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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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  • Voter Registration Week observed with events planned throughout the week

    If you want to register to vote or update your information, you’ll have your chance this week.The annual Voter Registration Week will be observed statewide from Aug. 21-25.Local registrars’ offices will share options for casting ballots, provide information on becoming a poll worker and take requests for absentee ballots.To vote in the Oct. 14 election, you must register by Sept.

  • Louisiana tax agency urging people to claim $8.6M in refunds

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of Louisiana taxpayers have weeks to claim their state income tax refunds, or they'll be turned over to the state treasurer's office as unclaimed property.The Louisiana Department of Revenue says $8.6 million in tax refunds remain unclaimed, to be transferred to the treasurer's office after Sept. 6, as required by law.The revenue department said Wednesday it sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers in July notifying them of unclaimed tax refunds and adv...

  • Options weighed after board rejects reduction

    A reduction in the size of the Lafourche Parish School Board could still make it to the state Legislature, despite the board voting against such a measure earlier this month.The board decided May 3 to eliminate positions, including teachers, assistant principals and librarians, after a 1 percent sales tax failed April 29. The School District had already cut about $3.9 million from its budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, including by increasing student-teacher ratios and cutting certain programs....

  • North Lafourche Levee District overseeing several levee, drainage projects

    NLLD awarded $5 million in construction contracts for six projects since January to strengthen flood protection in the areaThe North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District (NLLD) is making substantial progress on its commitment to improve flood protection and drainage in North Lafourche and even more activity is expected in the months ahead.In July, the NLLD awarded three contracts for levee and drainage projects that will strengthen flood protection and improve drainage for Lafou...

  • Houma man gets 60 years in Galliano armed robbery

     A judge sentenced a Houma man to 60 years in prison Thursday for the 2015 armed robbery of a Galliano seafood merchant and his wife.Brent Lebouef, 25, could have faced up to 99 years after a jury convicted him June 29. Prosecutors said he and another man were armed with a gun and baseball bat when they tied up the couple, covered the victims’ heads with pillow cases and ransacked the home.Assistant District Attorneys Rene Gautreaux and Shaun George prosecuted the case.“We are s...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 13-16

    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.

  • Fugitive Discovered With Drugs During Traffic Stop

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Jayquan Bibs, 22, of Larose on Wednesday, August 16. Just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies of the Problem-Oriented Policing Squad conducted a traffic stop on East 23rd Street in Larose due to passengers not wearing seat belts.

  • Two local men arrested Saturday night on a Myriad of drug charges

    Matthew Mayberry (age 24) of Galliano and Bradley Billiot (age 27) of Golden Meadow were arrested on Saturday night on a myriad of drug charges.At around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, deputies conducting an undercover operation in the South Lafourche area observed what appeared to be a drug transaction in the parking lot of a convenience store in Cut Off as one subject deposited a bag inside the rear seat of another vehicle.The suspects departed the store in separate vehicles traveling sout...

  • Fourchon LNG kicks off federal regulatory process for $888 million facility in Port Fourchon

    CUT OFF, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) and tenant Energy World USA (EWUSA) have announced that wholly owned Fourchon LNG, LLC has filed its formal letter to request initiation of the pre-filing review process with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).Upon completion of the pre-filing process, Fourchon LNG, LLC intends to file an application with FERC for authorization to construct the proposed 5 million tons per annum mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...

  • LA SAFE concludes latest round of parishwide meetings; work begins for fall round

    Residents across six parishes began to draft adaptation plans after reviewing data, feedback from local communitiesLouisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments wrapped up parishwide meetings in six coastal parishes Aug. 3 as residents identified ideas and priorities for their respective communities.The larger summer meetings followed 21 smaller community meetings held in late May and early June that engaged nearly 500 residents in Plaquemines, Terrebonne, Jefferson, St. John t...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017