Discover Meth Lab During Probation Compliance Check

    Agents discovered a meth lab at the address of Norma Savoie, 50, of Larose during a probation compliance check on Tuesday. Savoie was arrested Tuesday along with Reba Rich, 29, of Raceland.

    At around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole were conducting a compliance check on the residence of Norma Savoie who is currently on probation.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Jan. 9 - 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 proved guilty.

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