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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019



Breaking News

  • Submerged vehicle kills three in Lafourche Parish crash

    Golden Meadow – Shortly before midnight Monday night, Troopers with Troop C responded to a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 near East 165th Street.The crash claimed the lives of 37-year-old Michael Barthelemy of Galliano, 2-year-old Trisha Barthelemy of Galliano, and 17-year-old Zackary Cheramie of Golden Meadow.The preliminary investigation revealed Barthelemy was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2005 Nissan Frontier, when, for unknown reasons, he ran off of the roadway to the right ...

  • Stalemate over Louisiana income forecast reaches third month

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For three consecutive months, Louisiana's forecasting panel has debated economists' suggestions to boost income estimates, making millions more available for spending. Each time, the meeting ends in a stalemate, with no changes made.The scene replayed Thursday in the latest Revenue Estimating Conference meeting at the Louisiana Capitol, continuing the latest clash between Democratic Gov.

  • Bagala to seek state representative seat

    Reggie Bagala, a Republican born and raised in south Lafourche who currently resides in Lockport, will seek election to the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 54. The seat covers a general area from central Lafourche Parish south, including Grand Isle.In announcing his candidacy, Bagala noted that his priorities will include job creation, infrastructure improvements and coastal restoration.“Our area has an incredible economic engine in Port Fourchon. It is imperative that we as a...

  • 'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.New Orleans Saints fans are still upset over a missed call that likely cost their team a ticket to the Super Bowl.

  • News in Brief- January 23, 2019

    Money runs out quickly for gun buy-back

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was scheduled to last three hours. But a gun-buy-back event in New Orleans ended much earlier than expected when a bigger-than-expected crowd showed up.New Orleans news outlets report that hundreds showed up for the event Saturday at a Baptist church. But many were turned away less than 30 minutes after its 11 a.m.

  • Groups planting trees in Louisiana wetlands, volunteers needed

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana's wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion.The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from next Friday, Jan. 25, in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Saturday, Feb.

  • Lafourche official pleads to ethics charge

    Lafourche Parish President candidate Archie Chaisson III pleaded guilty to an ethics violation last week stemming from the hiring of a Lafourche Parish councilman’s brother.In November 2017, Chaisson, Lafourche Parish Councilman Jerry Jones, Jones’ brother Gerald Jones and former Lafourche Public Works Director Don Edwards were charged with violating a state nepotism law that prohibits an elected official’s immediate family from working for the governmental entity.Chaisson admi...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 16-19

    The following information is based off 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.  JANUARY 16, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeBeatrice Clark, 31, Thibodaux.

  • Analysis: Plan murky in Louisiana felon voting right change

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is edging closer to the March 1 start date for a new law restoring voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but with little seemingly settled about how to roll out the change.Questions range from when newly eligible voters will be able to register for their restored rights to how they'll be notified they even have that option. State officials say they're working on the details, though they say the law wasn't clearly drafted, making their...

  • Work to begin on LA 1 realignment and floodwall project

    The South Lafourche Levee District held a press conference Monday, prior to its regular monthly public meeting, to announce commencement of the LA HWY 1 Realignment and Floodwall Project.With attending members of parish government, the Sheriff’s office, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission and other leaders, SLLD General Manager Windell Curole outlined the endeavor which will improve traffic flow and levee protection at the Leon Theriot Lock structure along Hwy. 1 below Golden Meadow.The ...

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