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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Breaking News

  • Tornado touches down in Galliano, causing damage to buildings

    When he saw a tornado forming in the distance Sunday morning in Galliano, Travis Moore realized he and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time.“We were driving back from Grand Isle on La. 3235 and at that point it was not really raining,” said the Baton Rouge resident, who was passing through Galliano when the twister touched down. “I looked off to the left and probably about a half mile there was this little funnel cloud that kind of looked like a waterspout.

  • News in Brief- April 25, 2018

    Louisiana payrolls jump in March as jobless rate ticks down

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's labor market showed signs of strengthening in March as employer payrolls increased sharply and unemployment ticked down.The jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent in March from 4.6 percent in February, as more people entered the labor force and more found jobs. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.6 percent a year ago.About 95,000 Louisianans were jobless, the same as in February.The separate employe...

  • Committee approves bill that would call constitutional convention

    BATON ROUGE--The House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a bill that would call a limited constitutional convention in 2020.The proposal, which was sent without objection to the House floor, would limit the convention call to local government, financing and education matters.Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, who presented the bill, said the goal was to change the financial and tax laws to give more flexibility to the Legislature and local governments on revenue issues.Rep. Walt Leger,...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 18-22

    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. 

  • School Board seat, tax renewals on Saturday’s ballot

    Voters in the central part of the parish will decide who will serve on the District 8 School Board seat in Saturday’s election.Chris Lagarde and Raymond Toups are the two candidates who qualified for the runoff for the seat in the March 24 election.Toups has been serving in the interim since former board member Ronald Pere resigned last yeaar after he and his wife moved to an assisted-living facility outside the Raceland-area district. He had been on the board for 10 years.Some voters in t...

  • Analysis: Louisiana lawmakers debate budget few want enacted

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the Louisiana House passed a budget proposal that few appear to actually like because of the cuts it contains. Senate leaders don't seem inclined to pass it.

  • Raceland man gets second life sentence for Larose double homicide

     A 39-year-old Raceland man found guilty of ordering the 2013 killing of a confidential informant has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said.Toronzo Thompkins, 38, was convicted May 26 of the second-degree murder of Nikki Landry, 41, of Larose. The jury also found him guilty of negligent homicide in the death of Landry’s acquaintance, 54-year-old Harry Lefort, of Cut Off.The victims were shot Sept. 22, 2013, in Landry’s apartment on West Fourth Street.

  • House kills bill that would have opened some closed private waterways

    BATON ROUGE -- The House rejected a hotly debated bill Tuesday that would have opened up closed waters for public access and navigation.The bill, which failed 58-38, essentially would have allowed recreational fishermen to fish in some privately owned waters and waterways without fear of legal consequences.After spending two hours of debate on an unusually large number of amendments, it became clear that representatives were simply too divided on the issue to have much chance.Some of the most pr...

  • Two arrested for Galliano residential burglary

    Two local men were arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Galliano.Sean Chauvin (age 24) of Cut Off, and David Nelson Jr. (age 20) of Galliano, were arrested for the burglary, and they are also charged with property damage in the case.On Sunday, April 15, a deputy responded to a Galliano residence in reference to a burglary. Through investigation at the scene, the deputy learned several items of value including jewelry, televisions, gaming systems, and other items were stolen.

  • Entergy Louisiana to return millions in tax savings to customers

    State regulators approved agreement

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Entergy Louisiana customers will see a series of rate reductions over the remainder of 2018 under an agreement approved Wednesday by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC).The first of the reductions will occur in May as a result of $210 million in federal tax reform-related savings, $105 million of which will be returned to customers over the next eight months, with the remaining half of these savings returned to customers over...

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Sunday, April 22, 2018