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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Breaking News

  • Study: Oil spill cleanup caused illness

     Seven years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a federal study confirmed what one local doctor had suspected for years.Chemicals used in the cleanup made thousands of people sick.Dr. Michael Robichaux, a ear, nose and throat doctor in Raceland, said he saw many patients experiencing the same symptoms after being exposed to the oil dispersants.The most common symptoms were abdominal pain, skin rashes, dizziness, weakness, fatigue...

  • More job losses predicted in 2018

    The Houma-Thibodaux area could lose 1,800 more jobs next year, and a local shipyard may shut down, a state economist predicted last week.“The most worrisome area for me, and the reason we don’t have a more optimistic forecast, is your shipyards,” said Loren Scott, Louisiana economist and professor emeritus at Louisiana State University. “Thoma-Sea and Bollinger are adapting and building other ships ... but Edison Chouest might have to padlock its North American Shipyard i...

  • Galliano Man Charged with Sexual Battery of a Child

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Jacob Dedon, 26, of Galliano on Tuesday. Dedon is charged with sexual battery of a child under the age of 10.Juvenile detectives opened an investigation on Friday, September 29 in reference to a complaint that a child had been molested by Dedon. Detectives learned Dedon allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 10.

  • Health department reminds residents of importance of annual flu vaccine

    With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.“We’re seeing flu activity early this year and an annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu, which can be very serious even deadly,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 13-17

    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. 

  • Felon Driving Stolen Vehicle Fires Multiple Rounds at Deputies during Pursuit

     A Cut Off felon was arrested Tuesday after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit throughout the South Lafourche area. Daniel Borne (age 39) of Cut Off was taken into custody after a brief standoff with deputies following the pursuit.Borne was scheduled to appear in court for a jury trial on Tuesday due to several charges stemming from multiple incidents. The charges included burglary, theft, DWI, drug possession, and traffic violations.

  • Oil spills into Gulf of Mexico after underwater pipe bursts

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a news release Friday that oil spewed out of an underwater fractured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Venice, Louisiana.The offshore oil and gas operator, LLOG Exploration Offshore, says between 7,950 and 9,350 barrels of oil were released before the spill was halted. There were no reports of injuri...

  • US rig count declines by 8 this week to 928

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by eight this week to 928.That's up from the 539 rigs that were active a year ago.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 743 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each gained one rig.Texas lost four rigs, Oklahoma declined by three, California lost two and Louisiana...

  • Several Lafourche Parish races decided

    Voters on Saturday elected a new Lockport police chief and renewed a property tax to benefit the North Lafourche Levee District.They also elected a port commissioner and south Lafourche justice of the peace.For Lockport Police chief, voters elected interim chief David Harrelson Jr.Voters elected Curtis “Tompuss” Pierce, of Galliano, to the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Division E seat.They also elected Martin Wade, of Galliano, as justice of the peace for District 4.Here ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 11-12

    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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Sunday, October 22, 2017