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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Breaking News

  • Boat and trailer stolen from Golden Meadow business

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the public’s help is sought to identify the suspect responsible for stealing a boat and trailer from a Golden Meadow business last month.On February 26, deputies responded to a report of a stolen boat and trailer at Tiffony’s Bait & Seafood in Golden Meadow. The items were stolen sometime overnight between Sunday, February 25, and Monday, February 26.Upon reviewing surveillance cameras in the area, deputies found the suspect to be a ...

  • Levee District manager says fuel agreement is “golden egg” for parish

    In the 1970s, the Lafourche Parish Police Jury made an agreement with the South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) — the district would build, maintain and operate the pumps in the 10th Ward and the parish would pay for the fuel cost.Today, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle wants to strengthen the agreement under a new written stipulation — the parish will continue to pay for fuel but can opt out after a 60-day notice.SLLD feels that would be an unfair deal.The history of the agreement a...

  • Rape Aggression Defense Course for Women Slated for April in Raceland

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will host a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course on April 2, 3, and 4, 2018, at LPSO Range Facility, located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland.This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and will take place over the course of all three days. The class will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m.

  • Lawmakers spar over tax record review of Medicaid recipients

    Editor’s note: Legislative updates and news are as of press time Friday morning. Things can sometimes change rapidly during a Legislative session. Check the Gazette’s website for updates.BATON ROUGE, La.

  • Business group gets update on Fourchon project

    A local business group got an update on an ongoing liquid natural gas project at Port Fourchon last week.The South Central Industrial Association hosted its monthly General Membership Luncheon on Tuesday. The guest speaker was Project Director Christopher Pope, of Energy World.“The speaker is always somebody with strong oil and gas industry background or energy perspective,” SCIA Director Christy Naquin said.Energy World is investing $888 million to build an LNG plant in Port Fourcho...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, March 18-20

    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. 

  • Body Found Near LA 24 in Larose

     Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered this morning in a canal just off LA Highway 24 (Bourg-Larose Highway) in Larose.Two fishermen made the discovery and notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol deputies and detectives responded to the scene and retrieved the remains.After an initial investigation, de...

  • Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.The young man behind the attacks was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed 23-year-old who bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot. His motive remained a mystery, along with whether he acted alone in the five bombings in the Texas ...

  • Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.The shooting at Great Mills High School, a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, intensified calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools.

  • Thibodaux Police officer arrested for narcotics violations

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of a Thibodaux Police officer in connection with a narcotics investigation. Richard Queen II (age 36) of Thibodaux is charged with attempting to purchase narcotics.Through a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation, agents learned Queen attempted to illegally purchase pharmaceutical narcotics. Following an investigation, agents obtained warrants for Queen’s arrest.O...

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