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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Breaking News

  • Two men charged in Lockport shooting incident

    Yaswanta Lawson, 32, and Chester Lawson, 24, both of Lockport, were arrested on Sunday, February 7 by Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies. 

    At around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, deputies received a report of shots fired at a vehicle in the Rita community in Lockport. Through investigation, deputies learned four individuals were traveling in a vehicle on East Lafourche Street when an SUV stopped in front of them.

  • Rental company employee arrested for equipment theft; warrant issued for second suspect

    Travis Cormier, 38, an employee of Tiger Offshore Rentals, was arrested for his role in the theft of rental equipment in 2015.

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Detectives have also obtained a warrant for Anthony Harris, 37, in the case. Both men are from Lafayette.

  • Meetings scheduled for subcontractors interested in working on the new jail project

    Sheriff Craig Webre is encouraging subcontractors interested in working on the new jail to attend outreach meetings planned for March and April in Thibodaux. Yates Construction, the Construction Manager at Risk for the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex project, is hosting the meetings to attract local subcontractors for the project. On Thursday, Feb.

  • US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.

  • Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 30 increased from the previous week's total.

  • Edwards officially calls special session on budget, taxes

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards officially called Friday for lawmakers to convene Feb.

  • Triple murder delayed again

    The first-degree murder trial for a man accused of stabbing a Lockport woman and her two young daughters has been delayed for the fifth time.

    David Brown, 38, of Houma, is now set for trial Sept. 12 through Oct. 21. He is charged in the Nov. 4, 2012, deaths of 29-year-old Jacquelin Nieves and her daughters, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests Feb. 3-5

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, he offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Two dead in shooting after Mississippi parade

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — South Mississippi authorities say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian Sunday killed two men and wounded four other people. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells local news media that 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport and 43-year-old Isiah Major III of Bay St.

  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

    WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies. WATE-TV reports that Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge Dennis "Will" Roach II this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to state custody until he turns 19.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016