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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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  • Nicholls ranked among top public universities in the South

    Nicholls State University has been named one of the top universities in the South by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report.Nicholls ranked as the 37th Top Public School and 95th Best Regional University in the South.“At Nicholls State University, we have been enthusiastically filling the needs of the Bayou Region for 70 years, and we take pride knowing that our graduates are ready for whatever the world throws at them,” said Dr. Sue Westbrook, provost and vice president for ac...

  • Lafourche Parish Council action taken at recent public meeting

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting.All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilman Jerry Lafont was absent.- Accepted the minutes of the April 24 council meeting.- Accepted the minutes of the April 30 council meeting.- Accepted the minutes of the May 8 special council meeting.- Approved a servitude agreement with Kristian Michael Tardo.- Approved a servitude amendment with Thomas P. Naquin, Reynold J.

  • News in Brief- August 19, 2018

    Utility wants lost revenue from 2016 Louisiana flooding

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A major electric utility wants to recover nearly $6 million in revenue lost in the flooding in Louisiana in 2016.The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported that Entergy has asked Louisiana regulators to allow it to impose a surcharge on the bills of nearly 468,000 customers in 20 parishes even if they never missed a payment.The surcharge would recover the amounts not collected because of state orders not shut off the ...

  • Medical marijuana wait: Regulatory hurdle for Louisiana crop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first medical marijuana crop will take longer than expected to reach patients.GB Sciences, the marijuana grower for the LSU AgCenter, had hoped to provide product to Louisiana's nine licensed medical marijuana pharmacies by September. But the company tells The News-Star the earliest harvest likely will be in November.John Davis, GB Sciences president, said his company is waiting for the state agriculture department, which is regulating the indust...

  • Lafourche council pays legal fees for parish president

    Lafourche Parish will reimburse the parish president over $8,000 for legal fees incurred from an ethics complaint.The Parish Council approved reimbursing Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle the $8,550 Tuesday, but expressed concern that employees were not receiving the same treatment.The measure passed by a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Jerry Jones voting against and Councilman Corey Perrillioux abstaining from the vote. Councilman Jerry LaFont was absent.Cantrelle said the fees were incurred when he h...

  • Attorney general: Parish president can fire director

    After an opinion from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office was released Monday, the Lafourche Parish Council took no action Tuesday regarding ongoing issues in the parish Community Action office.The Community Action office is in charge of anti-poverty programs. It operates the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, Emergency Assistance services for homeless prevention and emergency food banks, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and distribution of food through the Commoditi...

  • Arrest reports from Aug. 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.AUGUST 12, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeDylan Melancon, 21, Leeville.

  • AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said "Franklin&...

  • Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

    GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Wednesday focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame.Fears mounted that a part of the Morandi Bridge which is still standing could also coming crashing down. That prompted authorities to widen their evacuation to include some 630 people living near the highway bridge that was carved in two by ...

  • Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee.

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