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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breaking News

  • Some flood insurance policyholders began receiving refund checks Wednesday

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being praised for moving quickly and ahead of schedule to get $100 million in flood insurance premium refunds into the hands of the one million policyholders who “overpaid” under the Biggert-Waters Act that hiked premiums for many last year.Flood insurance policyholders, up to one million, who overpaid their flood insurance premiums, will begin receiving refunds that average $100. All checks are anticipated to be written by the end of the year.Th...

  • Voter registration deadline Monday for Nov. 4 election

    Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 Open Primary/Congressional election is Monday, Oct. 6.

  • Signs to remind drivers of La.'s 'Move Over' law

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If you're driving past stopped police cars or stranded motorists on the side of Louisiana's roadways, officials want you to "Move Over." Louisiana's state police superintendent and transportation secretary announced Monday the installation of several dozen signs telling people to "Move Over for Emergency Vehicles."

  • Teachers' group sues over charter school funding

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The use of $60 million in Louisiana's public school financing formula to pay for nearly three dozen charter schools violates the state constitution, a statewide teachers' union claimed Monday in a lawsuit. The Louisiana Association of Educators said the spending is illegal because the charter schools are created and operated outside of parish and city school systems.

  • DHH: 15 new cases of West Nile Virus

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state health department confirms 15 new cases of West Nile Virus in Louisiana, bringing this year's total to 118 reported infections.The Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday the new infections include five of the more serious neuroinvasive disease. 

  • Lafourche Parish Government names new public information officer

    Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish Government has announced the hiring of Thad Angelloz as its public information officer. Angelloz, 34, of Thibodaux, assumed his PIO post on Monday. Among other duties, Angelloz will be in charge of handling media inquiries and generating press releases on a regular basis for the parish.

  • Community Bancorp of Louisiana, Inc. and United Community Bancshares, Inc. to merge

    Raceland, LA – Community Bancorp of Louisiana, Inc., parent bank holding company of Community Bank headquartered in Raceland, and United Community Bancshares, Inc., parent bank holding company of United Community Bank headquartered in Gonzales, La., announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement providing for the merger of United Community Bancshares with and into Community Bancorp of Louisiana. The merger of these companies, which have the same majority ownership, will create a ba...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Sept. 25 - 27

    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.

  • Police Seek Man Wanted For Stealing $500 Of Fuel In Fourchon

    Crime Stoppers Bayou Region is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who stole over $500 of diesel from a Fourchon truck plaza.Just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, an unidentified male driving an 18-wheeler pumped over $500 of diesel fuel into his truck at the Kajun Truck Plaza located at 640 A.O. Rappelet Road in Fourchon.

  • Year-Long Highway Safety Effort Begins With Checkpoint On Wednesday

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Seat Belt Checkpoint during the daylight hours of Wednesday, October 1. Deputies will be checking vehicle occupants for proper safety protection including seat belts and child safety seats. They will also be checking for other violations such as expired inspections tags.

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