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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



Breaking News

  • Gheens man charged with third degree rape of a juvenile

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office announced the arrest of a Gheens man for Third Degree Rape of a juvenile. Michael Ernst Jr., 40, was arrested Monday, September 17 following an investigation.Through investigation, juvenile detectives learned Ernst had inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage juvenile in January 2018. Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

  • Arrest reports 9/17-9/19

    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 are presumed innocent until proven guilty. SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeErica Rocha, 55, Houma.

  • Arrest reports 9/12-9/16

    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 proven guilty.  SEPTEMBER 12, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeMary Buras, 31, Houma.

  • Port leases property, plans expansion of deepwater facilities

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) took a major step forward in its plans to develop the next generation of Deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon, thanks to an agreement signed recently by the Edward Wisner Donation Trust granting GLPC a lease of over 900 acres of property immediately south of the Port, to be known as Fourchon Island.Also, this week, the Port submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) a Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement f...

  • Record retention rates, freshman class boost Nicholls enrollment

    THIBODAUX, La. — Record-high retention rates and the largest freshman class in more than a decade have increased enrollment at Nicholls State University for the third consecutive year.Nicholls welcomed 6,488 students this fall, an increase of 122 students, or 1.9 percent.A record-high freshmen retention rate of 71.4 percent continues a trend of historically high retention rates at Nicholls. Dating back to 2010, retention rates at Nicholls have been at least 68 percent every year except one...

  • News in Brief- September 16, 2018

    Kenner mayor rescinds city's ban on Nike products

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said at a news conference Wednesday he is rescinding his order banning his city's recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities.He said he did so on the advice of the city attorney."That memorandum divided our city and placed Kenner in a false and unflattering light on the national stage," Zahn added.Last week's order in a memo from Zah...

  • Leeville Bridge on LA 1 down to one lane

    The Leeville Bridge on LA 1 crossing Bayou Lafourche, from mile marker 22.2 to mile marker 23.3, will be under a one-lane operation with flaggers from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, and Wednesday September 19.The bridge will be reduced to one lane of travel alternating between north and southbound traffic, as directed by flagging personnel on site.These lane closures are needed in order to allow Department personnel to perform work on overhead sign trusses.

  • Convicted Lafourche councilman held in contempt of court

    A Lafourche Parish councilman convicted of falsely declaring he is a permanent resident in his district was held in contempt of court Thursday and sentenced to two days in jail after appearing intoxicated at his hearing.As lawyers consulted with District Judge Steven Miller in preparation for the hearing, Bourgeois told a reporter seated in the courtroom he had been unfairly maligned because of his military service.“I’m a military guy,” Bourgeois said in a whisper. “That&...

  • $41M to pay for flood control projects in Louisiana parishes

  • CASA, DCFS partner in recruitment campaign for volunteers, foster parents

    Series of informational meetings to be held across the stateBATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are partnering in a recruitment campaign for CASA volunteers and foster parents.CASA and DCFS will hold a series of meetings across the state over the next seven weeks to provide information to interested individuals and families about the important roles that child advocates and foster parents play in...

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