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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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  • Other Lafourche Parish Council action of July 9, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilmen Jerry Lafont and Corey Perrillioux were absent.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the June 25 meeting.ACTION: Approved an ordinance to install additional 15 mph speed limit and “Speed checked by radar” signs on West 134th Street in Galliano.ACTION: Approved a servitude agreement with Raceland Raw Sugar LLC, represented by Vice Presi...

  • News in Brief- July 17, 2019

    Louisiana couple say 'I do' in unique venue despite storm

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day.Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the indoor practice football field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.The Daily Advertiser reports Casie Falcon Young and Garland Young Jr. said "I do" Saturday at the 50-yard line.The field wasn't a hastily found loca...

  • Report: La. has low DWI conviction rate

    Although a recent report shows Louisiana has one of the lowest DWI conviction rates in the country, local prosecutors say the numbers don’t tell the whole story.While monitoring court cases in 16 parishes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving found only 37 percent of drunken driving cases in Louisiana end with a conviction for the original charge. The national average is 61 percent, the organization said.Sixty-two percent of the DWIs are either dismissed, deferred or changed. Only 1 percent was f...

  • Dept. of Education touts test score improvements, though most students still struggling

    Louisiana public school students are improving their scores on tests meant to show proficiency in literacy, math and social studies, the state’s education superintendent said Thursday.But the results indicate most students are not meeting standards meant to indicate readiness for the next grade.“The results released today show our students and educators are making gains year over year,” State Superintendent John White said in a prepared statement. “The results also illumi...

  • Two charged with DWI during parish-wide curfew for Hurricane Barry

    Two DWI arrests were made during a parish-wide curfew for Hurricane Barry. Both drivers had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, July 12, deputies responded to a Raceland residence in reference to a domestic disturbance.

  • Report: Louisiana made headway in children’s health, education and economic security despite ranking 49th

    In the 30th Kids Count Data Book analysis, Louisiana ranks 49th in its overall education score, but the report notes that despite losing nearly 100,000 children since 1990, the Pelican State made headway in children’s health, education and economic security.The data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being in the U.S.Outcomes for children in Louisiana have improved since 1990 in 12 of the 16 indicators the report tracks, i...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, July 11-14

    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.JULY 11, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeBarbara Bruce, 36, Golden Meadow.

  • Analysis: Louisiana will have new abortion limits beyond ban

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While Louisiana's ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy drew the nation's attention, Gov. John Bel Edwards and lawmakers enacted other new abortion clinic regulations that are more likely to land the state in court.Louisiana was the fifth state to enact a prohibition on abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers supporting its passage.

  • Shrimpers call spring season a ‘disaster’

    With the spring inshore shrimp season officially closed, distributor Dean Blanchard said he’s probably received half of the normal haul from the shrimpers.“It was a disaster,” he said of the season, which closed June 28.Record rainfall in the Midwest caused water levels on the Mississippi to rise and stay high for several months. The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carre spillway twice this year -- for the first time since it was created -- dumping freshwater out of t...

  • Parish president names interim adminstrator

    Shortly before the Lafourche Parish Council meeting Tuesday night, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle presented a familiar name as the new interim parish administrator.Cantrelle announced his appointment of project manager Tommy Lasseigne to the temporary job, stating, “Tommy has been reliable throughout my term as Lafourche Parish president and together, we have moved major projects forward.”Cantrelle said this is the fourth appointment he’s given to Lasseigne.Lasseigne served a...

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