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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019



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  • Candidates ready for first Louisiana governor's race debate

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The three major candidates for Louisiana governor are facing off in their first debate, only a week from the start of early voting in the Oct. 12 election.Democratic Gov.

  • 'It's bad': Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks east Texas

    HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches of rain this week in some areas of Texas through Friday. The storm system also brought the risk of severe weather and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit ...

  • News in Brief- September 18, 2019

    State income tax in Louisiana amounts to 15.7% of total taxes collected

    THE CENTER SQUARE - Louisiana finished 40th in a new study by the Tax Foundation that ranks how dependent states are on individual income taxes.State income tax collections in Louisiana amount to 15.7 percent of the total state and local levies collected, based on numbers from fiscal-year 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.Nationwide, the average state reliance on individual income tax revenues is 23.5 per...

  • Port Commissioner killed in tractor accident

    Greater Lafourche Port Commissioner Perry Gisclair was killed in a crash involving a tractor last Thursday afternoon in Galliano, State Police said.Gisclair, 70, from Cut Off, has been a member of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission since 2007. He was just elected to another term last year and was serving as secretary.Investigators learned a 2011 Chevrolet HHR driven by 34-year-old Galliano resident Julien Hebert was traveling around 2 p.m. in the right lane on La.

  • Animal cruelty charges dismissed against Lafourche Humane Society president

    Animal cruelty charges have been dismissed against the president of the Lafourche Humane Society but remain for her co-defendant, prosecutors said.Pamela George, 50, of Cut Off, was charged in November with aggravated cruelty to animals along with 56-year-old Lockport resident John Gautreaux after several horses were found living in poor conditions on property they co-own, authorities said.Those charges have been since dismissed for George but are still pending for Gautreaux, prosecutors said.Al...

  • Coastal Resource Center planned at Nicholls

    THIBODAUX, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Nicholls State University President Jay Clune and South Louisiana Economic Council President and CEO Vic Lafont announced plans Friday for a resource center to help Louisiana companies compete for coastal protection and restoration work across the Louisiana coast.The Louisiana Coastal Technical Assistance Center will assist Louisiana firms in qualifying for work as contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in Louisiana’s growing water managemen...

  • Louisiana official: State adapting to 'new normal' of climate change

    Louisiana’s top official for coastal issues says state and local officials must learn to live with the “new normal” of climate change.Chip Kline, chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, acknowledged that not everyone agrees human activities are causing the climate to change. But regardless of the causes, the effects are undeniable, he said.“I think sea level rise is going to be the main driver that we need to contend with if we’re...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Sept.12-15

    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 proven guilty.

  • Action of Lafourche Parish Council meeting, Sept. 10

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s, Sept. 10, Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the Aug.

  • News in Brief- September 15, 2019

    Another extension approved for Louisiana Medicaid contractor

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have agreed for a sixth time to extend a contract to the company that processes Medicaid payments, without putting the work out for bid.DXC Technology will be paid $47.8 million next year. The Louisiana Department of Health says that's $68,000 more than this year, to cover inflationary increases.House and Senate health committee members approved the one-year extension Monday.The curr...

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