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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018



Breaking News

  • Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.Kyle Burks told reporters at a zoo news conference Tuesday that the jaguar apparently slipped through the resulting small gap in the cables. He estimated the hole to be about 8 inches by 10 inches (20 centimeters by 25 centimeters).The i...

  • Gheens Man Arrested for Fondling a Juvenile

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Ronnie Dominique, 69, of Gheens on July 12, 2018. In late June 2018, juvenile detectives opened an investigation into Dominique after receiving allegations that he inappropriately touched a juvenile female under the age of 13. On Thursday, July 12, detectives made contact with Dominique and questioned him about the incident.

  • Gisclair announces candidacy for re-election to Port Commission, Seat B

    I, Perry Gisclair, hereby announce my candidacy as I seek re-election to the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Seat B.I currently serve as board president and have served on the commission for a total of twelve years.I am married to Elizabeth “Libby” Boudreaux Gisclair, and we have on daughter, April, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Amber and Luke.I am the son of Mabel Toups Gisclair and the late Adam “Ted” Gisclair and the brother of Rodney Gisclair and Angela LeBlanc...

  • News in Brief- July 18, 2018

    Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The death of a wounded fox brings to nine the number of animals that have died as the result of the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the zoo in New Orleans.Rusty was one of two foxes attacked by the big cat. Audubon Zoo officials say on the zoo's website that Rusty died Monday.The jaguar, Valerio, escaped his enclosure before the zoo opened Saturday morning and was captured less than an hour ...

  • Local meth arrests rise as prices reach record lows

    Sheriff’s offices in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have reported an uptick in meth-related arrests in recent years, which officials say has been fueled by Mexican cartels driving down prices by flooding the market with the illegal drug.The Lafourche Sheriff’s Office meth-related arrests have almost doubled in recent years, rising from 106 in 2015 to 200 in 2017. This year is on track to keep up with last year, with 110 meth-related arrests made as of June 29.The Terrebonne Sherif...

  • Local sheriffs hoping for increased funding for housing state prisoners

    Local sheriffs said they’d like to see a boost to the amount of money they’re paid to house state inmates following Gov. John Bel Edward’s announcement that the state’s criminal justice reform package passed in 2017 has saved more than $12 million.At the end of March, Louisiana saw its total prison population drop by nearly 8 percent since 2016, according to Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Reforms First Annual Performance Report. The state plans to funnel some of t...

  • Griffin announces candidacy for re-election to Port Commission, Seat F

    I, Larry Griffin, am announcing my candidacy for re-election to Seat F of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.Port Fourchon has seen great progress since I was elected in 1992. The Port’s lease revenues have increased from $2 million to $20 million and we have doubled the size of the port with new development.We purchased the South Lafourche Airport and made it into a thriving local transportation hub that services the offshore industry, and we have worked hard to make our waterways and ...

  • Pierce announces candidacy for re-election to Port Commission, Seat E

    I, Curtis "Tompuss" Pierce, am announcing my re-election bid for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Div. E Seat. I've been a life long resident of the 10th Ward who resided in Golden Meadow, Cut Off and now Galliano.I'm the son of the late Alcee "Tompuss" Pierce and Adela Lafont Pierce, the grandson of the late John and Amelia Lafont and Syres and Elucia Pierce.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, July 11-15

    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.

  • Seat Belt Checkpoints Slated for July 19 and 25

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct seat belt checkpoints in Lafourche Parish during the daytime hours of July 19, 2018, and July 25, 2018. During these checkpoints, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as for proper inspection tags and other potential violations. Checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motori...

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