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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Breaking News

  • Seatbelt checkpoints scheduled for Wednesday and Friday

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct two seat belt checks in Lafourche Parish this week. The first will be during the daylight hours of Wednesday, July 1st and the second one will be held during the evening hours of Friday, July 3.

  • Three arrested, one sought in connection to Galliano armed robbery

    Three people have been arrested and another man is wanted in connection to an armed robbery that took place in Galliano in May.

    Donald Dardar, 35, and his cousin, Santos Dardar, 31, both of Montegut, have been charged with armed robbery, and Donald's wife, Mandy Dardar, 29, is charged as an accessory. As of press time Friday, detectives were searching for Brent LeBouef, 23, of Houma who is also wanted in connection to the incident.

  • Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay and lesbian Americans have the same right to marry as any other couples, the Supreme Court declared Friday in a historic ruling deciding one of the nation's most contentious and emotional legal questions. Celebrations and joyful weddings quickly followed in states where they had been forbidden. The vote was narrow — 5-4 — but Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion was clear and firm: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right...

  • Lafourche Parish Council action

    The Lafourche Parish Council met Tuesday at the Government Complex in Mathews. The following is some of the action taken at the meeting: - The Wallace Community Center received a grant of $3000 from the Bayou Community Foundation. The money will be spent on Kindle Fires, applications, and additional items to motivate the students participating in the “Beyond the Bell” program.

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Bobby Jindal

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president.

  • Now Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in the Republican race

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.

    It's a long-shot effort for an accomplished but overshadowed governor, and his prospects will depend in large measure on his continued courtship of evangelical voters.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 21 - 24

    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.

  • Supreme Court ruling upholds subsidies for thousands in La.

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 138,000 people in Louisiana will continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance. The U.S.

  • Authorities seeking youth minister they say molested 2 teens

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As of press time Friday, the New Orleans Police Department was searching for a 36-year-old youth minister they say had inappropriate sexual contact with two teenage boys and may have more victims. Multiple news outlets report arrest warrants have been issued for Ryan Scott Rodgers, a youth minister at several local churches in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes. Authorities say Rodgers is accused of touching two teenage boys while they were sleeping at his home.

  • Houston man gets 14 years for sex trafficking of girls

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the sex trafficking of girls in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado. Pierre Johnson was sentenced Tuesday in Houston in an investigation since 2013. He was convicted of conspiring to traffic children under age 18 for commercial sex.

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