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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019



Breaking News

  • Detectives discover cache of stolen property, seek to return property to owners

    A Cut Off resident who was arrested in December, now faces new charges after detectives discovered a cache of stolen property in the South Lafourche area. Sidney Richard Sr., 49, (a.k.a. “Sidney Ricard”) was arrested again last week after detectives found tens of thousands of dollars of stolen property was in his possession.

  • Shipyard doesn't meet investment target, incentive deal ends

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they have voided an incentive deal with a Louisiana shipbuilder because planned investments and hiring never occurred.Mississippi's deal with Edison Chouest Offshore of Cut Off, Louisiana, expired Dec. 31, Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells the Sun Herald.

  • News in Brief- February 20, 2019

    World War II Museum president to speak at Nicholls

    THIBODAUX, La. - President and CEO of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Stephen Watson, will be on the Nicholls State University campus this week to discuss the role of the museum in delivering the lessons learned from the War to End All Wars.Watson’s discussion, titled “The Museum Behind the Story of the War that Changed the World,” is the latest installment of the Alumnus Anniversary Lecture Series celebrating N...

  • State Health Department encourages Louisiana to catch beads, not the flu this Mardi Gras

    Baton Rouge, La. (February 18, 2019) – Flu season is reaching its peak in Louisiana, with flu activity spiking over the last week. Because of this, the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging Louisianans to catch beads, and not the flu, this Mardi Gras season.Throughout the country, data is showing that most states are reporting widespread flu activity and Louisiana is no different.“With parades beginning to roll, large amounts of people will be gathering to enjoy Mardi Gras an...

  • Convicted killer to get clemency hearing

  • Arrest Report- February 13 to 17

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. These individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses show. All accused must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

  • Sales tax collections rise in Terrebonne, Lafourche

    Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes saw a combined increase of more than $11.5 million in sales tax revenues last year, a sign that the local economy may be improving.Local sales taxes are divided between parish government, law enforcement and levee, road and school districts.According to totals from the Terrebonne Sales and Use Tax Department, Terrebonne Parish collected about $120 million last year. That’s a $3.7 million increase from 2017.This is the second year in a row of increased...

  • Council Action taken at Feb. 12 public meeting

    In other action from the Tuesday, February 12 Parish Council meeting (all votes unanimous unless noted with Luci Sposito and Michael Gros absent):-- Held a special meeting to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Parish and Proven Fuel-Houma, LLC for purging a pipeline for the Cyprien Pump Station Project in Raceland;-- Approved minutes of three previous Council meetings on September 11, September 25 and October 1, 2018;-- Heard a proclamation from Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle...

  • News in Brief- February 17, 2019

    Edwards trip to Israel cost $100,000

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration spent over $100,000 on a seven-day trip to Israel that involved meetings with Israeli leaders, cyber-security experts and other activities.NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the cost of the trip from public records.The newspaper reports that $61,000 of the cost was associated with providing security to the governor while he was travelingThat included the cost of bringing the governor's sta...

  • Larose man wanted on weapons and drug charges

    Deputies are seeking a Larose man on multiple drug and weapon charges. Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating Jhy Allinson, 25, of East 7th Street in Larose.As part of a narcotics investigation, agents obtained a warrant for Allinson’s arrest for several charges including Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of Body Armor, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana...

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