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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Breaking News

  • Town of Golden Meadow's Annual Christmas Parade

    Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with Frosty the Snowman, wave as they ride along the Town of Golden Meadow’s Annual Christmas Parade last Saturday.They will be back this Saturday, but this time at the Town of Lockport’s Annual Christmas Parade beginning at 5:30.The Town will also have a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Lockport Bayou Side Park at 6:30 p.m.

  • Bourgeois named Grand Marshall for Lockport Christmas parade

    Wayne Joseph Bourgeois Jr., owner and operator of Rescue Wayne's Air and Heat, LLC, who was chosen as the 24th Grand Marshal for the 2015 Lockport Christmas Parade.

  • Thankfully, hurricane season ends without drama

    Prior to the start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, hurricane experts at both Colorado State University and the National Hurricane Center called for a below average season, predicting the strong El Niño conditions out in the Pacific would likely reduce the number of hurricanes and tropical stormsdeveloping in the Atlantic this year. Turns out they were right. From the start of hurricane season on June 1 to November 30, eleven named storms formed in the Atlantic Ocean this year — one less t...

  • Insurance Commissioner reminds policyholders of deadline to claim rebates

    Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon reports ongoing progress in the shift of policies to the private market from the state’s insurer of last resort, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). At the same time, he is also reminding property insurance policyholders that the deadline to claim a rebate for the Citizens Assessment charged on their 2011 insurance policies is December 31, 2015. Nearly $34 million, or 52 percent, of the refundable assessments available for 2011 remains...

  • LDR resumes 2015 Tax Amnesty Program

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 resumes again. The program, which gives individuals and businesses that have fallen behind on their taxes an opportunity to make a fresh start, will run from Tues., December 1 through Thurs., December 31. The Louisiana Department of Revenue suspended the program last month after discovering a mistake with the information included in some of the original amnesty invitation letters.

  • Over $6,000 of stolen merchandise recovered in theft ring investigation

    Deputies recovered more than $6,000 in stolen merchandise and have arrested Edward Lawson, 32, of Thibodaux in relation to the case. A warrant has also been issued for Willie Holmes Jr., 44, and detectives say more arrests could be possible with the ongoing investigation.

    The investigation began in mid-November as deputies were investigating two incidents at the Walmart Supercenter in Raceland.


  • Special council budget meeting doomed from the start

    Buster Avera Contributing writer The Lafourche Parish Council on Monday failed to vote on outgoing Parish President Charlotte Randolph’s proposed 2016 Operations and Maintenance and Capital budgets, and then scratched its collective “head” over what to do next. Thank goodness Lafourche Parish has a Home Rule Charter to guide us! The meeting was called especially to review Randolph’s 2016 spending plan, and to consider several amendments, before adopting next year’s budget.

  • Councilmen debate entrance of Syrian refugees

    The acts of terrorism which recently occurred in Paris, killing 129 people and wounding more than 300, have caused parish government officials to debate the entrance of Syrian refugees into our region. A resolution proposed by Parish Councilman Jerry Lafont at Tuesday’s Council public meeting, requesting President Obama and the U.S. Congress “not to allow Syrian refugees in the state of Louisiana or any other state within the United States”, resulted in questions by several councilmen.

  • Donations being accepted for 2015 Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is preparing for its annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway and Sheriff Craig Webre is reminding residents that donations are still being accepted. More than 3,500 bicycles have been distributed to needy children of Lafourche Parish and Grand Isle through the program now in its 22nd year. In 2015, over 250 children received bicycles through the program.

  • Shoplifter caught with stolen goods and narcotics

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Lonnie Truxillo, 46, of Raceland on Tuesday. Shortly before noon on Tuesday, November 24, deputies responded to a shoplifting complaint at a discount general store located along LA Highway 1 in Raceland.

    Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the suspect, identified as Lonnie Truxillo, who was found to have several stolen items in his possession. 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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