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  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles provides REAL ID online checklist

    BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) has a new online tool to help citizens acquire a REAL ID. A virtual helper named ‘Louie’ guides users through brief questions and a checklist of requirements to identify specific documents they currently have and what more is needed before walking into an OMV location.The online service and more information about Louisiana’s REAL ID can be accessed from the OMV’s official website www.expressl...

  • Judge: Parish president must sue himself over salary dispute

    If Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle wants to continue to pursue a lawsuit over his salary, he will have to sue himself, a District Court judge ruled Monday.District Judge Christopher Boudreaux ruled during a hearing that Cantrelle cannot sue the Parish Council. Instead, Cantrelle must effectively sue himself as the head of Lafourche Parish government.The ruling is the latest update in a years-long debate over how to calculate the parish president’s salary.Cantrelle is asking...

  • Feds say Louisiana only state to lose jobs since last July; state says private-sector jobs increased

    Louisiana lost about 1,000 jobs from July 2018 to July of this year while every other state increased employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.But according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the state saw an increase of 1,100 private-sector jobs over the same period. The state has seen increases in the number of private-sector jobs for 17 consecutive months, the LWC said.Louisiana has lost more than 2,000 government jobs since last year, according to the BLS.“Louisiana ...

  • Methamphetamine Dealer Pleads Guilty To 15 Years

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano woman pled guilty to two (2) counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine earlier today, August 16, 2019.As part of a negotiated plea accepted by the Honorable F. Hugh Larose, Kimberly Crochet, 36, was sentenced to 10 years for one count and 5 years on the other for a combined 15 years to be served consecutively with the Department of Corrections.Kimberly Crochet was arrested in February of 2016 by th...

  • US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, August 14-18

    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: Louisiana casino industry decline raises concerns

    Legal gambling has not been a growth industry in Louisiana for more than a decade. But the steady decline over the past year or so, including double-digit drops in multiple markets, raises serious concerns about the health of a business sector crucial to state finances.“It’s concerning because the state relies on this revenue,” said Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. “If you see a trend in an industry sector like this, you have to pay attention ...

  • Lockport Council to review fourth budget proposal

    The town of Lockport may finally have a budget this week.The town’s budget year began on July 1, but without an approved budget, the town can only operate on 50 percent of last year’s budget.The mayor and council have yet to agree on a spending plan for this year because of debates over the town’s police department.The Town Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 710 Church St., and hold a public hearing and vote on the new budget proposal.This is the fourt...

  • New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday.The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard were both killed in the crash Friday afternoon.The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the pilot contacted the tower just before the Aerotek Pitts S-2B went down...

  • Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina dies

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster.Blanco called it an "honor and blessing" to lead Louisiana through the fury and destruction of Katrina.

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