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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Breaking News

  • Three killed in one-vehicle accident in Cut Off

    Shortly after 5:30 this morning, Troopers from Troop C were notified a of single-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on LA 1 near West 57th Street. The crash took the lives of 23-year old Tyler Budd of Ormond, Fl., 34-year old Nordell Willis of Jacksonville, Fl., and 30-year old Marjorie Oldbear of Cut Off.The investigation on scene revealed a 2012 Ford F-150 was being driven south on LA 1 at a high rate of speed. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford ran off of the roadway to th...

  • Local officials closely monitoring approaching storm

    Local officials said they’re closely monitoring a tropical storm system that entered the southern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast Monday afternoon. 

    A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within the next 24 to 36 hours.The National Weather Service said that peak high tides could be on Wednesday or Thursday.

  • Houma-Thibodaux loses another 400 jobs, report shows

    Preliminary figures, released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, show a global crude glut that has persisted three years continues to take a toll on both the local and state oil-based economies.

    Houma-Thibodaux lost 400 jobs last month and 4,400 over the past year, new figures show.

  • Morganza water control structures to begin earlier than anticipated

    Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Director Reggie Dupre says work with final design of two water control structures along Morganza to the Gulf along reaches “K & L” will begin earlier than anticipated.

    “Original engineering estimates for a portion of the project have come in at fifty-percent. Now we can move forward with the two water control structures,” said Dupre.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 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 proved guilty.

  • Increased demand for child-care aid causes wait list

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After adding 7,000 children to the rolls, Louisiana is reaching its limit in a key child care aid program and will start a waiting list next month.

    The Advocate reports families that apply between now and July 1 can get in without a wait. After that, state officials said Monday the new applicants will head to the waiting list.

  • Shrimp Season to close June 23 in a portion of inside waters

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 23 from the eastern shore of the Mississippi River westward to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayou canal.

    Data collected in recent weeks by LDWF biologists indicate increased quantity, distribution and percentage of small, juvenile white shrimp within these waters.

  • US rig count rises this week 6 to 933

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six this week to 933.A year ago, just 424 rigs were active.

    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 747 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week.

  • Louisiana dad: Carjacker 'wasn't going to leave with kids'

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man says he made sure a carjacker didn't leave with his four- and six-year-old daughters and 10-year-old son still in the vehicle.

    The Times-Picayune reports 42-year-old Earl Williams demanded a gunman and an accomplice unlock his Infinity SUV so he and his wife could pull their kids from the back seat before the carjackers left the scene at Lakeside Mall Saturday night.

  • Michael Phelps' latest challenge: 'Shark Week'

    "Shark Week" has a new star attraction: Michael Phelps.

    Discovery Channel's list of "Shark Week" programming next month includes a July 23 show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." 

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