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  • Seat Belt Checkpoint Scheduled for Wednesday, August 5

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Wednesday, August 5.

    Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags.

  • Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale hospital again — a new Charity hospital. At 6 a.m. Saturday, the new 2.3 million-square-foot University Medical Center New Orleans, built with $1.1 billion of federal, state and private rebuilding money, ambulances and medical staff began the transfer of 131 patients into the new hospital for its first day of operations.

  • Area shrimpers' dock day postponed

    LAROSE – The Lafourche-Terrebonne area Louisiana Fisheries Forward Shrimp fisheries dock day scheduled for Wednesday, August 5 in Larose has been postponed due to speaker scheduling conflicts and other concerns. The program, which will offer industry updates and hands-on demonstrations of refrigeration and other technologies, will be held at the Larose Regional Park and Civic Center Pavilion sometime in the first quarter of next year. The event, sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant, the Louisiana De...

  • Danos unveils new corporate headquarters

    (Gray, La.) — Danos hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 29, for its new corporate headquarters in Gray.

    Friends, family, clients and elected officials gathered to celebrate the new 64,000-square-foot facility.The 68-year-old, family-owned company was previously based in Larose.

  • Parish to offer school uniform vouchers

    Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Community Action will begin offering vouchers for school uniforms to qualified families beginning Monday, August 3, according to parish officials. Executive Director of Community Action Freddia Ruffin-Roberson said this service will enable children to be prepared for the upcoming school year. The voucher program will provide each qualifying school-aged child in the household with a $40 voucher from Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action to redeem at o...

  • New La. law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn'

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sending "revenge porn" can land you behind bars, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening as hundreds of new Louisiana laws take effect Saturday. The provisions of more than 260 bills passed by state lawmakers earlier this year kick in Aug.

  • Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax August 7 & 8

    Families getting ready to send their kids back to school can save money during the 2015 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8. During these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the four percent state sales tax. The sales tax holiday exempts the first $2500 of the purchase price of each eligible item when the customer: - Buys and accepts delivery of eligible property; - Places property on layaway; - Acquires property that was previously placed on l...

  • 911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun. "We have an active shooter here," one officer said, calling for help from others with rifles.

  • NSU one of 5 college institutions removed from negative credit watch

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With deep budget cuts dodged by Louisiana's public colleges, national credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has removed five higher education institutions from a negative credit watch. Gov.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 27 - 29

    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.

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