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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Breaking News

  • Body of missing teenager recovered in Grand Isle State Park

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teenager who went missing while he was swimming at Grand Isle State Park. Multiple news outlets report 16-year-old Travon William Robertson's body was found Monday afternoon.

  • Prepare for storm season with this weekend’s sales tax holiday

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies, free of the 4 percent state sales tax, during the 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

    The sales tax holiday will take place this Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, right before the start of the six-month 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins on June 1.

  • At least $155M in gaps identified in House-approved budget

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state senators were told Monday that the House version of next year's budget is short at least $155 million in identified needs, with holes mainly in public health care services for the poor and uninsured. But the gaps could be even larger, because of questionable financing sources used by the House.

  • Cut Off man sentenced to jail and to pay restitution for environmental crime

    A Lafourche Parish man, who was arrested in September 2014 by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways, pled guilty to this charge in the 17th Judicial District Court in Thibodaux. Garrett Gilliam, 42, of Cut Off, pleaded guilty to illegal discharge of a pollutant into state waterways, theft and criminal damage to property. Judge John E.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: May 21 - 24

    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.

  • Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for 30 missing

    HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the number of people missing in flooding along the Blanco River rose to more than 40, including a group of people who disappeared after a vacation home was swept down the river and slammed into a bridge. Several more fatalities wer...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885.

    Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 659 rigs were seeking oil and 222 explored for natural gas.

  • Pair charged with stealing drugs from nursing home to sell

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Slidell police say a former director of nursing at a nursing home and a former teacher were stealing prescription medicines to sell. Police said Monday they had arrested 36-year-old Patrick Lampard, who had been director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home after they went to his house Friday on a medical call and saw medication packages scattered about.

  • Weekend flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. Trey Hatt, a spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, said Monday night that the "search component" of the mission was over, meaning no more survivors were expected to be found in the flood debris along the Blanco River. But...

  • Fourchon Road set for overlay

    According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), heavily traveled Louisiana Highway 3090, (Fourchon Road), is set to be resurfaced in the coming weeks. The improvement work, which calls for an asphalt overlay of some four to five inches, will take place in two lifts. The contract, which runs approximately $3.8 million, also calls for strengthening of the highway to support the weight of ever larger and heavier loads being transported to and from Port Fourchon on a ...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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