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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Breaking News

  • La. releases school performance scores

    Lafourche Parish is ranked 19th among the 78 school districts in the state’s accountability program, in a report released Tuesday by the Education Department. Lafourche’s school systems received a B with a performance score of 94.6, an improvement over last year. Four Lafourche schools received a higher letter grade, while six schools dropped a letter grade.

  • Lafourche councilman begins fight with cancer

    Lafourche Parish Councilman Lindel Toups has been diagnosed with cancer.Toups, a councilman for 19 years, told the Daily Comet Monday that he plans to fight the cancer and remain on the council as long as possible.Doctors told Toups he has cancer, but are unable to specify the type. He is scheduled to return in two weeks for further testing, more information and to set up a treatment plan. He said he is unsure if he’ll be able to attend the Oct.

  • Levee projects may keep insurance spikes at bay

    October is historically a dangerous hurricane month in Louisiana. Storms including Hilda, Juan and the storm of 1893 bear witness to that fact that we must be ever vigilant. Hilda was one of the nation’s worst disasters from a hurricane-spawned tornado event, killing 23 innocent people in Larose in 1964. Juan was the last hurricane to flood lower Lafourche, putting 4.5 feet of water in the 10th Ward area in 1985.

  • LOSGH, other agencies conduct Ebola preparedness drill

    Lady of the Sea General Hospital, in conjunction with Lafourche Ambulance District 1 and the Hospital Designated Regional Coordinator from Health and Human Services conducted an Ebola Virus Disease drill to test the competency and readiness of the hospital and its staff if faced with a possible, and threatening EVD case in the South Lafourche community.

  • Health department seeks end to billing rape victim

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department said Monday it will seek a ban on billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests, in response to outrage from victims' advocacy groups and lawmakers that the women were being charged for treatment. The law changes recommended by the Department of Health and Hospitals will be proposed in the legislative session that begins in April.

  • Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill. 

  • Federal offshore oil lease sale set for March

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil and gas leases for 40 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be offered by the federal government in a March sale at the Superdome in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday. The sale will include approximately 7,611 blocks, covering 40.5 million acres, located from three to 230 nautical miles offshore. The water depths range from nine to more than 11,000 feet.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 15, 16

    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.

  • Tarpons roll on Homecoming, Trojans fall to Destrehan

    The H.L. Bourgeois football team looked like it was ready to spoil South Lafourche’s homecoming on Friday night. The Braves took the football on their opening drive, punched the Tarpons in the mouth and drove straight down the field for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

  • Jennings man gets nearly 16 years for child porn

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Lake Charles has sentenced a 30-year-old man to nearly 16 years in prison for downloading hundreds of movies of child pornography. U.S.

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