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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020



Breaking News

  • Suspects charged in storage unit break-ins

    Four suspects are in the custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for allegedly breaking into local storage units.Around 3:45 p.m. on January 18, deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a storage unit facility in Cut Off. Upon arrival, deputies observed several people removing items from open storage units. One of the people, Annette Left, 46, of Cut Off, asked authorities why they were there. She claimed that they were hired to clean the units.

  • Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District completes derelict vessel removal project

    The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District recently completed a project which removed 12 large derelict vessels from Bayou Lafourche.Through an Intergovernmental Agreement, the Bayou Lafourche Derelict Vessel Removal project was funded by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and Lafourche Parish Government in an effort to improve the water quality and provide a safer waterway for recreational users.Bollinger Shipyards also played a critical role in the project’s progress by providing a b...

  • Louisiana residents can start filing income taxes Jan. 27

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana personal income taxpayers can start filing their 2019 state tax returns on Jan. 27, the same day the IRS begins accepting federal income tax filings.The deadline to file Louisiana individual income tax returns and pay taxes is May 15, and extension requests are due by that date.The revenue department is again encouraging Louisiana taxpayers to file their returns online, where they can pay electronically, check the status of refunds and request filing exten...

  • Sex offender faces additional charges stemming from nude photos of teen

    A sex offender faces additional charges as part of an investigation stemming back to November of 2019. Roland Bruce Jr., 40, of Cut Off was initially charged with indecent behavior and now faces new charges related to nude photos of the juvenile.Bruce was initially arrested on November 23, 2019. Deputies found Bruce had allegedly sent text messages, which were sexual in nature to a minor teenage girl.

  • Golden Meadow police chief resigns

    Golden Meadow’s Police Department will soon have new leadership after its chief stepped down last week.Mayor Joey Bouziga confirmed Reggie Pitre resigned from the position in early January and his last official day on the job was last Wednesday.Pitre served as chief since his election in 2012 and has worked for the department since 2009.The Town Council has 20 days to appoint an interim police chief who will finish Pitre’s term which expires at the end of the year, Bouziga said.Pitre...

  • New Lafourche department heads appointed

    The new Lafourche Parish president will build its own leadership team, keeping just one of the previous administration’s department heads.The Parish Council voted unanimously last week to approve all five of Parish President Archie Chaisson’s appointments.Three of Chaisson’s appointees had previously led parish departments while the other two are newcomers to local government.Ahead of the votes, Councilman Daniel Lorraine said he found all of the appointees qualified to serve b...

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    Woman in viral LSU dancing video has local connection

    OK, we’ve all seen the video of the LSU football players doing the ‘Get the Gat’ dance in the White House.The video has been shared on social media literally thousands of times and the video has millions of views on Facebook and Twitter.But did you know that the woman dancing in the video with LSU football players has local ties?The woman seen dancing in the video with Tigers’ players is Gemi Bordelon. She is the wife of Lockport native, former LSU football player and Bollinger CEO Ben Bordelon....

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    Authorities make arrests after cocaine, other drugs found during warrant

    Two are in custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office after a narcotics investigation. Through investigation, narcotics agents obtained a search warrant for the residence of Desiree Pitre, 33, of Galliano. Pitre's residence is located on 156th Street in Galliano.Agents arrived at the home on Jan. 15 and discovered that Pitre was present, along with Joshua Johnson, 29, of LaPlace, and a juvenile. During the search, agents located 27 grams of suspected crack cocaine in...

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    Houma man arrested by LPSO for kidnapping his ex

    A 29-year-old Houma man was arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.Around 9:25 p.m. on January 14, deputies were called to an incident at a residence on Sharnell Drive in Bayou Blue. Deputies on the scene learned that a man and a woman were at the residence when the woman's ex-boyfriend, Bryan Bonvillain, 29, showed up outside. The man allegedly removed an air conditioning unit from a window and entered the front door of the resi...

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    Thibodaux native to officiate upcoming Super Bowl

    A Thibodaux native will be part of the decision-making team that's going to officiate the upcoming Super Bowl.Longtime NFL official Carl Johnson was announced this week as a member of the crew assigned to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Johnson will be a line judge in the game.Johnson is a veteran official with decades of experience in the NFL. He has worked multiple Super Bowls and countless high-stakes playoff games.When not working at the premiere level, Johnson also works local high school...

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