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  • Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of "playing the woman card" in her presidential campaign. Trump swept five states in Tuesday's Northeast primaries, bringing him tantalizingly close to securing the Republican nomination against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov.

  • Seat Belt Checkpoint Planned for Thursday, April 28

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the evening hours of Thursday, April 28. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. This checkpoint is designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.

  • Judge: Murder suspect's statements can be used as evidence

    A 2013 double homicide suspect's police statements can be used as evidence in his trial, despite a forensic psychologist's testimony that he is mentally handicapped, a Thibodaux judge ruled last Thursday.

    Traveyon Blackledge, 21, of Thibodaux, is charged with second-degree murder in the shootings of Nikki Landry, 41, of Larose, and Harry Lefort, 54, of Cut Off. 

  • US rig count drops 9 this week to 431, another all-time low

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by nine this week to 431, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices.

    A year ago, 932 rigs were active.

  • Estimate of Louisiana's budget shortfall drops to $600M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The price tag for Louisiana's budget shortfall next year has dropped to $600 million. Gov.

  • Larose woman charged with 126 additional counts of theft and forgery

    A Larose woman who was arrested earlier this month for stealing from her former employer was charged with 126 additional counts of theft and forgery as part of the ongoing investigation that began on April 4.

    Dorena Richardelle, 39, was booked on the additional charges on Sunday, April 24.

  • Job training required for thousands of food stamp recipients

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of non-working, childless adults in Louisiana who receive food stamps will have to participate in job training programs to continue getting the assistance, under an executive order issued last Thursday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

  • Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.18

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks to $2.18 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is partly due to crude oil prices edging up.

  • Texas Man Working in Port Fourchon Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

    A Texas man working in Port Fourchon was arrested last week for possession of child pornography. James Puckett, 45, of Livingston, Texas, was arrested on April 20.

    The arrest was a result of a joint investigation involving the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S.

  • Common Core testing this week La. public schools

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 300,000 public school students are taking tests this week tied to the Common Core education standards without the boycotts or heated political rhetoric that marked the testing last year. Hollis Milton, president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents and West Feliciana Parish schools superintendent, told the Advocate there's "an overall calmer environment" for testing this year.

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