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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Breaking News

  • Raceland man gets second life sentence for Larose double homicide

     A 39-year-old Raceland man found guilty of ordering the 2013 killing of a confidential informant has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said.Toronzo Thompkins, 38, was convicted May 26 of the second-degree murder of Nikki Landry, 41, of Larose. The jury also found him guilty of negligent homicide in the death of Landry’s acquaintance, 54-year-old Harry Lefort, of Cut Off.The victims were shot Sept. 22, 2013, in Landry’s apartment on West Fourth Street.

  • House kills bill that would have opened some closed private waterways

    BATON ROUGE -- The House rejected a hotly debated bill Tuesday that would have opened up closed waters for public access and navigation.The bill, which failed 58-38, essentially would have allowed recreational fishermen to fish in some privately owned waters and waterways without fear of legal consequences.After spending two hours of debate on an unusually large number of amendments, it became clear that representatives were simply too divided on the issue to have much chance.Some of the most pr...

  • Two arrested for Galliano residential burglary

    Two local men were arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Galliano.Sean Chauvin (age 24) of Cut Off, and David Nelson Jr. (age 20) of Galliano, were arrested for the burglary, and they are also charged with property damage in the case.On Sunday, April 15, a deputy responded to a Galliano residence in reference to a burglary. Through investigation at the scene, the deputy learned several items of value including jewelry, televisions, gaming systems, and other items were stolen.

  • Entergy Louisiana to return millions in tax savings to customers

    State regulators approved agreement

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Entergy Louisiana customers will see a series of rate reductions over the remainder of 2018 under an agreement approved Wednesday by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC).The first of the reductions will occur in May as a result of $210 million in federal tax reform-related savings, $105 million of which will be returned to customers over the next eight months, with the remaining half of these savings returned to customers over...

  • Louisiana House approves budget with deep health cuts

    BATON ROUGE -- Tensions were high Thursday as the Louisiana House voted 55-47 to pass a state budget that called for cutting TOPS funding by 20 percent and stripping most of the funding for partner hospitals and other health services for the poor.This proposal came after state officials estimated that federal tax changes would bring in an extra $346 million in state revenue next year, lowering the projected budget deficit to $648 million.Some legislators, like Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert J...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 15-18

    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. 

  • Lockport man arrested for desecrating graves

    Lockport Chief of Police David Harrelson Jr. announced the arrest of a Lockport man for desecrating several graves at a local cemetery. Jared Falgout (age 36) was arrested early Thursday morning in Gheens.On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, officers responded to the Holy Savior Cemetery on School Street in Lockport in reference to several graves being damaged.

  • 'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train'

    PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste.In Parrish, Alabama, population 982, the sludge-hauling train cars have sat idle near the little league ball fields for more than two months, Mayor Heather Hall said. The smell is unbearable, esp...

  • Legislators reject proposals to change Louisiana gun laws

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The push to change Louisiana's gun laws is falling flat.A House criminal justice committee Tuesday rejected several proposals brought by both sides of the political aisle, largely capping efforts to alter firearm rules after the massacre at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed.In snubbing a measure that would have outlawed rapid fire devices known as bump stocks, opponents said the bill's language was too broad. The gunman who last year killed 5...

  • UPDATE: Department Store Thief Identified and in Custody

    A man wanted for stealing several hundred dollars of merchandise from a Mathews department store has been identified and is in custody. Matthew Gasser (age 35) of Theriot was identified via an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region.On March 24, 2018, a man, later identified as Gasser, stole a shopping cart full of items from the Walmart Supercenter located at 4858 Highway 1 in Mathews. The man arrived to the parking lot at around 5:45 p.m.

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