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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015

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  • Hunting supplies free of state and local sales tax September 4-6

    The 2015 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday will take place Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.

    During that time, guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. The sales tax holiday applies to individual consumer purchases of a wide range of hunting gear.

  • Saltwater control structure to be built in Lockport

    Lafourche Parish officials hope to see construction on a new saltwater control structure along Bayou Lafourche completed next summer in Lockport. The roughly $3.4 million construction contract with Cayo LLC out of Fort Worth, Texas was awarded at last week’s Parish Council meeting. The structure, which will be located behind Linda Street in Lockport, is designed to block saltwater from creeping up Bayou Lafourche where it threatens local drinking water supply.

  • With 2 recent killings, Louisiana police deaths rising

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just last week alone.

    Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas, with nine on-duty deaths in each state, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests Aug. 27 - 30

    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.

  • Investigators seeking department store voyeur

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a person wanted for photographing a woman in a department store fitting room.

    Earlier this month, investigators learned a woman was trying on clothes in a fitting room at a department store in Galliano when she noticed someone was taking photos of her from under the fitting room door. 

  • Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart." Reflecting his papacy's central theme of mercy, Francis said in letter published Tuesday by the Vatican that he has met many women bearing "the scar of this agonizing" decision to abort. He said God's forgiveness cannot be denied to those who repent, and thus is giving all priests the discretion to ab...

  • You can’t put that “vote for me” sign just anywhere

    It's getting near to campaign season, and political signs endorsing candidates are popping up in various places. But did you know there are rules and regulations to where they can be placed? State and municipal laws dictate where candidates can and cannot display political signs.

  • Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

    (AP) - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday. In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night, according to the Daily World.

  • Louisiana looks at central pool for state-owned vehicles

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Jindal administration plans to test vehicle-sharing among state agencies to reduce the number from the current 10,500. The large number of cars owned by state government has been criticized for at least half a century.

  • Deputy delivers baby, mother names infant after her

    TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says a deputy delivered a baby girl who was named after her — even though the mother already had chosen a different name. Normand didn't release the mother's name or the baby's family name, but says little Emily Victoria was named after Deputy Emily Brinser.

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