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  • Body Found Near LA 24 in Larose

     Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered this morning in a canal just off LA Highway 24 (Bourg-Larose Highway) in Larose.Two fishermen made the discovery and notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol deputies and detectives responded to the scene and retrieved the remains.After an initial investigation, de...

  • Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.The young man behind the attacks was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed 23-year-old who bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot. His motive remained a mystery, along with whether he acted alone in the five bombings in the Texas ...

  • Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.The shooting at Great Mills High School, a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, intensified calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools.

  • Thibodaux Police officer arrested for narcotics violations

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of a Thibodaux Police officer in connection with a narcotics investigation. Richard Queen II (age 36) of Thibodaux is charged with attempting to purchase narcotics.Through a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation, agents learned Queen attempted to illegally purchase pharmaceutical narcotics. Following an investigation, agents obtained warrants for Queen’s arrest.O...

  • Amid financial woes, oil spill money might be redirected

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana lawmakers scrounge for money, state senators are eyeing an annual stream of Gulf oil spill recovery money tied to economic losses from the disaster.Louisiana is expected to receive yearly payments of $53.3 million for 15 years from BP PLC as compensation for economic damages from the massive 2010 oil spill. The payments, which are separate from recovery money slated for coastal restoration, begin in the budget year starting July 1.Under a 2014 law, that...

  • Monroe Teenager Leads Officers on Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office arrested a Monroe teenager after he led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle. Keenan Harris, 19, faces several charges in the incident.At around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, deputies located a compact SUV traveling westbound on US Highway 90 in Raceland, which had been reported stolen in New Orleans.

  • DA seat to be decided Saturday

    Voters will decide Saturday between two candidates for Lafourche Parish district attorney, Interim District Attorney Kristine Russell and Thibodaux City Court prosecutor Brad Naquin.Russell was named Interim District Attorney after former DA Cam Morvant II, citing health concerns, stepped down in November after nearly 15 years.Voters in the north-central part of the parish will also decide between three candidates on the District 8 seat on the School Board: Chris Lagarde, Raymond Toups and Barry...

  • Budget fallout? More medical school grads leaving Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's medical school in New Orleans says fewer of its students want to stay in Louisiana to finish their training because of the continued threat of state budget cuts.LSU Health New Orleans announced Friday that 89 of its 193 graduating medical students, or 46 percent, decided to remain in Louisiana for their residency programs. That's down from 49 percent last year and 64 percent six years ago."The anxiety our students feel over ...

  • Local agencies announce arrest, Mar. 15-18

    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 proved guilty. 

  • Analysis: Edwards slow to enter debates on guns and gambling

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Beyond the budget, the two most contentious issues of Louisiana's legislative session are shaping up to be guns and gambling. On both topics, Gov.

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