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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Breaking News

  • Larose man gets probation for sexually abusing girl

    A whirlwind of emotion swept through a Thibodaux courtroom Thursday as a judge sentenced a Larose man for sexually abusing a girl more than 30 years ago. State District Judge John LeBlanc announced he was sentencing Warren Danos, 83, to 10 years in prison. 

    At that, the victim made the sign of the cross and looked upward as family members murmured in agreement with the declaration.However, LeBlanc then said he was suspending that sentence and placing Danos on five years of supervised probation. 

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 18 - 21

    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.J

  • Edwards agrees to let Louisiana colleges set their own fees

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's colleges and universities can still set — and raise — their own student fees.The schools' governing boards have had that fee-hiking ability, but it was set to expire on June 30. 

  • Medical marijuana contract will give LSU at least $3.4M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state's flagship university at least $3.4 million over five years, under terms discussed Thursday.

    In its bid offer, the contractor agreed to pay that amount or 10 percent of gross receipts, whichever is higher, to the LSU Ag Center for permission to grow medical marijuana. 

  • Illegal selling of red snapper leads to drug charges

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged commercial fishing and drug violations on June 18 in Terrebonne Parish.Agents cited Arthur Freeman, 53, of Lockport, for selling fish without a commercial wholesale dealer’s license, failing to complete a trip ticket, possession of marijuana, and failing to comply with the individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for by not giving a three hour notification of selling red snapper, not getting a IFQ con...

  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. (AP) — If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline.

    Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons of shells to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and The Nature Conservancy, which have already used a quarter of them to construct a half-mile-long reef about 40 miles outside of New Orleans.

  • 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.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017